Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alexander 3 months

Well our little Alex is 3 months old now!  I say this all the time but it amazes me how much he changes from day to day.  He is full of smiles and giggles, and loves it when you talk to him and look at him.  He is getting pretty good at holding his head up when you hold him, but is still far away from sitting on his own.  You definitely have to pay attention when you hold him that he doesn't flop out of your lap! 

Alex and Great-Grandma Nancy

He still isn't very motivated to roll over yet.  When I put him on his play mat he kicks and bats at his toys, but seems to be content on his back.  He is happiest in his bouncy chair, the kid loves to bounce.  If you aren't bouncing him hard or fast enough, he will let you know!  I don't want to jinx myself, but Alex is a great sleeper.  He usually sleeps about 9 hours a night, and he pretty much tells us when he is ready for bed.  Around 830 he starts to get sleepy but we try to keep him awake until at least 930. Then we put him in his crib with the mobile turned on and he puts himself to sleep!  He must take after his mommy and realize how great sleep is.  I wish this would last forever! 

For the most part things have been pretty quiet around here.  Work has been going well for both me and Tim, my transition back to work wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  Yes it was hard for me to be away from the family and leave Alex at daycare, but I have the benefit of only working three nights a week.  So I get a lot more time with Alex than most working moms do.  My first week back to work was hectic though, it was hard to get back into my routine!  It is amazing how many little things you can forget or overlook when you haven't worked in 9 weeks.  Luckily after a couple days things were back to normal.   Well as normal as you can be with a new baby!

Alex had his three month pictures taken this week, and they are adorable!  Meghan took all these pictures at our house. She got some great shots!  I also weighed him to see how big he is getting, and he weighed in at a whopping 13.2 pounds!  I was really excited about that because since we see him everyday it is hard to judge how big he is getting.  He was 9 lbs 4 oz at his 2 month appointment so if he stayed on his goal of 1 oz per day he would need to have gained 2 lbs by now.  He has far surpassed that!!  Dr Harrison will be pleased next month.  Enjoy the pictures!


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