OMG, our V’s already three!
We find it fitting that the month you turn three months old, your big brother turns three years! It’s just amazing how quickly time flies. I feel like I was just writing E’s update!!
Month three was another big one for you, V! After weighing in at 11lbs, we knew your growth was inevitable and the time-flying had already begun. Wahhh :-/ Since your next ped appointment isn’t until 4 months, we don’t know exactly how much you’ve grown. But trust me, you’re getting visibly bigger by the day.
You’re still eating like a champ. I can expect to “hear” from you every 2-3 hours during the day and of course you go much longer at nighttime. I can’t believe that I’m going to have to start thinking about giving you solid foods in the next couple months! Say it ain’t so!
In TMI fashion, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the infamous “poop strike” started this month. First it was a couple days without any action, then a couple more, until BOOM – blowout. You’ve gone over a week without any code browns! Your big brother did the same thing, which at the time freaked me right out because I didn’t think it was normal. However, with you, I knew that breastfed babies hit a point where their habits become less regular. So I was prepared. Your favorite place to “let loose” if you will has been Target, where we’ve done many-a-blowout dipe changes! Go figure.
You had a few physical changes this month. Thankfully your little spurt of acne saw it’s way out. Unfortunately it was replaced by a tiny bit of cradle cap. We haven’t done much intervening, just a little oil and a soft bristle brush during bath time, which seems to be keeping it at bay. Another thing the pediatrician pointed out was a little flattening of the back of your head. Hopefully it’s nothing but the result of you sleeping on a firm mattress and it’ll resolve itself. Our prescription for that is just a lot more snuggles + an increase in tummy time!
Lately you’re a HUGE fan of standing! Yes, you’re already standing,, with help of course 😉 We hold you up in front of us, and you march/ squat on our bellies like you’ve been doing it for years. It makes you give us the biggest smiles, which we never turn down!
Big developments in the sleep department this month! We officially moved you to your crib on 6/18/16 (10 weeks old). We moved you a lot later than we did your brother (5 weeks) mainly because your room is upstairs and across the house. Once you started showing consistency in your sleep routine (1-2 wakeups per night), we knew it was time. Although we miss having you so close by, we like our sleep too 😉 You even slept through the night a week later (9p-7a on 6/25/16)!! Yahoo! You’re still being swaddled at night and Mama even started swaddling you during naps so you would rest better. So far so good, though your favorite place to snooze is still our arms 🙂
We had a weekend at the end of June when your big brother spent a couple days with Grandma and Grandpa that your Mama coined #mamaandvaughn weekend. Lots of walks, lots of snuggles, a trip to the hair salon, and a few cute selfies 🙂
Things You Like:
- Laughing (yes, we got some giggles out of you this month!!)
- Being naked!
- Snapchatting 😉
- Snuggles with your Daddy, Mama + Emery!
Things You Don’t Like:
- Being in your carseat for extended periods. This is a MAJOR bummer to Mama since she loves being on the go. Hopefully just another phase.
- Vaccines – owie. First dose of Tylenol that day.
- The double stroller. You don’t like the 5-point harness just yet,, still too little. We are still awaiting the carseat attachment so hopefully that changes things.
- Toots/ poopy dipes
New Places You’ve Been This Month:
- 5 Star Lanes!
- The Monon Trail
- Fourth of July!
- Rolling from back to belly in your crib!
- “Infant” carry in the solly wrap (legs out)
- Napping in your crib
- Sleeping through the night
- Snuggles with Sophie!
Last month you looked like this,,
&& this month, here you are!
Happy 3 months to our sweet baby Vaughn!