Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy 3 Months Anniston Ruth

My precious Anniston Ruth,

I can't believe how time is flying by.  You are no longer my little newborn baby who just eats, sleeps, and poops all day.  You have developed into a little person, complete with your own personality.  It is so much fun to play with you now.  You laugh and smile so much and it melts my heart each time you do.  I love the mornings with you because that is when you are the happiest.  We have our morning talks and I make funny noises and faces so you will smile at me.  I feel that you can recognize me now.  Sometimes you can just look at me and smile.  Your eyes will follow me in and out of a room.  It warms my heart to think that you know who your Mommy is and that you love me as much as I love you- if that's even possible.

You love to eat.  Right now, you are taking 4 oz of formula about every 2-3 hours.  Sometimes we have to distract you to make you last a little longer in between feedings.  You were in the 95th percentile when we went for your 2 month shots, so we've had to try to space out your feedings a little more. You are in mostly 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.  At your last doctor's visit (about a week ago) you were a little over 14 lbs.  Your weight gain has slowed down a little since we've been working on your feedings.  Your gas and acid reflux is well under control now.  You've had 2 ear infections by now and I pray this is not something we will battle often.

You are sleeping so well at night.  We've transitioned to the nursery and you usually sleep from about 7-8 pm until 4-6 am!  Somtimes you wake at 2 and need a bottle but for the most part you can go long stretches at night.

You still won't take the pacifier.  You have just started to suck on your fists- and do it all the time.  I have gone through 4 different pacifiers but you just spit each one of them out.  You seem to like your fist so much better.  Oh well...

You absolutely LOVE your Nursery Rhyme DVD.  When you get fussy and want to eat we try to distract you by watching and singling along with it.  You will just stare at it in amazement.  You love it when Mommy and Daddy sing along with it.  You don't like it if we sit down to watch it, though.  You like to for us to stand up and bounce with you.  It gets very tiring after awhile.  Daddy says you are getting spoiled but whatev- we just won't listen to him!!

I cannot believe how much our lives have changed since you have arrived.  You are the center of our worlds.  I often say to Daddy- "How in the heck did we get so lucky?"  You amaze me everyday and I can't imagine my life without you.  I love you so much!

Happy 3 months baby girl!


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