Sunday, September 21, 2014

3 months old

Oliver is three months old already!  He really is growing up quickly and it's sad.  But at three months, he is still a little baby that can't do much.  I kind of want him to stay little forever and not get any bigger.  I look at pictures of Penelope when she was little and it makes me want to cry that she will never be that little anymore.  Especially when I go through her old clothes, looking for gender neutral outfits for Oliver. 
He is still all over with his sleeping schedule.  I think it has actually gotten worst.  Since the beginning of the month, I think he has only slept in twice.  And by that I mean 4 or 5 am.  Other than that, he will wake up between 12-2 am.  And a few other times in the night, but I don't check the time after he first wakes up.  But he does sleep until 8 or 9am.  I've been working getting him in the crib and sleeping on a flat surface.  It's not going well.  The first time, he kept jerking like he was falling.  He did this probably every 20 seconds for 5 minutes until it ultimately woke him up.  I tried swaddling him, but he was still jerking.  It's hard to swaddle an already sleeping baby without waking him up.  I dug out Penelope's old sleeping wedge and he slept on that in the crib for 30 minutes before waking up.  I'll count that as a win. After I put him in the crib, all I do is go downstairs and sit next to the video monitor until he wakes up.  I'm too nervous to do anything else.  It also doesn't help that he shares a wall with Penelope, who looooves to scream.  So sometimes I don't even try to put him in the crib if Penelope will be upstairs.  It's a work in progress. 
This month's goal is rolling over.  He really hates being on his belly, so that makes it difficult to practice rolling over.  But maybe he will start liking tummy time the more we work on it. 
He doesn't have a doctor's appointment until next month so I don't know exactly how much he weighs or how long he is.  I did move him up to 3-6 month clothes and that's bittersweet.  I have to get him in his cute 0-3 outfits one last time. 
My goal was to breastfeed him for 3 months.  And we have succeeded.  I thought about stopping after 3 months because it does get difficult with a toddler running around.  She knows she can get away with things when I'm feeding him.  But I think I'll stop when I have a real reason to stop.  It would be silly to stop when things are going well, aside from the inconveniences.  

I really wonder what I will say in his 4 month update! :)

Weight: 13.7+ pounds (last month)
Height: 23.8+ inches (last month)
Size Clothes:  3-6 months
Size Diapers: 2
Sleeping Habits: Still wakes up multiple times a night 
Eating Habits: Every 2 or 3 hours for 30 minutes.