Let me just start off by saying that I love my little girl more than I could have imagined. She is so precious! While I was pregnant I thought a lot about what it would be like to have a 3rd child, have a girl, and have our kids so close together. I did a lot of fretting and worrying about how I would handle it and how our kids would cope with the change. It really has been such a blessing. We are in our new normal. We have some very rough days, but we make it through. God is good!
She really started to smile this month (April 23rd was the first time that she responded to our smiles) and started cooing a little bit. She has really filled out and is quickly outgrowing her clothes. She is more willing to let me put her in the swing or lay her in her bed. This has been helpful especially in the morning when I am try to get some chores done and get the boys fed and ready for the day. She still likes to be worn quite a bit in Becco Carrier. I have used a carrier way more with her than I did with the boys. She likes to be near her momma
She had her doctor’s appointment on 5/18. Chase and Maggie had appointments at the same time. Chase needed to go for a check-up for Kindergarten. Maggie needed a check-up and shots. She did pretty well considering. She cried when she got the shots, and she needed some love and snuggles to get her calmed down. The day of her appointment and the next day she was extremely tired. She pretty much slept through both of the days and nights. She would only wake up briefly to eat. Poor baby! Both Chase and Maggie got excellent reports on their health. Praise the Lord for healthy kids!
Appearance: Her eyes are officially blue. She seems to have more of an olive skin tone (thank you Jacque Green and Chris Barney). Her hair is really filling in. It is still short, but it is coming in very evenly just like her brothers did. She is very round and chubby. We love the little rolls. She is so soft and squishy! Such a treat after her brothers. She has dimples that showed up this month. We couldn’t tell if she would have them, but she does.
Sleep: She now sleeps in her bed the whole night. She seems to know that it is nighttime. She wakes up to eat around 1 or 2 and between 4 and 6. The great thing is that she just eats and falls right back to sleep. Like a said above she is starting to nap in the morning in her bed or swing. She is still very sleepy and is only awake about 1 hour at the most.
Diaper Size: She moved from Size One to Size 1-2 on 5/14.
Clothing: She can still wear some 0-3 month clothing, but is quickly moving onto 3-6 month clothes. It is so fun to have a girl to put cute little clothes on. I never thought I would get to enjoy a daughter. It is pretty amazing!
Height/Weight: She grew very quickly. The medical assistant kept getting warning messages as she entered Maggie’s data because it was saying that the increases in percentiles were very large. The MA was entering the correct info. She is just a big girl
Height:23 inches (75th percentile)
Weight: 12 lbs 4 oz. (85th percentile)
Head Circumference: 15 inches (34th percentile)
Eating Habits: She likes to eat every 2-4 hours. She eats a little more in the evening. I think she is storing up for the night.
Development: She is still very sleepy and sleeps most of the day. She seems to have more of a wake/eat/sleep pattern. She coos at us. She likes to watch her brothers.