Sophie’s three month update

My baby girl is three months old already – I just can’t believe it! I wonder if I am going to start every one of her updates with that sentence. Seriously though, it has flown by and as she is my last baby I am desperately trying to hold on to every tiny, milky moment with her.

Here’s where we are up to at three months:

sophie month 3 1

Growth – At 11 weeks she weighed in at 8lb 14oz, so I imagine she’s somewhere around the 9lb mark now. This puts her on the 2nd centile for her growth chart – this basically means out of 100 other breastfed girls her age, 98 of them would be bigger. Clothes-wise she is only just fitting into size 0-3months and to be honest, she is still wearing the Newborn size in some of the roomier brands.  It’s safe to say she’s pretty dainty. Breastfeeding is going really well and she is putting on weight at a slow but steady pace so there’s no concerns there. Not much to report on the feeding except to say that she never stops feeding during the day! Seriously, she never goes longer than 1.5 hours during the day and often it’s more like every half an hour. As she is a small baby, you can kind of understand this though.

Sleeping – This is going brilliantly. For the last week, Sophie has been sleeping from about 21:30 right through to 5:30 (ish), waking for a feed and then going back down for up to 2 more hours. I’ve never known anything like it! Before you hate me, I have to say that this is pot luck – she must just naturally be a good sleeper because Zak was the total opposite and I’m doing nothing different! It’s great that we are developing a consistent bedtime routine with a feed in the dark  right before I put her down but again, she showed signs of being ready for it by kicking up a tired fuss at the same time every evening (between 19:30-21:00). I’m just taking my cues from her. On the flip side though, Sophie barely sleeps during the day unless its the odd ten minute cat nap – I’m not complaining though, I would much rather have it this way round.

 

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Development – With all that wide awake time during the day comes a new alertness and sudden interest in the people and world around her. I’ve bought her a gorgeous, soft play mat and she is really enjoying kicking her legs and batting at the hanging toys. In the past few days she has also started to grasp the little toys if I hold one to her hand. This is something new as before she just would not uncurl those fingers!

sophie month 3 4

 

Personality – New born loveliness is all well and good but the magic really starts when they begin to give a little something back. Sophie is for the most part, a really contented, happy baby. She gives me so many smiles every day and has started those gorgeous little chuckles that young babies do. She has that cheeky glint in her eye that spells mischief though – I’m bracing myself for what’s to come!

sophie month 3 5

She also has a pretty quick temper and goes from 0-60 in about three seconds if she is hungry, tired or doesn’t get what she wants immediately. For such a little lady, she sure does have a big pair of lungs on her!! I have to say though, that her sulky face is quite literally hilarious and I can’t help but laugh when she gets stroppy.

sophie month 3 2

Sophie is getting a bit less clingy than she was, although she is most definitely still a Mummy’s girl. I think that this might be something to do with the breastfeeding – she knows I’m the only source of food! I’ve been using a sling for the past two weeks, called a Close Caboo – I will put up a review of this sling for anybody interested in baby-wearing soon.

 sophie month 3 3

Check back next month to see how we get on with the so-called four month regression. If you enjoy my blog posts, why not enter your email address in the ‘follow me’ box and don’t forget to come and say hello on social media where I post daily. I’d love to see you there!

xxx

 

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21 Comments

  1. Julia
    April 2, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Such a lovely baby,you are very lucky indeed

    • Fi
      April 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you x

  2. Mandy
    April 2, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Aah lovely! I tremendous when Ol was like that. Embrace these times with her. I’m so flag you got on with the sling, Ol screamed blue murder every time I put him in, he’s far too nosey.

    • Fi
      April 2, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      I know Mandy it’s going so fast xx

    • Fi
      April 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      They say the best things come in small packages though thanks lovely X

    • Fi
      April 2, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  3. April 3, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Aww what a gorgeous smile she has. That’s brilliant news about the sleeping. She definetly looks like she enjoys her new playmat. My baby is the same with feeding in the day (she’s 4 months old now). I’ve just started to wean her as she seemed desperate for it. X

    • April 3, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      It’s hard work with the constant feeding isn’t it! How is the weaning going? x

    • April 3, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      I’m also totally amazed by it – I’ve probably jinxed myself now! x

    • April 4, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you, I can see that cheeky glint in her eye! x

  4. April 5, 2016 / 5:34 am

    She’s utterly gorgeous and I love her grumpy face!! I like reading that she’s a good sleeper, Toby’s 21 months nearly and still up at least once a night so I’m praying baby girl is a more settled child!xx

    • April 5, 2016 / 7:04 am

      It’s too funny that face isn’t it. My boy was the same, he didn’t sleep through until he started school – it was horrible and I just had expected Sophie to be the same to be honest so you never know x

  5. April 5, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Oh what a cutie! I’m so glad things are going well for you 🙂 lamb fed every 2 hours day and night for a long time, but he did have lots of naps during the day. I can’t wait for baby number 2 to arrive to see how he differs to lamb xx

  6. April 7, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    What a lovely update 🙂 I can’t wait until my baby boy arrives and do monthly updates, so exciting.
    Gorgeous photos x

    • April 7, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      Ooh are you expecting? How exciting – congrats! I hated being pregnant but absolutely loved the anticipation of meeting my baby 🙂 Doing the monthly updates is great, it will be so nice to have them to look back on and maybe even show her when she’s grown up. Thanks for reading x

  7. April 8, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Awww, gosh when your kids are all up {like mine} you do forget how small they once were. She is a wee dote. Gorgeous photos! x

  8. April 14, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Such cute photos, she’s adorable! Her play mat looks lovely, nice and soft! Very interesting that she has a different sleep pattern to your son, just shows it must be more to do with the individual than the methods we use!

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