Sophie at 3 Months

Sophie reached the 3-month mark last week, and while I haven’t been very good about taking a monthly photo of her in the same place I wanted to capture her in this adorable and smiley stage before she gets even bigger. So before we all go running off for the holidays, I thought I’d share a few photos!

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Before Sophie was born, I remember thinking that the three month mark was going to be this huge milestone. She’ll be doing things! Less crying! Sleeping through the night! Ah, the optimism of pre-babydom… I can’t help but laugh at my earlier emphasis on an arbitrary timeframe. Sophie is so different now compared to her first few weeks as a newborn, but you definitely trade old challenges for new ones with each stage. Right now, we can’t get enough of her gummy smiles and tiny laughs. We’re still working on the whole sleep-through-the-night thing, but my mom reminded me that longer sleep often comes as a baby gains more weight. Sophie is a small baby (only 10.5 lbs at 3 months), so it could take a while and we’re trying to be patient.

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Sophie has had such a sweet and happy temperament ever since she was born – we feel so lucky! She absolutely lights up whenever she sees us, and it almost makes my heart burst when I hear her making happy cooing noises at her papa while I’m doing something in another room. She also makes the most hilarious faces and noises that crack us up to no end – even though she has no idea that she’s been so funny! I’m looking forward to all the milestones to come, but I’m also really loving this stage in her life.

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This weekend we’ll be making the loooooong drive up to Syracuse to spend the holidays with my husband’s family, and while I’m excited for Sophie to (hopefully) experience snow for the first time, I’m a bit nervous about how she’ll handle the several-hours-long car ride. Anyone have any tips for making long drives with young babies? I’d love any advice or tips that you experienced mamas could share!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

  1. She is so cute! I love the picture of Sophie yawning.

    Regarding travel tips: Get someone to baby sit while you pack the car and shut down the house before your trip. We didn’t when we went on “vacation” with our six month old and it took 3 hours to get everything into the car. Plus, my husband and I were both frazzled by the time we were ready to leave.

    Have a good trip!

  2. Thanks Amelia! I’ll definitely keep that in mind for next time! Thanksgiving weekend was the first time we made an overnight trip with Sophie and I was on baby duty while my husband loaded up the car. I tried to pack as much of her stuff up the night before (my usual packing strategy), and I think it took us about 30-45 minutes to load everything in – not too bad! But I can imagine that it will only get more difficult as Sophie gets bigger and more mobile, so having an extra set of hands would definitely help!

  3. Thank you so much Chelsea and Kati! I’m obviously biased, but I think she’s the cutest baby on the planet. :)

  4. She is sooo beautiful! Travel safe if you haven’t made it to Syracuse yet! The weather is wild up here. xoxo

  5. Oh My! Is she adorable! I’m not one of those women who gush over every baby, only the seriously cute!

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