Reflections of a Mom's Life

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Addison is 3 months old!

Today is Addison's 3 month Birthday! I can't believe it! In some ways it seems like she's been with us forever and I can't even remember what life was like without her. In other ways, I can't believe how fast it's going! I need this to slow down. She's growing up so fast and I just want to enjoy every moment. I don't want to forget any of this. I don't want to forget what it's like to have a baby in the house and I always want to remember her this little. I'm going to make a list of things that she is doing right now. Another blogging friend mom did this with her new son a while remember. I want to remember all of this...

*She had her first sick Dr. visit for her lingering cold that is gone now and she weighed 11lbs 6oz
*She is sleeping 9 to 10 hours at night without waking up
*She sleeps on her back turns her head to the right
*She is a very content and happy baby
*She rarely cries when we lay her down to sleep and if so, it's only for a minute or two
*She doesn't cry for no reason. Not a cranky or tempermental baby at all. If she is crying there is something wrong - dirty diaper, very hungry, hurt by a brother, etc... Very easy to figure this girl far! :)
*She loves her fingers. She sucks on the middle two, pointer and middle, or all of them. If she looses her paci in her bed she is quickly contented by her fingers.
*She loves to smile and throws herself back in excitement when she smiles at you.
*She is very generous with her smiles. She'll smile at anyone who will look at her over and over again.
*She loves to make eye contact with you.
*She loves to chew on her dresses. She pulls them up to her mouth and chews on them.
*She holds her fingers together when she is sitting in her bouncy chair.
*She holds her head up well when on her tummy.
*She spins in a circle while laying and scooting on her back.
*She has rolled over twice now from her back to her tummy.
*She is a long nurser. She is finally only nursing for 30 min. but sometimes will nurse longer if I'm not somewhat rushing her. She takes her time.
*When she's nursing, she holds tightly to my shirt.
*She is shocked by her burps. She makes a little sound after she burps as if she is embarrassed or bothered that she has made such a loud noise.
*When she coos, she does so as if she is having a conversation. Not just to make noise, like she is really trying to tell you something.
*Her toes are constantly moving. They are never still.
*Her feet are always cold.
*She is more of a mama's baby than the boys were. She is hardly ever upset, but if she is she wants her mama.
*She doesn't like to be held laying in your arms, she prefers to be upright looking at everyone and everything around her.
*She can sleep through anything and everything. I don't try to keep the house quiet for her. Through screaming, yelling, laughing, whatever...if she's out, she's out.
*She eats every 3 hours
*She's in 0-3months clothes and size 1 diapers
*Her eyes are clearly brown now.

What a treasure this little girl is to us and what joy she brings to us!!! Thank you Lord for Addison!!! We know we are so blessed, with all of our children!!!


Vonda said...

Oh Beth, this is great that you posted all these great things Addison is doing...she is such a cutie and I just can't wait to get my hands on her. Just think she hasn't even met her Aunt Vonda and Uncle Ian and 2 cousins. We look forward to the day when we know we're coming back for good. :)

Heather J said...

Beth - I loved this list of the latest & greatest with Addison! It must have been fun jotting down 'her stages'. It made reminisce of my boys early days with size 1 diapers and precious little outfits!

Stephens Family News said...

Love the memory list, Beth! :o)
What a sweet little lady you have.
So glad things are going so well!

Janet said...

Those are precious things to remember. You're right -- it does go so fast! You have such a good perspective to cherish these moments with your little princess!

Jen said...

I love how you wrote this all down, how quickly it goes and we forget.

Katy said...

You forgot to put how NOISY she is when she eats...and how DESPERATELY she misses her Katy!!!

Linda Williams said...

This is a great idea! The baby books just do not have enough blanks to fill in so you have the right idea....just writing them down while they are happening is the best way to not forget. I know you young "whipper-snappers" think you will not forget but you will.....or at least a few of the things you will forget so keep up the good work!

Mimi & Papa