My smiley, strong, happy little boy...
3 months old! I can't believe it. This month has been filled with lots of smiles - big, open mouth, squishy eyed smiles. Some of my favorite smiles in the whole world. You've started to really take in the world around you and like to be walked around so you can see everything. You've also become more comfortable with your surroundings and your 'fussy time' at night is getting shorter.
You love being in the front pack - when facing toward us, you can't stay awake for very long, you usually always fall asleep. If you are facing outward, which we do for short periods of time, you love to stare at everything around you. Unfortunately, like your sister, you really dislike the car seat. It causes mama lots of anxiety and getting into the car and going somewhere is always a carefully planned event. You cry most of the time you are in it. We are really hoping you start liking the iPad so maybe we can distract you for longer car rides! We switched you into a big boy carseat, and it has seemed to help a tiny bit.
A couple weeks ago, you started discovering your hands and batting at objects. Gramz got you a new bouncer seat with a bar with toys on it and you have really started eyeing the toys, grabbing at them, and swatting them. You love staring at books and toys while laying on your back as well.
We took you to the doctor this month because you were having trouble with your coughing and breathing and you had to get a breathing treatment and an inhaler to take home. It broke my heart, but you were such a good boy through it all. Sometimes, you would stop to smile at us in the middle of your coughing spells. You weighed 13 pounds 10 ounces at your appointment! Big boy!
You are wearing 3-6 month, and 6 month sized clothes. I can't believe how quickly you grew out of your 3 month sized stuff. It made me so sad to go through your drawer already. You are in size 2 diapers and I am guessing at least 24 inches long.
You are getting strong and starting to hold your head very well. You like standing on your legs (with our help) and kicking your feet and swinging your arms around when you are on your back. Before you got sick, you were doing 6-7 hour stretches at night, but since getting sick we are off our schedule and lately you've been getting up 2-3 times per night to eat. You love sleeping on your belly and you love your sleep sheep. You are still sleeping with us in our room, but taking longs naps in your crib.
You and your sister are starting to interact a little more, you love to look at her. You are such a happy guy and it is so much fun to see you grow and change so much each month. I feel so privileged to be your mommy, you make me so happy. You are very snuggly and love being held. You are almost starting to giggle and make funny sounds when you are trying to laugh. We have a few nicknames for you - Toots (still), little man, lil wheezy (when you were sick), and mr. butts.
I think you are just adorable. I look at you and can't believe you're my baby boy. Although you and your sister look alike, I think you definitely have your own little look. I hope you never doubt my love and admiration for you. I am so proud of you and love you more than you could ever fathom. As much as I hate to see the time pass, it is so much fun to see you everyday - you're growing and changing so much.
I love you, my sweet son. Forever and ever!