Eliana – 3 Months

(Format borrowed from dear friend, Andrea, at Entrusted.)

Eliana, you are 3 months old!

By the numbers: 3 months old. 6 daytime feedings and 1 middle of the night feeding (usually around 4am). 4-5 naps per day, sleeping through the night from 7pm to 7am (or sometimes 9 or later…).  size diapers. size 3 months clothes.   11 lb 8 oz.  (approximately)

Eliana Joy, you are truly living up to your name! When God gave us your big brother, we thought we couldn’t be happier.  But now that we have two precious gifts from God, we continue to be amazed at how much deeper our love for you both grows daily!

This month was a month of milestones and turning corners for you.  You started smiling all the time, cooing and sticking your tongue out in delight at anyone who will smile back.  We love, love, love your one sweet dimple!

You also started laughing–though it sounds more like a cough–and you enjoy looking at your Mama or your toys and laughing aloud.  Another thing you started doing this month is sleeping very consistently through the night in long, uninterrupted stretches.  You get in your jammies and nighttime diaper around 6:30, have one last feeding, and fall asleep around 7pm, allowing your paci to fall out of your mouth soon after you drift into sweet slumber.  Then we don’t hear a peep from you until between 2 and 4:30am, when you wake for a quick feeding and go back to sleep until 6am, when I give you another quick feeding and put you back to sleep until you wake for the day around 8am.

You take after your brother in the excessive sleep department.  At 3 months old, you still sleep about 20 hours out of every day and stay awake for only 45 minutes to an hour after each feeding.  You are a much lighter sleeper than Jeshuah was, and when we tote you around on errands in your car seat, you wake up as soon as the car stops every time. (With your brother, I could carry him around from place to place all day long and he would stay asleep!).  But you sleep very well at home, unless you have an upset tummy, which has been happening more often lately.

Everyone’s first two comments when they see you now are always the same: “Wow, she is really filling out nicely!” and “Look at those HUGE eyes!!”  A lot of people also look at you inquisitively and say, “I’m just trying to figure out who she looks like–mom or dad?” You are also told regularly that you do not resemble your brother very much. Your aunts and uncles especially love getting pictures of you with your eyes wide, taking in the world.

You love your brother and he loves you! He loves to lean over you on your play mat and laugh at you, pulling your hands up and making them “tickle” under his chin. He loves to give you kisses and hugs and shove your paci in your mouth when you are sad (which is not very often). Jeshuah also enjoys playing the game where we find your feet, hands, knees, and all your facial features.  You do not always enjoy this as much as he does, though.  Lately, you have started interacting more with him, gazing at him intently, then bursting into smiles and coos, attempting to gain his attention when he is distracted.  He laughs at every little noise you make, mimicking it himself and then laughing again. I love watching the two of you play!

You’re our Precious Pumpkin, our little Goosey, our Piglet, and our Cupie Cutie Pie.

We love you so much!

Mama and Daddy


2 responses to this post.

  1. So sweet! Love the picture of her huge, dimpled grin and of her and Jeshuah nose-to-nose.


  2. Posted by Eco Friendly Homemaking on April 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Oh she is so adorable!! I am new to your blog and am so glad I found it!


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