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3 months and 1 month

It’s been a month since Precious*  was placed with us and she’s now 3 months old. (*not her real name, thank God.) It’s amazing to see how much she has changed in 1 month! Here are some things she’s doing now that she wasn’t doing a month ago:

• squealing

• conversing with “goos” (she’ll go back and forth with us for a while)

• holding her head up steadily

• rotating 90 degrees in her crib overnight

• sucking her thumb, usually her right thumb

• smiling at us from several feet away

• tracking us as we walk around the room

• saying “gee!” when she’s hungry

• sleeping all the way through the night (she hasn’t woken up for an early morning—5 or 6am—feeding in over a week)

• rolling over on to her side

• staying awake for a couple hours at a time

Precious is a wonderful baby. We couldn’t be more thrilled with her. Jason and I even think her sneezes (she sounds like she’s saying “achoogie”) and her rare cries (we call her “goat baby” because she as a vibrato) are the cutest things in the world. She is so easy-going. We give her a last bottle around 10pm (occasionally waking her up to do so) and she sleeps until 8:30 or 9am. When she wakes up she sucks on her hands and whines and complains a little bit but doesn’t cry. Once we finally get in to get her up, she’s all smiles…in no rush to eat. It seems like she just wakes up and she gets bored. Everywhere we take Precious people comment on how beautiful, happy or easy-going she is. She’s often sleeping through errands in her car seat or in a Moby wrap. She’s been to my office to hang out with me three times and all three times she’s had her big daily blow-out and stunk up the place. But she’s so adorable, no one can hold it against her. She’s being treated for thrush (which she had when she came to us) so we’re currently not using any pacifiers, sterilizing bottles everyday, and she’s on 2 medications. It’s a bit of an inconvenience but it’s clearing up well. Precious is such a joy to us. It’s truly a gift to get to be her mommy.

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6 Responses to 3 months and 1 month

  1. Brian says:

    Way to go guys!!! 😀

  2. Amy says:

    Awe what a cutie. Great update. Good job with no pacifiers! I think Rach plans to take Chloe’s away soon – she’s pretty good without them, it’s more of a “it’s nap time” or “it’s bed time” thing rather than a shut-her-up thing 🙂

  3. Molly says:

    The twins had thrush forEVER and they just kept passing it back & forth no matter how hard we tried to sanitize everything. We tried Nistatin (sp?) but it just didn’t work. I had to go to something called Gentian Violet. It was a deep purple color and you have to paint it on the tongue but only once a day. You just have to be careful b/c it stains.

  4. Sian says:

    Came on here from Design Mom. The bedroom looks amazing. I wish you good luck with Precious. You will be in my prayers.

  5. Lena says:

    God Bless you and your precious Precious.

  6. lauren says:

    Just beautiful! Thank you.

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