Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy 3 Month Birthiversary!

We certainly hit the jackpot! Magnolia Grace continues to be a joy. Nearly everyone that meets her comments on how social she is. I'm not sure how such an extroverted child came from two pretty introverted parents. But I enjoy all the smiles, giggles, and cuddles just the same.

While her growing has slowed down -- 14 lbs 13 oz and 24.75 inches long -- her development is taking off and she is on the verge of many new things. She loves to see the world and so now prefers facing out when held. Though still not a favorite, tummy time is no longer a horrible thing. Her hands are in her mouth almost constantly, and the drool machine was turned on. She still has not rolled over, but continues to do crunches to get to her side. She can rotate her body 180 degrees around her playmat with a system of alternating crunches and straighting out. Magnolia has begun to grasp things -- she held a rattle on her own for the first time a few days ago. She also has showed signs of being ticklish, much to her father's delight, and has the cutest giggle. Maggie also has begun to find the silly games we play with her hilarious.

As far as parenting milestones go, Brian and I have had a month of adjusting to me being a "working mom" and he being a part-time "house-husband"/part-time school bus driver/part-time graduate student. We have two more weeks of the craziness then I will be off for the summer and in the fall we can began this learning anew. We did switch to cloth diapers (bumGenius) this month for economical and environmental reasons. It has been great -- no more blow-outs!


scottandsara said...

wow! she is getting so big! bumGenius are awesome! we have been using them for 6 blowouts ever! you guys sound like you are doing great, and she is sooo cute!

AmberOwen said...

Woohoo! Happy 3-months-old Maggie-pants!!!

You guys are awesome parents! Kudos on making the transition to the bumGenius diapers! See you soon!

Dena said...

i'm pretty sure i know why she thought those cupcakes looked so yummy. it was three flaming boobies in a row. WHOO HOO...

that IS a way to celebrate :)

Oh I'm sorry. Was that wrong?