Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Babylogues: Celebrating 3 Months

The fact that I am celebrating your three month birthday is amazing to me.
It just seemed like yesterday you were inside my belly.
Now you are here and growing and developing every single day 
in the best way possible.
You have become our ray of sunshine and 
we are so proud to be your mama and papa.
It's the best thing ever!!!

At your two month appointment, you were almost
12lbs and at the right sizes everywhere else.
I am sure you have grown a few more pounds.

Cuddle time is still the best time.
Every morning I ask daddy to cuddle with you a little bit more during the day.
And at night when i come home, we cuddle on the couch.
But my favorite cuddle time is in the early mornings when we are nursing and you hold my fingers.
My heart melts every. single. time.
And lately you have been touching my face and neck which is just so precious...
Saturday mornings we like to cuddle in bed and just stare at you in amazement.
I hope this never gets old.

Breastfeeding has become so much easier and i am thankful i didn't give up.
Thanks to all my bloggy friends who encouraged me to continue.
It really does get easier!!!
You still get a little excited but mommy is getting used to this.
We nurse when I am home but when you are home with daddy you have been taking the bottle.
I make sure I am pumping so that there is always breast milk for you.
We have been using formula on an emergency basis.
 I still wonder if you are getting enough breast milk.
 but you seem happy most times so i am hoping you would let me know if you were hungry.  
But i think this is mommy being paranoid.
The best part of my day is knowing i have produced enough milk for you.
I am pumping (in addition to feeding you) over 10oz a day!
I remember when I could only pump 1oz after an hour.
The best thing i learned this month is NEVER GIVE UP!!

You still prefer to sleep on your belly.
I was a little worried but you have mastered this beautifully.
You don't really like taking long naps.
You do enjoy a catnap in the morning and afternoons.
I hope you change this habit because naps are sooooo good for you.
We have been going to sleep a little earlier because I had to return to work.
So we try to be in bed between 9:00pm-9:30pm and most nights you will sleep
until 2:30am.  Then you are up again between 4:00am-5:00am.
Then you are ready to begin your day at 7:00am.
I am still waiting for you to sleep through the night BUT i am getting used to your sleeping schedule.
Daddy usually puts you to sleep and this has been going well.
We make sure to say our prayers every night.
We hope to start reading to your evening routine in a few more months.

We are still using cloth diapers although we do use disposal when we are going out.
Daddy says you LOVE cloth diapers because they are softer on your skin.
And the best part...your dad washes all your poppy diapers by hand.
Isn't he the best.  WE LOVE DADDY!!!!

This month was Thanksgiving and you met most of Daddy's family members.
And they loved on you.  And you loved on them.
Grandma came to visit for a short time this month and as usual you enjoyed your time with her.
She brought you the cutest toys and clothes.
But best of all, she brought you herself!!
You also met your Church family and that was a wonderful experience.
They all couldn't wait to see you and it was just beautiful to see everyone interacting with you.
You are the youngest member of our Church so you are a blessing and a star.
For Christmas we are going to spend it with my family and that should be a fun and exciting time!

Baby Milestones
You are doing so much...I am in awe of how on the ball you are.
A lady we saw at the store said it perfectly that:
"your antenna is all the way up" and it's so true because you couldn't be more alert.
When mommy speaks to you on the phone you look around for me.
You recognize other voices: including daddy and grandma.
Holding your bottle (another cutest thing ever).
You still hate tummy time but you are making crawling movements.
You are able to sit against pillows and the corner of the sofa unassisted.
You are reaching for toys, faces, and interacting with them.
You have been playing the piano on the actually took to this very easily.
We purchased your first electronic book and you love turning the page on them.
You've discovered spitting up and LOVE doing that now.
I am still waiting for you to laugh but you give the BEST smiles this side of the earth!!!
You still enjoy holding conversations with us.
You give mommy the biggest kisses (see picture above!!)
You get so happy when you are excited about something. 

Fun Facts
**You can still fit into some of your newborn shirts.
***We had to retire your newborn's a little too's the saddest thing ever.
But mommy got lots and lots of pictures with you in no worries.
***Your auntie S had a baby boy and we are so excited to meet him.  
***Your uncle OP had a baby girl today...and you have a baby sister! So exciting.
***You have been trying to sit have the strongest abs in the world.
***You are on instagram everyday.
***You smile when i come home and that melts my heart.
***Your Grandpa Pancakes came to visit and he hadn't seen you in a long time...
so you cried and cried and tried to break his was funny to watch.
By the end of the visit you were getting along well.
***You, daddy and Grandpa like to watch Football on Sundays.
***Barack Obama won his reelection.

***Daddy has been wearing you in the carrier when we go out and you LOVE this.
You and him look so cute together.
***You went to Church which was an adventure in itself
 because i had to make sure you had enough food, diapers, wipes, change of clothes. 
***Thanksgiving--we went to three homes and you did pretty well.  
No tears, just lots and lots of smiling.
***You met your auntie M for the first time and you bonded so well with her....
it was beautiful to see.
***Daddy took you on one of his meetings and you did great.
***Mommy started work and we both have adjusted but it's still HARD to leave in the mornings.
We Skype and talk on the phone throughout the day.
***Daddy has been doing great with you although he says you give him hard time
 around 5:00pm because you miss me so much.
***You came to work with me one Friday and the ladies at work LOVED you...
you were so well behaved.

Looking Ahead:
Reading more.
Piano practice.
Christmas with my family.
Take family portraits.
Buying a gift for Daddy.
Continual growth and development in every single way!


Mrs JK said...

Awww, happy three months baby Pancakes.

toi said...

Look at that strenght. He super adorable :)

kita said...

Awwww they grow so fast. Almost makes me want another.........almost

Heather said...

Aw, Baby Pancakes has had an amazing three months, with so many more exciting adventures to come!

Aleta said...

Aww, beautiful pictures. When I have the baby, I hope to get the same support and encouragement from our wonderful bloggy friends. It really does make a difference. :)

Kimba said...

So sweet! This will be awesome for him to look back on... Happy Three Months!! ;-)

Mimi said...

Awww...looks like he's handing out kisses in that first photo!

Anonymous said...

Happy 3 months!! He is so cute!

YUMMommy said...

Sounds like Baby Pancakes is doing very well. Both of my kids were stomach sleepers. It worried me a lot because they would roll over on their own during the night. Keep growing Baby P!

Janna Renee said...

I can't believe it's been 3 months already! He really does sound like hid antennae is all the way up!!

Lauren said...

sweet post! sounds like momma, daddy & baby are all adjusting very well!

& I'm glad to hear nursing is going well, it definitely does get easier but I also had those moments when I just NEW Elyse wasn't getting enough milk. I think how all momma's are, there's always somethign to be paranoid about! ha!

kyna... said...

3months already? Wow! I'm so glad bfing is going well now. Good for you for hanging in there!


Pegster said...

Happy 3-month baby pancakes. Can you believe how fast things are going. Crazy huh?

I love that you can skype with him while you are at work, such a great way to stay and feel connected.

I was so sad when I put the newborn clothes away.

Lindsay K said...

Aww.. your little one is the sweetest. So cute.