Maeve is officially 3 months old today! She continues to be a bundle of joy and excitement for Kate and I! Sadie our golden retriever feels neglected from time to time, but with the temperatures warming up Dad has been able to make sure she doesn't miss out on any of the excitement by getting some nice walks outside.
Kate has finished her 1st full week back at work and for the most part things are going very well. She already has a lot to do, but this is a good thing! Her co-workers and new boss have been supportive of her as she makes the transition back to the office. The biggest thing she has said thus far is that its difficult to not be tired in the afternoons.
Maeve is finishing up her last 2 days at Grandma and Grandpa Kirchner's house before Grandma Brigid arrives on Saturday. Grandma and Grandpa have had a great time with her and she seems to continue to improve on her bottle feedings. Grandma has done lots of research on different bottles and nipples to see if there is one we can find that she likes. Grandma and Grandpa also learned that Maeve really likes going out in the car to run errands and go exploring! They took her on an adventure earlier this week and next thing they knew the afternoon was far more productive for bottle feedings than what the morning was!
Yesterday she managed to consume all the milk we sent over!! (Side note - she also managed to fall asleep when Dad picked her up after work and then proceeded to sleep for 2.5 hours straight!!) Tough work I guess for all the feedings! We're still trying to determine if there are any patterns that develop in feeding or sleeping as we prep for daycare which begins the 1st Monday in March.
Last weekend we took Maeve to Barnes and Noble for coffee and to continue planning a trip to New England this summer. We are hoping to get to New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont in late August, early September. Despite being a little fussy at first and thinking our coffee date was going to be cut short, Maeve managed to do great and we had a blast together! It was nice to get all of us out of the house together as that hasn't happened much.
We're still getting up in the middle of the night at least 1 time for a feeding and a diaper change, but for the most part she is sleeping very well for a 3 month old. Dad got to meet up with some of his guy friends from college on Tuesday night as they work to find the best burger in the Twin Cities and Mom is meeting up with the people from her new Mom's group tonight for a Happy Hour.
All for now - Happy Thursday!