Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lydia is 3 months old

Can you believe it?

Look at how grown up she looks! I took this photo with my phone this morning so it isn't the best quality, but I L.O.V.E. it! She is looking awfully cute in her overalls isn't she.

So Lydia is overall a great little bits. She sleeps a good amount at night, 9 or 10p to 3am to nurse then down again until about 8am. Nothing like Madeline did at her age (Madeline spoiled us rotten by sleeping through the night, 7pm to 7am, at 8 weeks and never looked back). Our biggest struggle right now is that she is tired at 7:30p or 8p but she just won't go to sleep. She cries and fusses and acts like she is going to go down, but wakes up the moment she is placed in bed. It is frustrating to say the least. I have a couple of books on the subject, but it is hard to put any of their advice into action because I still have so many questions. That and it is painful to hear her cry for any length of time at her age. I just want to be able to get stuff done at night without having to hold her for hours on end. It will come right?

When she is awake she is a happy little girl and loves to smile and coo. Today she grabbed a toy off the tray of the bumbo and put it in her mouth. That is a first and I was extremely happy about it, but not as thrilled as she was of course!

We are still trying to figure out being a family of four. I haven't had a shower without another adult in the house yet, but we'll get there right? I am sure the learning curve is along one with a second baby added to a family. (at least that is what I am going to keep telling myself...) And Madeline loves her sister a little too much some times. I have to be very aware of Madeline loving on Lydia because she just doesn't understand that Lydia might not want kisses all over her face ALL THE TIME!!!! I am sure she will learn... eventually. There is an upside to her affection however. At dinner tonight Kevin was talking about taking Lydia with him to a meeting and Madeline got sad and said, "don't take my sister away from me. I will miss her." I mean really? How cute is that?!?

There is not dr visit at three months but I have no doubt that Lydia is growing strong. She is still nursing like a champ, growing multiple chins and has gotten too tall for all of her newborn and 0-3 month sleepers. We go back to in February so there will be an official check then.

I am trying to blog more often, but you know how that goes. Maybe a few random bullet posts are due in the future. What little free time I have goes to short bursts of reading and the occasional shower. Yep. I said it. I don't shower that much. But if you haven't left the house not to mention gotten out of your pajamas in like three days then who needs a shower every day? Don't you judge me! I heard a hair expert on Oprah say that you shouldn't wash your hair daily anyway because it causes it to dry out and become damaged. So I just took that to the extreme and applied that to my showering in general. Every other (or sometimes third day) isn't THAT bad is it? Don't answer that.

Anywho I am rambling. My baby is 3 months old and I can hardly believe it. And isn't she cute?



Gina said...

She is ADORABLE! Love the bumbo pic!

Bridget said...

The picture is a riot...looks like her head was photoshopped on to the body...makes me laugh...haha!

Also...the showering thing...thank goodness it is winter! Less showering in winter is a good thing because your skin will not be so dry and itchy. But come summer...you best figure out a way to shower more often!

Fiance-Jeanne said...

She has gotten so big and very cute. Love the pic.

Molly said...

It will all come in time. Yes it will. By summer, you'll be showering all the time! And napping. And drinking mint juleps on the deck at the cocktail hour. And checking your delusional mother into the hospital.... ok, maybe not. But it all gets easier in time. You're completely right about that.

Your girls are fabulous. And so are you.

Michelle said...

As you know from many tearful emails, Devon is a horrible sleeper. Call me/email me with questions and I'll try and help you work through it. But, yes, it will pass.