I’m not doing so hot with Maeve’s virtual baby book, but I am determined to get something down, before all the little things she does become distant, forgotten artifacts in my mushy mom-brain.
So, maybe just a wee bit of catch-up on her milestones (AKA the things only a mom could possibly ever want or need to record and remember, solely so she can compare/contrast all her babies’ milestones…):
Lifted her head up from lying down: 2/3 weeks (fuzzy already, see?! Should have written it down before!)
Rolled from tummy to back: 4 weeks! Earliest one so far!
Started scooching backward: right around 8 weeks. And I mean, she can scooch! She pretty much has near-suicide attempts during every diaper change as she blasts herself backward towards the edge of the table. She also can now turn herself about 180º on a flat surface just from scooting with her heels.
Grabbed/batted at hanging toys: 2.5 months. She’s really into her play gym these days and will concentrate on grabbing the toys and rings for a pretty good chunk of time.
At 3 months, Maeve…
Loves to watch the family as we do anything and everything around her. She basically cannot nurse when anyone else is in the room because she has major FOMO.
Is the smiliest baby! If you merely catch her eye she breaks into a huge, wide-mouth grin and will often gurgle with joy at being noticed (third-child syndrome?)
Is extremely talkative! She loves to coo, gurgle, and basically chat with anyone who will give her attention. So cute.
Loves getting changed, probably because it combines two of her favorite pastimes: scooching backward and smiling/talking to someone.
Does not nap very well (FOMO, see above).
Is about to grow out of all her 3-month clothing and size 2 diapers.
We love you, little smiley face!