Goodness me, you’re already three,,, months that is!
As I look through this month’s pictures, I’m truly amazed by how much you are changing. I even told your Daddy yesterday that I can physically see you turning into a little boy every day. Your face, your hair, your sounds and expressions. Everything is just changing so much! All of you just continues to awe me (and everyone around you) each and every day.
We had quite an eventful month I’d say! We took two trips to Michigan to visit Grandpa & Gigi (and you survived the 4+ hour car ride both times!). We introduced you to the Perfect Strangers. We took lots of trips to Indy to make decisions on the house building front (you’re a great little helper!). But even though we did lots of activities, we also spent lots of time at home. We definitely love our lazy days, whether they’re spent on your playmat watching Colts games or snuggling in Mommy’s arms.
At your last doctor’s visit, you got your first round of immunizations. That meant four whole shots. Oh boy, what a day. I warned you on our way there that you might leave the office less happy than you had in the past, and I was right. I felt like a mean Mommy because you had no idea what was coming. I’ll NEVER forget the look on your little face after the nurse poked your sweet little legs like rapid fire, bandaged you up and hit the road, leaving you sobbing in my arms. My heart broke a little that day watching you cry. I definitely shed a tear or two (or ten) with you. But like I’ve told you, there’s a reason for these shots. And though they hurt when you receive them, they’ll ultimately protect you from terrible things. Mommy and Daddy received them when we were little too. Trust me, you’ll be fine. And you’ll get lots of loving after every poke.
That day was certainly not like the rest. Here’s a sample of ‘A Day in the Life of Emery: 3 Month Edition’
- Wake up between 7-830a. Occasionally you’ll sleep past 9 if you wake in the middle of the night, but that’s less common nowadays.
- Eat & diaper change.
- Head downstairs where you play on your playmat and Mommy has her morning coffee and takes care of a few odds and ends.
- Eat again (this continues every 2-3 hours).
- Take your morning nap, usually about 2 hours after waking. Sometimes these are quickies (30-45 minutes), other times they’re an hour or two. You’re still loving naps on Mommy instead of your crib. Still a work in progress.
- Afternoons usually consist of errands with Mom, either locally or in Indy. You’re wonderful in the car and often take an afternoon nap at this time.
- Back home, eat & diaper change.
- More play and tummy time!
- Daddy comes home from work between 5-6p and you snuggle up with him as soon as he arrives!
- You occasionally let Mommy and Daddy eat together while you play, but many times you make us eat one at a time.
- Nights consist of bath time (still loving!), last minute feedings, and rocking to sleep with help from your Wubbanub.
- Swaddle & sweet dreams around 8-9p!
So sleeping! Last month you were sleeping through the night with the occasional wake up part-way through. This month? You’re holding steady with the same routine! And over the past week you’ve only woken me up once. I was talking to my friend Rachel on the phone this weekend, and when I told her you’re sleeping through the night she replied, “You know that’s not normal, right?” 😉 Guess we’re just lucky! You’re such a good boy and I’m so thankful you give Mommy and Daddy the rest they love so much. It makes mornings with you that much sweeter.
You’re a champion at tummy time lately. Honestly, it’s impressive. Just the other day while I was laying on the couch and you were on your belly on top of me, you were lifting up your head and neck and actually playing with the strings on my sweatshirt. You’re becoming so darn strong every day. You’ll be on the move before we know it, I can just tell.
One thing we dabbled in this month is cloth diapering. I’ve always wanted to try cloth diapers, despite the strange looks I received when I told other people about it. Responses ranged from “WHY???” to “What happens when they have a blowout?” Even so, I stocked up on about half a dozen pocket diapers and double that amount of liners before you were born. I decided a few weeks ago that I would give it a go. Time to bite the bullet despite my anxiety. So I stuffed one of those dipes with a liner (ps, I did it wrong the first time), grabbed a 6-month onesie, and suited you up. I have to admit, I love the look of a cloth diaper butt. Especially on your lil butt <3 Anyway, you soaked through that sucker within the hour and I had to change you sooner than I usually do in disposables. I even had to change your onesie bc it got wet. I stuffed 2 liners in the next diaper, but that one didn’t last very long either. We gave the cloth diapers a solid try for a few days, but I just couldn’t get the hang of it. From the constant changing, to the cleaning, to the laundry. So, like a weenie, I went back to putting you in the disposables. I keep telling myself that I need to commit 100% before trying again, and maybe that’ll require me buying more diapers. Or getting rid of the disposables. Or just doing more research (though I’ve already done a ton!!). Everyone that uses them seems to love them, so I’m not giving up just yet! I want that big booty back! 😉
ps,,, any helpful hints on cloth diapering?? Please share!!
Overall you’re a wonderful baby. We are reminded of it constantly. Your coos are frequent and your cries are becoming stronger. But those are signs of a healthy growing boy with LOTS of personality! I couldn’t be happier with my decision to stay home with you.
Three month stats: No ped appointment until 4 months. My guess is you’re about 13 lbs, give or take a few ounces (12 lbs 5 oz at two month visit). But you’re pretty much out of your three month clothes and moving into six months comfortably!
- Babbling! You’re a regular chatterbox lately!
- You’re VERY close to laughing.
- Awesome head control. All that tummy time is paying off!
- Being able to sit propped up on pillows.
Things You Like:
- Your playmat. Best money Mommy’s ever spent.
- Being unswaddled every morning!
- Visitors and babysitters. This month you were watched by Nicole, Tammy, Grandma/ Grandpa Cook and Heather and got a very good report card from all!
- Marathon spectating! We watched Grandpa Moceri run a half marathon this weekend and had a blast! Even though you slept most of the time. Your first of many races I’m sure!
- Mommy and Daddy snuggles
Things You Don’t Like:
- Shots. Owie.
- Those darn gas pains.
- Spit up. Usually means an outfit change, which stinks for everyone.
- Being ignored. You really like attention 😉
Places we’ve been this month:
- Michigan x 2!
- The Detroit Zoo with Auntie S.
- Brown County with Grandpa and Gigi.
Exciting Upcoming Events:
- Halloween! We are going to Grandma and Grandpa Cook’s this weekend for trick or treating! Excited to dress you up!!
Things Mommy is looking forward to:
- Getting back into shape. She hasn’t been extremely motivated lately, but watching the marathon this past weekend gave her a little kick in the pants.
- MOVING!! Things are really progressing with the house! Hopefully soon.
And now,,, !
I couldn’t stop snapping pictures of you yesterday. You just looked so darn cute in your lumberjack outfit!
I tried THREE different times to put you on your tummy for a few shots, and every.single.time you rolled right over to your back! Stinker,,,
I love you, my darling. You’re the best. Happy 3 🙂