Alana: 3 Month Update


I’m really late on this one.  Alana will be four months in a week!

Alana: 3 Month Update

This month consisted of lot’s more smiles, night wakings and me going back to work!

DSC_0168Height: Not sure.  I did not measure her!.

Weight: I’m not positive but I would bet around from 13.5 -14 pounds

Likes: She loves smiling, sucking on her hands and having us make funny noises.

Dislikes: She’s not a huge fan of car rides or being overtired.  Naps are still up there on her dislikes. She fights almost EVERY SINGLE NAP.

Firsts: First time away from Mommy for a full day and first time home with Daddy for a full day.  We had a few date nights and had a my mom, sister or sister in law watch her for a few hours.



Sleep:  We had a few sleep through the nights…like after her shots but that’s about it.  She seems to sleep worse now then she did her during her second month!  She is up anywhere from 1-3 times a night!  She is now full time in the Rock -n-Play for naps and night sleep.  She naps anywhere from 3-5 times a day. Typically is ready to go down by 7:3opm and we wake her at 6:15am.


Eating: She is still eating at about every 2-3 hours.  She got much better at the bottle the closer she got to me going back to work. She drinks about 3.5-4 oz bottles while I am away.

Diapers:  We have moved on to size twos and but totally lost count! I would say we went through around 150.  We are using size 3s for nights.

Clothes:  She is in 3-6 month clothes and I had to go out to buy some long sleeved onesies. All we had was lot’s of short sleeved ones.

Coen: Two Month Update

Coen Update

Thursday Coen turned two months!  He had his shots and he is still growing like a weed! This last month was not without some trials and tribulations.  Coen must have been going through a fussy stage at around 6 weeks to 8 weeks.  He is by far not a difficult baby but has his moments.  It is amazing to see the changes a month brings.  I feel like he has grown so much since he was born.  Just right when he hit 2 months is when he really started smiling and laughing.  Even after a night of not so great sleep his smiles make it all better!


Height: 22.5 inches

Weight: 13lbs 3oz!!!

Likes: His pacifier, eating, funny noises, being cranky at night!

Dislikes: He is starting to not like being in his swing.  Before we could have him in it and not hear a peep.  Now he seems to get fussy after being in it a few minutes.

Sleep: Not much has changed on the sleep front.  I would love to say he is sleeping through the night but that is far from happening.  I am up at least twice a night or once if I pump before bed my husband feeds him around 11.  We really are not on a schedule yet but we plan to at least start a solid night time routine at the same time every night.  I usually have my last feeding anywhere from 7:30-9 and then try to go to bed.  If my husband is going to feed him he will feed him at about 10 or 11.  He usually will wake around 2-3 to eat again and then sleeps till 6ish.   But every day is seems to be different.  We have been transitioning him into his crib which he did good for the first few days but now he does not like it at all. He sleeps in his crib for naps with no problem so go figure.  We have moved him out of our room entirely for the past week and put him in his rock and play with the monitor on him in his room.  I hope next month I can say he is sleeping at least 5-6 hours straight because I will be back at work.

Eating: Coen obviously has no problem eating and is still eating every 2-2.5 hours despite everywhere I read says he should be at 3-4 hours.  I think I need to stop reading up on what a typical baby is supposed to do.  He seems to not follow any of those guidelines! He is down from a few feedings a day but still rarely goes past 2 hours.

Diapers: We went through approximately 258 diapers this month.  About 100 less than last month! He is still in size one but I think after we go through the next 100 or so we have left he will be in twos.

Clothes:  He is fitting well in his 0-3 month clothes but I bet in the next few weeks they are going to be too small.

imageCoen rocking out in his guitar gown!