Many nights like tonight I spend the time I should be sleeping staring at the video monitor. I can’t help it. My little girl is 3 months old today and I just can’t stop staring at her. I can’t believe that I have been a mother for three whole months already. Time is flying by, and so far no one has given me any advice on how to slow it down!
I love watching my little sunshine grow and develop her personality. She has mastered the cutest smile and the most pathetic frown. Currently she is working on finding her laugh, but in the mean time she has managed to locate the highest pitch scream that I have ever heard. Her hands are becoming great at holding onto things, although she hasn’t quite figured out how to let go yet. She is very alert and curious about everything around her, to the point of overstimulation sometimes. Bright colors catch her eye and she loves music, especially momma’s singing. In the mornings after nursing she likes to watch a couple of cartoons and play with her activity gym before drifting off into a short nap. She definitely never skips a meal and right now she thinks that every time she wakes up she is hungry (we are trying to break that). Sitting up is her favorite, laying down is her least favorite. She likes to show off her neck and ab muscles to everyone around her. The car seat is now her least favorite spot and when we go out to eat she wants to sit at the table like a big girl in either mommy or daddy’s lap. She still loves bath time but hates getting out of the tub. Being outside soothes her and she loves staying at home. And last but definitely not least she now sleeps in her own room like a big girl!
I feel like we reach a new milestone every time I blink! Before I know it she will be crawling around and trying to talk. As much as I am looking forward to her growing up, I also want to savor every moment along the way. I am pretty sure my phone contains around 2,000 photos of her already, if not more, in an effort to remember every little detail of her growing up.
I have always wanted to be a mom. Always. The feeling of living your lifelong dream is surreal! In my opinion, motherhood is my purpose in life. Parenting is definitely better than I could have ever imagined. It definitely has its hurdles to overcome, but I couldn’t imagine my life any other way than it is right now. Having my daughter has taught me so many things so far, and I am sure that I will continue to learn much more as this journey continues.