Sadie is three months (13 weeks) old today. It's hard to believe that three whole months have gone by. I'm amazed at how much personality she has already and how much she's grown and changed in these short 13 weeks. Last week Sadie found her hands! She had been holding onto her own hands when she was in her swing or "playing" in her activity mat but she started looking at her hands and smiling now. It's so cute to watch. Just today she found her feet! She's also trying really hard to giggle. She's gotten a few breathy "gasps" out and only one sweet little giggle. I love it! She has also started to grasp at toys. She enjoys looking at different toys and reaching out to them. For now she doesn't have a lot of control over her movements (and has even hit herself in the face pretty hard!) but she's getting better and better every day. I've started reading Goodnight Moon to Sadie at bedtime now. She really looks at the pages and even smiles every once in a while at the book. I know she doesn't understand what reading is just yet, but I'm glad I started adding a book to our nighttime routine so she'll be used to it as she grows. I started reading to Maddie at a really young age too and she STILL loves to sit and read books. I hope both girls grow up to love reading!
Sadie has started sleeping through the night already :) The night before Thanksgiving was the first night she slept for 12 hours. She had gone 9 hours here and there before, but 12 hours was such a blessing to this tired momma. Thanksgiving night she didn't sleep all night but the next night (Friday night) she woke up around 2:45 and I decided to let her cry for 15 minutes to see if she would go back to sleep. Sure enough, she did! I didn't hear from her again until 6:45am. Nice :) Since then she's been sleeping all night every night. YAY!!
Sadie's naps are also getting better. She's turning into a good sleeper like Maddie was. She has gotten into a pretty good routine...sleep (1 to 2 1/2 hours), eat, play/activity (1 to 1 1/2 hours). It goes like that all day until it's time for bed then she sleeps all night. It makes me want to stay home all day, every day just to keep her sleeping well! The bad thing about her sleep habits are that she has to have the "perfect" conditions. I never tried to be quiet or make the room dark for Maddie because I wanted her to be able to sleep anywhere. But with Sadie I had to accomodate her if I wanted her to get any sleep. It's worth it to me :)
We're so blessed to have our little Sadie Mae! She has been such a little joy to have, trying at times, tiring at times, but amazing all the time. There's nothing better than having a little one hear your voice, look into your eyes and give you the biggest, brightest smile you've ever seen. This is unconditional love! Being a mommy is the best job in the world :)