Third Month


She is now just over three months old.

I can not believe some of the differences I’ve seen surrounding her turning three months old.  Not only is her size becoming more noticeable, but her progressions are too.  Her sounds are different nearly every single day.  We both laugh and giggle and comment whenever we hear some new sound or cry from her.

We’re seeing her settle herself a lot better from a mildly agitated state.  We’re starting to hear “cries” that aren’t really her being upset, but perhaps just momentarily testing her vocal chords or just a momentary frustration that passes just as quickly.  We still have the reaction often to go to her when we start to hear her cry, but more often she’s fine by the time we get across the room, and she has even smiled at us by the time we get there.

We’re learning to not jump immediately, but to listen to her, to see where she really is in her temperament.  It’s incredible to watch, to see the changes even from day to day, when before it seemed like week to week.

Since we got the Fischer Price Kick&Play mat for her on Father’s Day weekend, we’ve seen a steady progression in her cognition and her motor skills.  She’s grabbing things now with more purpose and intent than she was before, she sees cause and effect with the piano keys she kicks, she loves the mirror and since it’s tilted so she can watch her feet, she often spins herself enough so that she can watch her face in it.  She loves making faces at herself, talking to herself, smiling, giggling…

She is even working on her rolling skills more lately as well.  She’s rolling onto her side on her own quite easily, and when I roll her onto it when we’re playing she seems to get a kick out of it.  She’s getting quite far at times, her hips rolling almost all the way over but her back and shoulders are still remaining either back or on her side.  I think she uses this to do her pinwheel re-positioning.  In a short amount of time, she can go 360 degrees once or twice, depending on how wiggly she is at the time.  Which is amusing to say the least, when you look at her one minute and the next she’s in a completely different position.

We’re thinking that it might be soon that she’s rolling over all the way by herself.  She still doesn’t much like being on her tummy, or in the Bumbo chair for long, and prefers to be on her back.  She moves too much for the other two position, but once she’s rolling over onto her tummy, I can see that she will likely figure out how to move better on her tummy and not mind it so much.  She moves too much (kicking and arching) for the Bumbo because it is so structured, but eventually I hope she calms down enough for it.

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Mary

Wife, student, new first time mother. Crafter and creator. Animal enthusiast. I had a miscarriage in March 2011. But we tried again. March, 2012 was the birth of my first child. Off and on I have been dabbling with small business, trying to get it off the ground since, every so often changing direction.

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