Friday, January 25, 2013

Three Months!

No longer a newborn, my incredibly sweet son is now three months old. I am in complete awe over how much he has grown and changed in such a short amount of time. He now looks completely different, as that newborn look is long gone, but he continues to be the cutest little boy I've ever seen (momma bias!) I feel like we've moved into a more stable place in the last few weeks where he is more predictable, less fussy, and much more interactive. I dont know if we are learning how to live with a baby or he is learning how to live with us or maybe it's a combination of both, but either way, things just seem to flow a little easier these days.

Little Isaac, you are living up to your name, because you keep me laughing all day long. You found your voice about a week ago and have been cooing and gooing and chattering nonstop ever since. Hearing you "answer" my questions with your baby-speak makes me giggle and warms my heart. You make the funniest little faces! I laughed and laughed last night as you learned that splashing in the bathtub can be a lot of fun! By the time we got out of the tub, there was water everywhere and you'd worn yourself out. You are so much fun!

You've been sleeping through the night for about 6 weeks now, and I think you're about ready to drop that 10pm feeding. You nurse on one side for maybe 2 or 3 of minutes and then immediately fall asleep. I usually enjoy cuddling you for a few minutes before putting you down for the night. I'll still enjoy those sleepy cuddles, they'll just be a little earlier in the night. We'll try working that out over the next few weeks so that hopefully by our next month update, you'll be sleeping 11-12 hours at night! And speaking of changing up sleep habits, today we are trying naps without being swaddled! So far, this hasn't exactly been successful, and I'm starting to feel like a glutton for punishment!

At the same time we're moving your bedtime back, I'll also try to stretch your feedings out to a consistent 3.5 hour schedule (the key word behind all these new things is TRY!). You're still nursing like a champion and I'm still producing like a dairy cow. Here recently, you've become a very messy eater. By the time we're finished, both of us are covered in sticky milk. One of these days I'll just put a bib on you like a smart mom would.

I look forward to a magical day without hiccups, because you still get them after almost every meal. Those dreaded hiccups continue to make you spit up, unless we hold you a certain way, which gets a little old during those 30 minute hiccup spells. Speaking of spitting up, you have done a lot less of that recently! It's not completely resolved (Like that major eruption in our bed two days ago!), but I've seen a major improvement over the last few weeks.

The typical surprised Isaac face! (can you spot Mauve in the big picture?)
I'll retire all of your 3 month clothes today, because you really need 6 month clothes for the length. You're still wearing size 2 diapers and they seem to be fitting you just fine right now. We won't get a weight and length update until your 4 month well baby appointment unless you get sick between now and then (fingers crossed for a healthy buddy!)

Mr. Isaac, you have brought such incredible joy to my life! I am loving every little moment with you, watching you learn and grow, and kissing those chubby cheeks. Being your momma is such a blessing and I am so very thankful. You are my wonderful son!


Bre @ Peacoats and Plaid said...

hahahah! I'm literally lol'ing as I typed that. Love the wide-eyed Isaac photos! What a cutie pie :)

"Stalking" your blog from Peacoats and Plaid, now following you! Love reading about fellow Mommies :D

Casey B said...

The first picture totally looks like Michael Duffie. I love that baby so much!!!!

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