Ari Davis // Three Months

January 17, 2013 in Ari Davis,Oh baby!

Yesterday was not only Ari’s first day with the sitter [which went fabulously, by the way], but it was also his 3-month birthday!

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Eating/Sleeping:

– He’s continuing bottle feeding with pumped milk. And the amount he’s been eating has leveled off [which is a relief since I was concerned about supply when I returned to work].

– He’s sleeping at night! Hooray!! This is a huge step for us. Chad and I went from sleeping in shifts so someone would always be awake with our little night owl, to him sleeping from about 9pm – 8am. Which sounds awesome except he still wakes consistently every 2.5 to 3 hours to eat.

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Milestones:

– Last month he went from wearing newborn diapers to size 1. Now we’re pushing the limits on those size ones. In fact, I think we’re on our last few weeks of them.

– His 0-3 month clothes are finally starting to get a bit snug. He can wear some of his 3-6 months clothes [just seeing ‘6 months’ seems really weird!].

– We celebrated our first Christmas as a family! Not only was it our first Christmas with Ari, but it was our first Christmas a married couple [and our 5th Christmas together!].

– He has been smiling and reacting non-stop! If you smile at Ari, he smiles back this huge, toothless, wide-mouthed grin and lets out a little giggle and head shake. It’s freakin’ adorable. I’d say a lot of our time is spent trying to make Ari smile these days.

– Yesterday, on his 3-month birthday, he let out his first actual laughs! No more half laughing/half coughing! Which means we spent a lot of time trying to do things that he thought were funny.

– We accidentally missed his 2-month well-baby visit [I thought it was Friday, turns out it was the previous day — oops]. So I rescheduled it. Then we chose to cancel it because the family practice we go to doesn’t have a well-child area. And with all of the nasty cases of the flu, I wasn’t taking any chances.

– But we did weigh him at home. And according to our measurements, he’s coming in around 13 pounds.

– He still loves bath time. And we’ve incorporated bath time as part of our nightly routine — GUYS!! We have a ROUTINE! You know how much I love routine!! He kicks and splashes like he’s on a serious mission.

– Speaking of serious, when he isn’t open-mouth grinning, he’s still got Angry Face. Yep, that “WTF Are You Looking At?” look. That’s my babycakes!

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Nicknames:

– Ari D, Babycakes, Punky, Peanut. When naked [or only wearing a diaper] we call you Nakey Baby.

He’s changed so much in the last month and I’m loving how much of a personality he’s developing. It’s definitely making the exhausting aspects of parenting a bit easier seeing how happy he is. 🙂

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Joelle January 17, 2013 at 6:37 am

aww he’s so cute!!! Glad to hear it’s going well:)

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Amanda January 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

My goodness he is just so adorable!!!!!! I had a blanket like that add a baby that my grandma made but it’s pink and green.

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Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks January 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

What a cute kid! Seems like it’s a big milestone for you now that Ari’s personality is coming through and outweighing your lack of sleep!

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Jenny
Twitter: americanrninnz
January 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I’m glad to hear that the trip to the sitter’s went well 🙂

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