My baby boy is three months old today! In some ways, it feels like he’s been here even longer (perhaps because it was freezing and snowy when he arrived. Now it’s hot and sunny!)
Bo is such a good baby. Let me rephrase that. I don’t believe there are good or bad babies – just easy and more difficult babies. Bo still falls into the easy category.
He’s awake a lot more during the day now and he smiles for a lot of that time. He enjoys playing on his activity mat and will reach for and grab the little animals that hang down. He can roll from his front to his back (mainly to get off his tummy, which he isn’t a fan of!). He can get partway from his back to front, but one arm always gets stuck beneath him, keeping him from rolling completely.
Breastfeeding, thankfully, is going very well now. After a difficult start, we’re now in the groove. Bo’s a very fast eater and only takes one side per feed, for the most part.
We kind of got away from the whole “trying a bottle” thing, which I began to kick myself for. So, last week I pulled out the old pump and gave it another try. What do you know? Bo, in his happy-go-lucky way, took the bottle. I’ve tried a couple more times since then and it seems to be a non-issue with him. He certainly isn’t perfect at drinking from a bottle (lots of drippage and it takes a lot longer) but at least he’ll do it. Means I can actually go to my dentist appointment next week (sarcastic yahoo!)
Sleeping is still all over the place. We’ve had some good nights (which I define as only waking to feed once, maybe twice). If he does one longish stretch of sleep, 5-6 hours, then I am very pleased. Unfortunately, there are still nights where his “long stretch” is only 3 hours. Oh well. We’ll get there.
Bo’s reflux is definitely improving, which is a nice change. He still spits up a lot, but at least he can lie on his back now. He’s finally sleeping in his bassinet, rather than his chair. And, I no longer have to hold him for very long in the night before I can put him back down.
He’s growing like crazy, so it’s handy to have all of Littleman’s baby clothes already. It’s fun to see some of those cute outfits again, although I’m sad to have to pack away the tiny stuff.
Anyway, my 3-month old is sweet little guy and I’m really enjoying my time with him these days.