Caroline – 3 Months

My Sweet Caroline is 3 months old today! I’m sitting here writing this post at 10:30 in order for it to be up in time, and I must admit that I am sleeeeeeeepy. I’m back at work and 5:45 is a pretty rough wake up call, especially if you’re used to having such good sleepers for children and not having to work for five months.

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Caroline Lately:

  • Fitting in 3 month clothes (although some a little big)
  • Wearing size 1 diapers, but we need to switch her to size 2. We just have a ton of size 1 diapers we need to get through.
  • Taking a bottle fine at MDO, and is napping great there.
  • Bottle fed pumped milk while I am away from her, and nursed when we are together. She is a champ at both. I’m so ecstatic that it’s going so strong.
  • Starting to bust out of the swaddle a lot, so we may wean her from it soon.
  • Very in tune with noises and voices.
  • Neck control is getting very strong and will constantly look around the room to find voices and people.
  • Always gets a comment about her full head of hair when we’re out in public. I love it!

Likes:

  • “Talking” – girlfriend is babbling so much now! She loves it when you look and talk to her. She wants to be included in the conversation.
  • Blowing bubbles. So. precious.
  • Kicking, kicking, and kicking her feet. She’s getting quite squirmy lately.
  • Playing on her play mat
  • Baths with her sister
  • Big sister Kennedy, in general. She’s the bee’s knees.
  • Getting her diaper changed
  • Eye contact

Dislikes:

  • The car, sometimes.
  • Being overtired. She is her fussiest when she is overtired.

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Life as a Familyย with Two Working Parents:

  • Just had her first week of “school” as mommy went back to work last week! She is going to a church Mother’s Day Out program that runs 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on the same school calendar as mine. I drop her off with my dad and stepmom at 6:45, they bring her to school, and then I pick her up from MDO in the afternoon. This week I will start bringing her back to school with me for rehearsal. I’m just glad she gets to be with me!
  • Greg is in charge of Kennedy, who is at another school. We wish they could be together, but Kennedy’s school doesn’t have an infant class. Kennedy started out the school year at her MDO and has been going there since last year, and we didn’t want to switch her mid-year. Daddy is in charge of getting Kennedy to and from school, and I am in charge of Caroline. Divide and conquer is the name of our game. It hasn’t been terrible as of yet, but we’ll let you know later on in the year…
  • There’s a loooooot more moving parts when it comes to getting everyone where they need to be on time. Prep the night before is absolutely crucial. My lunch, Kennedy’s lunch, Caroline’s milk, pumping, freezing breastmilk, setting out everyone’s outfit, making sure the diaper bag / work bag / backpack has what it needs, etc. etc. There is no room for error or skimping the night before, otherwise we will be a hot mess in the morning.

How Caroline is Growing:

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Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start. If you have a moment, send some good vibes that we get through week 2 of work swimmingly. I have next week off for Thanksgiving and I can’t wait!

6 Comments

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    Niki
    November 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

    She is so beautiful!! And I get fussy when I’m overtired too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Shayna
    November 17, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh my goodness she’s adorable!!! Sounds like the divide & conquer plan is working for y’all- which is awesome!! Good luck on week 2!!

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    Darby Hawley
    November 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    That cutie patotie sure is growing! I applaud you for juggling everyone in your home’s schedule! You are super woman!!!

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    Brynn
    November 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I need help weaning from the swaddle! Let me know how it goes. I bought a Merlin suit, but she is too small for it yet.
    Caroline is just perfect and I am jealous of that hair! P is rocking a “skullet”, like an old man!

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    Meghan
    November 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    My goodness, she is SO SO SO cute. I cannot believe how much hair she has!

    Girl, I don’t know how you do it with 2! I couldn’t even handle teaching / pumping / etc. with just Layla – and now we’re having the whole “should we have another discussion” – oy! You are such a champ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anne
    November 21, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Sweet girl!! My girl is in a 3-6 month pj’s right now and they fit her well. SADDDDD FACE!!! I wish she was still swimming in her 3 month clothes.

    Glad to hear the transition to work is going well!! Hang in there, mama! You can do it!

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