Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Three Months Old

(By Aubree)

This month has gone by so fast! Probably the main reason is because Clara, Jeff, and I have been sick. Clara got RSV and Influenza B. We were really lucky, because she didn't end up on oxygen or have to stay in the hospital at all. There was really only one scary day and I took her in to have her oxygen level checked and it was between 88-90%, which isn't very good. I went back later that night and it had gone up to 93%. They ordered a little vacuum that sucks out her nose, which she hates, and that helped so much. Then Jeff and I got the flu and Clara and I ended up with ear infections. So this took up a good portion of the month, but we're all pretty healthy now.

Clara has been a lot of fun this month. Her favorite toy is a mirror. She will smile and talk to herself forever! It's the cutest. She slept through the night for the first time last night! 8 and 1/2 hours baby!! She is really grabbing things, but doesn't realize it all the time. She will be holding a toy and not even know it's there. I can't wait until she can entertain herself better, because she's still pretty clingy, but I'll take the snuggles while she'll give 'em.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to help her to sleep during the day, please tell me. I've probably heard them all, but I want to hear it anyway. I don't know why she won't nap, but it's really frustrating. She will sleep for maybe 30 to 45 minutes while I'm holding her and anytime I try to lay her down to nap, she'll wake up not even 5 minutes later. Any suggestions are welcome.

This is her favorite toy. There's a mirror that she's looking at and she will stare at herself and just smile and talk.

My sister-in-law Wendy let us borrow this. It's to help with tummy time, but she hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. It sure makes for a cute picture though!

We love bath time! She is very content and relaxed in the tub now. It's one of our favorite times of the day.

Clara loves hanging with her daddy. She will talk to him more than anybody else. Look at those chubby cheeks! It seems like she's gotten so much chubbier in the last couple of weeks.

This is the first and only time she has sucked on her thumb that I know of. I have tried and tried to get her to do it since, but she won't. It would help her be more content by herself if she got the hang of it.

Clara still loves her walks. She usually will sleep most of the way.

This is the walk to the park. It's only about 1/2 mile from our house.

The park has a track that we walk around.


Lyndzi said...

She's getting so big. What a cutie!

Andi said...

When you figure out the sleep thing, let me know. My girls do the same. And they do it at seperate times. One thing I notice that helps is to play with them really hard or do something that is out of their schedule, they will sleep a little bit longer. Does the swing help?

Webb Family said...

Hi, this is Tara Sorensen if you didn't recognize the name. I loved the book called, "Baby Wise" I think it helped me tons!!

Furlong Family said...

I'm sorry Clara was sick and the rest of the family! That sounds no fun at all! Peyton does the same thing with nap time, he sleeps in my arm and then if I try to put him down he wakes up. One thing though that has helped is I put him in his car seat and rock it on my lap and he will usually fall asleep in that!

Burke family said...

Sounds like a rough month. Jordan was just like Clara... 40 minutes tops and then he'd wake up and forget about it if you ever layed him down. I know it can be so frustrating! I read everything I could, talked to everyone, and tried anything... nothing helped but time. He's still just not a big napper. But he sleeps great at night, and I decided that was the most important.

Walks were our best friend! By the end of the day when you just think you can't do it any longer, put her in the stroller and just walk. It helps you as much as her (plus helps shed a few pounds while you're at it :) I'm sorry. I know how frustrating it is, and the worst part is not being able to do anything about it. Hang in there! And try to enjoy this time... it goes by so fast! :)