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UPDATE: month 4

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Height/Weight

24.5 inches (45%), 13.6 oz (28%). Doctor said she looks great! She was thrilled I am still breastfeeding Gracie. She also said not to worry about the 28th percentile because Gracie is going along her growth curve just fine. Yay Gracie! 

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Routine

Our routine is pretty much the same as last month. Gracie wakes up around 8:00am and eats right away. Then we play for about an hour and a half until she’s tired again. She takes a pretty good morning nap while I shower and get ready for the day. Then I feed her and we play for a while again! She has been loving being on her tummy! After we play for a while, she goes down for another nap. I usually try to clean, nap, and eat while she sleeps. Then when she wakes up, I feed her again and we either run errands, hang with family, go outside, or play more! Around 2, Gracie takes another great nap. She goes to bed around 8:30pm now. It’s nice to have some time with Dave. I feed her around 10 or 11, right before we go to sleep.

Sleeping

Hm… I’m not sure what happened. I’ve read about the four month sleep regression, and I think that’s going on. Gracie had been sleeping so good- like 8 hours a night! Now, she wakes up every 2-3 to feed. Usually she goes right back to sleep, which is awesome. But it’s still weird!

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Eating/Feeding

Still exclusively breastfeeding! We’re planning on waiting until 5-6 months to start any kind of solids. I can’t wait though! For now- were enjoying nursing. It’s still one of my favorite times with Gracie. It really has become a time of calmness in my day, and a time to truly be thankful for Gracie. I love it!

Sizes

Gracie is wearing 3 month clothes!

Milestones 

Gracie is really trying to roll over! She has done it once or twice from her back to her tummy, but I think it was just accidental haha! She puts everything in her mouth- especially her fingers! She’s been laughing more- my favorite! Her neck is definitely stronger, but I think we still have a little while until she sits up on her own. She does not like loud noises. When Dave sneezes, she cries! AW!

How I feel

Great! I absolutely love being a mommy! I was made for this. What I am especially thankful for is the ability to stay at home with Gracie (thanks to my amazing hubby!). It is such a blessing to be able to witness every little thing Gracie does. I am loving it! I am a little bit shocked at how fast time is going, though. Where’s my teeny tiny baby!?

Happy four months Gracie!

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UPDATE: month 3

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Three month baby update | gracefulmommy.comHeight/Weight

 We didn’t take Gracie to the doctor this month- so I’m not sure! She’s definitely growing though!

Routine

Gracie loves having a routine! She gets kind of out of sorts without one. But I’m not the type of person to be on a strict schedule.. so we are more go with the flow. We definitely do the same things each day and certain things come after certain activities. If you have read my post on the 90-minute baby sleep program, you know that Gracie loves this routine! She naps, then eats, then we play, then, 90 minutes from the time she last woke up,  she goes down for another nap!

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Sleeping

Gracie is a great sleeper! She takes naps throughout the day- usually 4. And goes to sleep for the night pretty easily. She has been sleeping longer stretches at night (WOO!!). Usually 6-8 hours. We’ve even gotten a 9 hour stretch! Go Gracie go!

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Eating/Feeding

Still exclusively breastfeeding and still loving it! Gracie eats every 2 hours- except at night like I mentioned. I’m still fascinated by the fact that my body alone can provide life for Gracie. It is too cool.

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Sizes 

Gracie is wearing size 0-3 month and size 3 month clothes! I officially put away all of the newborn clothes! AW SAD! It’s crazy how fast she is growing.

Milestones

Gracie is smiling a ton! She has done a few really great laughs. Like belly laughs! Those are the best. She finally loves bath time. PHEW. She loves being outside. She likes being on her tummy more. She loves to do baby talk. And sleep! She loves to sleep.

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How I feel

Hmm… different story over here. Up until this point, I have been doing great! But, I had still been bleeding since birth and apparently that is not normal. I had to get a few tests and ultrasounds done. It turns out there was still some stuff leftover from birth (EW) that had to be removed. So, a couple of weeks ago, I went in for surgery to get it removed. Crazy! A couple days after, I was very tired and weak. But I started to feel better! I finally feel completely normal! YAY! Cause that was NO FUN.

Happy three months Gracie!

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UPDATE: month 2

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Two Months Old

Height/Weight

22.5 inches (44%) and 11 lbs (35%)!

Routine

 We’ve fallen into more of a routine now. Gracie still likes to sleep then eat then play. She’s been taking great naps. We also took Gracie to Marco Island for vacation and she did great! She loves being outside and feeling the fresh air. She’s extra cuddly in the morning, so I always make sure to include some lovin’ in the morning. It’s so amazing to wake up to a baby! She instantly gets me in a great mood- NO COFFEE NEEDED! (Okay- I still kinda need coffee to wake up, but she makes me happy instantly).

Sleeping

Gracie is doing pretty good with sleep! She goes to bed when we do which is around 10 or 11. But she takes great naps- and a lot of them! She pretty much falls asleep every 1.5 hours. Her naps seem to be getting longer- usually 1.5-2 hours. After she plays for a little, she will let you know that she is done. She gets pretty fussy when she is tired. But if you catch it quickly, she is easy to put down for a nap. I still like to rock her or bounce her to sleep. It’s the best feeling ever to have her fall asleep in my arms. I LOVE it!

Two months

Eating/Feeding

Breastfeeding is going much better! Gracie still eats every 2 hours. She seems to be eating a little quicker now. She is growing and is happiest when she is eating. She still wakes up a few times at night to eat, but I don’t mind! It’s actually a very peaceful time.

Two months

Sizes

Gracie actually fits into some of her newborn clothes still. She mostly wears size 0-3 clothes now though. She is wearing newborn diapers but also sometimes size 1 diapers!

Milestones

Gracie smiles a lot now! And she actually started doing some giggles! BEST SOUND EVER. Her head is getting much stronger. She sort of likes tummy time now. And she likes looking at faces!

How I feel

I feel pretty much back to normal! I think I have lost all of the pregnancy weight, although I haven’t weighed myself yet. Things seem to be fitting good! I think it’s from all of the breastfeeding because I haven’t really done any yoga! I am the happiest I’ve ever been! Being a mom is more than I ever imagined. I’m tired all the time- but I don’t even care! Gracie is so cute, fun, cuddly, and MINE! I still can’t believe she is mine!

I can’t believe she is two months already!

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