Tuesday, March 4, 2014

3 months

Our little big guy is over 3 months.  It's weird, but I hardly remember a time when he wasn't a part of our family. 

Stats: We don't have a doctors' visit this month, so I'm not sure his exact stats, but I do know that he is filling out 6 month outfits and has even started to wear a few 6-9 month outfits.  He is definitely a chunky baby.  I love his rolls!

Schedule:  Setting a schedule with babe #2 is a lot harder because #1 is always on the go.  We are constantly doing outings and such, which makes Charlie's morning naps a lot less consistent and a lot more "sleep when you can."  Thankfully, Charlie seems to have no problem sleeping anywhere... or through anything.  He pretty much takes 4-5 naps a day and is sleeping (most of) the night.  He eats every 3 hours, but rarely waits a minute longer.  By 3 hrs, he is READY for some milk. Unfortunately, he is still waking up every 3 hours at night, too...  I'm still having to get up around 12, 3, and 6 am for feedings.  I've tried the "Cry It Out" method a couple of times, but it wakes up Trey and Phil which makes no one in our house very happy.  So, for now, we are still doing "on demand" style feedings at night. I am desperately wanting to start stretching these to 4-5 hrs.... this mama is very sleepy!  But, thankfully, Charlie goes right back to sleep after his night feedings. 

Sleep: We've moved to the crib for naps (when we are home), but he is perfectly content sleeping in the car seat or on a blanket at the park when we're out.  Charlie starts the night off in his crib, as well, but often gets moved into our room after some of the late night feedings... it's just easier for now.  Hopefully, if he starts stretching out some of these feedings, he can stay all night in the crib.

Eating:  Well, this is (obviously) one of Chalie's favorite pasttimes.  This boy can eat!  Carolyn (our nanny) said he has taken up to 7 oz at one feeding!  I can barely pump enough to keep this guy full and have had to supplement with formula a few times.  He also is very, very gasy/reflux-y.  After eating, he burps about 100 times before spitting up or projectile vomitting all over the place.  This is great fun.   

Play: Charlie is such a sweet, happy little guy. He rarely cries (except when hungry and/or gasy).  Tummy time quickly turns into nap time. He sits in the bumbo, reaches for toys, swats at hanging toys.  He loves to cooo and talk, especially during diaper changes.  He will smile at you whenever you talk to him.  His favorite non-eating pasttime is bath.  This boy loves splashing in his whale tub!

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