Rachel is 3 months old! She is about 14 pounds and getting longer. She's grown out of many 3 month footie outfits and is wearing J's old PJs to bed. So every night we say goodnight to our little girl who is dressed like a boy :) She has the most amazing smile and smiles with her eyes. She loves watching all of Jackson's antics and will follow Jonathan's voice around the room. Lincoln loves to lick her whole face and she seems to enjoy it. She loves to have books read to her and likes the bumbo more and more now. Our big eater still refuses a bottle, which leaves me tied to her for every-two-hour feedings. But I am choosing to treasure this time as it's going to go by so quickly.
We had her follow-up with the vascular clinic. Her hemangiomas are possibly shrinking or at least not growing. They said that the window for the most rapid growth is 0-6 months and they are pleased that hers are not growing. Hopefully we'll be on the beta blocker for another 2 months and then can come off and let them reside on their own.
Rach still loves to sleep at night, usually 6:30pm to 5:30am. Occasionally she'll be super hungry at night if she hasn't eaten enough during the day and will wake for a midnight snack. During the day, she sleeps 45 min on average, eats and has a total awake time of 1 hour and 15 minutes before going back to sleep. Sometimes she sneaks in marathon naps of 3-4 hours, which are amazing for all of us! Her reflux and spitting up are dying down significantly, which has cut down on my laundry and her discomfort.
|J at 3 months|
She has the most beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes. Rach cut her first tooth (!!!) on January 5th. Thankfully we barely noticed an increase in fussiness, so hopefully she will follow in her brother's footsteps and be a great teether. She loves walks, listening to people sing and read books. She also adores watching TV :)
That's all for now!