Caleb is three months old today! I cannot believe my baby is a quarter of a year old already. I feel like it was just yesterday that we were on our way to the hospital, but at the same time, it feels really long ago too. Time is a funny thing.
The best thing about the past month has been the frequency of Caleb’s smiles. He smiles quite a bit these days and it’s probably the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. He’s also started laughing recently too. He thinks my brother and my aunt are the funniest people in the world. He’s started “talking” too, which cracks me up. We have little conversations and I love it.
He’s a great sleeper now too! He goes to sleep between 9 and 10 each night, and wakes up around 8 each morning. Yup, that’s right, no more middle of the night feedings! This mama and daddy are happy campers. On the flip side though, he is the world’s worst napper. He very rarely naps during the day, and just takes a few cat naps here and there of about 5-10 minutes. The longest we usually get is around 30-45 minutes, and that’s if he’s feeling generous. I’d take a full night’s sleep any day though so I can’t complain much!
I returned to work this past month and things are going fine on that front too. He’s home with Jerry most of the day because he works evenings. Then, on his way to work, he drops him off to my mother’s and I pick him up after work. Caleb has had no problems adjusting, so neither have I. I do miss him during the day, but I think me being back at work is the best thing for all of us.
We think Caleb has recently started pre-teething or teething in the last week or two. He’s been drooling a lot, chewing on his hand, and has been a little bit on the fussy side. Some days he acts totally fine, but then other days he can get crabby. Baby Tylenol seems to help him a bit. I haven’t seen any teeth just yet, but I think they’re coming soon. He’s also been congested for a few weeks now. The doctor suggested a humidifier at night which we’ve been using, but he’s still stuffy… my poor guy!
He is still in 3-6 month clothing, but he has worn 6-9 a couple of times too. I think he’ll be in the 6-9 month clothes exclusively very soon. He’s currently still in size 2 diapers, but will likely be moving up to size 3 in the next week or so. My guess is that he’s somewhere around 16 pounds now. He’s a big baby, but he’s also very strong and has always had really good head and neck control. He’s currently sitting up in his little seat. Today is his first day sitting in it for an extended period of time and he’s doing really well! I think we’ll get him an exersaucer or a Baby Einstein bouncy soon. He still hates tummy time, but I try for a couple of minutes each day because I want him to learn how to roll over.
All in all, Caleb is a really good and happy baby. He is growing well and thriving. I can’t wait to discover what his next milestones may be!