You are three months old - three whole months - 1/4 of a year. We're not sure how time has gone by so quickly, and you continue to amaze us each and every day!
You have grown in leaps and bounds this month both physically, but especially socially. It seems like every few days you were mastering a new skill. You have really found your voice! You jibber jabber and coo all of the time. We have so much fun having "conversations" with you! You especially like talking to yourself in the mirror - it is hilarious to watch. You also love talking to the little dogs that are on your car seat straps. We can hear you talking away to them in the car. Your smile will brighten a room and when you smile at us, we just melt!
You also love to play a lot more. Some of your favorite toys are rattles, toys that can be pulled and "vibrate" up, and anything that plays music. You have a farm toy that absolutely cracks you up. You especially love when it plays the pig and chicken sounds. You do a lot more deliberate reaching with your hands and can begin to grasp objects. You are still trying to suck your thumb, but you don't quite have the coordination for it yet!
We have started a bedtime routine with you this month and you thrive on that routine. It includes bath, pj's and lotion, nurse, and bed. You absolutely love your bath and you love to kick your legs and splash around. You really go to bed quite easily with this routine and you have been sleeping much longer. We have you in bed between 8:30 and 9 and you don't wake up until 5:00 or later. That part has been heaven for your Mama!
This month, Mom, Mama and Nana started back up with our monthly Stamping Club and that meant that you got to spend the evening with your Opa babysitting you. Your Opa was quite excited to have time with you and we were excited to go out and be crafty. This will be a monthly event and I'm sure as you get older you will look forward to spending this time with your Opa each month.
You still wore 0 - 3 month clothing for this entire month, but we had to "retire" some of your pants because they were just too short. You are so long and lean! We moved you to Size 2 diapers about halfway through the month. You didn't have a doctor's appointment this month to get your official stats, but we figure you are about 12 pounds now.
You really do light up our lives and we can't seem to remember what life was like without you. You make us laugh and take time to enjoy the simple things in life. You bring so much joy into our lives!
We love you with all our hearts, Little Man!
Mom and Mama