Well, some highlights for this month include:
Kiley is now drinking Similac Alimentum formula. It is hypoallergenic and seems to really help with some of her symptoms she had a month ago. We tried Soy, but that is too much for her little system. She drinks in a "big girl" bottle. No more little short bottles. She drinks 6.5 oz. every 3 hours or so in the "tall" bottles now.
Ohio weather is does not help her ezcema and dry scalp. Uggghhh. This poor girl can't get enough moisture in her skin. We've tried Aveeno Baby Ezcema, Cetaphil, and now we're on to Aquaphor. It is better than all we've tried thus far, but I hope maybe the new doctor will be able to prescribe something stronger.
Kiley has outgrown most of her 3 month clothing and fits in her 3-6 month stuff and even several 6 month outfits. It depends on the brand though. Old Navy and Target clothes tend to run small I've found. But that's fine, she is wearing some of the cutest outfits for daycare.
She has discovered her thumb. She still has some trouble initially, but once she finds it, she sure enjoys it.
She drools up a storm. Most of the time her hands are covered with newborn socks because if we don't, she will "paw" at her face and scratch herself and her head. She has given herself some pretty good scratches and rubbed her head raw one time. We swaddle her in these cool little "sleep sacks". They have velcro built into the blanket so it's easy to wrap her up. Trouble is, Kiley is a little Houdini. The little escape artist can work her arms out if she really wants to. I can hear her on the baby monitor at night, grunting as she squirms and maneuvers her wiggly self out. I walk in...turn on the light and what does she do? Smiles from here to the moon! She grins so big, you can't be mad at her!
|This is one her sleep sacks. Notice her sneaky little hand creeping along her face?|
|A close up of just how she does it! She her scratch marks too?|
That is the other HUGE thing she now does almost nonstop... SMILES!!! It's the kind where her "chipmunk" cheeks smile so much, they push up into her eyes and makes little baby "crows feet", but the most adorable ones you've ever seen!
Here are just a few pics, she got a little fussy mid way through. Plus, she still loves putting her fingers in her mouth nonstop. It's because she doesn't have socks on them! She thinks, "My hands are free! I'm going to thoroughly enjoy them every second I can ,before Mommy and Daddy put those dreadful socks on me again!"
|Scott is just off to the right trying to make her smile again. She's staring him down.|
|"Are we almost done with this?"|
|"Whew! I am exhausted, can you just put me in a onesie and get my bottle ready?"|