Today Fay turns three months old. I thought I would write down what she is like at this age. Three months is a pretty fun age (compared to 2 months, 1 month and birth). The most fun of course are the smiles. Fay smiles at me when I smile at her. It feels like we are finally communicating. And she makes cute little talking sounds when I'm talking to her. I did manage to get one little laugh out of her. But is was short and not repeatable! I was pursing my lips and making little sounds by pushing air through them. Not totally hilarious which is why I think it was a brief laugh.
She is exploring things with her mouth now. Mostly she likes to suck on her fists, but when I put a lightweight item on her, like the little pooh bear holding his blanket, she'll suck on the blanket. I've tried to get her to do this with her little plastic ring rattle, but it seems too hard to grasp. I don't think she is that coordinated yet.
Fay can now enjoy her "gym" (the play mat with all the stuffed animals hanging from above). Just a couple weeks ago I put her in it, and she was sorta oblivious to it. Now she looks at the animals and will shoot out an arm occasionally to touch one. Again, not a lot of coordination, but definitely more interest.
Fay continues to love the boob and to love to sleep in the carrier. I literally cannot get her to stay awake if I put her in the carrier. I would like for her to see the world, but alas, she conks out on our walks. I'm guessing it has something to do with the cold as well. I think it is more comfortable to burrow into my chest when its cold out than to look around and get the wind on your face.
She's not sleeping consistently. Her long stretch is anywhere from 5 to 9 hours, followed by 2-3 hour stretches. Of course this worries me a little with my return to work looming. But I'm hoping she will mature some over the next month.
Fay has rolled over from her tummy to her back twice now. That was a couple weeks ago and she hasn't done it since. So it may have been a fluke! Still, she is very good on her tummy. She lifts her head up high and kicks out with her feet. She'll be crawling no time ;)
Also, several weeks ago, her tummy discomfort stopped. For the first couple months of her life she would get squirmy and obviously uncomfortable about 5 minutes after a feeding. This tended to make nighttime feedings very long because she could not go back to sleep until she had gotten through this digestion period. Now, there is no sigh of discomfort, and nighttime feedings last about 20 minutes after which she falls asleep without a peep.