They say that time flies, but in all honestly I feel like the last three months have lasted close to forever. I am amazed how miss Emily has transformed from a lump of newborn cuddliness into a chunky little squealing infant. She is holding her head up, turning towards sounds, and grasping at objects put in front of her. However, when it comes to sleep that is a subject where we've seem to have regressed.
Just a couple of weeks ago she began to bless us with a solid five or six hour stretch of sleep every single night beginning at 8pm. We were getting up once, maybe twice a night to change and feed her. Then, just as suddenly as that six hour gift appeared, it was gone. For the last two weeks Emily has decided to revert to a much more newborn-like sleeping schedule where she wakes every two to three hours. Its playing hell on my energy levels and patience. When she slept so erratically before I wasn't working, but now I am working five days a week so such a lack of sleep is quite a problem. None-the-less I hold faith to the statement that "This to shall pass" and take heart that I won't be able to snuggle her late at night forever, no matter how tired I may be.
On the other hand we have made a breakthrough with Tummy Time. With stronger neck muscles she is enjoying it slightly more. I had to laugh and video tape her the other day when she was acting quite funny while on her stomach. While, I am not quite sure what she is doing it looks like she was enjoying it.
Bad mom that I am, thanks to lack of sleep and a crazy work schedule, I haven't taken "professional" looking photos of her in a month. Hopefully I will have time and energy to soon. The list of things I need to do, but don't have time to do is quite huge. I'm not going to lie, it also stresses me out a little bit, too. It includes her birth announcements that I have yet to mail and our Christmas cards which I hope to get out before Christmas. I admire those other mom-bloggers who manage to keep up with their blog on an almost daily basis, because I sure as heck can't!
Three months into motherhood and its still an uphill path. Phew... I am exhausted. At least Emily is hard to resist! Ha...