I wish that I could bottle up these past three months and relive them over and over again. As much as I am anticipating the many first that are just around the corner, I know that these past 90 days will be missed. But I can honestly say that Brett and I have soaked up this time with Allie entirely.
At her two month check up our Allie girl was weighing 11 pounds 12.2 ounces and stretching 22 3/4 inches long. Her eyes are still changing, but right now they are blue/grey. She has been extremely healthy these first three months – only taking on a small sinus drip last week.
Her eyesight is right on track, and she has come to recognize myself and Brett as well as her grandparents. She feeds off of our voices and facial expressions with a laugh that takes over her entire face. It’s so very infectious and lights up my entire world.
She definitely hasn’t mastered napping during the daytime, but I’m extremely thankful that she only wakes up once or twice a night (six hour stretches are the best). I could stare at her soft, beautiful face for hours at night when I put her down to sleep. It is then that I wish so badly for time to freeze since these moments are fleeting.
This girl can definitely eat! We began supplementing with formula after breastfeeding strictly for the first month due to her demands. We are now up to four-six ounces at each feeding which occurs every three to four hours. I am still nursing and pumping breast milk as I can, but her diet is mainly formula based. I’m hoping to write a separate blog post about my nursing experience soon.
We love to call Allie nicknames like Noonie, Noonie Cat, Noonie Bug, Shoe Pie, and Sugar Baby. Watching her interact with Brett absolutely melts my heart. He’s mastered his own voice for her, and loves to rough her up with snuggles and kisses. She’s definitely a daddy’s girl, and he tells me constantly that she’s absolutely perfect in his eyes.
Since I went back to work six weeks after delivering Allie, she has spent a fair amount of time with her Maw Maw and Paw Paw. My parents have helped me out so much these past couple of weeks. I’m so grateful that we did not have to place Allie in daycare. My mom is so good at soothing my baby while my dad constantly entertains Allie with his silliness. My mother-in-law also visits every other weekend and takes the night shift so that I can catch up on sleep. It’s honestly the best gift ever! We are so incredibly thankful for the generosity of our parents.
Being Allie’s mommy is the absolute best job in the world. These first three months have definitely been all sorts of challenging but amazing nonetheless. She is my everything, and I’m trying my best not to blink so I can embrace each moment thoroughly as they come.