Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Miss H is THREE months old!

Harper you are THREE months old!   

Sitting with daddy's sock monkey! 
This month is not a Dr. visit month so your status are an estimate! You weigh about 11.5 pounds.  You are now about 24 1/2 inches long! You have gained 1/2 pounds and grown 1/2 inches since last month. We are still working hard to keep that head looking beautiful and round.  

Here are a few things you are really loving this month:

Smiling: You are still such a great smiler.  You have now begun to smile at other people too.   Mommy and daddy are not the only faces you can smile at.  Not only that but just today I think I heard a little giggle come out of you...can't mark that down as a 1st until it is proven more than once! 

You were talking so much while I took these it was hard to get a smile!
Talking:Oh my heavens do you talk.  You now will carry on conversations with all your toys.  You have also learned this new high pitched yell type talk. You do that if you think no one is listening to you.  You are going to be a very social butterfly.  Not only do you talk it up, but you have realized (or so I think) how to yell when you are mad.  You normally give out two very loud noises before you get angry.  It is kind of like you are giving me a warning before you are mad.  I like my war cries as I call them...because then I know it's time to get ya moving.  

You were looking at my fingers...as I tried to get your attention!
Alert:  You are very alert these days.  You have become so good at recognizing your name.  Also you know when mommy or daddy is talking.  You quickly turn your head to find us.  You are spending more time awake taking in the world around you each day. You can now make it in the car from place to place without immediately falling asleep.  Sometimes that is a good thing and other times not so much!  

Sleep: You sleep pretty good for a 3 month old!!  Most nights you sleep about 5 1/2 hours for the first stretch.  Then you need a little snack and back to sleep.  You normally only wake up 2 times at night!  Your mommy is happy you are a good sleeper.     We have got a nice little night time routine going so bed time is pretty good.  We are still working on a nap routine, but thus far you are taking about 3 naps, an early morning, afternoon, and then early evening.  Somedays though you try to cat nap it, which makes mommy a little crazy!  NO you are not in your room yet, but I feel like this will be the month (I say that every month..ha ha)

loving those hands still

Your hands:  You are still so in love with your hands.  Not only are you a pro at getting them in your mouth this month.  You have really become a pro at getting toys in your mouth.  Your hand eye coordination is amazing.  You love to put your blanket and toy right up there to suck on.  Anything you can grab heads straight for the mouth.  Oh and hair...man oh man can you hold on to mommy's hair!  

see mom I can grab my legs
Your legs:  You LOVE to STAND on your little legs.  You really like to be held up so you can stand and talk.  I love to watch you stand up like a big girl...your so strong. Also this past week you have really found your legs with your hands.  Now when I change your diaper you grab them and hold on to them.  You have begun picking them up to grab while playing on the floor too.   Kicking is still a big thing with you. You have been a kicker since the start (that is why I thought you might be a boy).  Now you not only kick but have different styles.  You kick one way when excited and another way when you are about to be very mad.  It's cute your little kicking signals!

Things you are almost doing:

Crunch time: You love to try and lift your head up and "sit up".  It is like you know the motion on how to sit up but just can't get there.  No when you are tired of laying down you do this little crunch motion to try and sit your self up.  With some help you can sit up pretty good...you are not ready just yet for the bumbo, but by next month for sure you will be a pro!
doing those crunches...to try and get those legs
sitting up on her own in the chair...I had to take it fast!
Rolling over:  Man can you make those little legs go.  You can get those cute little legs up and over to the side in no time..if you could just get that arm out of the way.  I really believe you will be rolling over to your tummy very soon.  Some days I can't believe you didn't make it over with the way you kick those legs over
Loving life as you can see!  
You had a few FIRST this month! 
  • You had your FIRST EASTER!
  • You took your first AIRPLANE ride!  You were such a great little traveler.
  • You went to your BB and Papa's (Amarillo) for the first time.  They normally come visit us, but you got to enjoy a trip there. 
  • Your first MAJOR car poop-tasterfe! Let's just say you rode home in your diaper because it was such a mess!  You really made mommy and daddy work on that one.
  • Your first visit since you were born from your Nanna and Aunt Riley!  
  • Your first crawfish party...you slept for most of it! 
  • Your first tennis lesson...okay so mommy played and you watched! You will be sporting a tennis skirt in no time sweetie. 

Your favorite toy is one by Lamaze:  
You love this toy because it is easy to grab. Plus it makes tons of crinkly noises when you play with it.  We even took this toy with us to Amarillo because you love it so much.  Your also loving your blankees.  You love to hold them and pull them up to your face.  You always travel with your blankee, it keeps you company in your car seat. 
I can't get past how fast you are growing up.  I just want to stop and freeze time, but know every month you will amaze us.  Everyone comments on what a great baby you are.  It is true we are the luckiest parents around.  You amaze me each day at the amount of love and life you bring to daddy and I.  We just can't stop kissing and loving on you.   We are thankful that we have been blessed with a sweetie like you.  We love you to the moon and back! 

And for the monthly comparison....
2 months
3 months

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