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17 December 2017
Your baby is 3 month 1 week now.

MONTH 3 WEEK 1:
Your baby may be able to lift their head off the ground while lying on their back and hold it there for a few moments. Sitting with help is something your baby enjoys now and may even be able to hold her head stable and erect.
Some babies still show signs that they are refluxing at 12 weeks. The sphincter at the top of a baby’s stomach can be lax and this allows the contents of their stomach to easily regurgitate up their esophagus. Unless your baby is failing to thrive or they are difficult to manage because of their reflux try not to be concerned.
The parietal lobe, which is the area of the brain that governs hand-eye coordination, is developing rapidly right now. Likewise, the temporal lobe, which is the area of the brain that helps with hearing, language and smell, has become much more active.
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  • Is the 4-month growth spurt starting already? Suddenly baby wants to breastfeed all the time. I’m continuing to feed on demand — I know it won’t last forever.
  • Baby is starting to like colors! I’ve started offering more brightly colored toys instead of the high-contrast ones she used to enjoy.
  • Singing, whistling, clapping, and even blowing raspberries — baby loves sounds! I have lots of fun making sound effects for baby throughout the day. This helps her language development, too, so I’m okay with sounding silly.
  • Baby is finally getting the hang of using her hands! She is grabbing everything in sight — especially my dangling necklace or hair. Time to take off my nice jewelry for a while.
  • If baby gives me a minute to myself this week, I’ll go online and find some healthy recipes. Soon I’ll be cooking for baby, too! — but in the meantime, I want to make sure my partner and I are eating healthy, especially if I’m breastfeeding.
  • My breast milk is changing as baby grows. I’m making sure to eat healthy fats like nuts and avocados to get all the nutrition I need.
  • I’m enjoying the fact that baby’s schedule is getting more predictable! It’s tempting to use every extra minute to catch up on chores, but I’m making time to rest and unwind, too.
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Keep track of your baby’s growth and your mom to-do list with this handy checklist for baby’s first year.
    There’s so much to do during baby’s first year! Keep track of your baby’s appointments and development with our WEEK-BY-WEEK BABY CHECKLIST. Each week, take a look at the list of questions and check yes or no. Then connect with other moms whose answers were similar to yours!