Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Noah - 3 Months

9 lbs - 8 weeks
9 lbs 1.8 oz - 9 weeks
9 lbs 7.6 oz - 10 weeks
10 lbs 2 oz - 11 weeks
10 lbs 11 oz - 12 weeks

His head is measuring at 40 cm at 8 weeks!

23.75 inches

Sleeping: I hate to say this out loud, just in case it jinxes me, but he is a GREAT sleeper!! We put him to bed around 10 and he wakes at 4:30 on average, feeds and then sleeps until 7 or 8. We have had a few nights where he sleep right in until 6 AM! I am finding that he gets a little tired earlier, but I am afraid to put him to bed too much earlier. His last feed is around 9:30 usually and I don't want him waking up in the middle of the night and him waking at 4:30 works for us, because by the time I am done feeding M is getting up for work at 5 AM. But even just this past week he has been sleeping 8 hours!! 

Naps in the day are very short, most of them being 25-30 minutes and only about 3 of them, with the odd one hour stretch. But he sleeps at night, so that is the important part! We are working really hard on napping in the bassinet, but in all honesty most attempts fail, but we are still trying! He hardly falls asleep on walks or car rides anymore!! Little man just doesn't want to miss a thing!

Feeding: He is feeding every 2 hours in the day still, but has just started giving me a few 3-4 stretches, but it is rare and most often if he naps and misses a feed. He is taking a bottle well and is less gassy now afterwards with the new bottles. Actually over all he is less gassy and we are using less gripe water and ovol. 

He is still using a pacifier every now and then. Just before bed or nap time and we always have it in the car. We often refer to it as the mute button. 

Last week the doctors office called and told us to start topping up his last feed of the day with formula because they felt he wasn't gaining enough weight, that perhaps my milk didn't have enough calories. So we tried it for the week with just an ounce added at night to my breast milk. However I was really on the fence with idea and didn't quite understand the problem, as he has never lost weight, gained steadily but slowly every week and is content after I feed him. The formula made him painfully gassy as well. So after talking to the health nurse at clinic, she didn't understand why either. So this week we are back on straight breast milk. I'm going to go in and talk to the doctor about it all hopefully this week! Clearly I only want to do what is best for Noah but how do I know? I just have to trust my "motherly instincts". 

Clothing: Noah has just now outgrown about every newborn outfit now. Some newborn onesies still fit, but this Mama is packing them up. We have a few 0-3 onesies but we are living large in the 3 month ones. Noah finally fits in his "going home" outfit from the hospital!! He is wearing 0-3 month sleepers now and they fit perfect! We don't have very many outfits that fit yet, just mainly sleepers and I refuse to buy more cloths at this point because he has quite the wardrobe coming up.

Diaper Changes: We are finally starting to slow down! We were averaging about 15 diapers a day, but now it is luckily less!! He still hates diaper changes. Sometimes it isn't bad, but other times it is dramatic. Noah is still wearing size 1 diapers. 

Looks: Blue eyes, and brown hair. His eye lashes have grown significantly and his eye shade is lightening up more and more. 

We are noticing he has a favorite side and seems to have a flattter spot on that side, so we are working on alternating sides to help this. This isn't a drastic flat spot, just one we happen to notice.

What The Doctor Had To Say: We don't see the doctor this month!! But they did call to check his weight as mentioned above. 

Nicknames: Stretch, Spike, Captain, Mr. Magoo, Little Man, Toots, Mama's Monkey. 

Likes: Car rides, his hands, his fleece blanket, laying on the couch, sophie, snuggles, baths, his play mat, walks in the stroller, the bouncer, Lux, Grace and Lily. He loves looking at pictures, the ceiling fan and his mama-roo.

Dislikes: diaper changes, gas pains, outfit changes, hats falling on his eyes and hiccups.

