Everything they say about 3 months old is true. She is officially an infant, and no longer a newborn in the slightest. Evelyn is so aware of everything around her. You can just see it in her eyes as she registers things in her mind. I would give anything to peek inside her head to see the world as she does.
Evelyn Faye actually interacts now. When you look at her and smile, she smiles back.
This month has been a busy one for all of us. We’ve had Evelyn’s cousin Molly with us during the days. Molly is almost 11 months. I have SO much respect for people with 2 babies.
Kami and I took Molly, Evelyn, and her niece Emery to the zoo. It is frightening being outnumbered by children. But I think we did well.
Evelyn’s snappy eye for fashion.
We’ve finally felt brave enough to take lil miss to church. And she does great. She’s a perfect reverent angel… for now. haha
This month we had to make the switch from breastmilk to formula. It was really hard on me. Physically and emotionally. The process of stopping making milk was extremely painful for me. But there was a medication I needed to take for PCOS that couldn’t be taken while nursing. Evelyn completely rejected formula. She wouldn’t eat. She would spit it out. She was starving and screaming, but wouldn’t eat. She went a whole day without anything to eat. We tried to sneak formula into the breastmilk, but she knew. It was a very very rough transition. It took about a week for her to finally start eating. She still isn’t great at eating, but she will eat enough to not starve. She was only eating 2 oz at a time. Starting YESTERDAY she finally started eating 4 oz per feeding. It has been a tough 4 weeks, but seeing her formula-eating improve makes me very happy!
We got this formula mixer to help the transition be easier for US. haha. And I have to say, I LOVE it. It’s so nice to push a button, and have a bottle instantly ready. We call it “The Baby Keurig.”
Evelyn is very picky in the way she eats. She does not like to be held. She prefers to be laid down on her back to be fed. #missindependent
She’s getting more and more independent by the day. She only likes to snuggle on her terms. Being in the wrap isn’t her favorite. She tolerates it though if she can wiggle her arms out.
Mama likes to do squats while wearing baby.
The dogs now follow her around. Indy brings her toys. Buster watches over her. They still don’t touch or cuddle her, but that’s okay.
I feel incredibly blessed that I get to be a stay at home mama to Evelyn. I take every opportunity to hold her while she sleeps and count my blessings. I never want these moments to become “normal.” They are special. They are moments I dreamed of my whole life. I memorize everything about these moments, because I know there will be a day where I don’t get to rock her to sleep. If I don’t soak it all in, I know that I will regret it. My heart bursts with gratitude. It’s humbling to know I’m trusted with such a precious Being.
When Evelyn is awake, she pushes the envelope of what she can do. Her neck and back are so so strong. She enjoys sitting in her Bumbo.
We took Evelyn to her first home show. She was awake the whole time. I think all the people, sounds, and lights were stimulating to her.
In the evenings when Daddy is home from work, he loves to play and cuddle, until we all fall asleep.
Life is good, my friends.
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And a puppy in a baby swing.