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ADELAIDE - 3 MONTHS

1.01.2014

Adelaide turned 3 months old on Christmas Day! The very same day her big brother turned 10 YEARS old! She weighs in at a whopping 11 lbs. 3 oz. now (up from 9 lbs. 6 oz. at 2 mo.)! She's growing so, so fast! Yesterday... or maybe the day before, she started to copy-cat us when we would stick our tongue out at her. Now, it's not that we want our baby girl going around sticking her tongue out at every person she meets, but we were trying to get her to mimic us, and that's what we came up with... and it worked! She gets a kick out of it, we get a kick out of it, I'd say it's a win-win! Still trying to catch it on the camera. She doesn't tend to stick with any one thing for too long. Other things going on at 3 months....

She's definitely bringing her hands together a lot and even tries to hold toys... the small pink Snoopy from Aunt Mandy and Uncle Michael is a favorite.

She is still sleeping through the night, from about 7:45pm - 6 or 7am.

She wakes up smiling every morning. I sit watching the monitor waiting for her to wake up and love rushing in once we're sure she's awake. It's my favorite part of every day.

She's starting to bounce in the exersaucer she got for Christmas from Aunt Mandy... Bebe... I'm not exactly sure who actually got that for her (THANK YOU!). Either way, she quite enjoys us bouncing her in it, and she is starting to try to bounce herself a bit... with the aid of a couple photo albums under her feet of course.

She's still got great head/neck control... I swear she's been holding her head steady while we hold her since about 2 weeks old! Even with that great control and those strong muscles, she still hates tummy time for the most part. She can sure lift that head up if she wants to, but she usually doesn't want to! 

She rolled over from her tummy to her back totally by herself a couple of days ago! Intentionally or accidentally? We don't know for sure. Since she doesn't spend much time on her tummy in order to practice that skill, we haven't seen a repeat yet. She spends more time upright rather than on her tummy, which her pediatrician suggested we continue to do... I guess she'll get on that tummy when she's good and ready. 

We're loving that she's finally starting to interact with us some! She was generally quite disinterested in us until recently, so the fact that she's starting to pay some attention to us and letting us get smiles out of her from time to time is so heart-warming! We feel like she on on the brink of laughing, I feel so sure it'll happen any day now. Hearing that laugh just might make my heart explode!



Bowser is slowly starting to regain a tolerance for her. No pictures posed lying on him like the in beginning. But at least he will lie down next to her now, with minimal coaxing... okay, maximum coaxing. But, it's a definite improvement over those days when he tried to get away as quickly as possible every single time we broke the "5 feet of distance between me and her at all times" rule he seemed to have in place.


"What are you looking at?"


She's definitely starting to melt his heart too these days. (Please try to ignore his out of control hair in this picture. We took care of that yesterday.... about a month later than we needed to.)


Of course, we can't forget the birthday boy. Oh that gray hair... he's getting to be such an old man. This guy truly has been my best friend for the past 10 years. He came to me in an incredibly hard time in my life and filled a hole in my heart like no one else could have. For that I can never repay him. The last 3 months have been so crazy for all of us. With the joy Adelaide has brought me, I have also been brought great sadness for the lack of time we have had for this guy, who was pretty much our whole world for years and years. He truly is a member of our family and Adelaide's big brother. I hate that he has had to take a back seat in order for us to expand our family and hope that things will calm down soon, allowing us to give him the time and love he completely deserves. I know so many people out there do not and will never understand what I am saying, or how we feel about this guy. He is and always will be a part of our family, just as important as any of the rest of us. I am so grateful for his patience and acceptance of Adelaide and I can't wait to see the day when when he no longer only tolerates her or protects her out of brotherly duty, but becomes her friend as well. We love you Bowser!





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