Sunday, December 12, 2010

THREE Months



Dearest Elyse,

You came into this world three months ago. What a blessing you are each and every single day.

Your first Christmas ornament - from Grandma Deanie.

You are drinking about 4 ounces at a time, and usually six ounces to start your day. You are still sleeping great - last night was from 8 p.m. to 7:45 a.m.! Sometimes you wake one or two times, but it happens, right? There was one day you slept from 7:30 to 4 a.m., drank four ounces, slept until 7 a.m., drank four ounces, went back down AGAIN and slept until 10 a.m. where you took SIX ounces. Wow, our growing girl.

Hanging with Grandma Betty.

You have always loved sucking on your thumb, but now it is thumb plus as many other fingers as you can smash in there. Boy, you are a talker. Everyone comments on it. You have conversations with yourself, Mom and Dad, people in the grocery store and yes, your best buddy - Ceiling Fan.

Uncle Jordan on his birthday.

You still LOVE your diaper being changed. You squeal with delight and even when you wake up sadly crying, just a short time on your changing pad can bring out a smile!

The Stuff That Will Embarrass You One Day. You love bath time and our newest addition. Sorry, sweetie, but you love Naked Time. You aren't a big fan of Tummy Time and Jessica recommended trying it in the buff. You LOVE it. We get the fire going and put you on a nice blanket with a waterproof changing pad underneath and you are in seventh heaven! You kick and talk away and often Mama will even do a little baby massage with baby oil. You just love it! You also enjoy taking a bath with Mama! You squeal with delight kicking in the water and really loved when I put your Bumbo in the bath so you could sit up and play.

Now, I'm embarrassed too! We are sporting owl hats made by Jonnita!

You still have a good amount of hair. It is light brown and super soft. It is barely long enough for me to get a barrette in it. Only problem is the part I can clip into is on the top/back of your head, so it just doesn't look right. Your eyes are still dark, dark blue and we keep watching them to see if they will turn. Who knows? Whatever the case, you are absolutely beautiful. People joke, "Everyone thinks they have the cutest baby." I don't have tell the Mamas out there. To us, we KNOW we have the most precious baby ever. You are no exception.


You still aren't a fantastic napper, but it doesn't really bother us since you sleep so well at night. Your best (i.e., longest) naps are often after being in the car. We'll leave you in your car seat and you will generally take a good, long nap then. Sometimes, you sleep so long we have to wake you up so you don't sleep too long and affect your night-time sleep.


You have great head control and you love being carried around on my hip (facing out). We get so many things done this way - one-handed of course. But, to you even the most mundane tasks are quite interesting whether feeding the dog, pulling out diaper laundry or making you a bottle.

So precious. I adore this photo, even if it is out of focus.

You spend some time in your swing, but most of your sleeping time is still in your crib. Sometimes we put you in your swing for a nap, but I'm not noticing much difference between the two anymore. Because you now enjoy sleeping flat on your back so much, sometimes you'll take a nap on Mommy and Daddy's bed. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I even took a quick napster with you. It was so cute because you were half asleep, woke a bit when I laid down, got a big smile on your face and went back to sleep.

With your Aunt Talea.

Speaking of big smiles, you made your Dad's day a couple of weeks ago. Daddy was at work all day and we met him at the mechanic after work. I opened up the back seat door and your Daddy peered in at you and you gave him the biggest, brightest smile.

Smiles for Dad.

Your Aunt Talea and cousin Colton were here the other day. You two got tired at the same time and we thought we were SO SMART to put you both down for a nap at the same time in your room - Colton in your swing and you in your crib. Well, 20 minutes later Colton woke up crying and you soon joined him. God Bless mothers of twins is all we have to say about that!

Cousin Colton - just eight days older than you!

Yes, sweet pea, Lysey Girl - we love you. Thanks for another special month. I have 22 days left of maternity leave with you. I cannot even explain the pit in my stomach when I think about that. So, I try to keep it out of my mind and just enjoy my time with you.


Love,

Mama

3 comments:

The Osborne Family - Est. 2008 said...

What a beautiful post! Elyse is just gorgeous and growing so much with each new post. I enjoy your blog...she sure is one sweet little girl.

Jeff and Allison said...

I came to your blog through my sister-in-law That's her ^^^ up there!! :)

Your daughter Elyse is beautiful and so is her name!! :)

TDM Wendy said...

What a cutie! And of course I love the sleeping pic :)

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