Monday, August 5, 2013

The One with the Three Month Update

Liam Michael you are


We are officially out of the newborn stage.  You are now ::gulp:: an infant.  Holy moly kid, stop growing already!

What are your stats and what does the doctor say?
You haven't been to the doctor since your two month appointment, so there are no new stats to report, but I am thinking you are probably close to 15 pounds by now and maybe a little longer than the 23 inches from your last appointment.  I am looking forward to going back to visit Dr. G next month and seeing how much you have grown.  Your hair is still blond and you are getting more of it.  Your eyes are still blue, but the shade of blue has changed to be a little deeper.

What are you eating?
Up until about 10 days ago, you were eating five 5-ounce bottles of Similac Advance formula a day.  When we got back from vacation, we made the decision to increase the amount of formula you were getting at every bottle in an attempt to get you down to four bottles a day.  We were successful and you now have four 7-ounce bottles of formula every day.  You have one every 4 hours or so.  You still have one 2-ounce bottle after your bath before you go to sleep.

When do you sleep and eat?
Your nighttime sleeping is still awesome kiddo!  You are sleeping between 9 and 10 hours a night and you even did an 11 hour night last week!  You usually wake up around 6:30ish and you have a bottle with Mommy in your room.  You hang in your bouncy chair for a while so Mommy can unload the dishwasher, put on some laundry, or get Daddy's lunch ready.  We talk and laugh together and you play with your hanging toys.  Sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 you take a little cat nap in your chair.  You usually get the hiccups right before you fall asleep.  The hiccups are nothing new, since you've been getting them several times a day since you were in Mommy's tummy.  When you wake up, we read stories or play on your mat so you can look at all the toys.  You eat again around 10:30 and then we usually go and run our errands for the day.  You almost always fall asleep in the car and depending on how long the ride is, you sleep around an hour to an hour and a half.  You eat again around 3:00 and are usually awake for a while after this bottle.  Sometimes we go for a walk or you hang out in the baby carrier during this time so Mommy can get dinner ready.  You usually take another quick nap between 5:00 and 6:00 and then you have another bottle by 7:00 before we start to get ready for bed around 8:00.  You are typically asleep by 8:30.

What do your routines look like?
We still don't have any set routine for naps and Mommy is going to work on that this month before she goes back to work.  You are a cat napper right now and as long as you keep sleeping like a champ at night, Mommy and Daddy are okay with the short naps. You are still getting a bath every night and we think it's one of your favorite parts of the day.  We have been slowly backing up when we start your routine and we started your bath at 8:00 last night.  After your bath, you get your massage with lotion and swaddled in your special blankets.  You have a 2-ounce bottle and we read one of your stories.  Mommy then makes the room darker, rocks you and sings you a song for a few minutes.  You then get put down in the Rock 'n' Play in Mommy and Daddy's room.

What size clothes and diapers are you wearing?
You are wearing mostly 3 month clothes and most of your 0-3 month clothes have been put away.  Mommy is going to be washing some of your 6 month clothes soon.  You are wearing size 2 diapers.

What are some things you love?
You love your bath and the water (you already had your first dip in the pool!).  You still love to be moving and calm right down in the car once we start driving.  You like to lay in your crib while Mommy folds your laundry and look all around your room.  You notice shadows and always talk to the air conditioning vents!  You love smiling and talking to everyone.  You like being outside and are always looking around at all the sights.  You are drawn to the TV but Mommy won't let you watch any yet!  You also love to show how strong you are by standing when someone holds you.  You find it very amusing when someone sticks their tongue out at you and blows bubbles.

What are some things you don't love?
You are still not a fan of tummy time.  You are one strong little boy but you have no interest in holding your head up when you are on your belly.  You don't like it when people aren't paying attention to you and want to talk and interact with everyone.  You still get mighty angry when someone interrupts your eating, but you are mighty good at giving us burps during your bottle.  You can get a little overwhelmed when you first wake up and people are in your face and we have had a few "I'm scared and startled" cries this month.  You just get kind of fussy when you are upset and very rarely cry.

What can you do?
You smile almost any time someone talks to you and we have heard the first almost laugh sounds.  You talk and make lots of noises when we talk to you.  You make this gurgling noise at the back of your throat when you talk that is just so cute.  You put your index and middle fingers in your mouth all the time and are starting to get better about keeping them in your mouth and sucking on them.  You have started to pull yourself up to sitting when someone holds your hands and gives you a little help.  You recognize Mommy and Daddy's faces and voices.  You can hit the toys hanging above or in front of you.  You have also found your tongue and love to stick it out.

Where have you gone?
You went on another big road trip with Mommy and Nana this month.  We went to Sunset Beach, NC to visit some more family members.  We also drove all the way to the other side of Connecticut for your cousin's graduation party.  You and Mommy take weekly trips to Providence to go to our Mommies' Group.  You also went into Mommy's school to pick up a few things.
What have you celebrated?
You celebrated Mommy and Max's birthdays this month (they are on the same day and yes there was donut cake!).  We also celebrated two of your cousins' graduations from high school.

Who has visited and watched you?
You met some more aunts, uncles, and cousins this month during the our trip and at the parties we went to.  Nana continues to be a great babysitter and has been a big help around here.

What was Mommy's Mother of the Year moment this month?
This wasn't too bad, but Mommy left you in the living room strapped in your Mamaroo chair while she washed some of your bottles.  This seat isn't very high off the ground.  Mommy peeked around from the kitchen every few minutes to check on you and all seemed well.  You suddenly started making noises and Mommy came into the living room to find Max licking your face over and over.  You didn't seem to mind too much, but Mommy felt so bad that your face was getting assaulted by Max's tongue!

What are some of your nicknames?
Peanut, Pita Pocket, Pumpkin, Cookie, Little Man, Sunshine, Cookie Monster, Mini Me (that would be in reference to Daddy because you look so much like him!)

What are we looking forward to in the next month?
You are getting baptized this month and we are very excited about this.  We are going to have a big party for you at our house after the ceremony.  We are going to do some visiting of friends and having some friends to our house to visit this month too.  One thing Mommy isn't looking forward to is getting back into her classroom to get ready for school...she's not going to talk about that right now.

And from our photo shoot...

 You talking to me?

 Already trying to escape!

 This was right before you spit up all over yourself.

Mommy and Daddy are oh so in love with you, sweet boy.  You are a joy and we are so lucky to call you our son.  It's so much fun to watch you grow and change.


  1. Oh he is just so handsome!! And he's growing so fast! He seems like such a happy little boy!

  2. I love reading his updates..Such a handsome boy!! soo cute