M aisy is now 3 months old and as everyone said- it is getting easier and she is getting less fussy. I think this is probably due to a couple different factors. #1 She’s sort of just getting used to life #2 I’ve actually read some books on how to give an infant what they need.
If there were only two books on babies to get you through the first few months I would have to highly recommend, “The Happiest Baby on the Block” by Harvey Karp which got us through all of the colicky moments and “Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” by Tracy Hogg. This second book we have been loosely following for a week and it has taught us how to spot Maisy’s sleepy cues and to get her to a nap ASAP. Further, it taught us how to get her to settle down in her crib to actually sleep. It’s really amazing- I put Maisy down in her crib sleepy, but awake and sometimes she just goes to sleep silently and other times she’ll cry for a few minutes while we soothe her saying “Shhhh….shhhhh…shhh” and brushing her hair. This soothing never takes longer than 4 minutes. So Maisy is now napping regularly in her crib and is actually happy when she is awake. It has made all the difference. Maisy isn’t yet sleeping through the night, but she is easy at night. I get up feed her and put her back in her crib and she just goes back to sleep. I’m hoping these sleep habits form now and will stick with her through childhood. (We’ll see!) I hear kids can throw you curve balls just when you think you have it down!
Maisy is now liking to look at the world from an upright position. So Angie was kind enough to let us borrow Rowan’s Bumbo chair. This is Maisy’s first ride in the chair and she seemed pretty happy with it! I’m excited to have somewhere other than the swing to put Maisy down for a bit.
We also took pictures of Maisy to commemorate her 3 months. They can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/gp/33005083@N00/a896n2
Much love to all- Todd, Becky and Maisy