Hi, all! I hope you’re doing well, staying sane and keeping healthy while practicing your social distance. Some days are definitely harder than others especially when you can’t even visit with your own family. Yesterday we drove around and stopped by both of our families’ homes for “window” and “drive-by” visits. It’s not the way we imagined our visits would be, but it’ll have to do for now. John and I are both extroverts (I’m more so of an ambivert) so we do miss socializing, but we’re so thankful to have Sofia who keeps us entertained and on our toes! Also, thank goodness for FaceTime, text messaging and social media which helps us keep in touch with our nearest and dearest. I have a couple of group texts going with my girlfriends which make for lighthearted and funny conversations during a not so fun time.
Anywho, Sofia turned 3 months old yesterday! She’s getting so big already and I guess that saying, “The nights are long, but the years are short,” definitely rings true. The last update I shared with all of you was at 3 weeks. Quite a bit has changed since then so I wanted to fill you all in!
I was supposed to go back to work at the end of March, but I had reached out to my employer and decided to extend my maternity leave through end of April because I just wasn’t ready to leave Sofia behind (not sure if I ever will be to be honest). However, with everything that’s going on with COVID-19, my office has been temporarily closed since March 16 and everyone is working remotely until May 1, so we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks.
I’m exclusively breastfeeding and plan to do so all through her first year which plays a big part in not being able to leave her yet. I do pump and let her drink out of a bottle a couple of times a week which allows for John to feed her in the evenings and weekends (or grandma when she was able to come over and hang out with us). John and I have gone on one date night since Sofie was born and it was the week after my birthday in February. It’ll be nice to get out, just the two of us, once this quarantine is over and I’m sure grandma Ro is counting down the days to be able to watch her again. Speaking of which, I had my first glass of wine on my birthday after being 10 months sober and I now look forward to enjoying my one glass (or two) Every. Friday. Night. 🙂
I’m pleased to say that Sofia is very happy, healthy and thriving. She lights up our world and has brought so much joy into our lives that I don’t even know how we ever lived without her. She’s super sweet and affectionate and loves giving kisses, just as much as she loves receiving them. She’s always smiling and cheerful (although she definitely has her moments), loves looking at her own reflection in the mirror and enjoys FaceTime with her family. She puts together vowels and consonants, is a pro at tummy time and can roll over onto her back. She still sleeps in our room and will probably stay in our room until she’s six months or so. She can go 3-4 hour stretches these days and has somewhat of a schedule which consists of going to bed between 9–10pm, getting up once (sometimes twice) in the middle of the night to nurse, and then typically starts her day around 7am. We’ve tried putting her in her crib during nap time to slowly transition her to the other room, but she’s not ready to be alone yet and prefers napping on mom and dad’s bed. And as much as she loves her daddy (from whom she gets her stunning good looks), it’s safe to say that for the moment, she’s a mommy’s girl.
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1 month old
2 months old