Ivy is 12 weeks old and had her dr. visit last week. She is doing well, is up to 11 lbs 5 oz and 23 inches long. She isn't gaining weight very quickly (she was 10 lb 3 oz at birth), so at 12 weeks she is up a net of only 1 lb. We are trying some Prevacid for the reflux issues and hopefully that will help her keep more breastmilk in her tummy and let her gain some weight.
She is such a little smiley girl now and we are on a better schedule with a decent night's sleep. She prefers fewer longer naps during the day (2 three-hr naps and 1 catnap) as opposed to Chloe who had 4 1.5-hr naps at that age. Everyone says that they think she looks more like me, which is cool since Chloe looks so much like Craig.
Chloe is doing pretty well too, although she has been sick a few times which I am not used to from my normally healthy girl. She had a terrible stomach virus which gave her terrible diarrhea for the week of Thanksgiving and now she has a nasty runny nose. It think it is because she is getting more interaction with other kids. We have finally found a church community that we really like and so we go every week. Chloe loves Sunday School and has several little friends there. Also, with the holidays, we have seen her cousins several times. I just love that she has lots of little relatives to visit and play with. It reminds me of my youth and all my family.
This past Sunday, we had Ivy baptised. She is quite the little charmer at church and all the congregration just love her. In fact, she played Baby Jesus in the live nativity over Christmas so everyone knows her. Our church is a small one, but I like that it is in our little town and we are really getting to know people in the community.
I have been enjoying my nice long maternity leave. I am glad that I was able to take 4 months off and if we have another one I will plan to do the same thing again. Although I would definitely prefer to have a summer baby. I just hate having a newborn in the winter! It is so hard to go out and about with her all bundled, plus I can get a little cabin fever if I stay in the house too long.