Three Months

27 Aug

Dear R3

Today you are three months old.  

This is such a great age because the awake times are starting to become lengthier between sleeps and the day is starting to be broken up into a schedule with three naps: a shorter morning nap, a longer afternoon nap, and another short evening nap.

You go to sleep “for the night” between 8 and 10pm and wake up two or three times at night before waking up “for the day.”  So far the longest stretch of sleep you’ve locked was six hours.  Technically a six hour stretch of sleep could be considered ‘sleeping through the night’ but it took place between 8pm and 2am.  I’m hopeful that this next month will bring longer sleeps during mine and dad’s sleeping hours.

The end of July – the 31st – brought us a little treasure in the form of your first responsive smile.  This was a smile that happened AFTER we interacted with you and it seemed to be directed at us because you held eye-contact.  It’s always exciting to see the first responsive smiles as well as seeing your eyes focus on ours, two things which have been happening with increasing frequency throughout the month that let us know your personality is emerging.

We’ve also being seeing you respond to different noises around you.  For instance. If daddy comes into the room and says something, you turn your head in search of daddy.  You’re getting good at following the movements of people around you; it’s plain to see that you love staring at your brothers as they run around screeching and playing.

Your biggest discovery this month was your tongue.  You move it around, stick it out, and chew on it constantly.  It’s very cute, even though the baby drool has started.  It won’t be long before the front of all your shirts are completely soaked.

Towards the end of the month, you officially doubled your birth weight by reaching 10 pounds.  I’ve already put dozens of outfits into the ‘too small’ pile.

You’re eating 3 to 4 ounces at feeding times now, which are taking place ever 1 to 2 hours, longer at night.  Your neck is getting stronger and you’re able to push yourself up while on your tummy.  It’s so nice to see you turning into a little person, a little bit more every day!  

   
Once again, be sure to check out Marie’s Digital Designs for all your photo-prop needs!  I’m loving these Star Wars themed monthly photo props: they are so much fun!

Also, take a closer look at the cute outfit R3 is wearing:  

 You’ll definitely want to visit Sweet Beginnings to check out all the amazing creations.  Meagan is a kindred-geek-spirit and can often make baby clothes according to your geeky desires.

Until next month!  

 

5 Responses to “Three Months”

  1. Julia August 31, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Oh the drooling! That’s when the Star Wars drool bib will come in handy đŸ˜‰

    • L.W. August 31, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

      Yes!!!

  2. Chrissie August 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    I am thrilled to say I got to experience some amazing eye contact and smiles along with some very cute mouth moving experiments! He is developing his own personality and I am so curious to see where he will end up since you have a child on each end of the spectrum currently! R1 prefers routine and structure (though I think he has gotten more relaxed) and more solitary play and R2 is just smiley, outgoing and loves (close) contact and conversations with everyone so it will be very interesting to see if R3 falls in the middle with qualities picked up from both or just shows you a whole different type of little man! Congratulations on a beautiful family!

    • L.W. August 28, 2015 at 11:09 am #

      Thanks Chrissie, what a thoughtful comment! I can’t wait to see what his personality becomes too!

  3. Stephanie August 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    He’s so adorable! Happy 3 months, R3!

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