Eliza, three months

May 19, 2012

Baby at three months

We’d heard so much about the three month mark being that mythical point where babies calm down and become much more manageable – is three is the magic number? Well, I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point approaching this month, Eliza did seem to get a whole lot easier. We can’t pinpoint it to one thing, rather a combination of her getting older, Alex and I becoming more acclimatised to parenthood, the discovery of Infacol, and her sleeping better – most of the time! – meaning I’m getting lots of sleep too. She’s now much more content and happy, and everything suddenly became a whole lot more fun for all of us.

Here’s three things about our three-month old:

  • The discovery of hands was a revelation for her. New favourite things to grip at the moment are my hair, big handfuls of my skin when she’s happily breastfeeding – ouch – or her little red spoon, a present from Grandma for the beach that she now won’t put down, much to Alex and I’s amusement
  • Our baby is such a smiley joy at the moment. I can forgive her for not going to sleep till 4am then waking up every hour when she chuckles at me (she had a bad couple of nights recently but luckily seems to have regressed back to normal-good-sleepy baby, fingers crossed)
  • She is tantalisingly close to a tipping-over point, and has spent a lot of time over the past few days turning herself around on her play mat, swinging her legs up and launching over to one side with a determined look on her little face. As a result, I have spent a lot of time watching her, even if an ANTM repeat is on TV, it’s that good

Eliza, I’m so excited about everything we’ve got to look forward to; if what’s coming next is even a third as good as what we’ve seen so far, then it’ll be fantastic.


  • Rax Lakhani

    May 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Oh my God! Eliza is soooooooooooo gorgeous!

    I want to pinch her little cheeks!

    1. gillian

      May 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks dude! Who’d have thought, all those years ago when we all sat on the same pod… 😀

  • shirley

    May 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Enjoy every little new stage as she is growing so fast. Bet she rules your household now.

    1. gillian

      May 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Every time she does something new I think it can’t get any more amazing – then obviously it does! Yep, she’s pretty much in charge now…

  • Kara

    May 27, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Congrats on 3 months, being a mummy is hard, I am glad things have improved for you, I think life becomes so much easier each month until teething of course, she is a very beautiful little girl x

  • Esther

    May 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hi. I just discovered your blog via twitter, I’m 19 weeks pregnant and was wondering now you’ve got through your pregnancy and are 3 months down the line with the new babe, would you still recommend the Maison D’Anu pregnancy skincare range? thanks!

    1. gillian

      May 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Hello! Congrats on the baby, how are you feeling? I would recommend the Maison D’Anu anti stretch mark lotion although it is on the pricey side (plus the scent is nice but takes some getting used to). Other good stretch mark products I used are the Cowshed one – which smells amazing – Boots Sanctuary cream and the Philips Avent lotion, all of which I loved and are cheaper. I didn’t get any stretch marks! Let me know your Twitter name so I can follow you x.

      1. Esther

        June 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        Hi Gillian, thanks for that…
        I’m feeling great now I’m well into the 2nd trimester, well a little tired and a few niggles like indigestion and leg cramps but nothing to really complain about. Being a new mum looks delightful (look at those toes!) but I hope all is well with you?

        Thanks for the recommendations – you can find me on twitter on esthermalvern … sorry for the late reply, I completely forgot I posted this! Enjoy mum and baby yoga! Thanks for the interesting blog… x

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