I am beyond disbelief that we’ve had three wonderful months with you sweet Evanna! During my pregnancy, I totally pictured a different scenario with spending the first few months of your life in the hospital and then a slow recovery at home. Certain things are still unknown, but you’ve surpassed our expectations and proved to be a tough little cookie!
Weight: 10lb 3oz
Height: 54.5cm | 21.4 inches
Clothing size: Now that you’re three months old, you finally fit 0-3 months very well (small just like her mommy). I did put you into one 3-6 month outfit, but it was a tad big on you.
Diaper size: Size 1
Feeding: You’re still on a good schedule which I’m sure you’ll stick to until you start solids in a few months. You eat about 110-150mL every feeding, and you eat at 7:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm and 11:30pm. You have no idea how much of an accomplishment this is for you. 22q babies tend to have severe feeing and GI issues, but thankfully you eat like a champ. You do get nasal regurgitation, but ENT will be checking into that this week just as a precaution.
Milestones: You hold your head up very well and love talking to mommy and daddy about your troubles. You’ve discovered your hands and I find them often in your mouth. It’s hilarious when you hold your hands above your head just infatuated with them while I change your diaper – so cute! While on your activity mat you reach for all the little toys and you’ve even started to grab at them and hold on! We have also started to sit you in the bumbo chair once or twice a day which you love because while it’s working your neck muscles, you get to sit up, look around and interact with us. Tummy time is still an issue, but I’m going to make it a goal to work on that a lot this month.
Loves: Your favourite thing in the world is walks around the house being held by your dad – even though he’s really just walking in circles. You like being held lots still, but sometimes you just want to lie on your mat stretching out. You like smiling and talking to your mom and dad, and the moment you catch our attention you lite up – it’s incredibly adorable.
Dislikes: Being hungry or left alone for too long. You also don’t like laying down all the time. You’re aware of your environment and want to see what’s going these days. You don’t mind if your diaper is wet, but you get very grumpy if it’s dirty and demand it to be changed immediately (I can’t blame you). You’re also picky about your milk – it has to be warm, which sometimes can be an inconvenience when we’re not at home during a feeding. Oi
Adventures: Another busy month has past us by. We celebrated Canada ay at the beach, meet some new friends that also happen to be heart and 22q babies here in Calgary (we’re just starting our own support group lol!). We spent some quality time as a family for your dad’s 26th birthday by eating cake and going to a baseball game. Attended some more BBQ’s (it is summertime after all), and had our first bonfire of the season. We attended two different Stampede events and a very hot day at the Calgary Zoo. Last – but certainly not least, we went to Edmonton for a couple of days for your very first cardiac cath.
Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: The swing, activity mat, omeprazole (reflux medication), your soother and tilted chair.