We made it! Callie is now 3 months old!
My baby girl is no longer a newborn anymore and has graduated to a baby! Yippee! The newborn stage was very rough for both of my kids and I have always said things gets SO much better at 3 months, and it has been so true for Callie.
The first 2 and a half months for us were very hard. Going from 1 kid to 2 was hard enough, but on top of having a colicky/reflux baby made it much harder. We tried everything to help Callie, but I think it was just something she had to grow out of. I read that colic babies peak at 2 months and then gets much better by 3 months and that was exactly what happened. The past 2 weeks, she has turned into a completely different baby. She is content and happy and cries for normal reasons! It has made a WORLD of difference for everyone that she is so much better.
Sleeping: A couple of weeks ago Callie went from waking up once at night to waking up 2-3 times at night to eat. I'm guessing it was a growth spurt and then this past week she actually slept 12 hour straight for the first time! It was glorious! She also caught her first cold from big brother and has turned into a cough and her voice is hoarse which is so sad to hear. I think she might be tough like her brother because she hasn't been more fussy with the cold or sleeping bad. She has fallen into somewhat of a schedule taking 3 naps a day, sometimes 4 if the naps are short or in the car/stroller. She wakes up at different times in the morning, sometime 8am and sometimes if I feed her around 5 or 6 she will go back to sleep and sleep until 10am. I still swaddle her and she sleeps in our room at night, and in her crib for naps. After she gets past this cold, I'm ready for her to move into her room at night. Evenings can still be hard, especially putting her to bed for the night. She can go down for naps fairly easily, but putting her to bed at night, she fights it so hard. I really have no idea why she does this, but I'm sure she will get better at it.
Milestones: She has smiled real big this month which is so nice for this tired mama! She also coos and "talks" and it's so sweet. She doesn't like tummy time and isn't close to rolling over like her big brother did at just 10 weeks. Of course her biggest milestone is she is a content and happy baby now for the most part. She is getting more and more fun each day!
Likes: Her favorite thing right now is her playmat. She can lay on her back for a long time just batting at all the toys. She also loves her baths and could stay in there forever it seems. She is getting better at being in the car. There were times that she would cry the entire time in car for 30 minutes straight which was hard. She also likes being outside and going for walks in the stroller. She of course loves her big brother and the feeling is definitely mutual.
Cooper wanted to get in on the picture taking of course! He is the sweetest big brother, giving her kisses constantly and asking where she is all the time. If she is on her play mat, Cooper will lay right next to her and put his arm around her. I am so thankful for these 2! What a gift :)