0

Blair Monroe: 10 and 11 months

I know…. it’s super late….

 

10 Months

10 Months

11 Months

11 Months

Height: I don’t have an update for this

Weight: She did go to the doctor a couple of times so at 10 months she weighed 16 lbs 7 oz and at 11 months she weighed 16 lbs 8 oz. Lets just say month 10 was rough.

Doctors Appointments: Blair was sick basically all of December. First she had a cold, then an ear infection, then a crazy teething experience, it was her 8th tooth but the first one that really bothered her, she had a fever of 102 for a few days, then she had quite a few vomiting spells that we figured out was due to her milk allergy. (At first the doctor said she wasn’t allergic to milk so we tried things like mac and cheese… but no definitely allergic to milk)

Clothing: Still in 6-9 month clothes for months 10 and 11. This little nugget sure gets a lot of use out of her clothing! (Good thing too, she has a ridiculous amount)

Diapers: We are still doing cloth but she is in disposable at night. She sleeps better in them since it doesn’t feel as wet all night. We are still lovers of the cloth :)

Eating: She is still nursing the same through out the day and solid food is still a struggle. We were referred to a specialist that we will see on January 22 to have her evaluated. (Note: Since turning 11 months she has made so much improvement, she is eating all kinds of food! yay progress!)

Sleep: There was a glorious week in December where she was only waking up once at night. Then the sickness insued. She went back to waking up every couple of hours. We eventually let her cry it out a couple of times and she is now waking up twice a night consistently. It got to the point where she just wanted to play so once I realized she was well fed, not in pain, had a dry diaper and was well loved, she just needed to learn to get her self to sleep. She now goes down so easily at night. In a month I plan on weaning her from one of those feedings. Its clear she wont be sleeping through the night by one, but I am determined to have her sleeping through the night by the time we move back to Utah in May.

Social: These two months were huge for her. She started waving, shaking her head no in response to questions, giving kisses to her doll and bear, dancing to any kind of music, and fake laughing when she hears other people laugh. She has been so fun the past few months. She loves to climb all over you and play with her toys, she still loves going shopping and seeing people. She also met a lot of extended family when we went to Texas for Thanksgiving. She did so well! I love how adaptable she is!

Likes: Her new walker toy, her doll Stella, her bear Ruby, dancing, shopping, taking on the phone to nana and papa, nursing, her minky blankets, playing on mommy and daddy’s bed, being thrown in the air, and reading books

Dislikes: being alone or over tired, sitting still for longer than 2 minutes, waiting to nurse

New This Month: Her hair is long enough for lots of different hairstyles now. I love getting her ready each morning! It’s so fun having a girl.

Fun Things We Did:

  • Went to Texas
  • First Thanksgiving
  • First Christmas
  • Went to Portsmouth
  • Went to the movies

Looking Forward To:

BLAIR’S FIRST BIRTHDAY!

20141205_092945 20141214_012203 20141129_065734 IMG_20141109_180651 20141109_034608 20141225_061501 20141224_005315 20141220_221540 20141225_071155 20141219_034734 20141204_214016_1 20150102_214430_1 20150105_005834 20141225_031748 20150105_005739 20141122_072638

 

Advertisements
0

Blair Monroe- 8 and 9 Months Old

 

20141004_223635

8 months

IMG_20141105_083034

9 months

 

I have failed at blogging the last 8 weeks. Let’s just say I have just been trying to survive. It’s been a rough couple of months. So here are the 8 and 9 month updates.

Blair had a followup doctor appointment for her ear infection three days before she turned 8 months so we were able to get her height and weight!

Height: 27.2 inches (61%)

Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz (9%)

Her 9 month appointment has been postponed due to Garren’s clinical schedule and us only having one car. (Kill me) So I will have stats for her 10 month update.

Clothing: She is still wearing 6-9 month clothing. Most are still big on her but some do fit very well. I have a feeling she will ring in the new year still in this size clothing. The girl has a ridiculous amount of clothing so it’s nice to have time to have her wear all of it! Getting her dressed is my favorite part of the day. If only I could get myself ready too!

