Juliet turned 3 months on May 16th. My sweet girl changed so much from month 2 to month 3. She went from being an itty bitty newborn to a chubby, wide-eyed baby. Her neck strength grew daily and by month 3 she was able to hold her head up pretty well, with minimal assitance. She started taking everything around her in with big, curious eyes. Her arms and legs (that now have many rolls!) began to flail and move all the time in excitement. Juliet also started smiling a lot in her third month, not just at random things like the wall, but at mommy and daddy. She started cooing and making the sweetest sounds like she’s trying to talk to us.
Juliet’s hair began to thin a lot but the hair she still had got longer. It has stuck straight up since she was about two and a half months and I love that so much.
Juliet still loves breastfeeding more than anything and continued eating up to 12 times a day in month three. Since I was still off work I didn’t mind at all, as I love it as much as she does and never knew it could the amazing bonding experience it has been for us. Juliet is a pretty good sleeper. Juliet is still in our bedroom, sleeping in the rock n play and sometimes (well, a lot of the time) she bedshares with us. I’m simply not ready to move her into her crib yet though I know it’s something we need to do relatively soon (well, I don’t really know if we need to or if I just keep hearing that we should). I love her in our bedroom and Erik doesn’t mind it either.
In just a couple weeks Juliet will already be 4 months. Oh god, they really do get big so fast, just like everyone says. You can’t imagine that your baby can literally change overnight. Juliet is such a sweet baby. She rarely cries and when fussy can always be comforted by breastfeeding. She is our cuddly little love-girl. She has many nicknames. Erik calls her his little girlie, his girly burly, the burly, the burly one, little grumbles, monkey butt, stinky, etc. I’m sure there are more. I call her girlie, sweetie, my sweetness and Jules. We like nicknames in our house.
Juliet and I had a wonderful last month of my maternity leave together. The weather couldn’t have been better. We went for walks in the stroller and/or Moby daily. We hung out with my mom and niece Chloe every Tuesday. We slept in and snuggled on the couch a lot. Being back at work for the past two weeks has been hard. I just miss her so much. I worry about missing her grow and change when I’m at work. Hopefully by her 4 month update I will have settled into the new routine and no longer so emotional about the transition back to work. Wish me luck!