Today you are 3 months old! You father and I are in agreement that this has been, by far, the longest month of your life. It has also been the most fun because you’ve gone from this blob of baby to a little person who actually does stuff. You’re getting more self sufficient and coordinated and just all around more fun.
About a week ago you learned how to roll from your back to your sides and now you pretty much refuse to lay on your back at all. We tried to transition you out of your Bunny Bed (Rock N Play) and into your bassinet and the first thing you did was roll onto your side and get your foot stuck between the slats. You weren’t terribly bothered by it, but I rescued you anyway.
You’ve also decided that your toes should be clasped together at all times. It completely kills me with cuteness.
Another major skill you developed this month is finger sucking. You have mostly abandoned your thumbs for your pointers. Though sometimes you put both your thumb and your pointer in your mouth just for funsies. Othertimes you stick all your fingers in and then you gag violently. It would be sad if it wasn’t so funny.
Sleeping continues to be a bit of a struggle. You are going to bed pretty consistently at around 8:30-9 now and some nights you’ll sleep for 5 or 6 or once even 7 hours. Other nights you’ll sleep for 3. Guess which nights I prefer? In the early mornings you do this great thing we call screamgrunting where you grunt, in your sleep, at the top of your lungs. It sounds like a women’s tennis match in your bed. Naps are also a bit of a struggle since the only place you’ll sleep is in your carseat (only while in a moving car) or on me.
Yesterday you went to daycare for the first time. It was only for 3.5 hours and thankfully you seem relatively unscathed. I, on the other hand, cried the entire hour drive to my work headquarters. It wasn’t pretty. All the little girls at daycare just loved you to pieces, which is pretty easy to do, because you’re pretty great. Just to rub a little salt in my wounds you were sound asleep, not in your carseat and not on anyone’s lap, when I picked you up at noon. There is a reason why your nickname is Stinker. It doesn’t just refer to your fragrance.
Your smiles have gotten bigger and easier to elicit this month and your personality has really begun to shine through. You are such a happy guy (unless hungry) and everyone comments on how alert and chatty you are. You’ve laughed a few times and man, it is the greatest sound in the world.
You love to talk to your dad and though this video is super dark, your little tiny voice is just the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard. I could listen to this video every day of my life (turn your speakers up, it’s pretty quiet).
Your likes this month include: your fingers, milk, the television, your toes, your bath, sleeping on mom, standing, rolling onto your sides and your Soothie pacifier, though you’re falling a little out of love with it.
Your dislikes this month include: hunger, the car when it’s not moving, gas, when the nipple on your bottle gets clogged, falling asleep.
Your dad and I both talk daily about how much we love you. We’ve become those people who can only talk about their baby and we just can’t help it because you are simply amazing. We love you so very fiercely, it’s absolutely killing me to return to work because spending my days with you has been indescribably wonderful. We have a little routine and you’re like my little side kick. If it were up to me, I’d stay home with you forever.
I can tell you’re on the verge of a whole lot of new things and I kind of want to freeze time right now and keep you just as you are, this burgeoning new person, still small enough to snuggle, but big enough to have an opinion. I can’t say enough how very loved you are. I told your dad just yesterday that I’m afraid I’m not going to want to have more babies because I simply cannot imagine loving any baby as much as I love you.
We’re so in love with every bit of you and we can’t wait to see what next month brings.