Three months

Happy three months, Sam!

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Favorites:

  • Talking — Sam is quite the chatterbox. He squeals and coos and responds to cues … until we get out a camera. And then? Stoic silence.
  • Grabbing — This Kick & Play Piano Gym is a great investment. He grabs all the toys, kicks the piano, watches himself in the mirror … it can entertain him for 20 minutes non-stop before a meltdown.
    He also loves grabbing my hair. Awesome.
  • Fist pumping — Complete with explosion. We will provide video proof.
  • Showing off those baby blue eyes. Ben went to California for a week; when he left they were grey, when he got home they were blue.

Dislikes:

  • Being put down when he’s hungry. Even the “being hungry” isn’t as bad as long as he’s being held.

Size: He’s bursting at the seams in about half of his 0-3 month onesies — he didn’t gain weight at first, but he’s more than made up for it. I just bought a pack of size TWO disposables for when the ones run out, and he’s comfy in cloth diapers on the highest rise setting.
Blanket: A whale blanket from my godmother Pat which matches the mobile from my brother’s godmother Rose. (Yes, they planned ahead for the shower!)
Sam is OBSESSED with the mobile. Here’s a screenshot from a video I took of him giggling (Soon I’ll get iMovie up and working to edit down the boring parts, then I’ll upload some videos):

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And behind-the-scenes from this photo shoot, when he got bored with just watching me take his picture:

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Sleep: Two major milestones this month: First Sam started sleeping through the night in his Rock & Play! Then, we transitioned into the crib for naps, followed by overnight in the crib, in his own room! The sleep sessions got a bit shorter after that, but that’s ok because it’s hard to sleep on a flat surface when you’re used to having a cozy bassinet.
Mommy: Balancing time with Sam and time working isn’t easy, but we’re figuring it out. Sam started going to childcare for about 4 hours once a week so I could get some work done. He’s a bit of a crybaby at first, but we think slowly he’ll get used to Mommy being away for a while and learning that she’ll always come to get him.

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