This blog is going to be for a step by step guide to my child's developmental milestones. I have a girl, please note that girls typically develop speech milestones faster, whereas boys typically develop physical milestone faster. It can be used as a guide for other families, but please keep in mind that all children develop at different rates and should you have any concerns about where your child should be, you should speak to your pediatrician or schedule an appointment with a therapist in our office
Her 3rd month...
She grabs at things. I mean she looks and sees something, reaches out and grabs things. She is truly amazing to watch.
She still watches tv and when you turn it off she looks at the blank screen like what in the world did you just do?
She laughs out loud. She smiles at everyone who smiles at her. And if you give her the slightest bit of baby talk she smiles so big that her eyes disappear because her cheeks are so chunky.
She holds her head up, only occasionally loosing control and bonk you in your nose, shoulder, necklace, etc and then crying because it hurt.
She says mama, but she has no idea what it means, she just knows it makes mommy very happy and she gets clapped for doing it. She responds when she is being talked to. Sometime we have very in depth ahh and ohh conversations. She has lots to say…just like her mommy. She is beginning to make /b/ sounds. Daddy is still waiting on his dada…lol! Little does he know /d/ is a later developing sound that /m/, he just thinks I practiced “mama” too much while I was at home on maternity leave.
She has started getting “peek a boo”. She smiles when you reappear now, I think she is just happy I came back, not that she knew I was hiding. Just priceless how much of an idiot you will make yourself look like to get your child to smile or laugh. She can sit up for short amounts of time when propped on pillows. She occasionally will lift her body off of said pillows, only to roll to the side like a bobble doll and get mad because it usually surprises her.
She sleeps 11-12 hours a night…most nights…there are a few nights here and there where she blesses me with her crying at 3:00 in the morning. Why is it always 3:00?
She isn’t so fond of tummy time currently because she has become so nosey and wants to see everything going on. Boy, she is her father’s child.
She puts everything in her mouth and she drools. She is sliming everything. Can she be teething already? My mom said I got all of my teeth early, maybe she will be advanced in her dental development as well.