Paige is 3 months old. She is getting so big! She weighs about 13 1/2 pounds. She fits perfectly into 3 month cloths and still in size one diapers. She seems to be just about perfectly average! She is losing some of her hair and it is getting a little lighter, but she still has a lot. She isn't chubby yet, but still has some rolls around her neck and thighs. Plus, we noticed that her toes are so close that they can't all lay flat in line together. Sweet baby is just too cute!
She is still on the same basic routine. She wakes around 9, eats and then plays for an hour. Quick catnap while we are usually out and about. She eats again at 12, plays, then goes down for her long nap. She eats again around 4 or 5, plays for a little longer, takes a bath with Harper, and then catnaps on the couch until 8 or 9, bottle and bed. She usually wakes up at 2am and then again at 5am. If I could only get her to sleep until 3 and then maybe 630, that would be fabulous. Only getting up once instead of twice would be awesome. But in general, it's a good routine and I like it.
She is a happy little baby. When she wakes up in the morning, and from her naps, she is so cute and funny. She smiles so big it lights up her whole face. She laughs and coos and talks like crazy. Her best mood is right after her nap and bottle. Nothing bothers her then. She is just so cute! She talks and sometimes screeches but she loves doing it. Harper loves to talk to her and is constantly finding new sounds to make her smile. If she hears me or Harper, she usually smiles, even if she can't see us. Or she tries to look around and find where we are. It melts my heart!
Paige is doing much better on her acid reflux medicine. I should have seen the signs earlier, because Harper had it so bad. But we were busy looking into food allergies and missed it. So now she is doing better. She stopped eating and sleeping well for about a week after her 2 month checkup so we took her to the dr. They gave her meds and it has taken awhile, but she is getting better. Finally back to eating and sleeping regularly. For awhile, she was waking up every 10 minutes during her naps and crying in pain. Poor baby. I'm so thankful that she is getting better. At her 2 month appointment we also found out that she has a high palette, meaning that the roof of her mouth is much higher than most kids. It shouldn't bother her too much in life, except that it made breastfeeding hard for her and may bother her when eating later. She still doesn't like long drives and oddly enough, she doesn't seem to like being outside. She is always much fussier outside and seems totally happy when we bring her inside. It's weird to me, because Harper loved being outside, but it's fun to finally see a few things that are different about Paige and Harper. They are so similar in everything else!
Paige likes to be held still. It's just gonna be the way that this sweet girl is. If she has had a good nap and a bottle, she will play on her playmate and look at her animals or the mirror. And if she has Harper to entertain her, she will sit in the lamb chair for 10 minutes or so. She even slept in her carseat after I brought her inside the house for 30 minutes the other day. That never happened with Harper so I was shocked. It was nice to be able to come in and get Harper lunch without a crying baby too. The good thing is that she is easy to put to sleep because she loves being held. So I can rock her for like 1 minute and she is out. I have tried teaching her to put herself back to sleep after I put her down, and she does pretty good. Her only struggle right now is keeping the paci in her mouth. If she turns her head, it comes out. Or if she is asleep and then wakes up, it's usually gone. And she's still too little to know how to find it and put it back in. So I have to get up and do that every now and then, but it's not as often as Harper used to make me do it, so it's ok. And we are trying to get her to snuggle her new lovie, so we will see if it helps.
Harper and Paige are great together. Every now and then, Harper is loud or sudden and it scares Paige. But in general, they love each other and are great together. We went back to the gym and when I saw that there were two other babies there, I just explained that Harper could take care of Paige and not to worry. I meant it too! She knows her and what she needs and she is so great at taking care of her.
It's funny because she seems so big, but in reality, she's only been her for 3 months. 90 days. So little time, and yet it feels like she has been here forever. Happy 3 Months Paige Marie!