Monday, February 20, 2017

Gemma at Three Months

Gemma on her three month birthday

Here's what our sweet Gemma was up to between her two and three month birthdays:

  • Got a terrible cold and was super congested. She just can't seem to get rid of this cold.
  • Is a good sleeper. This needs some explanation. It takes her a long unhappy time to get to sleep but once she's down she will sleep 5-6 hours straight, eat (takes an hour to put back in the crib) then sleep 4-5 more hours. This means this is the most sleep I've ever had with a newborn.
  • Getting Gemma to sleep is now down to two hours of mostly calm / some fidgeting / some sleeping instead of three hours of screaming.
  • Gemma is usually asleep enough to put in the crib around 10:30 at night and I usually go to bed right after. There isn't time for me to do anything else around the house or errands or things for myself.
  • The night of October 27-28 I fed Gemma at 6:40 p.m. then she slept from 8:30 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. It was awesome.
  • Gemma still won't nurse to sleep. What baby doesn't like to nurse to sleep?!
  • Nicknames of B-Bop, Gemma-Gemma, Gemmigan (rhymes with Finnigan)
  • Gemma is a smelly baby - a mix of sweat and spit up. There just isn't time to bathe her as often as we bathed her older sisters!
  • Only naps in the carrier (how do people survive without a carrier?!)
  • Has the BEST wrist rolls
  • Is happier
  • Gets a million kisses a day from all of us
  • Has a swirl hair cowlick like her dad
  • All three girls nap at the same time most of the time
  • Has the best frown and pouty lip before she starts to cry
  • Getting away from poop at every single diaper change. Sometimes it's just pee now.
  • Naps 3-4 times a day.
  • Likes baths except when we have to pull her out at the end. 
  • Wears size 2 diapers
  • Legit slept through the night Nov 11-12. She was asleep in the crib from 8:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • Finally started using cloth diapers
  • Likes riding on the bottom in the double stroller 
  • Will put weight on her feet and "stand up" which means we've started singing "Stand Up Girl" to her. It's literally "Up Town Girl" by Billy Joel but saying Stand Up Girl instead of Up Town Girl. Roxy and Pippa sing it, too (and we sang it to them when they started doing the same thing).
  • My mom came to visit and help and more than three times she was able to get Gemma asleep in her arms! Gemma hasn't fallen asleep in my arms since she was a week old.
  • Roxy calls her Gemma-kins
  • Gemma won't turn her head and rest it on me in the carrier. She still likes to put her face straight-on on me. 
  • Still a blue eyed blondie

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