Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Peyton William / 3 Months

Time has flown by with this cutie. I think it has to do with having a four year old in the house, moving into our new home, and going to school. Our lives are nothing short of busy! This little peanut adds so much joy to our lives, I wouldn't have it any other way.
We didn't have a check-up this month so I don't have super accurate measurements but I did my best at home.
Peyton at THREE months
Birth: 7 lbs 6 oz
It is obvious from the size of his cheeks and thighs that he doesn't miss a meal.
Birth: 20 3/4 in
Birth: 13 cm
So what's new...
He is filling our his 3-6 month clothes and 6 month sleepers. The next time I buy diapers, I'll buy a size 2. So big!
He has really learned to smile this past month. He smiles when anyone talks to him and he knows the attention is on him. He is a talker when you give him some time. Laying down and talking is one of his favorite things to do. He loves his big brother! And Colson loves him right back. I love watching this relationship form.
Cuddling. Sucking his hand. (He hasn't found his thumb yet.) The swing. Hanging toys. (Both on the activity mat and on his car seat) Baths. Nursing. Being held. Laying on the floor and talking. Being outside. His car seat.

Being set down. Being alone. The after bath process. (The second I take him out of the water he screams!) Being a lone. Seriously, this kid knows the second he is the only one in a room and we instantly start crying until someone talks to him.

He would nurse 24/7 if I would let him. He loves it. It is more soothing than anything for him. By looking at him you can see that he never goes hungry. However, in the middle of the night he wakes about 4 am and nurses most of the time for 4 minutes max. Obviously he isn't hungry, he just wants to be soothed back to sleep! I am still nursing 100% of the time. I'm looking forward to when he can have some rice cereal because I think it will help fill him up and maybe not need to be nursed so much. It might also help with a more consistent schedule.

Ugh...just when I say he has slept good for a couple nights he makes a liar out of me. There is no consistency with his sleep schedule. Even during the day his naps are all over the place. I've read several places that say to hold off sleep training them until they are 4 months old so I'm not in too big of a rush. However, I will let him cry for a few minutes before rushing in. Most nights he will sleep until 4 am before I nurse him back to sleep which is about 4 minutes. Occasionally he will wake at 1, and I'll do the same. Hopefully next month we can start working on his sleep habits!

He is so good at tummy time. His strength amazes me. However, he doesn't love being on his tummy so most of the time he will just roll back over to his back.
His eye contact and focus has improved so much this past month. He really focuses on your face and will follow things with his head. I really noticed the improvement towards the end of the month. He has really started cooing and cawing. I love his little voice.

I believe that he is in the very early stages of teething. The drool is unbelievable. And he is constantly blowing spit bubbles. He will be nursing and pull away and wince like he is in pain. I don't remember when Colson started teething. I think it is one of those things as a parent that you don't exactly remember because it is NOT FUN. I just remember that Colson got some teeth! :)
I'm really not looking forward to this. Besides, toothless baby smiles are among my favorite things!
He is getting more hair on top. Soon he won't have the hairline that makes me smile every single time I see it. He attended church for the first time and has done great!

1st time to the park...
 Slept the entire time!

 Little brother responsibilities...

 1st time going to church!

Happy three months Peyton William! We love you BIG!

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