3 Months Old!


James, how on earth are you three months old? As I rocked you this afternoon in your nursery, I remembered the fist time I rocked you on your first night home. I remember being so so tired that night and you were so so fussy. This afternoon you just smiled your 1,000 watt smile at me. Your whole face lights up when you smile and I'm not sure what shines brighter your smile or the sparkle in your eye. You radiate joy all day long and I'm so happy that you are so happy!

You love to sleep, eat and play.

You are sleeping 11 1/2 hours a night and would probably do 12 if we put you down 30 minutes earlier - but it's so nice to spend time as a family when we can. We are transitioning the lengths of your naps to give you two nice long two hour naps a day with three "cat naps." So far you are transitioning very well despite mommy's errands occasionally infringing on nap times. We will be dropping your swaddle in the coming month, so I hope you are as easy with that as you have been with your naps.
This month your appetite varied dramatically. A few weeks ago you just refused to take your bed time bottle. So we dropped you from six feedings a day to five and upgraded you to a medium flow nipple. You are doing fantastic with this new set-up and are getting good feedings all day. I didn't expect to enjoy nursing as much as I do now, it was such a struggle at first. It's just such a special quite time for us to share. I'm pretty thrilled that the AAP now recommends exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months, but we will see what Dr. Kelly wants us to do at your next appointment.

At three months old you are already into everything! This past month I was thrilled when you could grasp your rattle and balls with my help and now, just a few days later, you are grabbing everything in sight and it's going straight to your mouth. Other than playing with your balls, kicking is your next favorite past time. Maybe that's how you stay so skinny. You are always moving, but still staying in the same place-thank goodness.  

You love to stare at the ceiling fan, you follow the blades with your whole head. It looks like you are at a tennis match as your head goes back and forth back and forth. You also find your two hands quiet captivating, and if you are not enthralled by the fan you are gazing at them in awe.

We do sit ups and stand up and down in my lap all day long. Up down up down.

You are very chatty these days especially after you eat, when you go to bed and wake up in the morning, you make all kinds of sounds and have started doing a very fun razz/rolling of your r's. Your daddy and I love talking to you.

We've moved on from your favorite song being Baa Baa Black Sheep to The Green Grass Grew All Around, and you laugh and laugh every time I sing it to you. You love it when mess up the words, you laugh and then I laugh and by the time I get my whits about me, the verse is already over. I hope we have fun like this together for the rest of our lives! I sing to you all day and am very grateful for our baby einstein CDs, and pandora's rock a bye baby, baby einstein and children's sing a long stations!

Nicknames include Coo-Man-Chu and Little Buddy

You are 25 1/2 (90th percentile) inches tall and weigh 14 pounds and 4 ounces (69th percentile).

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful son, I thank God everyday for making me your mommy.  


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a special one for you....your very first!

Melissa said...

So, so sweet! Happy 1st Mother's Day to you!