Lainey is now 3 months old! I am completely amazed at how much she has grown and changed in such a short amount of time. My Grandma says that babies go through big changes at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months and I definitely can say that I've found that to be true with Lainey.
Lainey is such a good baby - so many people have told me that. She just has a real sense of calm and peace about her and is really relaxed in most situations no matter where she is or who is holding her. Sometimes she is really chill but sometimes she is really FUN and she gets really excited and kicks her legs and flails her arms and I even got a little giggle out of her this
weekend! She is starting to watch and track toys and objects and even reach for things. She's VERY smiley and so, so sweet. She is still a great eater and is becoming a really good sleeper too. We've been working on getting her to fall asleep on her own, in her crib, for naps (thanks to the advice of my sister and some of my great mom friends :).
The first day was awful and she cried 40 minutes before falling asleep. The next day it was only 15 minutes and since those two times, she's never cried for more than 5 minutes and usually there's no crying at all. This is also helping her to nap for longer periods of time and our day is becoming more structured, which is both good (predicitability for Lainey) and bad (less flexibility for errands and plans and things). She's been sleeping through MOST nights since she was about 2 months old. She seems to be a bit of a morning person and rarely sleeps past 7 am, which... is.... good... for me. :)
She is getting a lot more playful, which is super fun. We got her an exersaucer and she's a little small for it still, so we stuff a few blankets in there with her and supervise closely. She is TOTALLY mesmerized by it. It is really neat to watch her concentrate so hard on something and really look at it. I constantly wonder what's going on in that little head of hers.
We love our sweet Lainey and are so thankful to be her parents!