Diapers: Cloth diapers=Love. Blair is now pretty regular with how often and when she goes to the bathroom. She poops once every other day and goes through 4-5 diapers a day. I now only have to wash about twice a week!

Eating: She is nursing every 3-4 hours during the day for about 4 minutes on each side. She is honestly horrible at eating solid food. Occasionally she will take 4-5 bites of baby food, and she will eat some solid table food. Tonight she ate mashed potatoes, pork chops, and asparagus. She doesn’t actually consume a whole lot but I pray this gets better soon. (See Sleep)

Sleeping: She still wakes up 2-4 times a night. I honestly can’t believe my 9 month old still wakes up as often as a newborn (at least as often as she did as a newborn) I am exhausted. We got so desperate as to try CIO and it just made things worth. We gave it a fair shot. 2 weeks of her crying and absolutely no progress. I know this will past so I am just trying to get through it. Thankfully she is the world’s happiest baby during the day so it makes up for it.

Social: Blair loves people. She first stares them down to see if they are trust worthy and if she likes you (which she normally does) she smiles. She has become quite the momma’s girl lately. She generally wants me and has some separation anxiety on the rare occasion I am not with her. She says mama, dada and gives kisses, but only when she wants to. She kisses her stuffed animals a lot more than she kisses us. She loves talking, so that hasn’t changed. I take her to the park a lot and she just loves watching all the little kids. I can see just how badly she wants to be running around with them!

Likes: Violet (Dog that says her name and a bunch of other stuff) her bear, blankey, and turtle in her bed when she goes to sleep, standing, trying to walk, swinging at the park, reading books, talking, going out of the house, play dates with Lucy

Dislikes:  When I walk out of the room, going to bed, being overly tired, when dad kisses her when he hasn’t shaved, waiting to nurse

New this Month: Well she graduated from army crawling to regular crawling just before she turned 8 months old and then two weeks later started pulling herself up on everything. That first week of her doing this was terrifying. She hit her head on EVERYTHING. I was a ball of nerves the entire time. Not sure why people seem to forget to tell new parents about this horrifying stage but seriously! Now she is pretty good about getting up and down and walking along things. She gives kisses, dances when she hears music, and understands small phrases we say to her. She is at such a fun (and exhausting) age! We go to Texas in two weeks and I am not looking forward to the 4.5 hour flight. Pray for us! Oh! Plus she has SIX teeth. Three on top and three the bottom with one more on top trying desperately to come through.

Fun Things We Did:

  • Nana and Papa came to visit
  • went to the circus
  • went apple picking
  • went to Boston and rode on a bought for the first time
  • went to Portsmouth
  • went to the movies for the first time
  • first halloween!

Looking Forward to:

  • Going to Texas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas!

Pictures from the last two months: 

20141104_212505 20141024_040339 20141030_202653 20141011_193624 20141109_034608 20141008_025511 20141016_032649 20141011_042120 20141024_230602 20141018_010714 20141025_014848 20141011_193744 20141014_234143 20141005_041531 20141010_003838 20141105_225530

 

 

 

20141004_224003 (1)

8 months

20141104_200615 (1)

9 months

 

1

Blair Monroe: 7 Months Old

20140904_185910_17 months just sounds so old! I no longer have a “little” baby. (She is in fact still little but you know what I mean) She is closer to being one than she is when I had her. Does that sentence even make sense? No doctor appointment this month so no stats!

Nicknames: These haven’t changed. Still mostly call her Blair, munch, baby girl, monkey, sweetheart ect

Clothing: I just switched her clothes over to her 6-9 month wardrobe mainly because I didn’t want to have to go into the storage room in a few weeks and do it then. I figured I might as well get it done while I was unpacking the house any ways! I realized a few of the outfits were 3-6 months which is sad. I get confused on how carters does their sizing! Luckily she still fits in them so I just kept them with the 6-9 months. I wont lie, she could probably get a full other month out of her 3-6 month clothing but fall is coming so I want her to get use out of her warmer weather 6-9 month clothes before transitioning into the warmer stuff!

