Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Charlie, 3 Months Old
Charlie actually turned 3 months old 10 days ago, but I forgot to get this post up in time. It's funny because I had a total "Mommy brain" moment the other week and posted "Happy 3 months, Charlie!" on what I thought was the day, only to realize I was counting by the week, not going by the 16th of each month. Ha. But in a way it made it feel like this past month went on a super long time, once I realized I had a good week or more of it. I'll warn you in advance that I'll say this every month, but this one was my favorite. Charlie's personality really started to shine, and we fell even more in love, if that's even possible.
Charlie at 3 months:
14 pounds, 24 inches long. A big boy.
Loves to be touched, held, snuggled, anything. He is the biggest cuddle bug.
His first official laugh was on November 11th and all of us just about died from the cuteness.
He is the happiest, most smiley guy. Hank and I constantly remark how funny it is that the kid rarely doesn't have a smile on his face.
But when he does cry, he CRIES. He's a very, very calm and chill little one, but when he does cry it's almost like he's been saving it all up and lets loose.
Sleeps in his own crib as of Sunday evening and is doing great. He's just so big that he outgrew his co-sleeper much quicker than Henry. I wasn't sure about making the move at only 3months but he's been sleeping like a champ in his crib so I know it was the right thing to do...even though it's so hard on me to not have him right there.
Wears 6-9 month clothing.
LOVES the bath.
He's super vocal- always making noises, squealing, giggling.
Napping is hit or miss. He'll always nap on me, or in the swing, but napping for long stretches in his crib isn't consistent yet.
Charlie babe, 3 months has been the month you've begun to show little flashes of who you are and who you'll be. I can see that sparkle in your eye, so similar to your big brother's, but also so uniquely YOU. You're the sunshine in our world, with that big grin lighting up every corner of the room. When you wake in the night it's with coos and happy squeals, and it makes your Dad and I laugh to think that this is your personality- easy-going, so sweet, and full of happiness, even in the middle of the night. To be your mama is a true joy. You are a little love, and all three of us- Daddy, Henry and me- are excited every time you wake up from a nap or in the morning, because it means it's "Charlie time." Happy three months, little guy, it's beyond exciting that this is only the beginning...