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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

11-30-10

It's been 3 months.

3 months since my (not so wee) baby has come into this world.
I could go on & on about how much I can't believe she has grown & how quickly time has passed, but you all know that! Time speeds up once you have kids. I feel like 3 months of having my baby here is nothing compared to 3
months of pregnancy.

Claire is a completely different baby since the day we brought her home from the hospital. She's so much more than the "lifeless blob" that just slept & ate all day. Now she coos & laughs (even though her version of laughing is coughing, haha!) & smiles & is just the sweetest thing ever. I could have never imagined loving a living thing as much as I love this little girl. It's simply amazing.

At 3 months, Claire:

* Sleeps from 7pm-7am (give or take) in her crib! The transition from swing to crib was a breeze. So much easier than anticipated.

*Wears size 1 diapers.

* Doesn't really enjoy her Bumbo. She prefers to lay on her back flailing those long limbs, rather than being confined.

* Can lift her head like a champ

* Does sit ups if she's sitting on an incline. She hates being still!

* Hates being on her tummy.

*Has rolled from back to tummy & tummy to back, only one day. Last week. And not since then.

* Responds to our voices

*"Talks & tells stories" constantly

* Suddenly enjoys chewing on her hands &blankets

*Only takes a paci when I lay her down for a nap & then spits it out once she's asleep. Fine by me!

*Weighs approx. 10-11lbs. That's just my guestimate. I haven't had her weighed for about 2 weeks & as of then, she weighed 9.8lbs! YAY for baby girl growing!

* Wears 0-3mo clothing, but most of it is baggy on her, but newborn clothing is a bit too snug. Hmph

*Eats 4-5 oz of breast milk every 3hrs through a bottle.

*Takes Baby Prevacid once a day for her reflux. Poor babe.
*Takes 3-4 cat naps throughout the day. She rarely sleeps for more than an
hour at a time. Sometimes she'll be a crank, I'll put her in her swing & she will surprise me with a 2 hr nap. But considering she is sleeping so great during the night, I'll take it!

*Is a creature of habit & routine. Just like Momma.

*Only naps in her swing or car seat (when we are driving/moving of course).
*LOVES her play gym. Seriously, she could lay under that thing & swat at her toys for hours

*LOVES bath time, still. And is very messy while in there at that. Splashes water everywhere!
* LOVES music & t.v. (she's mainly just enthralled with all the different colors & noises of it).

* Her Nana just discovered she loves books. I always thought she was still too young to enjoy them, but my mom read her the 2 books we do have while I was a work yesterday & she said Claire was very content & loved looking at the pictures. Looks like books are on her Christmas list. Anyone know where I can get fun books for cheap?? :)

Hmm.. I think that about covers Little Miss Claire.

How am I, you ask?

Well, at 3 months post partum, I:

*Have lost all 30lbs of baby weight, plus some (yay for pumping:))

*Am exclusively pumping 4oz. every 3 hours. Such a pain, especially at work,but so worth it for me & her!

*Still sleep with my Snoogle. I can't rid myself of that thing. Trust me. I've tried!

*Have a pretty darn good freezer stash of breast milk.

*Can fit back into most of my jeans with the occasional muffin top.

*Still have my stretch marks, but they have faded somewhat.

*Still have zero sex drive. Poor husband.

*& no, AF has not returned. Thank God.

So, ya. Probably more information that you care to know; but I felt like I needed to write that all out mainly for my record.




20 comments:

  1. Baby Claire looks like she is doing awesome and you sound like you're doing well too! That's great that you've been able to keep up pumping and a good supply. Did you end up going back to work full time? Hopefullly you've adjusted well to that too :)

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  2. Laur I'm about to cry looking at all gorgeous baby Claire's pictures :( I feel like I love her so much already & I haven't even met her, but I need to soon! The 2nd picture from the top is my FAVORITE!!!!! And Nick said the 4th one looks like a mini Dallas lounging haha :) Oh, and sleeping 12 hours through the night already?! That is so awesome... Gigi didn't start doing that consistently until she was about 7 or 8 months-ish.

    I love you & miss you & I'm so glad she is doing well. Call me when you get a chance!

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  3. She is such a cutie! What a good sleeper! You're one lucky mama!

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  4. She is so adorable! Love the little hat :) Go you on the weight loss, so exciting to see that stuff shed! I cannot wait to do that all over again, ha!!!! She looks and sounds like a pretty happy little lady, so congrats on that hun

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  5. Ohmigoodness you have a cutie! I've followed for awhile, but don't know if I've ever commented. My baby is about 3 weeks younger than yours and I love the month update...on both the baby and you! It's nice to feel "normal" when you read about someone else's similar situation! :)

    www.then-comes-baby.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh man your little one is absolutely adorable!!! The second photo of her is absolutely precious! What a true true blessing!

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  7. Oh my gosh, she is seriously the absolute cutest. I just love the smiling pictures, what a doll. She sounds like she is right on target and super smart. What a great baby :)
    I'm glad she's doing good and sleeping so well.

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  8. She is adorable and it sounds like you have all adjusted to life amazingly : ) Love this post!

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  9. She is adorable! :) And I breastfed exclusively for almost 9 months, and AF never came back until after Brayden's first birthday! :)

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  10. You're right our girls are extremely similar! Especially the sucking on hands & blanket. I have to change her outfit like 3 times a day because they're soaked from drool, haha.

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  11. She is so adorable ans such a little peanut!! Love the pictures of her next to the tree.

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  12. Happy 3 month birthday Claire!

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  13. great updates :) she is lovely, so cute in the pic on the couch with the dog!

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  14. She is so beautiful, and that sock monkey hat is to die for!

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  15. Oh my gosh she's so freakin adorable!! And um 12 hours at night?!?! I may just have to "unfollow" you :-P

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  16. Adorable. I love how tiny she is.

    If you have a store called Ollies close to you it has amazing books 1/2 off. You can find fun kids books for 1-2 dollars.

    Sorry to say but I think the sex drive is gone for about 9 months post baby. At least for me.

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  17. She is so adorable! My baby loved napping in his swing too!

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  18. Love all of her little accessories! :)

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  19. I love the pictures of Claire! She is such a little cutie :) and I can't believe she is 3 months already! My LO is already a month old & I am getting ready to go back to work.. have any advice? I remember awhile back your post about you getting ready to go back to work and dreading it.

    Also, I tagged you in my last blog post to receive the versatile award & it said to leave you a message to tell you that I did, incase you wanted to take part in it! :)

    http://jodygrundstrom.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi! I found your blog on the "Top Baby Blog" page- your babe is adorable :)

    I have 2 myself- follow along with my blog? I'll follow yours :)

    http://www.ryanashleymaeve.blogspot.com

    I too, am a "blunt" writer! :) I have a whole post dedicated to pictures of my stretch marks :/ ughhh!

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