Diapers: Our love affair continues with the cloth diapers! We wash them Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and haven’t had any issues with leaking or blowouts. She goes through 5-6 diapers a day.

Eating: She is nursing every 2-4 hours during the day for about 5-10 minutes on one side. I have to go into her room with the blinds drawn, light off and the white noise on in order for her to eat enough and not get distracted. We are still doing baby led weaning but we haven’t been consistent with it because of the move. She still loves chicken, asparagus, carrots, avocado, and now likes zucchini and tolerates bananas.

Sleeping: One day I will look back on this and it will just be a blur. Seriously a blur. Tuesday night she was awake from 10:00 pm-4:00 am crying. Just completely inconsolable. It was so weird and horrible. She has been everywhere this month. One night she slept 10 hours (I repeat ONE night) and some she doesn’t make it more than 2! I am pretty good about not letting it frustrate me because honestly I was never a great sleeper and she generally goes right back to sleep. She seems to be consistently waking only twice a night now, with the occasional bad night. I don’t think the move helped her routine. She was a little off the moment the boxes came out and she is just now starting to settle down.

Social: The last two weeks she has been a lot less social. She screams if I leave the room and will cry and look for me if someone else holds her. It’s so strange since she has never had these issues before! I have read plenty of things that say it’s normal. It’s just part of growing up and learning people can walk away from you. She will still smile and talk to other people as long as she knows I am there and am not trying to leave her.

Likes: the zippy, Sophie the giraffe (actually she LOVES Sophie), when you sing the abc’s, the tv show Super Why, nursing, water: watching it, bathing, playing, swimming you name it she loves it, the ergo, her stroller, being outside, rolling around on the floor and army crawling, her new big girl car seat, being thrown in the air, her jumper, mommy

Dislikes: bottles, getting overly tired, being hungry, being ignored, when mommy walks out of the room, being held by people she doesn’t know

New this Month: This month has been full of change. She now army crawls every where. It is the weirdest army crawl. She doesn’t use her left arm, she just tucks it under her and uses her right arm and legs to get around. There is nothing wrong with her left arm, she uses it equally when playing and eating she just doesn’t know how to use both arms while crawling! She can sit up unassisted and tries desperately to get from her tummy to a sitting position but she hasn’t figured out that quite yet. She also gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth. You can see she is just trying to figure out how to truly crawl. It’s kind of adorable. We moved into a bigger apartment so she has a much bigger area to learn all these new skills. She has officially said her first word “Dada”. I tried to no avail to get her to say mama. Little stinker! She also got her first hair cut! We only trimmed up these random long pieces she had so that it was all a little more uniform and hopefully grows in somewhat similarly.

Fun Things We Did:

  • Swimming with Lucy
  • Walked the beautiful trail in Manchester
  • Went to the art Museum
  • moved into a new apartment

 

Looking Forward to:

  • we are going to go Blueberry picking
  • a trip into Boston!
  • Nana and Papa coming in NEXT MONTH

20140904_190639_1 20140904_190736 20140823_210952 20140828_202627 20140826_233336 20140826_233642_1 20140828_202124 20140819_012004

 

 

1

Blair Monroe: 6 Months Old

6m

This post is so late. She is closer to 7 months than she is six but her doctor’s appointment was rescheduled to today so I didn’t have her stats. Oh well. Better late than never!

Height: 26.25 inches (58th percentile)

Weight: 14 pounds 8 ounces (14th percentile)

Head Circumference:  16.25 inches (12th percentile)

Dr. Appointment: We saw a different doctor this time and I loved her. She was a thousand times better so we are switching! She seemed to care a lot more and seemed much more knowledgeable. She didn’t give me any grief for Blair’s size so that was nice as well. She said she is always consistent so she is just a small, healthy baby. She said since she is on the taller side her height to weight ration percentile is 6% which is funny. Tall skinny girl. Blair has a lip tie but the doctor said it’s not anything to worry about right now and it looks ok. She could tell she is a very efficient nurser because of her nursing blister on her lip. She got the last round of her shots. She didn’t scream this time, just instantly hyperventilated. I sang her favorite song and she calmed down in less than 5 minutes and is now happily playing. Best round of shots yet! She doesn’t have another appointment until 9 months and wont need any immunizations! (Well she will need a flu shot but whatever)

Nicknames: Garren calls her monkey and monkey butt (what?), we both call her munch, munchkin, munch baby, and I call her babies, love, and Blair. I have been trying to get Garren to use her name more. I am afraid she wont know it!

