Edith: Three Months Old

Dear Edie girl,

You are three months old! Slow down, time! You are such a precious gift to us. We have loved seeing your personality start to come out this month. You are quite the talker! You love to giggle and show off your two dimples. You love watching your brother play, and you make him laugh when you talk to him. You really wave your arms and kick your legs when you are laying on your back. Sometimes I think you really have a message you're trying to tell us! You are starting to really observe toys and things around you. It's fun to watch you talk to your toys on your playmat. The other day you were sitting in the bumbo chair on the counter, and you had a full conversation with a Miralax bottle!

You're wearing 3 month clothes, and cloth diapers most of the time, but size 1 when you are in disposables. You love getting a bath, and you smile when you get your diaper changed. You are really good at tummy time but don't like to do it very long! The other day you flipped from front to back when you were on our bed, so I don't know if that really counts as rolling over since the mattress gave you a little help!

You're not sleeping through the night anymore. You still get up about 2-3 times a night. We recently moved you from your Rock and Play sleeper to the pack and play in the room, and you do well lying flat on your back. You sleep in your crib for some naps, but you still fall asleep in other places too! We are on the go a lot with your brother so you don't have much of a consistent schedule yet. I'm so thankful you are flexible and can take a bottle if necessary in a waiting room or at church!

You had a few big milestones this month: your first family trip was to the Georgia mountains. We even took you to the Cabbage Patch hospital, but you slept through it! You also visited your daddy's hometown and saw a parade! We went to a Pumpkin Patch, a Fall Festival, and a costume party for the college ministry. Technically you won the 2nd place at the costume party because we were Justin Timberlake and his mirrors, and "Baby Mirror" won the award! Just this week you stayed in the church nursery for the first time. You were the only baby so you had a lot of snuggles and attention!

Edith Joy, you are such a treasure. We are so thankful for you and the added blessing that you are. Some days I am overwhelmed by the gifts that I have been given in you and your brother. You guys are the best kids in the world.

With love,