Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Return of the Chair: three months

It's the 29th of the month, which means my little sugar bean is three months old! A quarter of a year has passed since Clara made her crazy debut. Feast your eyes on this Butterball!

I love my fat babies oh, so much.

Clara is getting all sorts of cute these days, cooing and "talking" to whomever will listen. She lights up in smiles whenever anyone interacts with her. She LOVES her bath and goes crazy kicking and splashing all the water out. She's also totally content to chill just about anywhere for long stretches of time, so I'm getting a lot more done than I did when my other kids were in the infant stage. They seemed to always want to be held. She's happy on her lonesome as long as she has something fun to look at.

Did I mention she's sleeping through the night too? She started around the 2-month mark. I feed her around 6 PM; then, she sleeps until 10 and I wake her again for one more feeding. After that, she doesn't wake up again until around 5 or 6 AM. Yes, I realize this is a humongous blessing and I'm beyond grateful! My other two kids were equally as adept at sleeping when it counts, so it's all I know. God is keenly aware of how crotchety I can become when I don't get my sleep so He has given me good sleepers, I guess.

Clara is basically a dream baby. She really doesn't cry unless she's hungry, tired or very poopy. These causes of her distress are all easily ameliorated -- she's a great nurser and will eat anywhere, and she loves to be changed. If she's tired, all I have to do is pop a binky in her mouth and swaddle her and she's out for the count. I'm telling you: DREAM BABY.

My only complaint is she pukes a LOT. For instance, this morning I was nursing her in bed when suddenly, the partially-digested milk EXPLODED dramatically from her mouth, soaking herself, me and my side of the bed in one shot. She goes through about four outfits a day on average due to her "spit-up" frequency. I put spit-up in quotes because anyone who has dealt with this knows it's never actually just a little spit-up. We have a burp cloth or two in every room of the house and I do a LOT of laundry. The doctor said it was normal (despite my insisting that it's too much puke for any sane person to handle) so she's not on any medication for it. I can't wait until this phase passes and I'm sure Clara can't wait, either. It's probably not fun to constantly expel the contents of your esophagus and/or stomach day in, day out. It does seem to help when I don't eat dairy, so I've all but cut it out of my diet completely.

Well, that's Clara in a nutshell. She's a rollie-pollie ball of cuteness and fun. She loves her brother and sister and they adore her to pieces. I feel so incredibly blessed to have such an easy-going baby, especially at a time when I haven't been feeling so great myself. More on that later. I had some blood work done last week to determine the cause of my entire body being in near-constant pain. I'm sure I'll be blogging about it at some point. In the meantime, I'm just wishing and hoping it will go away.


  1. She is so cute!
    I'm pregnant with our first, and I can't wait to be able to post little updates - they are so fascinating to read.
    My sister was a big-spit-upper. My mom said cutting out diary worked well for her too.
    (Now me, I was a dream boat of a baby).
    Hope you get to feeling better.

  2. Adorable! My life these days (and for the past almost 7 months) has been laundry, laundry, laundry with my little puker! I hope it stops for you soon. And I hope they can figure out what's going on with you and you can get some relief. That sounds miserable. And, I'm totally jealous of the sleeping through the night! :)

  3. There is only ONE word to describe a newborn baby that finally sleeps through the night...CELESTIAL.

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