Clothing: She is still rocking her 3-6 month summer wardrobe! They actually fit perfectly right now so she looks extra cute. She may move into her 6-9 month clothes in the next few weeks because the onesies are starting to get a little tight in lenghth.

Diapers: Cloth diapers through and through. Garren and I were just talking about much we love doing cloth diapers. We are lifers for sure! We wash diapers ever Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and skip the weekend. It’s really the perfect schedule. The sun is magical just so you all know. All of her diapers still look brand new because the sun bleaches out any stains that she might get.

Eating: She nurses ever 3 hours during the day. She could go longer stretches but I try and feed her more frequently throughout the day so she doesn’t wake as much at night. We have started baby lead weaning. She really hated purees (and still does). She gags every time we try and feed her. With baby lead weaning you skip the purees and just give them some food right off your plate. It’s actually awesome! She learns to feed herself and she gets to take it at her speed. There is no risk of chocking because babies have the tongue thrust reflex, and they don’t have the capabilities to move food to the back of their throat before they learn to chew. Plus we are always right there with her. So far she is not a fan of bananas or broccoli, but she loves chicken, asparagus, avocado, and bread!

6m4 6m3

Sleeping: She is doing a little better with sleeping at night. She sleeps in 3-4 hour stretches and usually only wakes up twice at night. We have had a few bad nights of her waking every hour and wanting to be held but she also had her first cold and cut two teeth this month so I can’t really blame her! Her naps have been amazing! She takes three naps a day. The first one is usually 45-50 minutes and then the other two are 1-2 hours long. I feel like I suddenly have so much time on my hands to actually get some things done! (You know… like showering)

Social: My little social butterfly continues to love being around people! She is always pretty quite and inquisitive when she first meets people. She basically stares them down and tries to figure out what they are all about and then she quickly warms up and will smile for any one. She is a talker and isn’t afraid to share her opinion. Loudly. She now seems to know exactly who Lucy is and a huge smile always spreads over her face when she sees her! It’s the cutest thing! I love watching them start to interact with each other.

6m6 6m5

Likes: the zippy, Sophie the giraffe (actually she LOVES Sophie), when you sing the abc’s, the tv show Super Why, nursing, water: watching it, bathing, playing, swimming you name it she loves it, the ergo, her stroller, being outside, rolling around on the floor and trying to crawl, her new big girl car seat, being thrown in the air, her jumper

Dislikes: bottles, getting overly tired, being hungry, being ignored

New this Month: Blair got sick for the first time this month from the plane ride back from Utah. It was so sad! She had tons of mucus so we were constantly sucking out her nose, and sitting in the bathroom with a hot shower running to help relieve the congestion. She was still super happy but her energy level was much lower. She now has TWO teeth on the bottom and the top two look like they will me making an appearance before too long. We got her a convertible car seat and it has made a world of a difference! She actually likes being in the car so that’s been fun. She has also been sporting ponytails and pigtails as of late.

6m9

TEETH!

6m10 6m8 6m7

 

Fun Things We Did:

  • Went to Bass Pro Shop to look at the fish
  • Lots of park trips to play on the swings
  • Went on many walks

 

Looking Forward to:

  • Summer fun! Lots of swimming, swinging, play dates and walks
  • we are going to go Blueberry
  • a trip to the beach
  • a trip into Boston!
  • Moving into a bigger/nicer apartment next weekend
  • Nana and Papa coming in October!
0

Blair Monroe- 5 months old

5month

I don’t know any of her stats this month so I will just have to record them for the six month post! Also we were in Utah so I didn’t have the normal things I take her picture with and for some reason the quality isn’t great.

