Sunday, May 22, 2016

lawson: three months.

you have a great pouty lip (pictured above) but you also just started laughing and it is quite possibly my favorite thing in this world! your brother adores you, and it has been so fun seeing your interaction- you love to watch him play.

you are a healthy boy! you weighed 11 lbs, 7.5 oz. and unfortunately have dropped to below the 5% in weight... so, we're trying to get you chunked up. thankfully, your reflux has been controlled with the zantac and other than that, you are perfectly healthy.
routine and sleep:
you are now sleeping from about 9:30 to 6:00 each morning. the mornings are usually spent devoted to getting everyone fed and dressed (its such a process!) and you have been wanting to eat every hour in the mornings- so we have been following the lactation consultants suggestion and supplementing after every other feeding. we've been able to hold off on giving you any formula yet by supplementing with the milk that i've pumped. by doing this, i feed you about every 2-3 hours and give you the bottles in between as needed.

depending on the day, we often have an activity to head out to (carter's gymnastics, MOPS, storytime, carter's music class, or a playdate with friends) in the morningtime. after that, my goal for the day is typically to get you and carter napping at the same time so i can have a few minutes to myself. your naptimes haven't lasted very long- about 15-20 minutes a couple of times a day- you fight naptime hard.

daddy gets home about 5:00 (everyone's favorite time of the day!) and start the bedtime routine around 8:00/8:30... carter goes to bed first, and then daddy helps me get you down- usually around 9:30.
clothes and diapers:
3-6 month sleepers and outfits work best for you right now and you are still in size 1 diapers, though i really think we should move up to size 2 (just trying to get through all the size 1's that we've bought already!)
i've still been able to only give you breastmilk so far, thanks to pumping sessions right before i go to bed (about 10pm) in the middle of the night (about 2:30 am) and sometimes at naptime (if you and your brother cooperate)... but i've got to admit, this is pretty exhausting for mommy so i'm not sure how long we will be able to keep up with it!
our favorite baby gear
you have really liked your playmat lately and aden + anais swaddle blankets. you smile and start grabbing at it when i put one on top of you.

milestones and development:
you started to laugh recently, and daddy has been home EVERY single time to hear it. i think you are a big fan of your daddy, you also "talk" to him the most in the evenings laying on your changing table before bed.
you love to be outside... and you love it when people talk to you and give you attention. you are such a social little baby!

you still hate riding in the car, which may make for an interesting/stressful couple of trips this summer...
you have your momma's heart, little love.

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