July 10, 2014 = 3 month old baby William. Holy moly, that’s today. My baby is growing SO fast! Literally, everyday he gets bigger and bigger. Everyday, he’s more alert. Everyday, he’s the happiest baby I know. Everyday, he’s the best baby ever.
3 month old baby William
Height & Weight: I’m going to a breastfeeding group today, so I will weigh him there and update later. Edit to add: 11 pounds 12 ounces! His next doctor appointment is at four months, so we’ll find out height in a month!
Eating: (Drinking?) William is still eating every two hours, for the most part. There are some times that he’ll go three hours and other times where he wants to eat every hour and a half or even every hour. He’s definitely a growing boy. During some feedings, he seems to be taking in more, and other times less. My pediatrician says just like adults don’t eat the same amount at every meal, neither do babies.
Sleeping (naps): Still no schedule. William takes a long nap in the morning shortly after getting up, eating, and playing. He takes several shorter naps throughout the day, just depending what we are doing and if we’re out and about. He almost always catches a catnap while driving in the car, but usually wakes up when we stop moving.
Sleeping (at night): William still sleeps in a bassinet right next to our bed. I try and put him down as close to 8 p.m. as possible though in reality it turns into 8:30 – 9 before he’s completely out. He usually will sleep until sometime between 12 – 1 a.m., though a couple times he’s made it til 2! Some nights he’ll make it until 5 a.m. after that, but occasionally he’ll wake up at 3 or 4, as well.
Another Where’s William? photo. My mom used to do this with us all the time when we were babies!
Clothing: Mostly 3 month clothes. Though he did grow out of my favorite 3 month Carter’s sleeper. Rompers and onesies he can wear 3 or 6 months. Size 1 diapers.
New this month: William has found his hands! He loves putting them in his mouth. He also blows lots of spit bubbles now, particularly when he’s hungry. He bats at toys that are hanging in front of him (through not necessarily on purpose). When he’s on his back, he moves his arms and legs so fast! He just wants to MOVE! William went on his first plane ride and went to his first concert this month.
William likes: Attention! He loves being talked to, sung to, read to, and played with. He also loves his cousins and they love entertaining him. William LOVES looking in the mirror. He can be entertained for hours that way if I let him. I think he likes books, but I think he more just likes the attention Jonny and I give him when we read to him. He also loves music. William loves being outside. There’s just so much to look at!
William dislikes: Being tired. He’s like, “PUT ME TO BED!” He also dislikes being woken up which makes it very frustrating when people “accidentally” wake him up by talking loudly or touching him when he’s sleeping. Itz also frustrating if he’s just gone down for a nap and I need to get him up in order to get somewhere on time. That never ends well. Both instances make for a fussy baby later.
Comparison: From newborn to three months, he sure has filled out!
Good looking baby, if I do say so myself.
William is honestly the happiest baby ever. He’s always smiling and laughing. If he’s fussy, itz short-lived. He’s really become a big flirt and a big ham around other people, too!
And that’s baby William at three months!