Dr. Appointment: No doctor this month! Those are my favorite kind of months

Nicknames: Garren calls her B Money a lot which I have banned because there was this “rapper” in provo that went by that name and well just no. I call her “Munch” the majority of the time but she still clings to the nicknames: Squish, squishy, B, and baby girl.

Clothing: Remember how we cloth diaper? Well we just washed them all and have put her in disposable diapers and her 3-6 month clothing is HUGE on her. I currently have her in a 0-3 month outfit that fits great, although a little short in the pants. Seriously how small is my little girl? I keep trying to fatten her up, but she is crazy so she works it off pretty easily. I am still only bringing 3-6 month clothing to Utah tomorrow because that’s her summer wardrobe. Edit: Now that we are in Utah the clothes are working fine. Yes they are a little bit big but thats ok :)

Diapers: Since we are using disposable for the trip, I have become even more of a fan of cloth. I just have this weird distrust of disposable now. They seem so flimsy! She NEVER has blowouts with cloth so we will see how disposable go! We can now wash every third day so that’s awesome. I am still shocked out little “work” cloth is. Edit: We have already had more blowouts in the last week than we have the entire first 4 months of her life with cloth diapers. I am officially a cloth diaper mama. Now and forever.

Eating: Oh man. Blair is ALL over the place with this one. Sometimes she will go 4 hours between feeds and other times it’s been 1.5 hours and she thinks she is starving. She rarely eats longer than 5 minutes before she is looking around and wanting to play again. I wish she was a bit bigger because I get nervous about her size and efficiency while eating. She has sucked on a watermelon and I made her breast milk Popsicles that she was a huge fan of. I am super nervous and excited to try food next month.

Sleeping: Still going through the sleep regression. She wakes up about every 2 hours but we have had some really good nights of her going 3-4 hours at a time and even had a 7.5 hour stretch the night I was sick. I swear she just knew her mama needed some extra sleep and being the sweet baby she is she obliged. Her naps have gotten much better. She has started taking 1-1.5 hour naps ever 2 or so hours! She still takes one cat nap of 30 minutes a day but she is slowly becoming a better napper. The saving grace is how easy she is to actually get to sleep. Oh we bought a zippy to help transition from the swaddle and it’s a life saver. Can’t say enough positive things about this thing!

Social: This month was her social debut. She met all of her grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles and a ton of our friends. I was so nervous she would get over whelmed but looking back I have no idea why I was scared. The girl loves chaos! Her cousins loved her and were constantly playing with her. Garren’s brother Kyle made her laugh harder than she has ever laughed before. It was so fun to see her interact with people. She is so perceptive. You can just watch her taking it all in. She will just stare at a new person, almost like she is taking them in and learning who they are. I love seeing the world through her eyes. It’s by far the best part of being a mother.

Likes: the zippy, Sophie the giraffe (actually she LOVES Sophie), her cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, when you sing the abc’s, nursing, water: watching it, bathing, playing, swimming you name it she loves it, nursing, the ergo, her stroller, being outside

Dislikes: When daddy is gone, not being able to play and roll around, binkies, bottles, the car seat and being overly tired.

New this Month: I don’t even know where to start. She rolls from stomach to back and back to stomach like she has been doing it her whole life, she gets her knees up under her and desperately tries to crawl, she lifts her chest up off the floor for a few seconds with her arms, she can sit unassisted for a few seconds or hold her self up with her arms for a few seconds, she has been talking even more and is using a lot more consonant sounds, she full out laughs now and has become tickleish, she has always liked her Sophie the giraffe but now she LOVES it. As in if she is upset and we give it to her she is happy and usually falls asleep. It’s amazing. She went swimming at a lake and a pool for the first time this month and loved it. She was blessed for our church! (a post coming about that tomorrow) OH and she swung on a swing for the first time

Fun Things We Did:

  • Swimming for the first time with Lucy
  • Trip to Utah to meet family
  • Swimming in a lake
  • First Airplane trip
  • Was blessed and given a name

I am going to skip the Mommy and Daddy sections because I have more posts coming up that will have those updates.

