Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Three Months - Thirteen Weeks

This past Saturday, two days after Christmas, Caleb turned three months old...thirteen weeks!  I cannot believe he is that old.
It's funny how slow time has gone (it seems like forever ago that I was in the hospital to have him) but how quickly it has gone as well (I mean, he's a whole quarter of a year old!)! 
It has been so much fun to watch my sweet Caleb's personality.  He is pretty chill really only fussing if he is sleepy or hungry.  Even a dirty diaper doesn't bother him too much.  He is my VERY happy baby!  He has this wide mouthed smile that will just melt your heart.  If he is REALLY smiling, his eyes disappear.

Things that make him smile: his sissie, Mama, Daddy, the little butterfly on his carrier, seeing us in the morning, someone smiling at him!

He's been in daycare for about 4 weeks now.  He has done really well and they have been great with me!  I has several half days of clinic.  On those days, I go feed him at least once to decrease the amount of pumping I have to do.  Then I leave him and go finish errands or go to the gym.  He has, unfortunately, gotten his first cold.  It started on Christmas Eve Eve night and is still giving him fits.  He doesn't sleep well at night right now, which keeps us up, too.  He keeps smiling during the day and is still eating well but I can tell he doesn't feel well.

He is definitely growing as he's getting more meat on his little thighs and definitely has a bit of a belly but he's still long and lean.  Guess that's what breastfeeding will do.  He has still only had mommy's milk and definitely loves to eat.  Sometimes that makes him smile, too!  :-)


He has found his hands and loves to watch them. In the past few days, he's actually started grabbing onto things and watching them as he moves them.  I think he knows that he is doing it.
 He loves to kick and will watch his little feet move like he's thinking "I'm doing this!"  The other day, my dad was grabbing his toes every time the swing would come forward.  Caleb started lifting his foot up to my dad's hand each time.  He's so smart!
He still doesn't like tummy time very much but does it a lot better than he used to.  He can now get his head up all the way and will look side to side.  He loves his piano playmat and will lie there looking at his toys, kicking the piano keyboard, and grabbing the toys for nearly an hour.  He is SO close to rolling over from back to front. 
He tried for probably 10 minutes on Christmas Day.  I got several videos.  In the beginning he was doing it quietly, then he got quite vocal about it.  He never could quite get that shoulder under him but he sure did have those legs going.
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As you can see, he is quite vocal and he likes for someone to talk to him.  He has the sweetest coos but will also make lots of grunts and growls completely appropriate for a boy!  And I will say...he is ALL boy!
By estimates he is now 12 pounds.  He still wears 0-3 month clothes but is about to be too long for some of them.  There are a few 3-6 month outfits he can wear.  He eats just mommy's milk but is able to take a bottle well at daycare.  He is still waking up once a night, usually around 3am, to eat (though these past two nights he's been up 3-4 times due to his cold, poor baby!). 
I can't wait to see what the next month brings!

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