Dear baby girl Ezri,
You’re getting so big! You are officially in the double digits for weight! You last weighed in at 10lb 2oz! You are now in size 1 diapers. You were in newborn diapers a lot longer than I had expected. I assumed 2-3 weeks at most, but you went 3.5 months!! Tiny girl. The doctor is not concerned with your slower weight gain, as you have almost doubled since right after birth when you lost 10% of your body weight. I miss tiny Ezri, but I am excited to continue to see you grow and thrive.
You had your first cold this month. It was very sad for your dad and I to see you as a sick little girl. Your little coughs broke my heart. We had to use saline and a nasal aspirator to help clear your nose. You hated the sucking part the most. We think it helped you breathe a bit better though. Despite our efforts to apply copious amounts of Vaseline, your little nose must have been sore because you always squirmed away when we went to wipe it. In the end, all we could do was wait for your little body to fight the cold. I never left your side the whole time you were sick. You still have a bit of a cough and I can hear some of the mucus stuck in your throat. I’m hoping you’ll kick it to the curb soon. Of course both you Dad and I caught the cold as well. But it really didn’t matter because you were our top priority!
At the beginning of this month, your favourite thing to do was blow raspberries. You didn’t even care how much drool came out of your mouth when you did it either. You copied anyone who blew raspberries at you as well. It was super cute. Now you are only doing it occasionally because your hands are ALWAYS in your mouth. When they aren’t taking up valuable mouth space, you like to chatter and explore your voice!
You started with your first tiny giggles this month. You especially like to laugh when we play peek a boo. Something about the word BOO makes you very happy!
I can’t believe I haven’t told you this yet, but your sneezes are very unique. You are quite a dramatic sneezer. If you are sitting up and have full motion of your head, your sneeze gets full movement. You put your head all the way back when the sneeze is coming and the put your head all the way forward as the sneeze is exhaled. It’s so funny. I can tell we’re going to have a drama queen on our hands.
Your Dad and I are still trying to figure out why you continue to hate riding in the car. We have been trying you out in a different car seat that your Grandma bought for you for future use. Unfortunately it hasn’t proven to have made much of a difference. You still cry no matter what. We are currently trying out a portable dvd player set up in front of you to try to keep you happy. I know I shouldn’t be letting you watch so much TV at such a young age, but I’m seriously getting desperate. I just want to keep you somewhat happy while we’re out. It stresses me out when you cry and wail, so we haven’t been going out as much. It’s very sad, honestly, because there are so many exciting places out there that I want you to see.
You’re beginning to lose some of your baby hair! You have a little bald spot at the back of your head where you lay to sleep. The rest of your hair is definitely thinning. Your daddy and I hope that it will grow back curly and red or strawberry blonde! In any case, at least we are matching because I am losing a TON of hair as well. That’s what happens postpartum from pregnancy, so I’ve been told. The entire house is covered with hair!!
I am amazed at how you continue to learn each and every day. You are now holding your toys if I put them within your reach. You will sometimes grab them on your own as well. It’s amazing how everything seems to end up in your mouth. I heard this is just the beginning of that phase as well!
We tried you out in the jolly jumper, but you don’t really know what to do with it yet. The first time you were in it, you looked at me and then promptly pooped. I’m hoping that’s not a sign of dislike for it! Haha, nah, you are still pretty young to start jumping on your own. It’s still nice to put you in it for a few minutes so you can get accustomed to it.
Sleeping for long periods isn’t quite your favourite thing, but your Dad and I are working at getting you to nap in your crib, so you can get used to the room. At night, you still sleep in the cradle next to our bed, but we might move you to your own room soon. I have grown so attached to you being right next to me that I know I will find it difficult to not have you there. Plus, nighttime feelings are so much more comfortable laying in bed!!
Ezri, I love you to the edges of this Earth and back and I will love you forever and ever.
Love your Mommy
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