Sunday, September 04, 2011

3 Months Old!!

My my, how time flies! My girl is 3 months old today. She is becoming more and more alert everyday and is getting to be a lot of fun now. She still sleeps a good bit of the time, especially in the car, but is beginning to interact and talk (coo) a lot now. She loves it when I sing to her and we have long conversations everyday after I get off work. Sometimes I tell her how beautiful she is, sometimes I let her tell me about her day with Nana, and other times we talk about what she might like to be when she grows up. Of course the conversation is usually one sided but I love talking to her and hearing her coo back to me. I just make up in my mind what she might be saying!
To celebrate her 3 month birthday, my mom (Grammy) came to visit and they had a wonderful time together. Grammy hasn't seen her since she was 2 weeks old so of course they had a lot to catch up on.
Yesterday, we went to the beach and Blakely got to put her toes in the sand for the first time. It was really hot so we only stayed for about 40 minutes but it was nice to at least visit for a little while and of course see Blakely in her bathing suit.

We got creative with her shade. But hey, whatever works!

Tomorrow we have to say good-bye to Grammy as she heads back to South Dakota but we're already counting down the days until Christmas. It's difficult to live so far apart from each other but it makes the times that we're together so special and memorable.

Can't get enough of mommy's kisses!
Three month highlights
  • She is a champ at sleeping. On a good night, she'll go 9 hours. The least she ever sleeps is 7 1/2 hours. 
  • She had major tummy troubles but we finally got her on some medicine. She is definitely a much happier baby now!
  • She smiles and coos a lot now! It's so much fun watching and hearing her find her voice.
    • She loves playing on her mat and swatting at toys that dangle. She doesn't grasp them yet but loves touching them and observing all the colors.
    • She loves being outside and the warm air instantly soothes her when she gets fussy. Sometimes when she's really cranky, I'll set her in her car seat and put it on the front porch while I sit with her. She'll usually drift right off to sleep or at least get really peaceful. I can then bring her back inside and get some things done at home.
    I love you so much my sweet angel!! Happy 3 months old!

    1 comment:

    1. Happy 3 months, Blakely! Great updates and pics, Lori!