Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Our Three Month Old

There were two new babies born last week at church and all of a sudden our three month old Ophelia is looking like a big girl. It's hard to believe how quickly they grow! 

Another significant difference I notice between Ophelia and the new babies is in terms of sleep. She is no longer in that tiny newborn stage where they can usually fall asleep easily and sleep almost all day even if you're out and about.

Although she is still a great little traveler, she does have more difficulty falling asleep when we are in noisy or new places because she is so curious and interested in seeing what is happening. 

Trying to stay awake to see the sights on our walk in Glenariff (Northern Ireland).

When we're at home, Ophelia's routine usually consists of 40 minute naps following one hour awake times throughout the day. She can stay up a bit longer if she has napped for 90 minutes, which is rare. She has gotten the hang of sucking her thumb while going to sleep and as soon as she pops it in her mouth, she calms right down and goes to sleep. 

She has been going to bed just after Sebby, at around 8:30pm most nights, and has been settling down really well. In fact, two nights ago she slept 12 hours!!! I'm amazed at what a good sleeper she has been and I hope she keeps it up.

And she's out! The fresh air and a Momma who is walking make sleep too difficult to resist.

Some of the things I love about this older, more aware stage are her chattiness and her big smiles for Momma, Daddy and Sebby.

 Smiles on Christmas Day.

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