In true second child fashion, June’s month three update is coming a week before she turns four months old. And even though I was tempted to just skip this post, I knew I would regret it in the years to come. Because even though a blog post every month for the first year may seem a bit overkill, I love having them to look back on.
The first year of life goes by in such a blur and babies change SO quickly… one day you look up and your newborn is now running around the house yelling “VROOM VROOM” and chattering nonstop.
So for now, in the middle of the busiest season of life I’ve ever experienced, I’m taking a morning to go through pictures from almost two months ago and write down all the memories that come with them. And y’all… I can’t believe how much she has changed since then! Also why does September feel like it was a lifetime ago? The days have gone by in such a blur that I feel like I have no real concept of time anymore. All I can say is praise Jesus for Google calendar, because Lord knows I would be lost without it!
This month June began developing the sweetest little personality! She is soooo smiley, and loves grinning from ear to ear every time any of us walk into the room where she’s in. She loves cooing and getting all the kisses from big brother.
She has also been absolutely loving her play gym! She can play with that thing for hours (okay, maybe not hours) and just loves kicking and waving her arms to reach the toys. It’s been so nice that she’s content to play on her own, and I can’t tell you how much time she has spent happily laying on my bed while I get work done.
June rolled over a few times this month, but seems to forget that she can do it. For a few days she was constantly rolling from her tummy to her back. Then a few days after that from back to tummy. And now she just lays on her side to play – oh well! She tracks people as they move around the room, recognizes me, Isaac and James, loves sitting up (assisted) in our laps, bouncing away in her bouncer, looking around during tummy time, and eating aaaall the milkies!
This was a big month for June (and us) because she officially moved into her nursery! Isaac has to wake up at 5 every morning for work, and she was waking up with him so we decided it was time for her to move. It took a while for her to get used to sleeping in her room, but now she’s a champ and it’s nice to not have a huge bassinet taking up space in our already crammed bedroom.
We went on quite a few adventures this month! The first one was a trip to Beavers Bend in Oklahoma with Isaac’s family. We had such a fun time hanging out at the cabin, hiking, riding the train, and spending time with family. June and James did great had had a blast!
And since it was officially pumpkin season, I took advantage of my family membership at the Dallas Arboretum. We went there twice, once with friends and once for a photoshoot that we turned into a family outing once I was finished working. It was so fun looking at all the beautiful pumpkins and hard work the arboretum puts into their displays. Plus is it really fall if you don’t get 394857590 pictures of your kids with pumpkins??
Junie girl also joined me for a newborn photoshoot for our dear friend (and photographer), Tricia. I couldn’t believe how big June looked next to Oakland, but my goodness she looked like a giant.
One of my favorite things about having a girl is getting to dress her up in all the cute clothes. And with the seasons changing, it’s been especially fun! Homegirl rocks her knee high socks, oversized sweaters, big bows and everything in between. I’ve loved making clothes for the kids lately, and it’s so cool seeing them being worn!
We ended her third month with me and Isaac celebrating ten years of dating!
And my favorite part of month three was just seeing how much joy and love June brings to the family. Yes, there are moments that are so very hard, especially when I’m dealing with a crying, inconsolable baby and a needy toddler, but I constantly remind myself to not fixate on those things. I don’t want to remember all the hard moments (even though they happen and are very real), but rather the good ones. It’s so easy to fall prey to negative thinking and dwelling on the things that made us upset, tired, angry and frustrated, and that’s the last thing we need to do this year! So instead we celebrate all the smiles, giggles, milestones and pretty pictures instead.
Happy three months (and almost four weeks) June! We love you to the moon and back.