I am so glad that we have made it to 3 months... on Saturday. She is doing so well!
She just started to put herself to sleep on her back at night. She has never liked to nurse to sleep at night. She will cluster feed and then have me hold her while she falls asleep. Last night she nursed at 9:30, put herself to sleep at 10:30, and then slept until 4:15. Wow. Way better than her brother.
The only thing is when I nurse her at 4, I put her in the crib on her back and her startle reflex kicks into high gear. She spends a while trying to fall asleep and having her reflex wake her up. I pick her up and comfort her, she falls asleep and I put her back down, only to have that startle reflex wake her up again.
I've read that that reflex goes away at 4-6 months. I don't swaddle her, because she hates it and I've read so much about how it hinders their development. So, I'm not pushing it. Just like the pacifier. She won't take one and I'm not making her. I'm just going to ride it out and keep trying every night until she can put herself back to sleep once that reflex goes away.
I'm just so proud of her. She is so happy and is doing so well!
Her little personality is starting to come out. She is so relaxed, laid back, and happy. She loves to splash in a bath. She loves to sing songs. She loves to watch what her brother does and smile at him. She is so happy.
Now, don't get me wrong. There are some times when she is downright unreasonable. Like anytime she gets sleepy in the car. She cries so hard. Nothing I do can make her stop. She stops when she falls asleep. She cries so hard and then is suddenly quiet. She cries really hard when she wakes up in the morning too. She is usually tooting a lot and waking herself up. So, she cries. She also cries after being in the Bumbo for more than 10 minutes. Who can blame the girl?
I am loving getting to know her. She is so fun and I can't wait to see what the next few months hold.