Is time really going by this quickly? Getting on to post on the blog and realizing I’m struggling with once a month posts makes me realize how fast time is flying. Because of that, I realize that my time is better spent soaking up every smile and giggle Selah gives me. So you’ll have to forgive the infrequent posts because her sighs are just more important right now.
We took her in for a check up at 3 months. The typical ones are 2 month and 4 month, but that was too long a stretch for me, especially with her previous weight issues. So we definitely wanted to get her weighed. That baby weighs 14 pounds and is now in the 90th percentile…so..think we fixed the weight issue… She’s all caught up and doc said everything looks great. She had acquired a snotty nose and some congestion so that was a bummer but it went away and now she’s back to perfection.
Well my 13 weeks of Maternity leave is over. Technically, it was only 8 weeks of maternity leave but with a summer in the middle of it. I can’t imagine leaving my baby any sooner than that, and next time I’m going to do some real scheming, and hopefully be off work forever. Don’t tell Tron. The first day back, I planned on waking her up, feeding her, and then leaving her with Daddy until he had to leave. Then mom and Lauren were coming over to watch her. I decided not to wake her since it was earlier than her usual wake up time, and I didn’t want her to wake me up at 6am on Saturdays from now on. As I thought about it, that was better anyway. If she had been her usual morning-smiley-self, I would have been late for work. Way late. Like not-shown-up late. My day went by really fast, and Lauren and Mom kept me updated with emails, phone calls, and even pictures, so it was a really nice transition and I didn’t have to worry too much. I rushed home, the drive felt like it was weeks long. Walked in, and she didn’t even look at me. No smiles. No kicking legs. No flailing arms. She practically said, “Leave me again and see what happens.” My other friends that kept her were also very gracious to me with updates and loving on her.
For the past week, Selah has been trying to roll over. We’ve had the video camera on hand and we have probably at least an hour of footage in the form of one minute clips of her going from her back to her side, just waiting on her to turn over. In fact, I told my mom and sister that if she rolled over on Wednesday while I was at work, please don’t tell me. Friday night when we got home, we had pizza (our usual). We watched her get sooo close to rolling over, and I knew it would happen soon. She got the hang of gaining momentum, and finally, she rolled herself right over. I debated getting the camera… but in the moment, I just wanted to watch. When she flipped over onto her tummy, she stayed there for a while. Everytime I put her on her tummy she gets mad. But I guess if she does it herself, she’s okay with it. We did get the camera for some subsequent rolls. It was really really cute. There could have been some happy little wet specks in someone’s eyes in my house.
That night, I laid her down in the co-sleeper without the boppy. She is usually propped on that because she would fight being flat on her back, so we had her inclined. I wasn’t sure if she’d stay asleep, but she did. However, she kicked her legs a lot and moved around a lot and woke me up a lot. She wasn’t awake, nor was her daddy, but I kept thinking she was going to wake up so I couldn’t sleep too well. I’m thinking about giving her a few more days to get used to it, but if she keeps making so much noise, I think I’m going to have to gently start pushing her toward the door. (not the front door you maniacs, the bedroom door and into her own room). I can’t believe its time for that already.
Our favorite thing to do right now is sing. Well I sing, she listens, and smiles like crazy. Mom, Lauren and I drove her up to the Summerton Diner (a real southern jewel!) and its about an hour drive. Mom sang in the backseat to her the whole time, Selah loved it. So did Lauren (ha!). So…she really likes to be sang to. My favorite tunes to sing to her are:
Selah Baby (sung to the tune of Sherry Baby)
Who’s that Baby (Who’s that Lady)
I Love you Selah (I’m sorry playmate)
I change all the words and its fun for both of us. Maybe one day I will sing to you too!
I made this little video for her 3 month birthday:
Well…. I guess that is all for now. Next post, I imagine, will be at 4 months, which I’m already dreading. More shots!! Aaaaa!