>Has been wearing 0-3 month clothing for awhile now, and is only just now fitting into some 3-6 month.
>Went to her first wedding! (My brother’s – can’t wait to share photos.)
>Sort of rolled over once! I wasn’t there, but my mom put her on the bed and she got from her back to her stomach by herself, with her arm caught underneath. Hasn’t happened since.
>Still hasn’t had anything other than breast milk, despite some recent challenges.
>Has really discovered her hands! She likes to suck on them, stuff them in her mouth, examine them, and grab grab grab.
>Will pretty much smile at anyone if they look her in the eyes and smile at her, but I think she recognizes David and me.
>Had her first belly laugh today, while my mom was watching her. I wish I had been the one to witness it! Can’t wait to hear it, though.
>Got her picture hung on the wall at daycare with her other baby friends, which made me really happy.
>Still has all her hair, and it’s almost long enough to pull into a hilarious short ponytail on top of her head.
>Hates being put in the car seat now, just like she hates getting dressed. Two things David makes me do so that she doesn’t associate him with them. (Not fair.)
>Still sleeps through the night, and would probably be fine in her crib now, except that I’m not ready to part with her and I don’t know when I will be and that’s just fine.
>Is a Bumbo-sitting champ, which is awesome for me when I need to get things done.
>Was proud to celebrate my three-year anniversary with David on October 3rd. We went to see my favorite band, Over the Rhine, in concert. They were opening for Lucinda Williams but we left before the main act because it was getting late, and I had to work the next day, and…we’re old and lame, apparently.
>Have been back at work for almost a month now, and have finally settled into a manageable routine. It doesn’t include as much reading, TV watching, magazine browsing, or Internet as I’d like, but I’m rested most of the time and surviving so I can’t complain too much!
>Experienced mastitis for the first time, which was AWFUL. More on this to come.
>Don’t really hate pumping as much as I thought I would, but it irritates my skin, is annoying (all the set-up and cleaning), and is hard to find time to do at work.
>Am looking forward to (and counting on) the sweet spot when breastfeeding will actually help me lose weight.
>Have finally discovered the joys of dressing Meredith up in actual outfits rather than just onesies.
>Looked at pictures of her when she was one month old, and realized how different she already looks. I love her so much now, but I do miss that tiny baby!
>Find myself getting strangely envious at times when I hear about friends becoming pregnant or seeing my sister-in-law’s expanding belly. I didn’t really enjoy the physical part of pregnancy, but the anticipation was wonderful.
>Miss Meredith SO MUCH during the day, and even when she’s sleeping! Although I don’t cry anymore when I drop her off at daycare, I still linger there a little longer than I need to every morning.
My aunt took all these pictures except the first two. I’m so grateful to her!