Mila Carys, you are three months old...
Today, I couldn't help but notice how big you are getting. Your daddy dressed you today - put you in a blue cubs t-shirt with a red sequined 'C' on the front. I bought the shirt the day I found out I was pregnant with your big brother - a little boys' shirt and girls' shirt I would wrap up and give him in the parking lot of the mall just moments before I told him he was going to be a daddy. That shirt has been hanging in my closet ever since and seeing you in it made life come full circle for me. This life is amazing and God's love is astounding.
Anyways, it was the first short-sleeved shirt I've seen you in and all day I couldn't get enough of your chubby little arms. You've got the makings of some rolls forming around your elbows and wrists and I can't get enough of them. You're still a peanut, but you are working your way out of your size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes. You are still nursing and doing so well with your bottles while mommy visits her students in their schools. I think you drink about 4 ounces every 3-4 hours during the day and you get up to eat around 4:30 every morning. Last Saturday night, you slept 9:30-7 and were happy as a clam when you woke up. You are so happy in the morning and I love the crib-side chats we have before I even get you out of your sleep sack. You are still swaddled at night, however, you weasel your way out of that thing in the morning now. The minute we unzip you, your arms come sprawling out and you stretch so big.
You have discovered so much of the big world around you this month and I can just see the little wheels turning in your head as you study our faces, that cow mirror on your farm mat, or that hand of yours. You started sucking on your hand almost constantly this month and are so close to reaching up and grabbing the toys on your farm mat. You prefer to held facing forward so you can see what your brother is up to. You are trying so hard to grab toys and you can almost do it. I think I may have a blanket lover as lately you've liked hugging soft blankies and holding them up by your face. You love your baths but still aren't a fan of your car seat, and you would much rather nap in your swing over your crib during the day. You've napped the afternoon away in your swing on numerous occasions and lately, you like napping in your carseat! You fall asleep in the car on the way to the grocery store or Cruz's swimming lessons and will stay asleep for hours!
You have the prettiest blue eyes and I think you look more like your daddy every day. You are still astounded by your brother and he is so funny with you. He repeats all the phrases we say to you. This morning, I heard him say, "Hi pretty Mila, are you gonna talk to me," in this high-pitched little voice. Then, he climbed in your crib and read stories to you while I was getting ready. You already have the sweetest relationship and watching you together makes my heart explode.
Happy three months, little girl. Know that you are the perfect fit to our family and we can't imagine our world without that big smile of yours.
A peak @ three months...