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!