Saturday, September 08, 2012

3 Month Update

Cora will be 3 months tomorrow!  (I'll avoid the cliche...)  Here are our updates:

Cora: Adorable, the height of preciousness!  This is an easy, lovable little girl.  She's sleeping great.  Her official bedtime is 9:30/10, but she definitely sleeps away some of the evening prior to this.  She usually just wakes once around 3am or so to eat.  Then she falls right back to sleep and then wakes for good between 6 & 7.  She sleeps on and off through the day, but this last week, she's fallen into the pattern of taking a long (like 3-4 hr) nap in the afternoon if I lay her down in her crib.  This is when Jack is napping, so quite the nice schedule!

Cora at 12.5 weeks
She continues to be the easiest nurser, eating about every 3 hours.  She lights up whenever she sees Jacob and me, and now she smiles at Jack too.  Her smiles are awesome - she catches us in her sight and then just dissolves into a grin convulsion that spreads down her whole body.  She also laughed a few times this month.  Priceless!

Jack: He's napping again!!!  Poor kid has had a couple of stomach bugs this month.  Nothing more pitiful than seeing a 2 year old retching over the toilet :(  On a more positive note, the boy has had a month of adventures: trip to SC to see Grammy & Big Papa, hurricane Isaac, a new swingset, and the first day at the Waldorf School.

He did not want to take a first day of school picture.  He woke up saying his tummy hurt, but we thought he was just nervous.  Turns out his tummy did hurt.  Believe me, I felt bad!!
He looked so big with his new shoes on!
Third time is the charm.  He did have a good first day, despite the sore tummy.

Jack continues to be ENTHRALLED by fire trucks.  He definitely wants to be one when he grows up (according to him) but now he also wants to marry a fire fighter.  His latest game involves the following:
  • lay down like he's sleeping (in the fire station of course)
  • fire bell rings - DING, DING, DING
  • he jumps up and grabs his gear (hat, helmet, boots)
  • he jumps on his fire truck (could be the swingset, could be his bed, just depends)
  • he "zooms to the fire"
  • he jumps off, grabbing his hose (a string), gas mask (pair of underwear), and air tank (fire truck sleeping bag) and puts the fire out.
  • jump back on fire truck
  • repeat (and repeat and repeat...)
Jack in his "gas mask."  They are clean, I promise!!
We have a check-up at the ENT next week and I'm eager to have his hearing tested.  He's either got massive fluid build up in his ears or just a really annoying new habit of saying "whAT?" about 100x/day.

Me: I'm down to pre-pregnancy weight, but not pre-pregnancy body, so I've gotten very motivated this month around getting back in shape.  I'm signed up for a one month pass to Pure Barre (this deserves its own post as it is kicking my butt) and we just renewed our gym membership.   My goal is to go to at least 10 Pure Barre classes this month and work toward running an 8 minute mile every gym visit (yesterday was 8:50.) 

On a less positive note, why doesn't anyone tell you that you have massive hair loss about 2-3 months after you have a baby!?!

I have one more week of maternity leave, so we will be living it up next week!  I'm definitely nervous/apprehensive about the addition of responsibilities that going back to work brings!

Jacob:  We got to majorly rebond with our Daddy last week when he was off work all week (and after we'd been gone for 10 days to SC.)  I realized how much more I enjoy Jack and Cora when it's 2:2 vs 1:2 parent to child ratio!  All our fruit trees survived the storm and now there is an oak and satsuma tree planted out front as well.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Poor Jack! I hate to hear that he was so sick!

That postpartum hair loss thing is no joke. I was afraid I was going to go bald. Fortunately, that seems to be slowing a bit lately.

Cora is getting so big! She and Jack are both just adorable!