Well, I officially cannot believe we’ve already had Margot for 1/4 of a year! These three months have flown by, and before too much time gets away I wanted to share her first three months of photos and some highlights of these ages!
O N E | M O N T H
One month in and this sweet girl was still sleeping like a champ – long naps during the day and only waking for 1 or 2 middle of the night feedings. We had a lot of initial struggles with breastfeeding: poor latch, cracked/bleeding nipples, refusal to eat from one side for 10 days straight, engorgement, clogged duct, having to pump and worrying about her gaining enough. But finally at 4 weeks several of those things – primarily the pain and refusal to eat from the left side – had subsided. So I was finally feeling hopeful that we were going to get into our own groove. At her 2-week check up she’d gained her birth weight + 2 oz and was continuing well in her gaining. In other highlights, she started smiling on purpose which was just the best thing ever, and she’s not a fan of tummy time, though she tolerates fairly well. :)
T W O | M O N T H S
At 2 months old she talks and coos and laughs and smiles and is such a happy baby. She loves eating her hands and laying on her play mat. She’s 9 lbs 15 oz (25th percentile) and 23 inches long (50th percentile) and doing pretty well with feedings, aside from not yet taking a bottle. She sleeps a 6-7 hour stretch most nights, though still mostly naps in mamas arms or being worn, but I just decided to embrace the snuggles while they last. She got some minor baby acne and cradle cap, like her brother, but not nearly as bad. I’m hopeful she won’t have all the skin and allergy issues Llewyn did. *Fingers crossed*
T H R E E | M O N T H S
Her successes in the last month have been rolling from tummy to back for the first time – which was a complete surprise! – eating her fists like crazy, actually pulling a hanging toy towards her, getting her first cold (boo) and chatting/smiling/laughing a ton. Her hair already gets in her eyes and she’s continuing to sleep a good stretch at night. Naps on the other hand, not our friend as of yet. She sleeps great if being held or worn but continues to protest being put down in anything when not yet asleep and will only sleep for 30ish minutes when put down. So here’s hoping for progress this next month.
We are still battling some feeding struggles but are actively seeing professionals to help us get them figured out so she can continue to thrive. It’s a challenge for me not to worry (about my supply, how she won’t take a bottle, her weight gain, etc) but I know we’re taking all the right steps and I’m choosing to trust the Lord. Postpartum hormones and memories of when we realized we were failing to thrive with Llewyn (which was a pretty traumatic “perfect storm” of events) are hard to ignore some days, but I also know that right now she is happy and healthy and I do believe we’re going to keep it that way! Llewyn continues to be the sweetest brother and I can’t wait to continue watching them bond as they grow!
These three months with this sweet girl have been truly incredible and I can’t wait to watch her expressions and personality continue to develop and shine through in the coming weeks and months! :)