I say this every week but I can’t believe how fast time is passing! My sweet boy is already three months old. It seems like the quickest three months and the longest three months at the same time. I guess what makes it seem so long is all the responsibility that comes with him and the fact that its never ending. When you’re in a constant state of routine it can feel like the clock is frozen in time. On the other hand, it feels like time has passed by quickly because he’s already doing things that I feel like shouldn’t be happening yet. We were just in the hospital!
Watching my baby boy grow is such an amazing blessing. Sometimes I get teary-eyed just looking at him look back at me and seeing my whole world in his eyes. I love him so much.
Before I get too mushy, continue reading for what’s new with him. If you’re interested in what he was doing the last time I shared an update, click here.
My big boy weighs about 13 pounds (he was 11 pounds and 13 ounces at his last checkup on June 20) and is 23 inches long. He doubled his weight so it’s safe to say we’re doing something right. He’s wearing 3-6 month sized clothing but he can still fit some of his newborn and 0-3 sized onesies…but they’re getting a little snug. He can fit newborn shoes but his feet are so narrow they still slip off his feet so in most of his photos he isn’t wearing shoes at all. As far as diapers, he’s in a Size 1 but I’ve noticed that depending on the brand and type of diaper (Huggies vs. Huggies Naturals or Pampers vs. Pampers Snugglers) he needs to go up a size.
He is no longer breastfed, unfortunately, due to me having a low supply and him not wanting to latch. Honestly formula feeding is so much easier and more convenient for our lifestyle. I felt extremely guilty about this in the beginning but now I find comfort in knowing that he’s getting everything he needs instead of trying to prove a point and he end up being hungry. On the bright side, I’m working with a latch consultant to get my supply back and hopefully I’ll be breastfeeding again soon.
He drinks 6 ounces of formula mixed with about a tablespoon of cereal every 3-5 hours, except at night. He still drinks the Enfamil Gentlease formula and we alternate between rice cereal, oatmeal cereal and oatmeal and banana cereal. He loves them all.
He wakes up every morning around 6 AM or a little later for his bottle and a diaper change. He goes back to sleep around 7 AM and sleeps until about 9 AM. During the day he’s awake most of the time with maybe a 20 minute nap here or there. We go on an outing every other day usually to the store or a meeting and he’s asleep most of the time. He has a definite bed time at 10 PM and he’s out like a light until 6 AM the next morning. He doesn’t wake up for a bottle or anything so we’re getting a lot more sleep than we once were and for that I’m thankful! He still sleeps in his DockATot but after he wakes up in the morning for his first bottle he usually sleeps with me or between us both.
He gets a bath just about every other day or every three days depending on what we do that day and the time of day we get settled back at home. He got cradle cap at two and a half months (it’s still there…ugh) so we wash his hair every time he gets his bath.
- He loves bath time
- Blowing spit bubbles
- Sleeping next to Mommy or Daddy
- Watching himself on videos we’ve saved on our phones
- Watching the news
- Tummy time on his DockATot (click here for a review and discount code)
- Laying his head on our shoulder
- His Oball
- Kicking his feet
- His toy bird
- Getting his hair washed
- When the car stops while he’s riding
- Having his nails bitten. We had an accident in the hospital with the clippers so I bite them now.
- Having the hiccups
- When people talk while he’s trying to sleep
Milestones & Firsts
- He’s starting to do his “baby talk” with lots of coos and giggles.
- He smiles when he finds something amusing or when you rub his cheeks.
- He had his two-month immunizations and took them like a champ!
- He can raise his head up for at least a minute now without struggling.
- He can hold onto his bottle for a few seconds before it falls.
- He recognizes his family members.
- He celebrated his first Fourth of July.
- He’s showing signs that he’s about to start teething.
I want time to slow down but I’m also excited to see how much he progresses in the coming weeks. I’m really looking forward to him reaching for me when I move to pick him up and to see him crawl. We love him so much and I’m so happy to be his mom!