Is this what motherhood is like? This feeling of excitement over each milestone mixed with sadness (for lack of a better word) over how quickly it is going by. I spent the afternoon putting away most of her 0-3 month clothes. She can still wear all of her dresses, but anything with any length on it she just can't wear anymore. Last night while my siblings and their spouses were here (what an amazing blessing to honestly be friends with my sister and brother!) we tried to put her in a 3 month footie thing and she couldn't even stretch out her legs. It makes me want to cry, and I may have just a little bit as I was putting away some of my favorite outfits.
In other news, I have been extremely lazy/selfish about putting her on a nap schedule. Mainly because I don't want to be tied down to her nap schedule, but also because I don't like that she wakes up crying every 15 minutes. I decided that this is the week I am instituting a schedule and I have decided to use the swaddle in order to make this happen. I have mentioned before that the swaddle is an amazing tool in getting her to sleep. Well, I put her down a few minutes after 2:00 and she is still asleep at almost 4:00. She hasn't woken up yet. Now, the true test will be if this good sleep during the day will mess up her night sleep (I'm just not willing to mess with that). But I'm still going to need some ideas to wean her off of the swaddle. In the mean time I just ordered some large swaddle blankets, so we will continue to swaddle and sleep peacefully.
Since you've been so patient. Here is a picture of Kare-bear in one of her fancy outfits this morning.
Have an incredible day!