Carter James, you are three months old! This month you have become so much more inter active. You have started to play with toys when we are holding you or when you are in your car seat or rock n’ play. You are very good at holding on to your toys and then trying to put them in your mouth, in fact, you now try to put everything in your mouth. You have even tried grabbing your binky when it falls out and putting it back in - you haven’t quite been able to aim and guide the right part of it into your mouth, but you’re getting closer and closer to making it happen! You now use a wearable blanket at night since you have learned to grab your loose blanket and pull it over your head. You are a mostly happy baby and only fuss when you are hungry or bored, which keeps us on our toes finding new ways to entertain you. You love your nightly bath and you love to splash and splash while trying to kick the rubber duckies in the tub. Mama went back to work this past week but Daddy is on paternity leave and will be at home taking care of you for the next few weeks before you start daycare. You two are having a lot of fun getting to know each other better! We’re working hard to get into a new schedule and routine but it is taking some getting used to. This month has been so much fun for us to watch you grow and we can’t wait to see what new talents you will develop this next month. We love you, Bug!
Weight: 14.3 pounds
Length: 25 inches
Clothes size: You are wearing size 3 month or 3-6 month clothes.
Diaper size: We are just moving to size 2
Sleep: At night you go to bed between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. and usually sleep until 2:00-3:00 a.m. and then after I feed you, you go back to sleep until 5:30 a.m. You may or may not go back to sleep after our 5:30 feeding, it just depends on your mood. You seem to be napping less during the day because you are so interested in everything that is going on around you.
Eating: You are eat for 15-20 minutes on each side and have gotten better about letting me know when you are ready to switch sides or are done altogether. You usually have 3-4 3oz bottles of expressed milk during the day now that Mama has gone back to work and we still breastfeed any time Mama is not working. So far we've had no issues with going back and forth between the breast and bottle.
Likes: Eating, being in your sling, sucking on your binky, taking baths and splashing, playing on your play mat and aiming for and hitting the dangling toys, looking at lights and ceiling fans, going to public places and taking in all of your surroundings. Favorite songs right now are Going to the Zoo, Wheels on the Bus, Patty Cake, Jesus Loves Me, You are My Sunshine and the special song Grammy made up for you.
Dislikes: Dropping your binky, being hungry, being bored and being overly hot.
Milestones this month: Laughing for the first time, really recognizing who Mama and Daddy are, ever-improving motor skills and you are starting to play with toys.
Memorable moments: Going on your first road trip to a family reunion. People you met for the first time this month: Great-Grandma Barb, Great-Grandpa Dick, Great Aunts and Uncles and second cousins on Daddy’s side of the family, Brianna, Rob and William and more of Mama's co-workers.