Tuesday, January 11, 2011

3 months and growing!

Today you are 3 months old...

It's hard for me to imagine that you are already 3 months old. When I see you start to do big boy things I think to myself, "No, this can't be right! You're my little baby! You can't do this yet!" Then I realize that each and every day both of our boys are learning, growing, and becoming "little men" by the minute just as they are supposed to...it makes me happy and sad all at the same time. I understand now with two (and our busier days), how important it is to capture these fleeting moments as best we can. One day we will look back and be grateful for the time we took to record everyday memories and milestones.
At 3 months:

You are a very happy and very smiley baby
Like to coo and blow bubbles..sometimes it's like you're trying so hard to talk that your neck and head are practically coming off of the table as you coo and chat with me in your own little language
97th% in length
90% in weight
you are a big baby :)
currently (and have been for a few weeks now) wearing 6-9 month clothing
a good sleeper (for a few weeks you slept through the night from 7:30pm - 7:30am, now you're back to waking up once or twice)
laid-back; very relaxed
cute dimples in your cheeks
you like laying in your crib and watching and listening to your mobile
you have also laid on your playmat a few times and smiled at the lighted, musical flower that sings to you
have a strong grip; for about 2 weeks now you have been grabbing and holding onto things such as toys, links, mama's shirt, daddy's finger...
when sitting relaxing in your bouncy seat, mama and daddy's lap, etc, you often play with your hands and fold them over each other...very sweet
when big brother Parker gives you a kiss, you break into a huge grin
since you were born, you sleep best swaddled; it immediately soothes you
you enjoy having your paci when you sleep
if you are woken up from your nap, you are in a foul mood until you get to finish it :)
at two months: weighed 14 lbs, 2 oz   length 25 1/4"
a great eater...about every 3 hours during the day..you eat your meals fast
still sleeping a lot during the day...wake up to eat around 5-6am then go back to sleep till around 9am. At 9 or 9:30 you eat, have some awake time then are down for your midmorning nap by 10:30 or 11am. more awake time, lunch and then your afternoon nap which typically lasts 2 1/2 -3 hours. More awake time and another feeding then a short nap in the evening hours. Most nights you are ready for your crib by 7:30...this schedule is not firm, but you tend to follow this pattern more often then not. 
Though you still sleep a lot, during your awake times you a quite alert and happy.
you will sometimes pose for pics...brownie points for you!!! :)
spits up a fair amount which produces a nice size amount of laundry for mama
you have good, strong neck muscles and seem to have good posture; you started holding your neck up for short intervals really early at only 2 weeks and seem to be headed towards sitting up on your own early as well
like when mama and daddy read to you
you like to be around others and enjoy sitting back and watching the show!
resembles more of the Thorne/Nolen side than the Rasberry/Jones side (although we think he has my nose and the Jones or Nolen head shape)
smiles and has fun during bathtime
will sit in your bouncy seat while mama cooks dinner and prepares lunch and enjoys swinging for a few minutes each day

Cooper, I can't believe how fast you are growing!!! One of the things I love the most is how your face lights up when your daddy, Parker or I walk in the room and start talking to you. It melts my heart. I love you! Happy 3 months my little Mr. Mr.!

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