100 days old

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Phoebe Elizabeth, you are officially 100 days old.

A year ago, my goal was to get pregnant for a chance at a child like you. Now? My goal for the last 100 days was surviving having a newborn.

You are a delight, Phoebe. You waken every morning with a smile. You pull your little body into the most amazing stretch every morning – both feet pulled up to your chest, your arms stretched wide.

Your daddy and I are constantly amazed that we have a child that appears to be a morning person, whereas Daddy and I are .. well, we’re afternoon people.. well on second thought, your Daddy is a night owl. But, I digress.

You’ve started laughing this quick hearty chuckle that I can’t help laughing at. I still don’t know what will set off your little laugh but you seem to be developing your own sense of humor.

You are growing like a weed. You started out at 8 pounds 15 ounces and now you’re up to almost 13 pounds.. you’ve also grown from 19-1/2 inches to nearly 24 inches long. We had to go clothes shopping for you because you’ve grown out of nearly all of the clothes that were gotten for you before you were born (there’s a few items that are still WAY too big).

You are a fabulous eater. You’re eating about 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours. But, you know your limits. If I try to push you to finish a bottle, you wrinkle up your little nose and screw up that gorgeous little mouth. Mommy alternates between preparing bottles as needed by using room temperature water and formula powder and prepared bottles. Mommy finally got a formula pitcher to mix everything in.. there’s few lumps cause Mommy takes her aggressions out in shaking the bottle!

We’ve got a little routine, you and I. You wake up about 5 am, about the time your daddy gets up for work. Then, you get changed and eat. Then, you take a nice long morning nap – about 3 or 4 hours. Then it’s time for another bottle and you’re awake for a while. Mommy loves to sit with you on her lap and just talk talk talk… then it’s time for another bottle and then you’re down for another nap. Your afternoon nap is about 1-1/2 to 3 hours.. and then you’re up and time for another bottle. Then it’s time for Daddy to come home, dinner, a little family time and then time for bed.

Have I mentioned that you’re a great sleeper? You sleep through the night 5 out of 7 nights. And Mommy has learned that if she reads the signs right and puts you down when you’re comfortably sleepy but not EXCRUCIATINGLY EXHAUSTED, you go to sleep with a smile on your face too.

Thank you, my darling girl, for the most exciting, most amazing 100 days. My life is forever changed. I would not trade ANYTHING for the last 100 days. And I wouldn’t trade anything for being your mom.

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