Life with Lyra: 3 Month Update

Happy three months Lyra! It’s been so much fun (and exhausting, frustrating, and hard) so far. Lyra is such a different baby than when we brought her home from the hospital. She’s already been on a plane too! We flew to Minneapolis on Halloween weekend for my foster Grandma’s funeral. It was so unexpected. I’m so sad that Lyra never got to meet her in person but on the same hand, Grandma Donna’s funeral allowed us to see a lot of my family and extended family that we might not have seen this year. We were nervous to travel with her but she did so well. The day we got home though was a different story. Lyra was such a crank. Thankfully for us, her crank days are far and few between!

Sleeping

It’s only when you have a newborn that you realize how loud everything is. Lyra and I go on a walk every day. Its great exercise for me and its great for her since it’s a guaranteed nap for her. Though I am always on the look out for things that are absurdly loud that could wake her up. For instance, motorcycles, trash collectors, loud people on their cell phones, slamming doors – all things I hate now. But I’ve found its easy to soothe her back to sleep if I just keep walking.

I thought Lyra was allergic to sleep because for a while she was only napping for 20 or 30 minutes at a time. At night, she would wake up every hour and a half. We were going insane. Sleep deprivation is a method of torture for a reason! But we’ve been working to train her that sleep is a good thing. You want sleep baby! And lately, she’s been such a great sleeper. Fingers crossed.

Development

Lyra has been reaching and grabbing onto things! It’s so cool to see her focus on something and to move her hands toward it. She’s also blowing raspberries but those seem less intentional. I think she surprises herself each time she does it. Lyra is such a smiley baby too. We love making her smile and giggle and make lots of noises. Sometimes we swear we can hear her saying a distinguishable word. So far, she’s saidΒ the words ‘cute’ and ‘Gary’. Yup, pretty sure.

We do a bit of tummy time each day. In the beginning, I hated tummy time. She struggled a lot to hold up her head but now she can hold it up pretty high.

Likes
She loves to be on her changing table.
She is obsessed with staring at our bookcase and the ceiling fan.
She loves rocking in her crib while staring at the unfinished mobile I made for her. Don’t know when I’ll get around to finishing it but she doesn’t seem to mind.
Enjoys her play mat!
LOVES the bath.

Dislikes
Having her diaper changed in the middle of the night. She always fusses.
She kind of dislikes being in the car seat. We don’t take her around much in the car so I believe she’s just not use to it.

Next weekend, we have a reunion with the parents from our birthing class. I can’t wait to see all the babies!

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One thought on “Life with Lyra: 3 Month Update

  1. Love seeing these updates and photos of Lyra. Sorry to hear that you had to attend a funeral, but that is nice that you got to see more family members and friends during that time.

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