3 months at home taught me a few valuable lessons.
1.) Never have a baby in the late fall/early winter... EVER AGAIN!
2.) I was not hard wired to be a stay at home mom but that could have something to do with #1.
3.) Boy Meets World has some of the dumbest story lines on t.v.
If that wasn't enough...
Fat. Rolls. And I pinch them all the time!
Who doesn't have a crazy cute bath time picture?
J is up to all kinds of stuff now days. First of all, he is really becoming a chatter box. He coos and is starting to mimic some of the sounds we make towards him. He's also crying a lot less. He usually cries for a few reasons. A.) hunger B.) he's awake and feels the whole village needs to know C.) B is trying to get him to play horsey with the dog.
Next, he's smiling like crazy! It doesn't take much to get a giant, toothless smile out of him. Well, anything can get it out of him but stick a camera in his face and it instantly runs away to hide. I had B's help getting the ones for the pictures in this blog but, as in most of the pictures, he's looking at me as if I grew another head.
Tummy time is getting more interesting due to him propping on his elbows. We have an easier time playing when he can look up and see me. I love how when he's propped up, his feet lift up into the air. Kind of like he's posing for a picture featured in the Babies of the Year calendar.
HE'S SLEEPING 12 HOURS!!!!! I never thought I'd be able to say this at 3 months. After our little trip to the ER, J started cat napping during the day. I was totally frustrated and couldn't figure out how to help him get back on schedule until I came across a post that made sense. It said that babies around this age will start dropping a nap or two during the day and can sometimes have a hard time which ends up in cat napping. I started paying close attention to his moods when he woke up and he was actually happy. I would roll him over and he would greet me with with a big smile and coo. If he were waking up happy with only a 30 minute nap, who was I to change that? I decided I needed to modify my schedule to fit his.
Due to the short naps, he also feeds more frequently. About every 2 hours. At daycare, they are able to get him to go 2.5 - 3 hours between naps and he sleeps about an hour but at home I can only get him to go 2 hours at the most but he still feeds every 2 hours. Either way, we start his bath, bottle, bed routine at 8 pm and he's usually down by 9:30. Occasionally he has a mishap in the middle of the night and wakes up around 2:30 but that's pretty rare. It can usually be blamed on a leaky diaper, stuffy nose or a poor feeding before bed.
While I was searching through pictures for this post, I came across a few that I felt a need to share
This is what I came home to a few nights ago. My little thug, sleeping off a trip to the grocery store.
This next is a group of pictures to show how quickly his mood changes.
6:22:00 pm He loves some daddy time.
6:22:05 pm B clearly said something funny to make him chuckle. Probably something about me snoring at night.
6:22:06 pm Uh oh. Take it back, B! Take it back!!!
6:22:08 pm Phew. That was close. Good work!
6:22:09 pm Such a sweet face!
6:22:30 pm Oh no! That's serious!
6:22:31 pm His head is falling back. This isn't a good sign.
6:22:44 pm Oh sweet Lord, no. The point of no return.
6:22:45 pm Almost fully charged for all out wail.
6:22:57 pm Yep. There it is.
6:22:58 pm Well that started out nice. Better luck next time, B.
And on that bombshell!