Stella Marie Juarez


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Three Months!

Three months ago today I was high as a kite - mostly from sheer joy but also from a little morphine. My sweet Stella came into this world and made my life even better. I can't believe my little monkey is three months old. These past months have gone by so fast but at the same time I feel like Stella has been here forever. I can't imagine life without her.

At three months this is our routine:
Bedtime between 9 pm and 10 pm
Wake up at 6 am and nurse
6:45 am play in the swing and talk to mommy while I pump
7 am Stella goes down for a morning nap while I shower and get ready
8 am leave to drop off at daycare
9 am 4 oz bottle
12 pm 4 oz bottle
3 pm 4 oz bottle
(Naps between 9 am and 5 pm vary each day at daycare, unfortunately)
5:30 pm pick up from daycare and head home
6 pm nurse
7 pm evening nap
8:45 pm bathtime
9 pm nurse then bedtime
I pump twice a day at work (TONS of fun!) and so far it has worked out pretty well for us.

At three months Stella smiles all the time. She does lots of "talking" as long as you are paying attention to her. She has great neck control and holds her head up like a champ. She also is a big fan of standing up and has very strong legs! She likes her swing and loves her changing table but most of the time prefers to be held. She's only a LITTLE bit spoiled :) She is a Pampers only girl (Huggies resulted in a new outfit every day for a week at daycare). She switched from Nuk to Dr. Browns bottles and has been doing great (but the Dr. Browns are a pain in the butt to clean!). She also really loves bathtime!
She has been getting good reports at daycare. They told me she is the best behaved baby in the class and only cries when she needs something. The sweet teachers send me pictures during the day so I can see how she's doing.

And she's usually quite happy! Luckily daddy and grandma get to visit frequently throughout the day and she loves having her visitors.

She is such a joy to be around. The last three months have been the happiest three months of my life. I feel like I was made to be a mom and being Stella's mom is the best job I could ever have.

And mommy and daddy just LOVE how much personality Ms. Stella has!