Looking Forward to:

  • Summer fun! Lots of swimming, swinging, play dates and walks
  • we are going to go Blueberry picking next month
  • Trying food for the first time
  • a trip to the beach
  • a trip into Boston!

Random Pictures:

20140709_225048 20140703_212959 20140629_012240 20140618_235918 20140706_034447 20140702_232344 20140705_015406 20140703_084353 20140621_053958 20140617_004527 20140617_065747 20140706_040339

2

Blair Monroe- 4 Months Old

4m

 

Height: 24.8 inches 60th percentile

Weight: 12 lbs 4 oz 12th percentile

Head Circumference: 15.8 inches 27th percentile

Dr. Appointment: shots once again! We hate shots. she bled a lot this time when they gave her the shots. The doctor thinks that since Blair is on the small side that we should start solids but I have done a lot of research on this subject and we are going to wait until six months. She is very content after eating, has plenty of wet and poopy diapers, and is meeting all her milestones like a champ. She is not interested in food at all at the moment. I am leaning more towards a baby lead weaning method of feeding her, and plan to do food as a “just for fun” kind of thing before one. She gets all the nutrients she needs from breastmilk.

Nicknames: B, Squish, Squish Monster, Squishy, Munch, Munch Face, Baby Girl,

Clothing: I pulled out her 3-6 month clothing. It’s my favorite of her little wardrobes. Most of the clothes are huge on her but that’s ok. That just means she will get to wear them longer! Her huge cloth diapers help fill out the bigger clothes.

Diapers: I will say this every month but I LOVE CLOTH DIAPERS! They are so much easier than I ever thought they would be. She goes through 7-8 diapers a day and we wash every other day now. I will never get over how adorable she is in these diapers!

IMG_2600

Eating: Blair is still eating on one side during a feed but occasionally she will be hungry enough to eat from both sides. She averages 6-8 minutes when she eats. She goes any were from 1.5 hours to 3 hours between eating. She is still on a bottle strike. It’s like she doesn’t know what to do with it. She just chews on it and then screams because she wants the real deal. I know a lot of people start solids at 4 months but because she is exclusively breast fed we are waiting until 6 months to introduce food. We are skipping cereals all together. From all the research I have done it doesn’t seem prudent to give a baby grains. I think we will start with avocado! I am super excited to see how she reacts to food.

Sleeping: This has been a horrible month for sleep. She has been all over the place. There were some nights that the longest she slept was 1.5 hours. There was a 5 day stretch where she did sleep really well. We unswaddled her and she slept great! Then we figured out that she is such a little mover that she would hit the sides of the bassinet and wake her self up. She was getting a little to big for it. So we decided to move her to her room and her crib. I am a crazy paranoid mother so right now I am sleeping in there on the air mattress. I wish her crib would fit in our room. The first night in her crib didn’t start off well because she kept startling. I think the bed was just too big and she didn’t feel secure so I swaddled her and she slept great. Last Tuesday I bought a sound machine that has several different sounds/lullabies and projects a moving image on the ceiling for her. I figured I would try it and bring it back if it didn’t help. To my surprise it has made her a completely different baby. I can put her down in her crib with that on for naps and she falls right asleep! It’s amazing! She also is sleeping much better at night and going down easier. We also bought a little rocking chair that is making bedtime easier as well.

Social: We have a little chatter box on our hands! She is a major talker and I love it! I am interested to see how she handles being held by a lot of people. We are going home to have Blair blessed and around 50 people will be there all wanting to see her and hold her! I hope she doesn’t get overwhelmed. She isn’t held by other people (besides Garren and I) often. I hope she does well! She loves hanging out with Lucy. Every time she is laid next to her, without fail, she reaches out and grabs her hand.

