Weâ€™ve unfortunately reached that point where we are no longer really counting the weeks, but now the months. Youâ€™ve reached 3 months old and what a big boy you are!
I canâ€™t help but feel a little sad that you are no longer considered a newborn, but now a baby. Â Thankfully, the â€œbabyâ€ phase lasts a little longer. Â I thought back to the day you were born today and I canâ€™t believe that was three months ago. Â In some ways, it feels like yesterday and in other ways it feels like weâ€™ve known each other for a lot longer. Â We are now in a whole other season too. Â It was snowing the day you were born and now it was 90 degrees yesterday. Â What a whirlwind nonetheless. Â No other three months in my life have gone by this quickly.
You are developing quite the little personality. Â It shines through more and more each week. Â You are stubborn, determined, independent, yet dependent and calm. Â You know what you want and when you want it and youâ€™re determined to get it. Â Thankfully, I usually know exactly what you want. Â It changes between food, diaper changed or wanting to play or being tired. Â You are a major â€œsleep fighterâ€ though. Â Heaven forbid you miss something.
You are more smiley by the day I think. Â You love when daddy and I play with your legs and sing to you. Â You just smile your little heart out. Â This is definitely my favorite thing to do with you and I think itâ€™s daddyâ€™s too.
We didnâ€™t weigh you this week but I would guess that youâ€™re about 14 lbs. now. Â This is just 2 lbs. from double your birth weight. Â When I look at your little rolls all over your body, I feel proud that exclusively feeding you breast milk has done this for you. Â Throughout the ups and downs of breastfeeding, I have determined that I love it. Â I love the bonding with you and I love that I am able to sustain your life in the healthiest way possible.
I really feel like around the 12-13 week mark, life started to make more sense for us. Â I donâ€™t know how else to explain it, but things just sort of felt like they fell into place. Â In the first weeks of life, sometimes things were frustrating probably due to my extreme exhaustion, but now I feel like Iâ€™m able to function each day. Â With your development, I now know more about how youâ€™re feeling (like when youâ€™re smiling) and how to comfort you better.
Sleeping is still and up and down issue, but overall, itâ€™s much better. Â You are sleeping about 3.5-4 hours in the first stretch of sleep for the night and then 4-5 hours off and on throughout the night. Â You are still sleeping primarily in the rock nâ€™ play, but then in the wee hours of the morning, you come into bed with me mostly because I fall asleep while youâ€™re nursing. Â We are starting (and I use that term extremely loosely) to figure out a nap pattern too. Â You like to sleep sometime in the morning and then sometime in the afternoon and thatâ€™s about all we have figured out, but itâ€™s starting to form a bit of a pattern. Â Things have a way of working themselves out.
You are constantly exploring your new world by looking around and now using your hands quite a bit. Â Just this last week you really started figuring out what your hands are useful for. Â You are completely over laying down during the day and getting over sitting down; you like to stand up in either dad or my arms. Â Grandma bought you a Baby Bjorn bouncy chair that have a bar full of spinning toys in front of it. Â You love sitting in this looking around and spinning the toys. Â It is the perfect thing for you.
You have really started getting more mobile in the past week also! Â You are using your legs to push yourself around and army crawl a little bit on your stomach. Â Today during our three month photo shoot, I put you on your stomach and you rolled onto your back! Â You have found your feet with your hands also.
We both love our outings each day. Â We love taking Otis to the dog park and walking/running around there. Â You still fall asleep nearly every time we start walking. Â Iâ€™ll just keep taking you places so you can see new surroundings when you wake up.
This month we are going to start a bedtime routine so hopefully that will help you be able to fall asleep faster and easier eventually. Â Iâ€™ve read and read and ask friends for advice and thatâ€™s what they all say, so hereâ€™s to that…
Each day I love spending the day with you more and more. Â We have so much fun together learning and exploring. Â Youâ€™ve taught me more stuff about myself than I can count and I love learning more about your personality too. Â Hereâ€™s to another month of growing and changing!
I wonâ€™t be doing the weekly updates anymore. Â We are going to change to monthly updates!