It has been a wonderful 3rd month for Kalea. She is getting so big so fast. She finally started to really fit in her 0 - 3/3 month clothes which I have been enjoying putting her in. Along with the trip to Vegas I previously posted about, quite a few things have been going on. She has now begun smiling a lot more. She first smiled in month 2, but now she smiles readily. She loves people talking to her, especially when the say "hi!" She gives some pretty darn cute smiles now-adays. I love seeing them anytime I want.
I returned to work the beginning of the month. It has been a pretty good transition, especially since she gets to go to work with me. Pat takes her on Wednesdays and picks her up early Fridays so it works out nicely with her there only 2.5 days during the week. So far so good!
Going back to work helped make it necessary for us to get her to fall asleep on her back. Before she would just wake herself up within 5 minutes of being put on her back. I was really worried about how it would go at work, but somehow all it took was me needing to work and she fell asleep without really any fuss at all.
She of course still enjoys her favorite sleeping position...on Daddy. Seeing this picture really makes me realize how big she has gotten already...
Especially when compared to this one from her first month! Wow!
I had another photo shoot. This time I was sure to get in some of those cute baby hands
And on a hot, sunny day, she was finally able to put on her cute little shorts and top outfit.
At 11 weeks, on March 8th, Kalea reached a milestone. She was on her last day of having a weight in the single digits! She weighed in at 9 pounds, 15 ounces! I decided to go home and take some cute pics of her. This one I tried from a different angle and she looks so big to me!
Falling asleep like a champ on her giraffe!
Here she is after watching a cute video Mom Mom made for her from Hawaii. Love it!
Sleeping on Grampa when he came down for a visit.
Pat and I love March Madness and we fill out brackets every year. So of course Kalea needed to have her own bracket. For this Pat did a coin flip for each match up. You can tell Kalea was eagerly awaiting every outcome! =)
Another first for Kalea was going to her very first sporting event. We went to watch Pat coach the first home game of the season for Fallbrook High Lacrosse. She slept almost the entire time but she enjoyed being cuddly and warm in moms arms.
A recent happening for Kalea over the last couple weeks has been her ability to easily find her fingers. She has always had her hands by her face but they would just be balled up in a fist. Now she can almost readily find her fingers and put them in her mouth for easy comfort. She hasn't decided which fingers she likes best yet. Accompanying this is the rubbing of the back of her head with her right arm.
As you can see her she is going for at least 3 fingers...
Here she is again with two...
And again with two different ones.
This month has brought on better head control. She is getting better and better every day. About the last 2 weeks she has also started to have a little independence. No longer can we just put her on our shoulders and cuddle with her. If she is not tired, she wants to sit-up! I figured I should bring out the Bumpo chair to see how close she was to being ready for it.
As you can see, we still have some time to wait. Even if she holds her head up 100% of the time, right now she is just too small for it.
A very exciting event happened on her first St. Patrick's Day. Her Aunt Sara found her wedding dress! She happily came along for the dress shopping girls day and was very good for the entire thing. We picked out an especially cute outfit for the occasion. Unfortunately not too long after she decided to have a nice spit-up day and we had to change her. At least we got a picture in!
She spent a lot of the time with G-ma
Here are some more of the girls waiting for Sara to come out in the next dress.
She got to be held by her oldest cousin of her generation, Aydan, with Jacque.
We did get a picture of her in a St. Patrick's day outfit, but not on my camera. It is on Pat's phone I believe. We have so many more pictures on our phones that we need to transfer to the computer. Someday it will get done!
We put on the cute butterfly short outfit one more time because I forgot I had already taken pictures of her in it. Cute little butterfly booty!!!
Love this girl!
Another pose with Gramma. She is getting bigger by the day, but some 3 month clothes are still way too small on her. These pants are the right length for our super tall cutie, but she isn't quite filling out the waist. On to month 4!