Likes: New sound machine, the stroller, the ergo, nursing, having conversations with mom, when daddy comes home, baths, and being outside

Dislikes: Bottles, Binkies, being in her car seat,

New This Month: Blair has started “singing” with us when we sing or when music comes on. It’s the cutest thing! She lifts her legs up for you when you are changing her diaper. I think this is because she has a new fascination with her feet but it’s still cute. She has rolled over a ton of times! She has done it enough that I know she can do it but for some reason she chooses not to most of the time. She does enjoy tummy time a lot more now! When she is on her tummy she will get her knees up under her and push off. It’s crazy! I feel like she will be an early crawler, which I am not excited about.

Fun Things We Did:

  • Went to the Joseph Smith’s Birthplace Memorial. It was the longest Blair has had to be in the car. It went pretty well!
  •  We found a gorgeous trail to walk on.
  • Took Blair to the park for the first time
  • Figured out this napping business! She may not sleep long but at least she is going down easier.

Mama: My recovery isn’t going as great as I would like it too. We found out that I have uterine prolapse but luckily it doesn’t look like a bad case, and it should correct itself (with exercise) in 6-12 months. Every one told me that when you breastfeed you don’t get a period! Yeah right. I got my first one at 5 weeks postpartum and they are back to being every 28-29 days. Oh well at least they are consistent. Being a mom is better that I imagined and I love hanging out with my girl every day. I know I am biased but I am certain I have the prettiest, smartest, and best baby around ;)

Daddy: Garren is doing great in school. I love seeing him working so hard to provide for us and reach his goal of being a PT. Blair has started getting excited when he comes home. It’s adorable. We bought a sound monitor and my favorite thing is to turn it on while he is changing her diaper and listen to him sing to her. He makes up songs about her.

Things we are looking forward too:

GOING HOME! We are going to Utah in 2 weeks to have Blair blessed and to meet her family! I am so excited.

Pictures:

IMG_2612

She approves of her crib

IMG_2563

Hanging out with Daddy!

IMG_2557

This is what happens when you comb her hair down. I couldn’t stop laughing.

IMG_2495

Sometimes we have days where she mostly looks like this….

IMG_2649

Her Face

IMG_2497

 

1

Blair Monroe- 3 Months Old

3m
So the quality of that picture because of the lighting isn’t the best… but look at that face!
Height: 23.25 inches so around the 50th percentile
Weight: We didn’t have a doctors appointment this month so we tried to weigh her ourselves, she is between 11.5 and 12 lbs (around the 35th percentile)
Head Circumference: 15.25 inches 18th percentile
Dr. Appointment: No doctor appointment this month! Yippee! Seriously dreading the 4 month shots already :(
Nicknames: B, Munchkin, Baby Girl, and mostly Squishy (from me) and Squish (from dad)
Clothing: Blair is a little on the smaller side so she still has probably another month in her 0-3 month clothing. Her 3-6 month wardrobe is my favorite though so I am excited for when she gets to wear those!! I recently bought her an amber necklace so she rocks that during the day when she is awake. It does help a bit with her drooling/bubbles. Plus it’s just really cute.
Diapers: I cannot say enough good things about cloth diapers! We never have any blowouts or leaks, she has never had diaper rash and the cleaning process is super simple. Most people already do a lot of laundry with babies any way so it’s very manageable! Plus look how stinking cute she looks in them? I die.
Diaper Baby!

Diaper Baby!

Eating: We are still going strong with this breastfeeding business! I absolutely love it, even if I am nauseous 95% of the time but that’s a story for a different post. Blair eats about every 2 hours during the day. Towards the vening she will start cluster feeding and eat every 1-1.5 hours for a few hours before bed. It is nice to have an excuse to just sit down and stare at my beautiful daughter every couple of hours. She is kind of all over the place with how long she eats. Sometimes it’s six minutes and sometimes it’s twenty. We are blessed to have a baby who almost NEVER spits up. She has probably “spit up” 7-8 times since being born, but to be honest when she does spit up it’s more like projectile vomiting so….. you win some you lose some!

