Today, as Elsie turns three months old, we are in Cornwall. Elsie is on her first holiday and we are on our first holiday as a family of five. I really couldn’t be any happier.
It’s been another big month for little Elsie. Just after Elsie turned two months old she had her first set of immunisations. Unsurprisingly she cried when they were administered but settled quickly afterwards. A few doses of Calpol seemed to keep her in good spirits despite a raised temperature. Within 24 hours we were over the worst of it and Elsie was back to her smiley self.
Last month we had the smiles, this month we’re getting cooey conversation and we’re almost getting a giggle, but not quite! When Elsie coos and gurgles at me I chat back. I wait for her to finish and then start talking. When I’m finished I wait for her to reply, which she almost always does. I think I’ll remember these first chats with Elsie forever. She looks at me straight in the eye and its as if she’s trying to tell me something and then flashes a big smile. Elsie enjoys nursery rhymes and hearing me or her sister singing to her. Round and round the garden seems to be a big hit at the moment!
As I type this I have just won an eBay auction for a Bumbo seat. Elsie, although only just three months, is so desperate to be sat up all the time. She is already fiercely independent, just like her sister. There’s no more cradling Elsie like a newborn – she just won’t have it (unless there’s a bottle involved)!
A big first for our little lady this month was when I took her and Florence swimming at my mum and dads house. Thank goodness we had access to their pool as I don’t think it would have been such an easy ‘expedition’ to a public pool. My mum came in to the pool too and helped with one whilst I was with the other. We dunked Elsie’s feet bit by bit to get her used to the temperature and eventually plopped her into the Zoggs swim seat. She was just big enough for it and actually seemed to enjoy floating around taking it all in. I was expecting some tears when we first dunked her in but she didn’t shed one! we spent about 20 minutes or so in the water before she got hungry and so I sat on the side and fed her whilst my mum and Florence carried on splashing around. I think Elsie is going to be a water baby!
Our daily routine is becoming more, well, routine! Elsie tends to wake around 7am and a couple of hours later is ready for a nap. Naps tend to last for 45 minutes and then she’s ready for another bottle and more play time! The only way I can get any blogging done is to pop her in the LapBaby. We were kindly sent the LapBaby to review and so far I’m loving it – I have my hands back!
Bedtime is anywhere between 8-9pm and sometimes we take her up before we go to bed and other times she sleeps in her bouncy chair downstairs until we go up. During the night it can be just a 1am and 6am feed or it could be 12pm, 3am, 6am. I think it all depends how awake she’s been during the day and how much she’s fed in the day too. After night feeds Elsie’s as good as gold and goes straight back to sleep – long may this last!
We have started selling on all of Elsie’s newborn and 0-3 months clothing as she’s already in 3-6 months. Actually the swimming costume she’s wearing in the pool pictures and the featured image at the top of this post is 6-9mths! Suffice to says she’s doing well!
Finally, I can’t not mention the dribble. Throughout the last week Elsie has been a little unsettled and dribbly which I can only put down to teething albeit it seems super early!? It’s not all day every day but she does soak through the top of her vest or bib and loves sucking on her finger. We’re armed with Dentinox and Teetha so bring it on teeth – we’re ready for you!
It’s been a great month! We’re creeping closer to the weaning stage and I already notice Elsie watching me whilst I eat. I’m excited to give her some first tastes in the Autumn.
I’ve been a bit of a naughty blogger and have struggled to find the time (and energy) to write. I’m hoping, now we’re approaching ‘back to school’ that I’ll have a little more time on my hands.
If you missed Elsie’s two month update click here.