I have truly become a slacker since this the baby has come into our lives. Every moment he is awake I want to spend with him, and every moment he is sleeping is finally the time when I can get things done, like showering! I wish I would have more time to blog and more time to capture some of the moments that are happening. I haven't started on his baby book yet, so I am very afraid that I won't be able to remember all of these things that are happening everyday.
I can hardly believe that our little boy is 3 months old. I look back at his newborn pictures and wonder where that tiny little baby has gone. He is so different now than he was just a short time ago. Now he is 1/4 of a year old, and I am already sad. He is so big and growing up so fast everyday. As much as I love to complain of the sleepless nights, the exhausted mornings and going stir crazy without work, I have to admit that it has all been worth it! I can hardly remember these things when I look into the face of our precious little boy. My heart melts when he smiles and laughs that I don't even think about all of the other things. I admit that I had never pictured myself as a mother and always considered myself a "non-baby" person, when I look into the eyes of my son and he holds on to my finger, my heart melts, and I am so happy to be a mother.
And now...some fun stats:
Age - Well, officially today he is 3 months 3 days, but all of the following measurements were taken at 3 months and 1 day.
Weight - 5.6 KG's, or 12 lbs 6 oz ( he is no longer the little baby of 5 pounds)
Height - 58 cm or 22.8 inches
Eating - Still nursing, and it is quite hard to find a time when he is not eating. I am so relieved that he is finally gaining weight (and healthy at that)! We will see how his eating is after I start work next week.
Sleeping - I feel like we are finally getting on a schedule this month. We have developed a pretty solid routine. After his bath and night time feeding he now sleeps for a minimum of five hours (I was even lucky enough to make it up to seven last week). He wakes up around 3 or 4 a.m, eats for about a half hour and is back asleep until about 7:30 or 8 in the morning. It is such a wonderful feeling!
Milestones- It is very hard to think in terms of milestones since I am with him everyday. I rarely see a change in him since it is progressive. This month he has learned how to grasp at things and now plays with his rattle and is able to keep it in his hands for a long period of time. He is now sitting, though not completely on his own and loves to play. I feel like he is growing up too fast!
I am still trying to work with Nathan as long as he is awake. He still cannot completely roll over, and I am hoping that this will come in the coming weeks. This month is also bittersweet for me because I will soon be leaving him to go back to work. I never thought of myself as a stay-at-home mom, and I have to admit that I miss working. I am, however, so incredibly grateful for all of this quality time that I get to spend with my son. I got to watch him grow up these past three months. To be there for every moment of his life since the day he was born. I now get to leave him in just seven short days and go back to work. I have to be positive that this will be good for the both of us. I am not so sure that it is healthy for us to be only around each other. I am hoping that spending time away from me will make him a little bit more social and will make me more appreciative of the time we have together. I still have not found a daycare and we will have a friend watch him for now. I think that this ended up being a blessing and will make the transition easier for both of us.