3 Months Old (10/14/11)

Dear Lucas,

     You are THREE months old today

Stats:
Height -unknown since we don’t go to the Dr. for another month
Weight -11 lbs

Food:
     I have just gone back to work (1 week ago) which means that I had to let someone else feed you. As tough as this was, there simply was no other option. Luckily, you take to the bottle pretty well which has made this transition a bit less painful (but not much). As of right now, I get to nurse you twice/ day (once before I go to work and once when I get home, right before you go to bed) and then you get three bottles of breastmilk each day. I am fortunate to be good at “making milk” as I usually only have to pump twice while at work in order to provide enough milk for you for the following day (12 oz). After the first 3 days of taking bottles, you seemed to have a really upset tummy which we attributed to taking in too much air. I decided to switch your bottles from Medela to Tommee Tippee and so far you seem quite a bit happier.

Clothes:
     You have definitely grown out of your newborn onesies, so they have been packed away. You are now fully wearing size 0-3 months and I expect you will be in them for a bit longer, but you are no doubt growing quickly. At night I have been putting you in feety pajamas which you seem to really like. As of last night I have started to put you in a grobag (sleeping bag) whenever you sleep which keeps you warm and prevents us from having to use a lose blanket in your crib. And last night it looked like it may have kept you from flipping over on your back when you first resisted being put in your crib for bedtime.

Diapers:
You are in size 1 diapers full time

Milestones:
     You have grown so very much in the past month. It seems that once you turned two months old your features started to really change from a newborn to a baby. You have become so much more alert and aware of your surroundings. It is so much fun to watch you fix your eyes on an object and just watch it. I realized that it was time to get a mobile for your crib and you love it . I can lay you in your crib and you just love laying there watching and “talking” to it. 

      You have found your feet. I was holding you one morning at the kitchen counter and you suddenly started to kick your dad’s lunch bag. Once you realized that you could touch it and make it move, you kept doing it with great intensity which was pretty cute. I found a set of toys that attaches to your car seat to try and keep you entertained (because you don’t really like your car seat) and you found that you can touch one of the toys with your feet so you love to try and kick it.

      You have now mastered rolling over from your tummy to your back. This is pretty neat except that it can cause problems when putting you down to sleep. When you fight this process you continually push with your feet and flip yourself over which sometimes makes you even more angry. Your dad and I have to keep flipping you over on your tummy otherwise you won’t go to sleep.

      Interestingly, you LOVE your changing table. I don’t know if it is because your know you will be getting cleaned with a new diaper or if you like that angle to be able to talk to us. Either way, you could be screaming, but once we lay you down to change you, you usually stop crying and start smiling and start talking.

 
Sleeping:
      At first you were taking pretty good naps (2 1hr naps and 1 2-3 hr nap), but suddenly as soon as I went back to work you started cutting back on the length of your naps. In the last week or 2 you have only had 1 or 2 long naps. Not to mention that it has started to get more difficult to get you to go to sleep. There is a book called Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child that your aunt Meg recommended to me which I have started reading. It focuses on setting routines (which I have been doing for a while) and getting you to sleep before you are overtired. This is tough especially now that I am back at work. But when we get you down before you reach that point of being overtired, you do go to sleep a bit easier without much, if any crying. In order to do this in the evenings, we start the bedtime routine as soon as i get home. This is tough since I don’t get to spend much time with you, but it is worth every penny to get you down early and have you sleep all night. I will bathe, massage, dress you, and feed you. Then if your dad is home in time, he will rock and soothe you and put you down to sleep. This allows both of us to get a little quality time with you.

      I cannot believe you have been in our lives now for 13 weeks. The past few months have flown by. Your dad and I have been so blessed to have you in our lives we just couldn’t imagine it any other way. We can’t wait to see what the future holds

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One comment on “3 Months Old (10/14/11)
  1. The Links says:

    I can really tell that he's grown this month!!

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