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Thursday, November 12, 2015

three months old {eliza}




I can't believe this little bug is three months old! I've officially packed away quite a few of her first size of clothes - so sad! But I love that she's so happy and growing like a little weed.




Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 22 1/2 inches
Eats: She still nurses but mostly is fed with a bottle. Girlfriend eats about five times a day. We live and die by the schedule
Sleeps: In her crib now! She's taking on about a 11-12 hour stretch at night and take three 2 hour ish naps during the day. Again, that schedule is the best ever.
Favorite things: Talking! Okay so its baby gibberish. But Eliza loves to sit and talk to you for hours. She just wants someone sitting there to listen to her go on and on. Jake swears he knows what she's saying, but when all the translations ended up being "I love Jake!" and "I have the best big brother!", we got skeptical. :)
Still a huge fan of bath time and her time under her baby gym as well.
Hates: The car seat is still the devil. Though we've added a travel sound machine that seems to help a little.


We're also starting some new therapies this month. Because of her spina bifida diagnosis, Eliza automatically qualifies for physical therapy through a state program. She'll also receive private PT through our insurance. I'm equal parts nervous and excited about this. I'm anxious to hear a professionals take on what she can do current and what we can work on. But its still so daunting!

Otherwise, we're still pretty much in "normal" baby mode. So on to the fun stuff! Here are a few of our current must-have with Eliza:




Fisher-Price Piano Gym - There are so many different types of play gyms. This one was a specific purchase because we thought Eliza might really take to kicking her feet against the keys - something we obviously want to encourage as much as possible. And holy moley, we were right! She loves this thing! And I love watching her play!

Boudreaux's Butt Paste - One of the not so lovely side effects of spina bifida is a constant pooplosion situation. It's manageable but if we aren't careful, Eliza will get a not so lovely diaper rash. Our first line of defense is Boudreaux's, which seems to keep any rashes at bay if used regularly.

4Moms Mamaroo Bouncer - This swing/bouncer combo was something I thought I'd never purchase based on the price. But with the suggestion of a few NICU nurses and some very generous gift cards from my baby shower, we elected to go ahead and get one for Eliza. Our thinking is that with her limited mobility, she might use it a bit longer. And if she doesn't, then the resale value on these is also great!
Ergobaby Baby Carrier - I am late to the baby wearing game. I'm not sure if its because I just didn't know any better with Jake or because now that I have two kids, I need all the help I can get. But now, I'm totally down. I have a quick sling wrap for fast trips, a DIY moby, and my favorite, an Ergo. The Ergo is so light and comfortable! It's perfect for carrying my sweet girl all over the place.

Cloud B Gentle Giraffe - White noise machines are a present from God. I'm convinced of this. And we loved using this Gentle Giraffe inside Jake's crib at bedtime. Now Eliza has inherited this little gem.
 
FridaBaby Nasal Aspirator - I know, I know. You think its gross right? I thought so too. I mean, just the thought of it is gross. But I promise there is a full filter system so nothing nasty gets anywhere near your mouth. And I'm telling you, nothing works to clear out yucky noses and sinuses like this thing. It's amazing!

Honey Apple Baby Wash - You can't beat that yummy little baby smell! And this Johnson and Johnson wash is my very favorite!


So far, its been a pretty breezing three months with this little lady. She's an easy going little gem.
Happy three months, sweet gal!!

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