hang on tight – I’m 3 months old

hang on tight

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Annabel turned 3 months old on the 17th of January. I can’t believe three months have passed so quickly. She can almost hold her head up. She desperately wants to crawl. She loves when we read her books. Some of her favorites are “Great Day For Up” by Dr. Seuss, “Where is Baby’s Belly Button” and “Counting Kisses” both by Karen Katz, and “Hey Wake Up” by Sandra Boynton. I love reading to her because she just starts smiling and laughing and talking to the book. She doesn’t talk to me yet, but she loves talking to her books.

We just had her three month check-up. She weighs 12 pounds and 7 ounces – which puts her in the 50th percentile for growth (which means she’s the average). She is 24.5 inches long – which puts her in the 80th percentile for height. Her head is 15.75 inches – another 50th percentile. However, when you calculate her weight to height ratio she is in the 5th percentile. What does all this mean? Who knows. She is healthy and happy and somewhere on the charts which is all that is important according to my doctor. Mike and I like to think she is going to be a model or a football player – the quaterback of course.

She isn’t turning over yet – or trying to for that matter. When we put her on her belly she still just tries desperately to crawl. She also doesn’t laugh out loud yet or really talk to me (just to books and toys and ceiling fans). Supposedly she will turn over and start to laugh out loud this month. Hopefully Mike and I are silly enough to make her laugh.

It has been a good three months. Every day with her is good. I can’t wait for more – and it already scares me how quickly she is growing up.

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