Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wren at 4 months

Wren is such a sweetheart and an amazing baby.  Everyone always comments on how calm and sweet she is.  Wren loves to be loved.  It's as simple as that.  She loves to be talked to and snuggled.

At four months....

  • Started sleeping 10-12 hour stretches!  WOO!!!  We start her bedtime routine at around 8:00 and she is usually down by 8:30-9:00.  We still swaddle her, but she sleeps great and usually doesn't wake up until 7:30 the following morning!  
  • She is so happy in the morning and loves to be talked to.  She smiles so much and we love it!  Sometimes you really have to work for those smiles, but they are worth it!
  • She's started reaching for things and concentrates so hard on grabbing and holding on to things.  It's really sad because she gets visibly frustrated and angry when she can't do something.  Once she get's a hold of something she'll hold on for dear life and never let go as if to say "AHA!!  I got ya!"  She stares it down with such concentration and then gets really mad when she lets go and can't reach it again.  Haha.  I think she was born with my patience (or lack thereof) for things that are difficult for her. 
  • She's getting better at tummy time and is getting really strong.  She has no desire to roll over though.
  • She still despises the car (at least when it's not moving) and we avoid drive thru's at all costs because of it.  
  • She's starting to get more vocal which is so fun.  She likes to squeal and make shouting noises.  Haha.  That's the best way I can describe it.  When she cries, she makes an audible "mama" sound, so I'm counting it as her first word. ;)  
  • She still loves the bath and loves to furiously kick her legs and splash.
We comment a lot on how good of a baby she is.  She is adored by so many and we just can't get enough of her.  We think back on her first few days so much and are so grateful for the strong, sweet little girl she is now!  What a difference four months makes!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wren at 3 months

  • Weighs 12 pounds 15 oz
  • Eats 3-4 oz every 2-3 hours.  She still prefers to snack on an ounce here and there.  
  • Sleeps so well.  We were blessed with two good sleepers and we are so grateful.  We keep a pretty strict routine since that's what we found worked with Trey, and so far it's been wonderful.  We still call it "tubby, baba, seepy nigh night" time.  We have no life outside our  She's ready for a bath at around 8:00 and is usually down by 9:00.  She does still wake up at least once to eat, usually between 5:00 and 6:00, but then she goes back down until 7:00.  It is SO NICE to have somewhat of an expectation for nighttime.  Obviously it's not always perfect, but she does really well.  
  • Naps pretty consistently every 2-3 hours.  She still prefers to be swaddled to sleep, but will sometimes put herself to sleep without it. One of these days I'll get brave and try putting her to bed at night without swaddling.  She's a pretty light sleeper and wakes easily.
  • HATES tummy time.  I try to put her on her tummy at least twice a day, but after 2-3 minutes she starts screaming.  Of course her cries win us over and we turn her over.
  • She has a love/hate relationship with the car.  She's pretty content and happy as long as you're moving.  The second you stop the car she freaks out.  Trey often remarks that "Wren does not like the red lights" because she cries as soon as you stop and then stops crying as soon as you start up again.  And don't even try taking her through a drive thru.  I've never heard her cry harder than when she has to sit in the drive thru.  She really can be quite the little diva.  Haha
  • All joking aside, Wren is truly a sweet baby.  That's the adjective I feel describes her best.  She LOVES to be held and snuggled.
  • Her favorite time of day is first thing in the morning.  She is so smilely and loves to talk to us.  She's pretty quiet compared to Trey at this age, but she has the sweetest little coos.  
  • Trey always calls her "baby Wren" and it melts my heart everytime.  We often refer to her as Little Miss, sweetheart, and Wrenny-Roo.