Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3.5 months.

I've kind of been slacking in the blogging department, so here we go with our 3 1/2 month update!

Baby Linna is getting BIG! I'm guessing she's at LEAST 15 lbs. (she was 12 lbs. at her 2 month appointment). It's getting tougher and tougher to lug her car seat around, and I'm seriously contemplating taking her in and out of the seat when we go places. My right arm is pretty buff;) Baby Linna is all smiles and is still the happiest baby! She's sleeping at least eight hour stretches at night, usually from 10:30 p.m. - 7:30 or 8 a.m. She's drinking about 5 ounces each feeding too! She sleeps a LOT during the day still, which I was concerned about at first, but she's just a baby who likes her sleep (like her mama and papa)! She usually just falls asleep in her Boppy, or under her play gym, and sometimes in her crib. We haven't been using the MamaRoo much lately.

A new thing in the world of Linna is her stinky toots! I cannot believe the smells that come out of our little girl's tush. She's still not pooping every day, but when she does... LOOK OUT! Today, she did a #2 twice, and we had to change her outfit twice... three times including all of her spit-ups. Linna also loves talking, whether it's to herself or other people. We're still waiting for her to laugh out loud (I can't wait for this)! Grandma and Grandpa Specken bought Linna an Exersaucer and she just loves it! Linna is always trying to sit up on her own. She's SO strong, and has been standing since she was 2 months old! You can hold her hands and she pulls herself right up. She also loves to grab at her toys and pull them up to her mouth (it's so cute)! I also love watching her bring her hands together (like she's praying) and put them in her mouth. She loves sucking on her fingers and her knuckles!

Miss Minnesota and Baby Linna

I know it's a big no-no (and AJ still isn't completely comfortable with it), but we're letting Linna sleep on her tummy at night. She can hold her head up 90-degrees, and is even starting to push up with her arms. Linna is a tummy sleeper and if we lay her on her back at night, she wakes up once or twice a night. We always check on her and her head is always to the side. Other people with kids have told me that they let their babies sleep on their tummies too (one friend since her baby was 2 weeks old), and I really thought about it, but I just think Linna was ready. My mom told me I was a tummy sleeper too, and I just want Linna to get a good night sleep!

Linna also made her first appearance on Kare 11 Today, as one of her mama's models. She did such a good job and is such a natural! We are so excited to celebrate Linna's first Thanksgiving on Thursday with the Krekelberg family in Burnsville. I'm hoping she doesn't get the turkey "sleepies" from my breast milk (can this happen?)... or maybe I hope she does;) We'll also be celebrating Thanksgiving on Saturday with AJ's family in Mankato.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Saighs!

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