Today you are 3 months old. I feel like I just yesterday wrote your 2 month letter, and now here I am again!
I continue to be amazed at how much you’ve grown. You’re growing out of your 0-3 month outfits. Slowly, I’m having to put those adorable yet too small outfits up in your closet. You must be tall for your age as you seem to grow out of them heightwise first.
I feel a lot more comfortable with you. I think back to those beginning few weeks and laugh at my own awkwardness. Now I feel as though I know how to interact with you! We love to talk together. You are very talkative, full of cute little squeals and other baby noises. I try to talk back so that you can get used to the idea of conversation! You love that, and it makes you grin. You do smile a lot! That makes me so happy.
I’m learning more about you every day as you leave the newborn stage and enter the infant stage. You aren’t rolling over yet, but it’s only a matter of time. You like to stare at the toys hanging from your bouncer. You are so close to reaching out and grabbing them! Your movements are more controlled and less jerky. You love to kick your feet! You hate having blankets over your feet and will always kick them off, even when your feet are cold. You also love putting your fist in your mouth, which is really cute!
Your Grandma and Gramdpa came to visit from Massachusetts this month. They loved seeing you! You seem to do pretty well with them. I’ve noticed you are shy with new people but you will let anyone hold you. People still stop you all the time to look at you and comment on how cute you are. You will just stare and stare at them! You get to see your Uncle Jeremiah and Uncle Tim a lot, which is fun. They like being around you too. You’ve met more of our friends – Susan, Hannah, Jes – as they have come to visit. We also have weekly playdates with Jonathan who is 10 months old, and his mommy Cicely. I look forward to when you can play with Jonathan!
I think Ebony has been teaching you some habits! Sometimes when you are sitting on my lap looking around, you will look anywhere but me! If I try to meet your eyes you will turn your head away. Just like Ebony! You’re still pretty cute though.
Your neck muscles are really strong and you are so close to sitting up. You have sat a few times in the Bumbo, but you’re still pretty wobbly so we won’t set you in there for very long until you get a bit stronger. You do enjoy being in our arms though! And you also really like the bouncer. I used to lay you on the couch all the time but you don’t really like that anymore. You prefer more quiet when you sleep now, so I set you in the middle of our bed with the covers pulled up. You don’t kick those covers off!
I haven’t taken you back to the doctor since your one month appointment, but now that we finally got your insurance set up we need to make an appointment. I am eager to find out how much you weigh now! My guess is 12 lbs. but we’ll see.
So now you’re a quarter of a year old, and growing more every day! I enjoy you so much and look forward to watching you as you learn and grow!