Wednesday, May 22, 2024

3 Months With Our Little Sunshine

Our newest little lady is 3 months old! Well 3 and 1/2 by the time you’re reading this because once again blogging has taken a back burner to all the other life things. But hey…2 weeks late isn’t too bad. So let’s get to it! What have we been up to these last few weeks?

Stats…I have no stats for Riley at this point. I haven’t been back to the dr with her to get her weight or height. But I am confident she is growing like a weed! Every time anyone sees her they comment how much she’s grown and she is outgrowing even some of her 3 month clothes. Which is of course exciting but also sad when I realize how fast she’s growing. 

Likes: What doesn’t this girl like? I mean seriously, she is just the world’s happiest baby! She smiles all the time and it is just the best. Some her favorite things are when anyone and everyone smiles or makes faces at her, watching her brother do pretty much anything, her playmat, toys that make noise, chewing on her hands, her paci, music, being upright to look around, her bouncer and snuggling. 

She is seriously THIS happy! 

Dislikes: Truly not much. She doesn’t like to have a wet diaper, she doesn’t like to be hungry and she doesn’t like to get over tired. I mentioned she didn’t love tummy time in the last post but she’s really coming around. She’ll tolerate it much longer now before she starts fussing to be moved. And now she can even get out of it herself sometimes as she’s figured out how to roll from her belly to her back. A fun milestone! She also does a lot of scooting around with all of her kicking. I often put her on her mat facing one way and before long she’ll have kicked and scooted herself in a complete 180. 

Eating, Sleeping and Playing: She’s still doing great with eating and sleeping! She is eating anywhere from every 2-3 hours but is definitely starting to lean towards the 3 hour mark for a lot of the day which is great. By late afternoon until bedtime she tends to eat closer together but I don’t mind if it means she’ll sleep well at night. Which speaking of sleeping well at night, she’s doing great! She usually goes down around 7:45 these days and while she isn’t sleeping through the night as consistently as she was, she is typically only waking up one time in the early morning so usually around 4-4:30. Then she will go back down until anywhere from 6:30-8. She does sleep all the way through still sometimes and those nights are extra sweet for mama. We’re pretty much out of the swaddle (which I think contributed to the small backslide in sleep). So she sometimes sleeps in a sleep sack but I often will put her in the swaddle but keep her arms out and only wrap her middle. But now that she’s rolling, we’ll be sticking with the sleep sacks from now on. 

This angel baby fell asleep on her playmat…didn’t I tell you she was the sweetest/easiest baby?

As far as naps she mostly takes about 4 naps a day, with still some days doing 5 if she needs it or if she took mostly small naps. Usually one nap is a longer nap of about 1.5-2 hours and the other naps are shorter, only about 45 minutes. But I’m thankful for how smooth it is overall! With her wake times she is usually up for about an hour and a half in between naps, sometimes 2 hours. During those wake times she eats, and then plays until she gets tired again- just tagging along with whatever JB and I are doing or playing on her mat, or just snuggling with mama. This month she is definitely more interested in her small toys than she had been. She’ll hold her rattles, and look at them or chew them which is a fun new development!

Firsts: First time to the aquarium this month! As well as her first trip to Costco (an obvious milestone)! I’m putting her first roll over here (although that may have happened a couple days after she turned 3 months, it happened before I wrote this post so I’m counting it!). 

Favorite Moments: I have several favorites from this month but I think my sis and her kiddos getting to meet Riley was my favorite. It is always special to be with my sister but this stage of life being in motherhood together is so sweet. So having all of our babies together was a great moment! I also have loved watching Riley learn new things like laughing, the rolling and being able to reach and grab things better. It is just amazing to watch their little brains grow so much! 

I can’ wait to see what month 4 has four us! *We’re technically already 2 weeks in and so far it’s great!* We love her so much! 


  1. She is beyond adorable!! I so enjoy these posts that you share with us as your kiddos grow!! Thanks for including us!! xo

  2. Aww she is seriously cute. Glad you're finding time to record all her development - so lovely to look back on in time.