Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Three Months

Matthew Jr. you are THREE months old!!

(once again, I'm late with this post, but who's counting anyways??? I'm writing this as if Matthew just turned three months old! In between then and now he's already changed! YIKES!)

What have you been up to this month???

I don't know how much you weigh, how tall you are, or how big your head is! We go to the doctor next month, and I'll find out then. I know you are growing though!!

You wear size TWO diapers!

You are wearing all 3-6 month clothes now. Your sleepers and jumpers are all 9 months!

I love to nurse! You still nurse about every three or three and a half hours during the day. You spit up quite a bit, but it doesn't seem to bother you.

Funny story about my nephew Caleb. If you know Caleb, then you know how quirky and hilarious he really is. So one night before bible study, he was talking to baby Matthew, and Matthew started to fuss a bit. Caleb turns to Matthew, and says "What's wrong kid?" I told Caleb that baby Matthew was hungry. So Caleb gives a big cheesy smile, grabs a blanket, and says to baby Matthew, "Better go under the blanket, bud." HA! Obviously Caleb doesn't really know what Matthew does under there, but he knew that Matthew goes under a blanket to eat!

You like to sit in your Bumbo!

Sleep hasn't really changed that much this month. I still nurse you around 9:30-10:00pm, and then you sleep for 5-6 hours, wake up between 3-4am, nurse for about 15 minutes, and then go right back down to sleep until 7-7:30. I haven't let you cry it out during the night yet...we are probably getting close to that, but I keep hoping that one night you will just sleep through the 3-4am feeding. You are very tired when you wake up in the middle of the night, that I don't think you would cry for too long, but I just haven't been able to make myself do it yet! Luckily, we are up, nurse, and are back to sleep for the night in about 20 minutes.

We went to alot of Daddy's baseball games.

You are sleeping in your pack and play in our room at night. You take all of your naps during the day upstairs in your own crib, but still hang out with mom and dad at night. I put you down to sleep tired but awake, and you are doing great at putting yourself to sleep!

Once you wake up in the morning, you nurse, are awake for about an hour and a half, and then are ready to go down for a good 1-2 hour morning nap. You wake up happy, nurse, and are awake for about 1-2 hours, and then go down for another 1-2 hour early afternoon nap. The rest of the day, you stay awake for 1-2 hours at a time, but your naps tend to be shorter in the evening.

You are doing better being in your car seat, but the minute we put you in the car, you start to cry.

You are such a mover and a goer. You LOVE to stand! You also love to be bounced a jostled all around!

You love tummy time, and push up so well on your arms! You are still only rolling over from your stomach to your back.

We still swaddle you like a burrito when you sleep!

You are a very particular baby, especially when you are tired. To calm you down, you like to be bundled, have your binky, and be held facing outward. If you are not swaddled really tight, you get very upset. Mommy has gotten called out of bible study a number of times because you aren't swaddled tight enough and won't calm down. Usually when I go into the nursery at church, it is you and your cousin Joshua screaming. Lyndie and I like to laugh at how the Stevens boys are causing all the trouble!

Your smiles and coos melts my heart!!

We bathe you at night, and you LOVE to splash and play in the tub!

We put you in your Jumperoo at 3 months because you hold your head up and stand so well. You loved it!

You are just barely starting to laugh. It's not very often, but every once in awhile we can get a small belly laugh out of you when we tickle you or bounce you around.

You are very ticklish up your spine.

You were sick for the first time this month. We all got nasty colds. I was amazed at how quickly you got over it though! We had one tough day and night where you were stuffed up, had a runny nose, a cough, and a fever, but by the next day you were doing MUCH better!

You discovered your hands at two a a half months. You LOVE to put them in your mouth and suck on them. You started by just sucking on your fist, but now all the fingers go in your mouth. Sometimes you gag yourself because you get your fingers in too far!

Daddy went away to a wedding in Florida for a few days, so while he was gone, we had a sleepover at Grammy and Grandpas house!

I celebrated my first Mother's Day with you!

Matthew Jay I cannot believe you have changed so much! Your Daddy and I love you SOOOO much!

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