Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy 3 Months Kailey!!

Our little girl Kailey just recently hit the 3 month mark!! She has changed so much in the past 3 months, but one of the best changes is how much she is interacting with us now. She is constantly smiling and laughing at us when we talk to her and she just loves to watch her big brother Colin!
One area where she is lucky (unlucky?) is how much we know about development now because of Colin so she is always working too! She does really well in the bumbo seat until she gets tired, and then she lets you know when it is time to get out. Doesn't it look like she is about to flip us off here?

As long as she has someone there to talk to her, she is usually pretty content int he seat!

She really loves her brother and I can't wait for them to get a little older to see how that relationship will change. I love watching her watch him because she always has a smile on her face when she is looking at him. It's really cute!

Colin has been asking to hold her more often (in his way which is to point at Kailey and say "yes" with extended arms). I haven't said no yet because I'm just so happy that he is initiating it more and taking more of an interest in her. We of course have to monitor very closely because he still doesn't have the concept of "nice/gentle" down very well. This picture cracks me up because he very rarely "gets it back" from kailey and he doesn't seem too thrilled.

I took Kailey, actually both of the kids (YIKES), to Dr. Uma on Tuesday for her 3 month checkup and she is doing wonderfully!! She was very happy when we got there (that changed) and i couldn't believe how big she looked in the umbrella stroller! Originally I brought the stroller in for Colin and she was in her carrier, however, Colin can not sit in a stroller when it is sitting still so I ended up taking him out and putting her in. It is VERY challenging to be alone with two kids at the doctor's office!

Kailey weighed in at 13 lbs and 3 ounces so she gained just over a pound in a month. She currently falls in the 75th percentile (70 percentiles? or however you say it) above Colin so no, you can NEVER compare two kids!

Kailey is on a pretty good schedule these days which always makes me happy (I am a creature of routine!). She has three 8 oz. bottles a day (morning, noon and late afternoon) and then usually one 4 oz. bottle just before bed between 7:30 and 8pm. She then sleeps from 8/8:30 until 7-8am ish. Yes, we ARE lucky! I talked to Dr. Uma about trying out cereal with her even though she is still a bit young because she never seems completely satisfied, which is how we ended up with 8 oz. per feeding. I don't want to go up from 8 oz., especially at this age, but I thought she would benefit from a little bit more fulfillment. So, Dr. Uma gave us the ok to give a whirl...

...which was just short of a disaster.

She was NOT happy and after 3 days of the attempt, we are still not quite there yet. This is ok with us, yet, I find it VERY ironic that Colin took to cereal on the FIRST attempt and is having major issues now, and she is struggling with it. Oh well, I know she will do just fine with it when she gets used to this new thing.

She is not the best with naps unless we are in the car or she is moving. She ALWAYS needs to be moving or else she is generally a bit fussy. She is actually starting to stir now in her crib from her nap and she has only been in there for an hour tops. I'll take it though, I would much rather have good nights than good naps!

She is starting to tolerate tummy time much more and we just discovered that she loves to be on her tummy in front of a mirror. She thinks it's the greatest thing!

We just love our little Kailey girl so much! Stay tuned for pics of our lil beach girl starting next weekend!!

Happy 3 months Kailey girl!!


Becca said...

Wow, she looks so much like you! Then I looked at the photo of your husband at the top of the page, and sheesh, she looks so much like him, too! A perfect combo. :-) The photo of her squeezing Colin's face cracked me up!

Adrienne said...

It's a mini Kelli!! She's sooo cute and getting so big! Love the pic of her squishing Colin's face!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

what a pretty girl!! Kailey is doing great...I bet Colin is LOVING being the big brother...I bet it melts your heart every time Colin holds her and she is so eager!! there is nothing better then watching our children love and bond together!! smiles

Deanna said...

I can't believe how big she's getting! Love to see pics of your adorable family!

Nana said...

Happy 3 months pretty girl!

Suze said...

Can't believe how big she is getting! She looks so strong doing tummy time!

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Our little girls are so similar! It's going to be fun to see how they grow.

Boy do I feel you on the doctor piece! We just came back from 2 appointments today and had one earlier in the week. I think I've had 5 this month already! Insanity is putting it nicely! The double stroller doesn't help when both kids want/need you personally. Oh well...

Kailey is just beautiful and I can't wait to see her enjoying the beach!

Oh...and I'm VERY jealous of the sleep you are getting! Have Kailey teach Angel that trick please!