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3 months old!

on March 1, 2012

I can’t believe I’m doing George’s 3 month update already. So much has changed in the past three months. George is totally different, and so am I. My confidence level as a parent has really increased in the last month. I’m hoping that the transition back to work next week goes smoothly and that can continue.

Size: We don’t have official stats, but we think George is about 14 pounds and about 24 inches. his next drs appt is at 4 months, so we will have a better idea then. We are now in 3-6 month clothing and I’ve packed away all the newborn and 0-3 clothes. This seemed to happen over night in week 12, one day the 3 month clothes fit, the next they didn’t.

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Sleep: He is sleeping very well. He takes two morning naps and one afternoon nap. He falls asleep on his own with just a bit of rocking to get him drowsy before we put him down. He still likes to be swaddled for naps and nightime, but sometimes get an arm out. His most awake time is afternoon and evening.

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Eating: He eats about 4-6 ounces (I think) per feed from me every 2.5-3 hours during the day (on demand) and has one 8 hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep. We are really happy with this schedule. We are pretty consistent about the sleep-play-eat routine and he does really well with that. I don’t have to press it, he wakes up and eats, plays (like crazy) and then gets heavy eyelids and we lay him down. Wonderful!

Temperament: This boy doesn’t cry and only gets fussy when he is tired or wants somethings specific–and we can figure it out pretty quickly. And he almost always wakes up smiling! This is fun because we have a video camera set up and he looks right at it. He coos and laughs and is easily entertained by toys and parents.

Milestones: This has been a crazy month of development! At about 10 weeks he rolled over from tummy to back and he does an awesome mini push up. At about 12 weeks when on his back he will roll to his side and is SO CLOSE to getting over to his tummy. We joke that he going to be sad when he finally does it because he doesn’t like to be on his tummy. All this work…and for what?

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He can grab objects and bring them to his mouth and hold a book and turn pages (but this is not consistent yet). He talks ALL THE TIME. He also loves to suck onand stare at his hands and clasp them over his chest, especially while he is nursing. He looks like he is planning world domination…once he is done eating of course.

He can bear weight on his legs (he has been doing this since he was a few weeks old) and is now starting (11 weeks or so) to push around on his back and move himself about. He doesn’t get very far. But its neat to see him identify a toy he wants and try to move to get to it.

All in all he is a happy baby who is loving life!

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3 responses to “3 months old!

  1. robert says:

    Happy Birthday George! You are awesome! WOW, look at all you have learned in the last three months!!!!!

  2. Chris says:

    Clay was a good baby too! Curt scooted around on his back! Y’all are wonderful parents and I know you love a full night’s sleep!

  3. Robert says:

    What a sweet sweet boy.

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