Fur Baby Update: Gracie is really starting to get more involved with him as he is getting bigger and spending more time on his play mat. Lily likes to rest her head on the mat while he plays, but Grace likes to get right on it!! Silly girls! I think originally they were both afraid of how small he was, but as he's getting bigger, they are both growing more fond of him. Gracie is still protective of him. They are still doing great with the stroller and I have been using the mommy hook for their leashes and they haven't had any problems. 

Lux is still in love with Noah. He will "baby sit" while I'm in the shower by sitting on the toilet while Noah is in his bouncy chair and will amuse Noah by smacking at the things hanging off the chair, or getting down and bouncing the chair by rubbing up on it. He has tried to sit on his lap, but clearly that doesn't go over so well. He is constantly checking on him when he cries. 

Binx is being a brat with getting into his things and hairing them up. Brat cat! And Jazz could care less! 

Personality: He has the sweetest personality and seems to be the happiest baby - smiling and giggling often. He fusses rarely and only for a reason i.e. his diaper, hunger or tired. I love how snuggly he is when he wakes up from a nap, or when I go to put him down for a nap and go to check on him to find him smiling ear to ear and scrunching his shoulder up! He totally has me wrapped around his little fingers. I would give anything to make him happy. 

Mommy & Daddy Update: My ankle x-ray has finally come back clear, so I am going forward with working out now when I can. I am also getting back into 2 walks a day. I did try running while playing with the dogs and that will not be happening on this ankle for quite some time! My ankle is still swelling, so I ice it every night. I am most likely dealing with arthritis in it now I think. Stairs are not very much fun, but I just take my time. 

Otherwise I am feeling great! I am going to get my thyroid rechecked this week and see if I can get back on meds. I can feel that my thyroid level is starting to change again. 

Mike is working his busy season now so he gets home from work around 7, we eat, he has some downtime with Noah, baths him, I feed him and then M puts him to bed. He has also been working Saturdays lately too. Noah really enjoys his time with Daddy and by the end of the day Noah and I both can't wait for him to get home! The last hour some days can be soo tiring because he is usually bored with me, as I am trying to get dinner going. 

But in all honesty, Noah is a great addition to our lives and blends right in. We couldn't be happier! 
Events: Noah experienced his first Easter, of course he was a bit young to understand, but we had fun! He went to his first firemen's breakfast with Daddy. We left Noah for the first time with Grandma and Grandpa. He really did experience a full month of firsts!

I celebrated my first Mothers Day and it was amazing. Best feeling in the world being a mommy to this little guy. I sometimes feel like I am going to wake up from this dream - minus all the mess in the house, because that wouldn't be in a dream. I guess that is what makes me realize this is all real. The mess can wait, but time with my baby is changing every single day. 


Rebekah said...

So glad things are going well! Don't stress about bedtime. You'll get to the point where bedtime is earlier and less wake ups :) James goes to bed at 6:30 and is up between 5-6 for the day. It's wonderful! Trust your instincts! You're doing fantastic and you know what's best for him. He's so cute!

Aubrey said...

Happy 3 months to you and your little man!!

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I can't believe he is 3 months old already!!! Time is flying by.

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

He is so photogenic. And those baby blues…precious!

Mimsie said...

He is adorable, and it sounds like you are enjoying motherhood very much. His big blue eyes are so beautiful.

Rachel and John said...

My boys always had cat naps as babies too...never more than 45 minutes but slept well at night! And have you tried probiotics for the gas? You can get one over the counter at the pharmacy but you have to ask for it because it's refrigerated. Henry was really gassy and that is what helped him :)

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

He's so adorable!! I love all his smiles!! Wow that's a lot of diaper changes!! Leo loves his diaper to be changed most times- smiles right away when you put him on the change table.
So he isn't fussy during the day when he hasn't napped? It's so amazing to see the difference between babies. Leo starts to get grumpy when he's tired now.

I love how most of your pets love Noah!! Our cat couldn't care less about the kids! And forget about trying to sit on their laps!

J and A said...

3 months!! WOW! He is doing so great! LOVE all his expressions!! I love the pups with Noah - so awesome to see!! LOVE!


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