Sleeping: What is sleep again? Blair was doing so well up until this last month! There have been a handful of nights where she has miraculously slept 7 or 8 hour stretches but it’s no where near the norm. Usually she will go about 3 hours and then wake up every 1.5-3 hours until morning. I am semi exhausted and afraid she will never sleep through the night. Really I just need to remember that my baby is only three months old and stop comparing her to other babies. (Like my sisters kids who slept through the night from like 6 weeks on……. waaaah) Blair is also the queen of power naps. She takes a nap every 90 minutes during the day (thanks to my friend Vivian who sent me this link http://researchmommy.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/90-minute-sleep-cycles/ Garren and I are convinced this is magic) but after 25-30 minutes her eyes snap open and she is ready to go again. She is such a busy little girl! She is fairly easy to get to sleep, and always goes right back to sleep in the middle of the night so it could definitely be much worse! I probably wont start sleep training for a month or two but if any one has any suggestions I am all ears! (Except for cry it out…)
Social: Blair is a very social little girl. She is constantly talking and babbling on and on! She recently started laughing. It’s such a funny little forceful laugh. It almost sounds fake. Like she hasn’t quite figured out how to laugh yet but she knows when she makes that sound it gets us really excited! She seems to be noticing people more and she is so in awe of the world around her. She has also started noticing Lucy (my friends baby) more when we go on our play dates every week. She has started making this new noise, I wish I knew how to explain it but she definitely likes making it!  She is maybe starting to hate tummy time a little less. She has rolled over twice from her stomach to back but hasn’t been doing it consistently. My favorite thing she does now though, is when she see’s me and gets all excited. She will be playing on her play mat and I will go over there and her face just lights up and her arms and legs go flying in all directions. There is no bigger confidence booster in this world!
20140504_190053
Likes: Bath time, nursing, her pink muslin blanket, sitting up like a big girl, reading books, when daddy beat boxes to her, talking to mommy, the ergo, walking in her stroller, when I vaccuum, her play mat, blowing bubbles, mommy and daddy’s bed, and going outside
Dislikes: Getting out of the bath, tummy time, being held cradled like a baby (she likes to be held up right so she can see everything)
Fun Things We Did: 
  • We celebrated Blair’s first Easter! I know she wont remember it but it was so fun to play the Easter Bunny.
  • Took our first official Family Photos. I love having pictures of our little family of three hanging in my home.
  • We took Blair on a walk in her stroller for the first time. She loved it so much.
  • Blair had her first Chiropractor appointment last week. It went really well. She did cry a little near the end but I could tell it was mostly out of irritation and not because she was hurt or anything. I have noticed she has been turning her head to the right better.
  • More play dates with Kylee and Lucy. Love those little girls.

Mama: I am feeling pretty great, if not a little sleep deprived. I have been working really hard to eat healthy and lose weight. My favorite part of the day is going on a walk with Blair either in the Ergo or in her stroller. Basically any excuse I have to get out of the house is a good one. I have been nauseous since I started breastfeeding her and it’s getting worse. I get super nauseous while she is eating and then it slowly goes away just to come back again while I am feeding her. No one really knows why it’s happening. I am still dealing with a lot of back and hip pain but I just started seeing a chiropractor and I know that will really help.

Daddy: Garren is working really hard at school and is almost done with his third term of school! So crazy! he is such an amazing dad. he is more than willing to change diapers, or take her when she is fussing so I can get a moment to myself. To be honest he probably changes more diapers than me, but don’t tell him I said that! ;)

Things We Are Looking Forward too:

  • Garren will have memorial day off so he will have a three day weekend! We are going to go to the Joseph Smith Memorial
  • My first mother’s day!
  • Going to Utah next month to see our families and have Blair blessed!

Random Pictures:

IMG_1897

Going to church with these two is the best part of my week. Look at them!

IMG_1863

I love the look on her face. She looks shocked

IMG_1926

She has this new habit of sucking on her bottom lip. It’s so cute but it’s starting to get chapped!

IMG_1922

Cheeky girl loves her bath

IMG_1850

She napped liked this for 2.5 hours! A miracle! She loves her daddy

IMG_1848

She loves sitting up like a big girl!

IMG_1912

Such a happy girl!

IMG_1898

Already for Church

IMG_20140502_160943066

Best Friends