October 8, 2011

3 months old

     I can't believe you are already 3 months old. It is so crazy to think that my little baby is getting so big so fast. Right now you are sleeping in my arms... I have gotten really good at multitaking and typing while you sleep is tough but not impossible. You are so sweet. In the mornings, you smile and toot and coo. It is one of the best parts of my day. I love waking up to you. You wake up around the same time every morning, even if you went to bed late. When I feel you stretching and wiggling, I look at the clock and it is usually between 7:20 and 7:45. I open my eyes and look at you and you get the biggest smile on your sweet face. I love it!
     Your dad is doing sugery rotation and is gone a bunch, but we've really gotten a good schedule down. I now know what you want and can tell what kind of mood you will be in based on what time it is. Since your dad is gone most of the day, you have to catch him up each evening. When Carl gets home, you talk so much!  You will talk to me, but usually you just enjoy smiling at me... not with Carl. You LOVE to smile and coo and tell him all about everything he has missed. He is one of the few people you really like to talk to.
      You are a people person! You love to see other people and smile at them (but you still need mom when things get too overwhelming). People see you and comment on how handsome you are and how happy you are. I love it.... I love that you are such a happy boy. I think God just blessed you to have a happy soul. Sometimes when you are really tired and ready for sleep, I will talk to you and you will smile, eventhough you were just crying... you smile and then cry. It is so cute! It is like you love me and you are so happy that I am talking to you, but then you remember that you are tired and are supposed to be crying. It makes me laugh.
      You have started laughing! The other day, you were almost upset but when I would bounce you, you luaghed so hard! It was the first time you have made a REAL belly laugh. It was so sweet that I cried. I can't wait to hear you laugh all the time.
     Nap time can still be a struggle... you would rather be held the whole time, and I would rather you sleep on your own. So, we have come to the conclusion that you can sit on the couch next to me while I fold laundry and drift off to sleep. Then after you have had some alone sleep, I hold you. I am really enjoying this stage of your babyhood.
     You are a pro at eating your hand. When you are awake, you'll pull out your binky and stick your fist in your mouth to chew on. You don't suck your thumb, you eat it (and your first finger too). It is really cute, but you tend to make a bunch of slobber. Now, don't think that the slobber is teething.... you aren't quite there yet, I think you just enjoy the feeling of your fingers. Sometimes when you are eating your thumb, your finger pokes your eye... I think it startles you but you never get too upset about it. You just look at your hand like, what the heck are you doing there??? I didn't want you in my eye. You also are now feeling things with your hand. You like to hold my hand or arm or whatever and feel it. You rub your hand across whatever is touching you- you even do this in your sleep! Feeling stuff has become a great way for you to learn!
   Well, this has been a very big month for you. You have learned new things, grew a bunch (I think you are finally twice your birth weight!), you and I have a great relationship, you are SO happy, and I find myself loving you more and more each day. I am so thankful I get to be your mommy and I hope that the next month is full of even more fun and excitement!



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