So, in one of my read-about-your-baby books it told me that now that my child is 3 months old, I don’t need to continue referring to her age in weeks. So, I am reluctantly telling people that, “My cupcake is 3 months old.”
Q. How IS the Cupcake this week?
A. She’s vaccinated. (Gasp! Yes, we believe in childhood immunizations. If you care to hear my spiel, email me. If not, thank me now. I could go on and on about the importance of them, but I shan’t.) We took her into the pediatrician’s office and she was cute and happy…
I was holding her when she endured the first of the two shots and she honestly looked at me like, “WHY ARE YOU LETTING HER TRY TO KILL ME???”
I felt terrible.
Q. Is the Cupcake growing?
A. Well, yes. Everyone tells us how long she is. (She is.) She’s 25 inches long. (Let me break that down for you: that’s TWO FEET and ONE INCH.) Clearly, the height comes from C.’s side.
She also weighs 12.8 lbs. That’s nearly 4 more pounds than Ferg, who weighs in at an every-so-slight 9 lbs.
Q. What’s Lila up to?
A. This week, I think she found her voice. Not her political voice, but more so just her actual voice. She babbles a lot. Mostly to her Daddy. She talks and talks and talks to him… then I walk in the room and she hushes. They’re already keeping secrets from me. Great. They’re forming a duo. Well, I have Ferg. I’ll always have Ferg.
Q. How’s the sleeping going?
A. Um. Amazing. We found our groove. She goes to bed around 8 p.m. Craig wakes her up and gives her a bottle at 11 p.m., then she sleeps until about 8 a.m. (YES!) And she takes a couple of naps during the day. Her middle-of-the-day nap is usually 2 -2.5 hours long. It’s amazing.
Ferg is standing guard. Like always. Well, maybe “sitting” guard.
Q. Can you believe you’re the mommy of a 3-month-old child?
A. No! And I know we haven’t crossed the parenting finish-line, but I sort of feel proud of us. Proud that we’ve made it thus far. Everyone told me that the first few months of a newborn’s life were just HEINOUS. Just sleep-deprived, nasty months.
I couldn’t disagree more.
Yeah, in the beginning you’re tired. Well, so is the baby.
And yes, in the beginning you don’t really know what you’re doing.
You’re learning your baby’s personality.
I think the past 3 months have been golden. They’ve been a treasure. I have absolutely and unequivocally been cool with my induction into parenthood. I think Lila came at just the right time. If you ask me, time is going by too quickly.
C. said that last week she held her own bottle while he was feeding her. Gasp. “Um, we’ve got that under control for you, Lila. ThankYouVeryMuch. We are your parents. YOU are the baby. WE take care of YOU.”
My priorities have changed. My idea of a good time has changed. My heart has swelled.
I’m a blessed gal. Indeedy, I am.
Ok, here are the pictures from the week.
Lila STILL won’t throw it. Ferg STILL gets annoyed.
(I know, how cool is that blanket?)
P.S. Lila has some videos on her youtube channel. (Of course she does.) They’re short and sweet.
Here’s her channel. Feel free to make it a favorite: http://www.youtube.com/user/TwoPretzels
Or, subscribe to it (top left-hand corner) and they’ll email you when a new video has been uploaded. I like this one of Lila and Ferg.