You are three months old! Some major milestones have taken place these past four weeks. One day, early in the month, I noticed that most of the hair you were born with had been replaced with short, soft fuzz. You still have some random strands, the longest pieces at your temples, and they are so goofy looking!
But you want to know what’s not so funny? Your near-daily blowouts. We quickly bumped you up to size 2 diapers, hoping they would prevent your messy poops from staining your pajamas. They don’t! This month you got your first pedicure and didn’t seem to mind me clipping your paper thin toenails. Sometimes, though, you cry real tears when you get super worked up, and it makes me so sad! You also make funny lip smacking noises, but I’m not sure if that’s considered a developmental milestone.
When 5pm rolls around, you and I enjoy a little bit of playtime before you take a brief nap, have a bath and eat. Your unofficial bedtime is between 7-8pm, and that’s when I put you down in your crib. Yes, your crib! Daddy and I made an impromptu decision at the end of September to move you into your nursery. You are so happy to have all that extra room while you sleep, and you’re always wriggling around now since you are no longer swaddled.
But I think your most exciting advancement this month is that you have started laughing! The first time I made you laugh was by shaking a glowing light and a rattle in your face–and I recorded it on video! I take tons of short home movies of you with my iPhone because I don’t want to forget how you looked, sounded and acted at any stage. You’re already growing up too quickly!
I’ll be photographing Levi on the 12th of every month to document his growth this first year. He’ll be wearing a numbered white onesie corresponding to his age in months, sitting in a chair next to his blabla doll for continuity.
This photo was taken two weeks ago on Levi’s three month birthday. It’s taken me this long to post because JB was recently deployed, and I’m too tired to blog after working a full day and then taking care of Levi. But I miss it–and you! Hopefully I’ll learn how to better juggle responsibilities and balance my time as a single mama. Any suggestions?