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Elowen’s 3 month update

It’s really hard not to open these update posts with a line about how fast the time is going but it really is flying by. My little Smoosh is 3 months old and she’s growing like a weed. I want her to stay tiny forever, damn it!

General: 

OK, first up, I think she has teeth coming through. ACTUAL BLUMMIN’ TEETHY PEGS! If she’s awake then she’s usually gnawing on her fists and dribbling lots. She’s been doing that for a good week or so. Today I noticed, what looks like, her bottom two teeth coming through. She’s been struggling with the pain and this evening she cried for a solid hour whilst biting her hands. I feel so sad for her. As much as I’m not ready for my 3 month old to have teeth, I do hope they cut through soon and give her some relief.

E still has mild cradle cap and I still haven’t done anything about it, partly because I think I’ll just end up making it worse.

In the last update I mentioned that I was trying to introduce a dummy. That lasted all of two days before I gave up on that idea. Elowen wasn’t interested at all and just ended up spitting them out. Ho hum. One less thing I have to get rid of later on I suppose.

We had her second set of immunisations yesterday. She was majorly peeved that the nurse she had been giving her best smiles to suddenly jabbed her in the leg with a needle. The cheek of it! She screamed bloody murder but settled after a few minutes and slept all the way home.

This photo cracks me up every time.

Weight: 

I haven’t had Elowen weighed since last month (bad mama). She’s now into her 3-6 month clothes and still in size 2 nappies.

Milestones:

Giggle! We’ve had a giggle. One solitary giggle. I was changing her nappy at the library last Friday (17th Feb) when she randomly started giggling. It was the sweetest sound EVER. Hasn’t done it since though!

Feeding:

I’m still exclusively breastfeeding Elowen and I’m really chuffed about that. I have had a bit of a wobble this week as I’ve been finding it hard not having any freedom and being solely responsible for feeding her. The most time I’ve had to myself out of the house since E was born was a 20 minute walk with the dog. My best friends are all planning weekend trips for birthdays (we all turn 30 this year) and I’m gutted that I may miss out because I’m breastfeeding. On the other hand, I know that this won’t be forever and I will probably miss it when E decides to wean off the breast.

Sleeping: 

We’re all getting a bit more sleep (most nights anyway) than we were last month. Elowen tends to wake up twice a night, sometimes three times, for a feed. The longest she’s slept in one solid chunk is 6 hours. Boy, were my boobs big that morning! She sleeps well in her next-to-me crib but is outgrowing her purflo nest, I don’t think it’ll before long before I have to take it out. :(

That’s it for this month – I’m hoping to report more giggles in my next Elowen Update! C’mon girl, quit holding out on me!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Emma and Family February 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Good job with the feeding! You are right you will miss it when she stops! Have you tried her on expressed milk and a bottle yet? I went away for a weekend when my son was about 6 months old leaving him with my partner with a large supply of expressed milk and just took my pump with me on my weekends to keep comfortable and my supply up. #littleleaps
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    • Jenna
      Reply Jenna February 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks, Emma. :) No I’ve not tried expressed milk in a bottle yet. I struggle to get much milk from pumping but maybe if I could build up a supply it might mean I can go out for the evening every now and again. Certainly worth a try. :) x

  • Reply Vicki @ tippytupps February 25, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my goodness…..look at that face! Such a little cutie and it sounds like she’s doing amazing. #littleleaps

    • Jenna
      Reply Jenna February 25, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you, Vicki. x

  • Reply Katy Stevens February 27, 2017 at 9:30 am

    That photo is absolutely hilarious, she looks like such a lovely little character!
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  • Reply Lucy | Real Mum Reviews March 2, 2017 at 4:50 am

    What a lovely update post. That milestone photo is hillarious bless her! Teeth at 3 months must be tough bless her, as they deal with the pain much better the older they get.
    As for the breastfeeding I can completely relate to feeling a little trapped. I have ebf both of my girls and it can be quite isolating. Like you say it’s not forever, and it’s such a special bond. That said it may be worth trying to encourage an expressed bottle regularly in the hope she gets used to it enough that Daddy / Nanny could help if you went out? Worth a try? Thanks again for linking up. #LittleLeaps
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