Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Three Months with the Ladybug

Seriously - I now completely forgive my mother for my second-child syndrome because there's just waaaaay too much going on with two kids in the house to remember every last detail from the past month.  Here's what few things I can remember:

Ladybug had her first cold - as did we all.  Little G got his first cold at almost 5 months, so you can feel honored that we at least did that early for you...right?  right?

Tummy time has gone from being a total drag (As evidenced in this picture) to a total workout (picture not available)

You have definitely started spitting up more and a bib is now usually a part of your daily outfit(s).

You can sit up when propped for a bit before completely slumping over.  But you really like the view it affords.

Your hair is still the very first thing anyone comments on...even if they have already met you!!

Lately you have become more and more interested in the "STAR".  Your brother really loved the star when he was your age.  He apparently still does:

You were none too pleased to be dressed up like jail bait.  But I had to do it.  You see,  your cousin W wore this outfit 7 years ago...and Gram never liked it on of course Aunt K had to hand it down to your brother who wore it in style just 2.5 years ago...and now it was your turn.  In my looked the best in it ;)

Showering has definitely become your most relaxing activity.  Sadly, getting out of the shower is then met with great anger and screaming (not to be belied by the picture of bliss below).

Ladybug - you're talking more.  You're smiling a whole lot (though being coy about it for film purposes). And you've started to find your hands and suck on them as well as bat at anything hanging in your presence.

We're still working on your sleeping schedule.  Usually you fall asleep around 6:30ish while we're all eating dinner!  We carry you up to your room and change you into your jammies and read you a book and depending on your mood you either sleep until only 1:00/2:00 or sometimes as late as 5:00.  There really doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to your sleep patterns so I just hope you'll sleep later on my watch :)

You are still so very laid back which is in complete contrast to your brother at this age.  I know a lot of it has to do with my being not-so-new at this, but the truth is you're going to have to learn to scream to get heard at some point...whether it be now or when you're teenagers.

Lastly, and I am so hesitant to put this down for fear of totally getting lynched by my other mommy friends - but I think it is important for future recollection.  You eat around 5-6 oz of formula every 3-4 hours and (please don't jinx this) you have been taking a two hour nap in the morning and an hour in the afternoon.  I know.  That. is. crazy.  Please keep it up forever.

Love, mommy.

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