Sloane | three months

Sloane, your presence has graced the Earth for T H R E E whole months already and we are so glad you are here!

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LIKES

  • People talking to her
  • Letting her own voice be heard
  • Her hands!!
  • Being held while she sleeps (her longest naps are while I’m holding her…)

DISKLIKES

  • Tummy time
  • Having her hair washed/rinsed

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • She is grabbing everything now – her shirt, the paci clip, my shirt, her lovie if it’s in her lap.  She doesn’t know that she’s grabbing things yet but that will come soon.
  • She found her hands!  And she sometimes prefers them over the paci.
  • She’s kicking and moving all over, especially when she’s excited or hungry.  And it’s less flailing and more controlled movements/flapping.
  • She slept through the night for the first time (8/17/17) and she’s made it a habit!  She’s now sleeping through the night from 10:30 to 7:00!
  • Sloane is only napping 30-45 minutes when she isn’t being held so I’m trying to help teach her to sleep longer on her own.
  • We made another trip back to Indiana this month so Sloane is officially a road trip professional!
  • She likes to watch Peyton and Indie as they move around the room.  Although Peyton is generally thisclose to Sloane most of the time.  And she’s more aware of toys hanging around her.
  • Her smiles are THE BEST!  And she’s thankfully very generous with them.
  • She’s recently become less of a cuddle bug and usually prefers trying to sit up and look around.
  • Tummy time is no fun – she refuses to do anything (lift her head, try to roll over, etc) except kick her legs and grunt with her face on the floor.  I try putting a light-up or talking toy in front of her to encourage her to lift her head – she’ll attempt it 1 out of 10 tries.  We’ll keep working on it!
  • While we were in Indiana on vacation she was exceptionally fussy several days and there was even screaming a few times.  We aren’t sure if it’s because she was out of her element at home or since she’s recognizing faces and is more aware of her surroundings that she got overwhelmed or if it was something I was eating but I decided to cut dairy out of my diet to see if it helps.  It’s almost been a solid week of no dairy for me and there hasn’t been any screaming and she hasn’t been fussy unless she’s hungry or tired.  But now I don’t know if it’s because we’re home and she’s comfortable again or if it’s the dairy-free diet so I’ll give it a few more days and reintroduce the dairy to see what happens…
  • A few first for this month – sleeping through the night, beach day, trip to the zoo (Fort Wayne, IN), parade (Labor Day parade in Uplande, IN),

Whew… We love you so much Sloane!  You’re growing so fast and you are an absolute joy!

Until next time — Cindy

*All images ae original to A View from the Shore

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