Friday, March 17, 2017

Baby Boy 3 Month Update

Age: 3 months!

Oh chubby baby boy!  How far you've come.  Every one who's known him since the beginning are SHOCKED by his transformation.  He's so healthy and rolly.  He is just a little tub of butter and is getting into smiling, knowing our faces, and showing us more of who he is.  On the whole I think he's a pretty observant, easy going little fellow with preferences for lots of snuggles and watching Gideon prance around our house.  Baby Boy is a such a blessing to us and we just love him more each day!

Weight: 14+ lbs!  About a week ago he weighed in at 14.0 lbs so he's over that now.  What a perfectly plump peanut!

Length: 23 inches

Sizes: 3-6 month onsies, shirts and pants.  He cannot keep socks on no matter what but we like to put 12-24 months on him.  He's in size 2 diapers but absolutely popping out of them...too bad we just bought a huge Costco size pack of them.  

Eyes: Dark, navy blue.  He smiles with his eyes and one look at his sweet little eyeballs and you know exactly what he's feeling

Hair: Red, red, magical red!!!  He's got a nice bald spot on the direct back of his head but everywhere else he's a beautiful little redheaded boy. And gets 1000 compliments a day on it!

Sleeping:  Babies and sleep are just not meant to be.  Amen.  He's regressing on and off this week but has shown us some longer stretches lately.  He's been working on having the rocking off on his rock n' play and will be transitioning to his big boy crib very soon *dun dun dun*

 His typical schedule is awake around 6:30 am and a cat nap about 8:00 am for 45 minutes.  Then a really good afternoon nap from about 11:00-1:30 (waking once to eat).  Then he takes another 1.5 hour nap about 3:30-5:00.  He goes to bed about 6:30 pm and will sleep until we wake him to eat at 9:00 pm.  Then he sleeps (HOPEFULLY!) until 1:00 am for a feed and then again about 5:00 am.  Lately he thinks it super fun to take 20 minute cat naps throughout the day and wake me up at 11:00 pm for a 1 oz snack.  Whatever, kid.  What he wants he gets so he clearly has us trained

Eating:  He's a good eater!  He eats 4-6 oz about every 3 hours.  Sometimes he gets a little scrambled and confused telling us he's hungry and it's the right time for him to eat but he just gets super mad and cries uncontrollably.  We have figured out to just give him a rest in his swing and once he collects himself after about 2 minutes he will eat perfectly.  He's also off all reflux medications and having much less spit up.  Go Baby Boy!

Milestones/Words: He is trying to sit up with a passion!!!  He loves to do "crunches" any chance he gets from a propped position.  He loves to rock side to side and will be thrilled once he gets over.  He has figured out that he can make his hanging rattle in his gym noisy if swipes it with his fist.  He also loves to "stand", smile, coo, and yell out.

Memorable Outings:  We have not been very exciting this month.  He has been to the zoo and a few parks and lots of neighborhood walks.  

Favorite toys/activities:  He loves his lavender bubble baths, being front facing in his carrier, stroller rides, being snuggled, watching Gideon, and his giraffe or elephant toy attached to his pacifier

Funny Moments:  He is so responsive with talking and always makes us laugh when we coo at him and he coos back.  He really loves to have conversations with anyone-what a social butterfly!

Looking forward to:  We move to our new house this week and I am looking forward to getting him his own nursery set up and decorated.  I can't wait for him to have his own special space.  I'm looking forward to longer chunks of sleep, getting more wakefulness during the day from him, and seeing what types of things he enjoys and interests him in the next 4 weeks.

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