Monday, May 27, 2013

Everett: Three Months

Everett is getting more adorable by the day.  His little fat face is my favorite face in the whole world.  I go weak in the knees for that double chin and no eyebrow thing he has going on.  

At three months we feel like we are getting the hang of things....slowly.  His colic is getting a lot better but the kid is still a pretty high maintenance baby.  He wants what he wants and he wants it now, and he lets us know.  

We are getting into a little bit of a routine.  He usually wakes up at around 7am.  He is super happy in the morning (makes one of us) and I feed him, change his diaper, he eats breakfast with me, we play on his playmat and talk and then he goes down for a nap almost an hour after he wakes up to the minute.  He sleeps for half hour to an hour and then we get dressed and play some more.  We tidy up and he eats again and then goes down for another nap after another 1.5-2 hours.  He basically stays on this schedule for the rest of the day until 7pm, when we start winding him down, bath him, feed him as much as he will take, swaddle him up and put him to sleep around 8pm.

He is still eating great.  He has switched to the 'one and done' method and I don't mind at all.  Sleeping on the other hand?  He has woken up every three hours in the night since he was born.  A couple weeks ago he had two nights in a row where he slept form 8pm till 2am and we were ecstatic.  Then he got a cold while we were in Arizona and hasn't done that since.  So we are back to waking up every three hours.  I have to keep telling myself that one day he will sleep through the night.  One day I will sleep longer than three hours at a time.  I am getting pretty exhausted to say the least, I seriously think my brain only functions at 50% these days.

He is smiling a ton now and those gums turn my heart into mush.  He is holding his head up on his own for the most part, he can still get a little bobbly sometimes, luckily there has only been one baby head to mama sternum incident.  We are working on finding his hands now, he loves to suck on his hands all day long, I'm just not sure he knows they are his own yet.  He is a mover.  He will lay and kick those legs like it's his job.  

I am trying to worry less about exact milestones down to the day type things because I am driving myself crazy.  I have always been a nervous, anxious person but having this baby has made me a whole new level of worrier.  I was so worried when he wasn't smiling exactly at 6-7 weeks and now he flashes those pearly pinks all the time.  Ben pointed out I just need to stop worrying and enjoy him and that it what I plan to do.  Not that he is behind or anything I don't think, I just am going to not put pressure on anything and let Everett do his thing.

Some other notes about my three monther: 
  • He loves the light bulbs in our bathroom. So random but he gets a glimpse of them and cracks the biggest grin.  He met the ceiling fan while we were in Arizona and they also became fast friends.
  • He still loves his bath, but hates getting out.
  • He is oh so close to giggling. can't. wait.
  • He despises tummy time. 
  • He loves facing out.  So that probably means the Ergo won't be his thing, we heard Bjorn are hard on your back, what's the best carrier that they can still face out in?
  • Everett has very active bowels and poops 5-6 times a day.  Basically his life revolves around it.  He has his fair share of blowouts, even though I swore my kids wouldn't do that haha.  He likes to save them for church and other public outings.
  • He is a chunk-a-dunk.  Fat baby thighs are so delicious.
  • He has some baby eczema on his arms and legs, so sensitive, like his mom.
  • He still loves bouncing on that exercise ball, we had to buy one while we were in AZ
We sure do love this little Everett.  He gets an obnoxious amount of kisses on those chubs of cheeks daily. Ben is so good with him, I love watching them together.  Sometimes Ben and I lay in bed at the end of the day and just look at each others pictures we took of him on our phones and  wonder how we made such a cute baby.  


Kristy said...

If you get the active bjorn you'll be fine - it has good back support. But the other (cheaper) bjorns are admittedly hard on your back if you wear it for long. said...

I love the elephant Je t'aime beaucouo picture in his room!

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