Wow, I see these threads and mean to reply, then lose track of time before they're pages and pages long! Lucy and I are doing well, she's 3 months today and we weighed her at 13 lbs this week. Definitely not the chunker we thought we were in for when she was born (9 lbs 13 oz)! We thought she'd be in 3-6 month clothes right away but she's only just now growing out of her 0-3 month stuff. She seems to be growing more in length though, she's right around 25". She loves talking and smiles all the time--she's a pretty laid back little muffin. She really has a temper though and knows exactly what she wants (she's a redhead, what can I say?).
Some days she sleeps for an hour or two in the morning and then the afternoon, but within the past week or two, she sometimes won't sleep more than 10 minutes at a time during the day and then gets pretty fussy in the afternoon and evening because she's exhausted and won't let herself sleep. Nights are sort of hit or miss...she'll do a few nights of sleeping 5 hours straight, then a few where she's waking up to nurse every 3 hours (that's the norm), then a few where she's up every hour and a half like clockwork. She's pretty reliable though and her chosen bedtime seems to be between 10 and 11 pm, and we usually get up around 8. She does take a pacifier sometimes but likes her fists better recently. The pacifier is really only when she wants to fall asleep but doesn't want to nurse. We're using it less and less, which makes me happy, but as I said, she knows what she wants! We held off for a while because I didn't really want to give her one but there are times when she really wants to suck but doesn't want milk coming out, it seems. My MIL (who I love) said her biggest baby was like that too and she just felt he was a more efficient eater so he filled up on nursing but hadn't satisfied his desire to suck. Seems about right to me--she nurses like a fiend when I first put her on but generally only goes for 10 or 15 minutes at a time.
My hair has been falling out like there's no tomorrow but it's really thick anyway, so it hasn't been too noticeable. It's funny, I sleep better now than I did while I was pregnant (or even before I got pregnancy) because I don't get up to pee constantly! Lucy and I went out for the first time by ourselves this past week to go visit with my aunt and her kids before a chiropractor appointment for me, which was really nice for us! We're going back for our annual cookie-baking on the 17th. Dh, Lucy and I went out to lunch yesterday with a good friend, our first "restaurant" experience with the baby, and it went much better than expected! Dh's birthday is Friday so we're planning to try another restaurant with my mom and brother next weekend.
Here's my new favorite picture of Lucy, hanging out with her best friend, Stitch. He was a gift from my boss (she and I both love Stitch, lol) and Lucy suddenly noticed him and just adores chatting with him.http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7_11260029.jpg
And here's one from our attempted photo shoot, wearing a sweater my MIL made for her (I wanted to make sure we had pictures of her in it before she grows out of it, but as you can see, it's still pretty big on her so we'll get plenty of use out of it this winter!).http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7_12020024.jpg
I haven't been posting a whole lot but I'm still reading to check up on everyone! I still can't believe it's been 3 months.