Today Betsy and I had a fun lunch date with Lindsay and Preston, and I'm looking forward to the steak Austin is going to grill me tonight.
Now on to the three month update! Another month with our girl has flown by, and after looking back at her two month update, so much has changed.
Betsy is still a great eater, and right around her three month birthday, she dropped a feeding and now eats five times a day most days. I hope she's ready to start taking a bottle more regularly in month four, because I'm heading back to work next week! I think we have her schedule worked out so that she'll only have to take a bottle twice while I'm at work.
Sleep continues to be an evolving area for Betsy, and lately she has been favoring short naps throughout the day with a long nap only every few days. We pushed her bedtime back to 8:00 in preparation for our schedule once I go back to work. Right now she's sleeping from 8:00 - 6:00 at night (it will be ideal if she can stretch that to 6:30) and taking three or four naps during the day. Her awake time between naps is usually an hour and a half or two hours.
We transitioned out of the swaddle and into the Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit. She transitioned pretty flawlessly and seems to like "the Merlin," as we call it. We've tried a few tummy naps, but she doesn't seem too crazy about that just yet.
This month I've gotten more comfortable with taking Betsy places, so we've ventured out a bit more recently. I've loved meeting friends and their babies for walks, and we've gone out to breakfast and lunch a few times. When we're home, books, walks in our neighborhood, and her play mat remain favorites. She sat in her Bumbo for the first time the other day and did pretty well in it for a few minutes. I'm excited for her to be able to sit for longer stretches in it though!
Betsy and I had a great morning walking with Brittany and Knox last week!
doing so well on our road trip to Annie and Pawpaw's house
Highlights of Month Three
Betsy and I spent a week in Livingston with my parents while Austin was out of town for work. While we were there, Mammo and Pop came for a visit and Betsy's first cousin was born!
We loved taking Betsy to church for the first time at the end of January. We only went for the Sunday School hour, but she did great! I'm thinking she might make her first trip to the nursery in month four.
Austin's grandmother, Baja, came up from Austin to meet Betsy at the beginning of February. These two sure do love each other.
We also changed our plans for Betsy's childcare this month, and God amazed us by providing what we think will be a wonderful fit! I am thankful to be much more at peace about leaving her to return to work with this change.
Betsy LOVES to hold on to her colorful rings in the stroller, her bouncer, and her car seat (best $4 I ever spent on Amazon - thank you Brittany for the recommendation!). She tolerates tummy time so much better than she used to, and she rolled over (front to back) for the first time on February 6.
And last but not least, Betsy's smiles and laughs continue to be the very best part of every day. She has started getting a huge smile on her face when we go get her up from the night or from a nap, and oh my gosh, it just melts me! Here are several other of our favorite pictures from month three (for the grandparents and great-grandparents).
all dressed up for a fun lunch date at the cutest bakery with Katey and Caroline
wearing a sweet sweater that was Aunt MK's when she was little
And we'll end with my very favorite picture from this entire month, which also made an appearance in my last post - oh well!
Happy three months, sweet girl!