Tuesday, April 5, 2011

we have a 3 month old

3 months old


smiling at Grandma Karen


big brother Aidan picked out his outfit


I knew it would go by fast, but this is ridiculous. Time has sped up and I'm not sure if I like it. But, I do love having a 3 month old. I love when Xander was brand new, he was so little and precious and fell asleep on me every time I held him...but, it was a lot of work. These days life are still hard at times, but I think we are getting the hang of things. I felt that by 12 weeks we finally getting a hang of it (I didn't expect it to take that long). I feel so blessed for every day and I try to cherish these times because he is growing up so fast.


Here is what our 3 month old is up to:




  • Xander sleeps at least 8 hours at night and numerous 1-3 hour naps through the day


  • He is pretty good at nursing, it has been a LONG, hard road, but he is a trooper and each day we (both) get better at it


  • He loves to suck on his fingers, fists, arms, anything he can find


  • He takes naps in the swing (but our blessed swing broke and this week his nap time have struggled a bit)


  • He falls to sleep for the night on his own, I think it's smart how he knows it's night and time for a longer sleep (he might be a genius!)


  • He has thrush, and has for months, we can't get rid of it


  • He has a darling dimple on his left cheek, his smile is too die for, sometimes when he smiles he even does this cute shy look where he puts his head down


  • He knows his brothers and loves the attention he gets from them, they adore him


  • Xander-mander has to wear a swaddle in his car seat or he'll cry the whole time, very occasionally he can go a short distance without freaking out, he also wears the swaddle to sleep


  • He has a pretty consistent eat, play, sleep daily routine


  • He takes a bottle and always has, but that allows us to have a babysitter every week and that is AMAZING (we love our date night)


  • Now the gross stuff, he spits up a lot and it's nasty and he only poops every couple days and it is usually a big deal and requires all that he is wearing to soak in the sink


  • Xander spends his day getting loved, kissed, and adored...we all love this special little guy

6 comments:

  1. Liz loved being swaddled too!!!! He is soooo cute I can't wait to see him this summer!!!

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  2. can't wait to see his smile, just a few more days! i'll hold him the wholeee time for you.

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  3. Aw, he's SOOOO CUTE! Can't wait to meet him!

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  4. Baby Andrew and I had thrush! No no fun. I used Gentian Violet first, but when it came back the doctor gave both me and him a prescription for Diflucan or Flucanzole (I think that's how it's spelled), as well as Nystatin cream just for me and it worked wonders.

    Hang in there, I can tell you that nursing gets so so much better. My favorite thing is cuddling a baby that's learning to crawl or even walk, but still needs mama.

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  5. Reese had thrush for.ev.er! too. In her mouth. We used gentian violet (purple stuff you paint on their mouths that you get in the herbal/vitamin section of a pharmacy usually). We had to use that faithfully for a few days and boil her binkies and toys, and sanitize all the non-boilable things for a few days. That was how we finally got rid of it. It is hard since they suck on everything and therefore spread the thrush germs to everything that will re-infect their mouths when they suck on it again. Good luck with that!

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