Annalee Estelle | 3 months

Dear Annalee,

I can't believe you are already 3 months old. Where has the summer gone? Momma really soaked up her last couple weeks at home with you, but as of August 24th - I am back to work. I was so sad to drop you off that day, but I know you are in great hands with your "Mi-Mi," aka, your Nanny. She scooped you right up when we arrived, and next thing we knew you were snuggled right up, happy as can be. Mommy was sad to have to go back to work, but we feel incredibly blessed to have found such a wonderful mi-mi to keep you. We know you are in great hands, and mommy can pop-in to visit anytime! You are becoming more and more alert each and every day, laughing and giving us lots of smiles. We are happy to say that you have put on some weight and are back in the 40 percentile, and have even grown another inch! You are eating like a champ, every 2.5 hours, and only waking twice at night to eat. You have been a great traveler and so easy to tote along to dinners, events, meetings and even festivals.  We celebrated your 3 month birthday with a work event for Mom... BAH at the Chamber. We have loved watching you grow and experience so many firsts - and can't wait for so many more!

Three Month Highlights:
  • 11 lbs, 7 ozs., 24 inches, 15.5 in head circumference, bright blue eyes and blond hair
  • Wearing 3 month clothing and pajamas \\ Pampers size 1 diapers
  • Nicknames: Anna Banana \\ Sweet Pea \\ Pumpkin \\ Little Bit 
  • Tricks: Holding your head up on your own \\ Planking during tummy time \\ Grabbing your Wubbanub and getting it back into your mouth by yourself...sometimes 
  • Favorite toys: WubbaNub \\ Mommaroo
  • Favorite books: Dragons Love Tacos \\ How Do Lions Say I Love You?
  • Food: Momma's milk
  • You started sleeping in your own room at 12 weeks
  • Mommy and Daddy spent their first night away from you to attend KA's 150th Gala. GranDe and Papa Sam kept you overnight. 
  • You still love walks, and now runs with momma, in your stroller.
  • This month we celebrated KA's 150th with your Daddy in Lex and Roanoke - you're first KA convention!
  • You took your first road trip to Gramma's for a weekend visit to NC
  • You love story time, following along and laughing when mommy reads to you
  • You started nanny-care at 12 weeks old
Three Month Favorites {Items We Couldn't Live Without}:
Boppy Newborn Lounger \\ The Bob Stroller \\ Wubbanub \\ Paci clip \\ MommaRoo \\ Swaddle Blankets \\ Footie PJ's \\ Baby Bathtub \\ Sound Machine \\ monitor {for mommy}

Pictures from this month:

KA Pool Day

GranDe came to visit.

Fun at Gramma's

First day of Nanny-care... less than excited. ha

Story time with Momma

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  1. She is adorable!! I love that pillow it is so sweet!!

  2. I love her smile in the pic where she's wearing white and gold. Also the pic right above it! Too cute!