Thursday, February 18, 2010

3 months old


We've reached a lovely milestone - my baby is 3 months old. Smiling, sleeping through the night (!), chatting with us and the beginnings of a giggle here and there. That is my favourite, followed closely by her big gummy smiles.

So far Is has been an absolute delight - I didn't know babies could be like this. I'm sure it's mostly her placid, easy going personality, but another factor could be that she's a thumb sucker.

I tried many times to get her to take a dummy. I'd find her sleeping soundly in her bassinet with the dummy discarded and her thumb in her mouth. I immediately projected myself into the future where I had a 10 year old that still sucks her thumb and I'm grabbing it out of her mouth in public places.

Both of my girls have been "sucky" babies. S still has a dummy as she's just not ready to give it up. Is was placed on my chest as soon as she was born and withing minutes she was laying there comfortably sucking her fingers. I guess time will tell as to whether dummies or thumbs are better. I have my own involuntary experiment going on within my home. I'm hoping Is proves me wrong and gives up her thumb by 3...

Anyway, that's all a while off. For now I'm soaking up the baby bliss. I keep getting warned that her easiness could all change at 3, 6, 9 months. I'm hoping Is proves them wrong on that one too. x

5 comments:

two little buttons said...

i love that photo, it warms my heart watching her suck her thumb, thats what my hugo used to look like..... he is 6 and only sucks it now to go to sleep or if he's tired and at home !!!

Clare said...

Oh J, she's beautiful!! I can't believe I'm yet to meet her :( Did you get my reply on FB?
xx

lilredsquirrel said...

Oh Julia - what a brilliant photo. This little poppet looks like she is full of personality. Enjoy the ride and I hope she will let you prove them all wrong.
Nic

gillybean said...

O.M.G. Julia, she is Si's double. Present finished, just have to put on the label and will deliver soon.

Love, Gill

Nikki Cardigan said...

That smile is magical Julia. I know kids need teeth but it is sad that those gummy smiles don't last longer!

I love that you are soaking up the baby bliss. After reading you post, I got to wondering why there is a need to "warn" mums of potential tough times that might happen, rather than just celebrating the wonderfulness that is now...??? Anyway....

PS. Yippee to your girl for sleeping through the night.