Louise James: Three Months

It's getting harder to take a picture without your hand in your mouth!
(PS You got your own PBK chair from Aunt Sue! You are spoiled!)

Lil Weezy, Little Louisey, Pumpkinhead or Little - these are a few of our favorite names for you!

You are SUCH a sweet, happy baby...most of the time! We've figured out that we get a good hour window where you eat then are happy. Then, you get tired and grumpy, and it's nap time again. BUT, during that hour, I melt. Your smiles, your coos and your curiosity are amazing.

Diapers: size 2 (size 3 at night)
Clothes: 0-3 still but about to switch to 3-6
Shoes: still negative...size zero shoes don't fit!

Eating: You don't love to eat like you used to. Well, it depends on the day (like everything). Some days, you'll chug 5 ounces, and some days, you only want 3. When you are done eating, you start smiling at me and milk starts drooling out of your mouth and all down you...I love it.

Sleeping: You are kind of on a schedule of a good morning nap around 8:30, another good nap around noon then a couple of shorts naps either in my arms or in the stroller around 3 and 6 (if we're lucky). You get pretty fussy around 5, so sometimes a walk is the only thing that will cure the fussiness. At night, you are going down by 8:30 (most nights you're out closer to 8), waking once to eat then waking around 7. Unfortunately, school is starting, so we have to leave the house by 7:15, so we are trying to put you down a little earlier so we don't have to wake you out of a dead sleep.

You are still being swaddled and sleep in your swing. It doesn't swing anymore, so you don't move, but you do still love being a little elevated. You started day care this week, and they put you in a crib to nap. Well, they tried to put you in a crib to nap, and you weren't having it. You sleep propped on a Boppy in the crib, so we are going to make the big switch at home this weekend. I see lots of tears (both yours and mine) in our near future. I also see the Miracle Blanket being put away because you are a Houdini and break out of it every night. Next up is the Merlin Magic Sleepsuit...our lifesaver with Cam!

Playing: You are starting to grasp things (rattles, rings, toys) and love when we play with you. You love the play mat a little, but you aren't super happy on your back for too long. You prefer to be in your Bumbo or sitting up on the couch with one of us talking to you. You are loving rattles and anything that has color in front of you. You don't mind tummy time and even laugh when you're in a good mood.

Loving: Sitting up and being held outward. Having your nose pinched or your gums pushed on - you let out the best laugh! You smile with your eyes (and your mouth) when someone talks to you...especially when we tell you that you're pretty! You usually love getting dressed and undressed...you must think it tickles because you always laugh when I take your arms our of your outfit!

Hating: being held like a baby, being put in your Rock & Play when you know people are around, being taken out of the bath and getting overtired.

Sidenote: You are the loudest, gruntiest pooper in the world. You are SO not going to get any boys if you keep it up! ;)

Fun Stuff: This past month, things quieted down a little since Peyton and Mica left on the 4th. Mommy was in a wedding on the weekend of the 8th, so you spent a lot of time with LouLou and Auntie Pam (my Godmother) that weekend. We took a few trips to the beach and have walked a few laps in the mall. It was a slow month getting back to normal (or what's normal now) and getting ready for school to begin.

Your brother LOVES you

Your smiles...ahhh, they kill me.

Your dad LOOOOVES you, too. He's SMITTEN with you!

You love bathtime and eating your hands...I keep looking for a tooth, but you're still full of gums!

That smile...did I mention I LOVE it?

And, did I mention that your brother loves you? Like obsessed. He always wants to hug and kiss you. He shows you his books and toys. He's the best. After your first day of school, when I picked him up, the first thing he said was, "Let's go get Louise." Seriously? You are so lucky!

(Here's Cameron's Three Month Update!)


  1. Absolutely precious!!!! I love it all!

  2. I LOVE that you call her Lil Weezy!

  3. I don't know how I missed this but she is just precious! Love her smile!