My sweet sweet boy, you are THREE MONTHS OLD!
What are your stats and what does the doctor say?
At your two month checkup you were 12lbs 2oz and 22 3/4in long. The other day I weighed you on the bathroom scale (me getting on, then getting on while holding you) and it says you are about 13.5lbs! You are a growing boy! Dr. Chris said everything looked good at your checkup and you were so brave when you got your shots!
What are you eating?
You have moved from Enfamil Newborn to Enfamil Infant. You tolerate it very well and don’t seem to be having any issues. You eat about 5.5oz every 3 to 4 hours during the days and every 4 to 6 hours at night. You are a hungry boy and love to eat!
When do you eat and sleep?
Like I said before, you eat about every 3 to 4 hours during the day and every 4 to 6 hours at night (sometimes less, depending on the night). You tend to take little catnaps during the day now, usually about and hour to two hours after you eat, and usually for no longer than 30 minutes, 45 minutes tops. Sometimes you will take a long afternoon nap for an hour and half or more, but that doesn’t happen too often. You usually go down for the night between 8 and 9pm, get up around 2:30 or 3am to eat, then go back down until around 8:30am.
What do your routines look like?
Eat, Play, Sleep! We aren’t purposefully doing the “Eat Play Sleep” routine, you just kinda feel into it on your own. After getting up in the morning you take your morning bottle, then we play some. Sometimes we play on the couch, sometimes we try Tummy Time (although you still hate it). Or you lay in your crib and watch your mobile go around, you love that thing! You also like to play on your playmat and bat at the toys now. You’ll play on it for 30 to 45 minutes sometimes! About an hour and a half or so after you eat you’re ready for a nap, albeit a short one. Depending on how long you nap, you wake up and play more or are ready to eat. We follow this routine until bedtime, when you get your bedtime lotion, swaddle, and nighttime bottle. Then we rock in your nursery and push the “Beethoven” button on your mobile — this is your sleepy time music. Once you’re asleep you go down in your Rock N Play for the night. Sometimes you wake up and mommy puts you in bed with her until you’re ready to eat again.
What size clothes and diapers are you wearing?
You are wearing 0-3 months and 3 months clothes and size 2 diapers! Some of your clothes are getting just a little bit snug though!
What are some things you love?
You love to take a bath. You still love your bouncy chair, but lately you’d rather play on your playmat. You love the jungle mobile in your crib. You love to ride in the car! You love to suck on your hands…they are always in your mouth! You have a SoundSpa that plays white noise type sounds and projects scenes onto the ceiling above you…we usually have it on an underwater fish scene and whenever you wake up you look up and just laugh and smile at those fish! You love them!
What are some things you don’t love?
You still don’t like waiting for your bottle….Sometimes that warmer is just not fast enough! You really do not like tummy time!
What can you do?
You’re still holding your head up like a big boy! Getting stronger everyday! You smile, laugh, coo, and talk all the time now! You are trying to roll over from your back to your front but you get stuck about halfway through. You’re getting closer everyday though! (I have a video to post but I can’t figure out how to get it on here!) You can bat at the toys on your playmat and hold on to them.
Who has visited and watched you?
Your family drops by a lot to see you. When mommy and daddy are both at work on Friday’s Aunt S, Nana, or Grandma keeps you. You are doing really well with your sitters, although they tell mommy that you won’t sleep unless you’re being held. (Funny since you’re napping all alone while mommy writes this blog post haha). Mommy finally took you to meet the girls at work because they kept asking about you. They all adored you and said you were a beautiful baby!
What are some of your nicknames?
We call you “Guy” a lot (like ‘Hey Guy, what’s wrong?’). Mommy calls you Piglet while you eat because you’re so eager and a little messy! Aunt S calls you Monkey Butt.
What are we looking forward to in the next month?
Before you turn 4 months, you’ll celebrate your first Easter and you first family dinner with the extended family. You’ll have your 3 month pictures taken next weekend (mommy has to find you something to wear!). You’ll meet some of mommy’s friend’s babies: baby boy J, who was born 3 days after you, and you’ll meet baby girl B who is just 3 weeks old now! Between them and the G girls, you’ll have lots of playdates in your future! 🙂 We’ll also work on tummy time some more this month…got to get those arms and neck muscles working!