The Raffi Report :: Mackenzie is 3 Months

When we were told by Mac’s pediatrician that she’d get sick before Abby did due to the fact that she has an older sister, we honestly didn’t think much of it.  Abby, after all, was only sick once in her first year so it never occurred to us how difficult it might be to have a sick newborn/young baby.

It’s safe to say we officially know what it’s like. Ugh. It’s not fun.

Mac has been sick the majority of the past two and a half weeks. I was sick for the first part of that. Abby was also sick. We’ve been in Atlanta the whole time so we’ve practically become best friends with a local pediatrician who has already prescribed three different antibiotics, two types of ear drops, and advised us to have Mac sleep in her car seat because laying flat on her back would be painful for her ears (she’s had double ear infections and Abby had the same plus pneumonia – not an ideal way to start family time).

Anyway, the good news is that Abby is better and Mac is only fighting one ear infection at this point (a dramatic improvement).  Sleep has been hard to come by and being away from Travis (who helps tremendously in the middle of the night) has made it more challenging than ever for Mommy to feel rested. Luckily we’ve had super Kiki and super Gappy to help with everything (even while fighting bugs themselves thanks to the girls and me) and we’re all on the mend.

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Daddy even came to visit us for Valentine’s day so everyone’s spirits were lifted!



Poor baby Mac is still having some rough days, but she manages to share some smiles with us and we’re hoping she’ll be 100% better in no time.  It truly makes you appreciate having healthy children most of the time…I feel thankful for that!

Below is a little overview on how things are going with our 3 month old.  First, as always, let’s take a little walk down memory lane.

Here’s our 1 day old ::

Here she was at 1 month ::


Here she was at 2 months ::


And here she is at 3 months (and in case you were wondering, we forgot her Raffi at home, so Sophie is the stand-in giraffe for months 3 and possibly 4) ::

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at 3 months…

  • she’s flown on her first cross-country flight and had a whole row of seats to herself…little does she know that’s not normal at ALL

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  • she weighs in at over 14 pounds and continues to reject bottles – I’m constantly on call
  • she still wakes up 2-4 times a night and while she was sick, it was every hour on the hour and she screamed at me for what felt like an eternity
  • she met her cousin Emilia and the three little ladies have had lots of quality time together so far


  • she loves tummy time and has an incredibly strong neck
  • she looks SO much like her sister did at this age, it’s pretty incredible
  • she started giggling the morning she turned 3 months and it’s such a great sound
  • her cradle cap is worse than ever and the pediatrician suggested we oil her up with olive oil…it’s been a funny experimentation process thus far
  • we thought she was going to take a binky but was simply messing with us – she has a funny tongue motion that makes binky sucking and bottle sucking very hard (but makes her an excellent breast-feeder which is exactly what the nurses said in hospital – no wonder she weighs so much)
  • her little legs are getting more roles by the minute and it’s the cutest thing ever
  • her smile is amazing – she keeps grinning bigger and bigger until her mouth can’t stretch any further – it’s my favorite thing ever


Until next time!


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11 Responses

  1. Anina Duren says:

    Did you try breast milk for the cradle cap? I’ve heard it works wonders.

    • 7x7xMommy says:

      I haven’t heard that, but I’m willing to try! Plus, I have gallons of milk just waiting to be used since she won’t take a bottle. haha…I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

  2. Anina Duren says:

    Never once took a bottle. Now he will drink a little bit out of a sippy cup. For Wyatt is was his texture aversion. Our speech therapist recommended sippy cups without the valve, so it just drips in, or feeding milk to him on a spoon, so he could see he could get it from another source. You could try that.

  3. AllSawyer says:

    Sawyer never took a bottle either! I think I gave up after a couple months of trying and then tried with a sippy cup and he took to it right away. I used this one 🙂

  4. Starr says:

    Coconut oil is really supposed to help, too. I haven’t tried it for cradle cap, but have used it for almost everything else (diaper rash, chap stick, moisturizer, conditioner, sore throat, baking sweet potato fries for Olivia). You might say I’m a little obsessed right now 🙂

    • 7x7xMommy says:

      Hi! thanks for the suggestion…coconut oil was actually one of the first things we tried and unfortunately it didn’t do much. But it looks like I finally found something that’s worked…it’s Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream. We started using it a couple days ago and her head is almost 100% better. I’m still in shock (and I’m so happy!). 🙂 I’ll have to write a post about it! Thanks again for swinging by!

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