3 months old! / 3 mois !

2009 June 16
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by Celine

3 months old… and she has already doubled her birth weight – as on Tuesday, she is 7.970 kg/17.5 lbs  and 63.5 cm/25 inches. At our last prenatal group meeting, she was the biggest baby! So big that she outgrows lots of her clothes ; the 3-6 months clothes barely fit anymore!

Her eating and sleeping patterns keep on changing all the time too… At some point, it was down to 7-8 feedings/day, now it’s back to 8-10 times/day. Also, last month I mentioned that she was sleeping 5 to 8 hours in a row at night… not anymore! Now, it’s more like 5 hours max a stretch and then every 2 to 3 hours. But she still naps 1 to 2 hours around noon and for these past few days, goes to bed earlier at night (6pm) and still sleeps until 9h30 am… but I won’t hold my breath, that may change again! Just when you think they have a routine and you get excited about it, they change it!

We also noticed that she gets bored more easily on her mat, she still likes playing on it but for shorter periods of time. “Miss J.” (her rapper’s name, as suggested by a colleague of mine) wants to be entertained! She loves going out and riding under the trees so she can stare at them. She also fancies more face-to-face time stimulation: singing, making faces, etc… and she becomes more attentive at looking at books, her favorite is a book of babies’ pics! We know when she enjoys herself –  she will have a big smile on her face, sticks her tongue out, makes a small dance and vocalizes! It is difficult to capture these moments because each time she sees the camera, she just looks concerned – ‘what’s this machine they cover their face with’ she seems to ask herself? Oh! and sometimes she will even laugh – she just started to produce these little sounds of hers that really crack me up! Of course, she knows how to show her displeasure as well – now, she shrieks, yells and even starts to make these little tantrums… I guess it’s time to show her who’s the boss at home !!!

3 mois… et elle a deja double son poids de naissance. Ce mardi, elle pesait 7. 970 kg et mesurait 63.5 cm. A notre derniere rencontre du groupe prenatal, elle etait la plus grosse memere! Du coup, les vetements sont rapidement trop petits, le 3-6 mois lui va tout juste.

Aussi, ses rythmes tetees/sommeil changent tout le temps… Nous en etions a 7-8 tetees/jour, nous en sommes maintenant a 8 a 10/jour de nouveau. Si le mois dernier, elle dormait la nuit un cycle de 5 a 8 heures d’affilee, plus maintenant… C’est plutot 5 heures maxi d’affilee et ensuite toutes les 2 a 3 heures. Elle fait toujours une sieste de 1 a 2 heures sur les coups de midi et ces derniers jours, va au lit plus tot le soir (18h) et dort tout de meme jusqu’a 9h30 le lendemain matin… mais bon, on ne va pas faire de plan sur la comete car depuis, j’ai appris que les routines de bebe changent souvent !

Nous avons aussi remarque que desormais, son tapis de jeux ne l’interesse pas aussi longtemps qu’avant. “Mademoiselle J” (son nom de rappeuse, comme me l’a suggere une collegue !) veut qu’on s’occupe d’elle ! Elle adore les ballades a l’exterieur, et en particulier quand on passe en poussette sous les arbres qu’elle peut alors observer. Elle aime aussi le face-a-face : “bateau sur l’eau”, les grimaces, etc… et devient plus attentive aux livres, son prefere etant celui avec des photos de bebes. Nous savons quand elle s’amuse – elle sourit, tire la langue, fait une petite danse et gazouille ! A chaque fois qu’on sort l’appareil photo pour immortaliser ces moments, elle arrete alors le show, et fronce les sourcils comme si elle se demandait “qu’est-ce que c’est que cette machine ?”. Oh ! et maintenant, elle commence a rire et ces petits sons provenant de sa gorge m’eclatent vraiment ! Bien entendu, elle sait egalement montrer son mecontentement – elle hurle, monte d’un ton et meme fait des mini-coleres… il est temps de lui montrer qui est le chef a la maison !!!

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