Jannah has turned 3 months. We have survived the fourth trimester. I have spent the day just reflecting on the past 3 months and thought I’d share with you guys.
February 22, 2017… the day my princess was born into this world. My doctor and nurses went entirely opposite of my birth plan. Alhamdulillah (praise be to God) the delivery still went well… just not how I wanted it to. She was taken to NICU for a breathing problem which was quickly resolved. She ended up staying there until the 25th because the stupid nurses forced her to take formula and wouldn’t let her leave until she finished a whole bottle. I was refused breastfeeding (Yes… still salty).
We spent the first 3 weeks trying to transition her to breastfeeding. Alhamdulillah we were successful. Other than that, life was pretty great. The house was getting a bit messy, but that was ok. So much cluster feeding happened. There were many sleepless nights.
Onto month 2. She started smiling and began to respond more. She became such a happy little girl. Her two bottom teeth developed as the teething process began at 6 weeks. She became a lot more fussy too. Again… there were many sleepless nights, but I definitely took more advantage of bed-sharing. She was also much more awake and alert… which meant more play time and talking to her! She had her first vaccines which was heartbreaking, but just another excuse for cuddles!
Month 3. Man. A lot happened. She’s become so vocal (even started to giggle a little). She plays with toys a bit. Her monkey is her favorite. She’s starting to get into size 0-3mo clothing. Her teeth are just about ready to cut which means this mama hasn’t been getting sleep. She’s been super clingy and needing to sleep in my arms (which I’m totally ok with… snuggles!). She’s developing such a personality and I love it. I’ve started on depression and anxiety pills.
These 3 months have passed in the blink of an eye. Just like that, her newborn days are over. The 4th trimester is over. Jannah is continuously growing. These are emotional times and I’m embracing every moment of it. This is just the beginning, darling.