On Christmas day Josh and I couldn't sleep. Josh woke up at 4:45am and I woke up at 5:30am and neither of us could go back to sleep. We made sure Santa's cookies were eaten and no milk was left in his glass. We started a fire and had the train chugging around the lit Christmas tree. We made coffee and had Christmas music playing before Shepherd finally woke up. Josh couldn't take it anymore and he went and woke up Judah.
River had a quaint Christmas with only one gift from us - a knit rabbit doll bought from the Market of Hope and a Guatemalan rattle from Santa. Of course this doesn't include all the goodies she received from grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
We ate cinnamon rolls and spent the rest of the day at Josh's parent's house - Pappi and Grammy's.
How many months old? 3 months
Weight? 12 lbs
Doctor check-up? None this month. I had to regularly take her temperature though with all her coughing and congestion, but she never had a fever. I consulted her doctor, but she said not to worry about it if there wasn't a fever to accompany everything else.
Any teeth? no teeth
Sleep? I actually got one night where I got a solid 8 hours of sleep! Other than that she still wakes up 2-3 times a night.
Feeding? Feeding every 3ish hours, but sometimes it is every 2 hours. Just whenever she is hungry, I'll feed her. She had to take a bottle several times this month when I was away attending a birth and she did great!
Eating anything? Not yet
Developmental milestones? She is starting to coo and she has started bringing her hands midline. She holds her own hands all the time. She will finally hold something in her hand like a rattle or her Wubbie.
Favorite toy? She loves to hold the animals that are attached to her pacifiers - her Wubbanubs. She isn't super interested in any toys still. She has started batting at the knitted toys we hang from her play gym.
Speech and language? Definitely starting to coo, sigh, and gurgle.
Loves? She loves facing out still, being warm or snuggling up against warm bodies, and smiling at Shepherd.
Dislikes? She doesn't like to be cold or when her brothers get in her face for too long.