And just like that my sweet baby is now three months old.
Everyone told me that time would fly by and it definitely did. I look at photos of her from when she was a newborn and cannot get over how much she’s changed. It’s amazing!
What a wonderful three months it has been. Charlotte is a wonderful baby. Her smile is simply the best and I typically spend the better part of our time trying to get her to do it more! She’s begun to recognize faces and is developing quite a little personality. She is the happiest little lady in the morning and I love spending time with her after she wakes up. Speaking of sleep, I am extremely fortunate with this one. Even in her first weeks of life, I only had to get up 1-2x/night to nurse! Sleeping baby = sleeping mommy = happy times for everyone!
Of course, it’s not always rainbows + sunshine as she definitely has a ‘witching’ hour(s); however, I’m becoming more and more familiar with how to figure out her needs during that time (usually between 5-7PM) and, truthfully, sometimes you just have to let them cry.
In terms of myself, I’m feeling content and very grateful. I may start to pursue some part-time work but an exact date is still up in the air. I started exercising around four weeks postpartum (nothing too strenuous) and kicked it up a notch around six weeks. I had a bit of abdominal separation with pregnancy; however, my doctor told me that I needed to focus on strengthening my core in order to pull the muscles back together (and so I can safely haul around my growing baby!)
- Charlotte loves:
- bath time
- sucking on her hands
- staring at ceiling fans (& lights of all sorts)
- sitting in her Bumbo seat
- bouncing about in her jumper
- Charlotte does not enjoy:
- sitting in her swing (she becomes fussy the minute I set her down)
- the hours of 5-7ishPM (her ‘witching’ hours)
- wearing any type of bow/wrap on her head
- feeling cold after bath time
I want to end with a big thank you for those of you who regularly leave sweet comments on here (and my other forms of social media.) Reading through your comments brightens my day and I’m just really thankful for this supportive blogging community.