Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Three Months!

Oh, time is flying way too fast!  I cannot believe my sweet baby is already three months old!  I’m having SO much fun watching him grow and change, and learn new things, but it’s all going so fast.  There’s a commercial that says “You only have a baby for a year.  You have a child for life.”  I imagine this year is going to keep flying by, and before I know it I’ll have a busy toddler.  Sigh.  But for now, I’m certainly enjoying all the snuggle time I can get!
1.  3 months old
He’s bigger than the bear now!
4.  Sitting in chair with bear8.  Knox next to bear
Growing baby feet!
5.  Baby feet
And sweet little baby hands… 
7.  Knox and Mommy's hand
I’ve been told by Logan’s family that he used to make this face as a kid too.  They call it the Elvis lip. 
11.  Elvis lip Sweet tiny grin. 
12.  Little smile Love those blue eyes!
14.  Knox at 3 months He was so happy, just moving and kicking all over the place!
16.  Happy baby
A little blurry, but I liked it anyway.  :)
18.  Blurry tummy time
He’s still not sleeping through the night yet, but I’m hopeful that it will happen at some point before he goes to college.  He sleeps in a bassinet next to my side of the bed, and I know at this point a lot of people have moved their baby to their crib in their own room, but I just don’t see the point yet since he’s still waking up so often to eat during the night.  Why would I want to walk all the way upstairs to the opposite side of the house to feed him 3 times during the night?  I’ve started trying to let him put himself back to sleep when he wakes up at night, but I honestly don't let him fuss for longer than 30 minutes.  I’m tired, Logan’s tired, he’s tired, and ultimately I know that if I’ll just feed him, we’ll all get to go back to sleep.  So, maybe it’s partially my fault that he’s still not sleeping through the night.  Either way, I do still like having him in the same room as us.  His room just seems so far!

He’s still great at putting himself back to sleep after he eats at night, and we’re finally starting to get a little routine going during the day.  I’m still using my sleep Bible – the Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child book.  I swear by it.  Anyway, Knox is getting his daytime sleep a little more organized now.  We aim for naps at 9, 12, and 3.  His 9 am nap is usually pretty good, but the 12 and 3 pm naps are short, so by the end of the day he’s pretty exhausted.  It’s hard because I know he’d like to take another cat nap around 5, but it’s so close to bedtime, I have a hard time letting him do that.  I dunno, I’m still trying to figure out what to do there. 

Other than that, now that he’s generally getting better sleep, he’s such a happy guy!  I love seeing that little gummy grin, and he flashes it all the time.  Logan and I have so much fun figuring out new ways to make him laugh.  I’m also really enjoying my Pikkolo carrier.  Since the weather has been so nice, we’ve gotten to go for several walks with it, and Knox seems to enjoy it too.  He likes being held close and carried, and I like having my hands free.  He’s getting pretty heavy, but with the carrier it’s not bad at all.  Love it.   

All in all things are going really well!  Every day I think I couldn’t possibly love him more than I already do, but every day I wake up and I do.  It’s unreal.  I am so thankful that God chose me to be this guy’s mommy.  It’s the best job in the world.  :)


Jason and Alina said...

Love the updates! Knox is such a cutie!! Love his expressions and pretty blue eyes. Seems like mommyhood is treating you so well. :)

After seeing your carrier I decided we needed one, too (same style, too - shameless copycat that I am). I had the Moby wrap, but it's too much for anything other than being at home (I think). Conner's 2 month shots are Tuesday, so I can't wait to try out the new carrier once I'm able to take him out and about.

kinsey said...

Man, he does look a lot like Logan! But I see you too ;) such a cutie!