At three (3!) months....
(yes, posting late, he was three months on May 10th)
-Oliver is unofficially 13.5lbs.
-He can still wear some 0-3m clothes from Gymboree and 3m from Carter's, however with his cloth diapers adding some extra bulk, I normally put him in 6m Carter's and 3-6m Gymboree. Those brands are 99% of his wardrobe.
-He is in cloth diapers (FuzziBunz, Thirsties, BumGenius & GroVia) more than 90% of the time. We predominently use FuzziBunz and Thirsties, but have been using BumGenius AIOs at night as they seem to hold more and therefore not leak. We use disposables when we travel and have switched to 7th Generation chlorine free - size 2, as we realized Pampers were the culprit of his rash.
-He continues to nurse on demand and nurse well. He has started to talk and make noises periodically while eating and even though it prolongs his meal, it's so funny to see his personality really come out. He's a character for sure!
-At 9 weeks, he found his hands and they've been in his mouth ever since! He also laughed while awake at 9 weeks, but hasn't done it since. (He did laugh two more times in his sleep.) At 9 weeks he also acts like he's pretending to be bashful and plays more with his faces and expressions.
-Between 10 and 11 weeks, he started to make different sounds and now has five or six different vocalizations.
-At 12 weeks, he realized he could make sounds while he nursed and that turned into a growl. It cracks me up when he does it, half because it tickles and half because his face gets really serious.
-At 12 weeks exactly, Oliver slept through the night and has done so ever since (so almost 10 days now). This was also when he went from newborn to infant.
-Oliver was baptized at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on May 8th. This was also our anniversary and Mother's Day. It was a special service as the bishop was visiting and he was the only baby being baptized. At our church, they use a seashell to pour water over the candidate's head followed by a special oil (that smells really good!). Each person gets to keep their shell - this was especially meaningful to us since we were married at the beach and it was our anniversary. We had 30 family members attend the baptism service.
(mother's day picture)
-He loves to splash in the bathtub and hates riding in the car.
(don't let this picture fool you, his Nonny was sitting beside him!)
-Morning is his happiest time. He normally wakes up around 5a to nurse, then sleeps until 7:30 or 8a when he finishes nursing. Sometimes I will get up then and shower, and he'll catnap for 30minutes or so, other times, we'll both stay in bed and sleep until 9 or 9:30. Once up, we wash his face, get him dressed and then play and read stories until he takes another catnap in the late morning. Daddy comes home from work for lunch and Oliver nurses. He takes his long nap from 1:00 until around 5:00 (yes, I am blessed with an amazing sleeping baby!). After dinner, if it's nice outside, we walk around the neighborhood before it's time for a bath. He normally falls asleep sometime between 9 and 11 depending on the day. I would guess he eats six to eight times a day but I don't really keep track of it and it could vary day to day.
-We've noticed that he's really into his toys lately and he also likes to watch cartoons (oy!). We've put a few shows in Netflix for him and he enjoys watching the colors. He might watch ten minutes maybe twice/week on average. It's cute now, but we don't want to have a lot of TV watching.
-I just asked Chandler what differences he's noticed from 2 months to 3 months and he said, 'more personality; louder (ha!); and crying when he has his diaper changed at night.' That is definitely new - if he does happen to wake up at night and I change him, he screams. I think it's because he's just stirring and not waking, but since he's not sleeping soundly, I change his diaper anyway so it doesn't leak. Thankfully, he goes right back to sleep, but still - it's loud.
-As hard as it is to watch him grow, it's equally as exciting because he is just so, so sweet and loving and it's fun to see his personality develop.