Thursday, May 10, 2012

Max is 3 Months Old

Max is a growing 3 month old boy. Last week I'm sure he was going through a growth spurt. He wanted to eat all the time and kept acting like he wasn't satisfied after. He also woke up a lot more than usual at night to eat.
Stats- Since we don't go to the doctor this month so we did our own so these may be off. 
Weight- 12 lb 6 oz Height- 25 inches Head Circumference- 17 
He still loves to giggle and smile. You can talk to him and have back and forth conversations with him making little noises in return to what you are asking. He is still fussy sometimes for no real reason after we feed and do some awake time. It is usually the signal for I'm tired. His happy times definitely make up for his cranky side. He is loving having conversations with Gigi.
I am thankful that we made it to the 3 month mark with him exclusively breastfeeding. There are still times where I don't feel like I have enough (during that growth spurt week) but overall it's going pretty well.  He eats every 3 hours usually, sometimes 2.5 hours.
He naps in his swing mostly during the day and he is sleeping in his crib at night. We begin his bedtime routine around 7pm with a feed, bath and bed and hes usually sleeping around 8 or 8:30pm. I dream feed around 10:45pm and he goes back down easily until around 3-4am and then I cross my fingers he doesn't wake up till 7, but lately its been a little earlier. We have been using the double swaddle technique, which we finally figured out that the miracle blanket does this same thing by keeping his arms down. He usually gets out of his lightweight swaddle so this has helped him go longer stretches still sleeping.
He is loving sucking on his hands/arms. I think he is very close to figuring out his hands are his and gaining control of them. We are still waiting on him to reach for things. He grasps things like your fingers very tightly. He doesn't love tummy time, but he holds his head up very well when we hold him over the head vertically. We also put him on our tummy or boppy and he seems to like that.
I do realize that these photos are very similar, but he is just so darn cute. I took 60 photos in 2 minutes.
His eyes are still blue for now. There is no blue eyes in our families so they are highly unlikely to stay.
He is in size 2 diapers
We can't wait to take him swimming hopefully this weekend when pools open if the weather cooperates.
He is still wearing 0-3 month clothing with mostly onesies since it's been so warm.
He has really bad cradle cap which I wish would go away. It's very common and doesn't hurt him.
I just purchased some california baby products for Max's bath that are natural and free from harsh chemicals.
Here is a comparison of the months so far. He has filled out for sure! We just love our sweet little boy. Pin It


The Wanna-be Southern Belle said...

oh he is sooo handsome!! I'm a fan of the organic/all natural bathing products as well but to be honest the only thing that worked on Hunter's cradle cap was head and shoulders shampoo. the pediatrition recommended it and it worked great!

leah said...

Loved reading your update! Sounds like y'all are doing great!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh what a great update on my sweet Max! Loved every single pic, he is SO expressive! Can't wait to see him Sunday! Love, G

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