Monday, February 13, 2012

Three months!

Reese you are three months old today! Happy Valentine's Day to the sweetest girl I know! You are growing so quickly & are such an absolute joy to our family.

So what are you doing as a three month old, Reese? Well, you're officially in daycare & have been for a little more than a week. You also just got your first cold.. Coincidence? I doubt it. I have to say, knowing you're sick makes your mama feel pretty sick too. I know I can't protect you forever, but I just wanted to protect you a little longer. You're one tough cookie though so I know you'll be fine! It's just a little tiny cold but it breaks my heart to hear that bit of congestion when you sneeze!

You were eating strangely recently but seem to be getting over that. You had been sucking down three ounces & then deciding that you were pretty much done. But after about a half hour or so, you'd finish the other two ounces. Other times you'd drink the full five ounces in ten minutes flat. You're such a goofball! Right now you're drinking five ounces of breast milk every 3-4 hours or so & you drink 5 bottles a day. I exclusively pump your milk & do that five times a day. It's not always easy or convenient, especially at work, but you are so worth it!

You've been sleeping wonderfully!!! That has so helped make things feel like they're getting back to normal around here. Daddy used to get up with you in the middle of the night on weekends & I'd get up with you & Cameron in the morning & let him sleep in. But now that you're sleeping through the night, we can all be up as a family again! I missed that a lot. I'm so proud of you for being such a good sleeper so quickly. Over the weekend you had your last bottle at 8pm, were asleep by 8:45pm & then slept until 7:15 in the morning. How awesome are you?!

Cameron liked your 3 month sticker so much that he wanted to wear one too!

Like I said earlier, you are an absolute joy! There's no better way to describe you. I am so thankful to have you & it feels like you've been a part of our family forever. You smile all the time & you're so laid back & content. You love your bouncy seat & think the animals dangling above you are pretty cool & amusing. You're cooing all the time, especially after your baths. That's when you talk to Mama the most. You've also discovered your hands recently & love sucking on those cute little chubbers!

You are smitten with your brother & I swear he gets the biggest smiles out of you! Even if he's doing nothing, you beam at him. He adores you & is such a wonderful big brother!

Reese, we love you more than you'll ever know & thank God for bringing you into our lives every day!
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