Saturday, December 1, 2012

William Joseph is 3 months old!

Length: (approx) 24" (19" at birth, 20 1/2" at 2 wk check up)
Weight:  (approx) 14 lbs (6.9 lbs at birth, 7.1 lbs at 2 wk check up)
How Big You Are: You are currently wearing clothing that ranges from size 3 mos to 3-6 months.  You wear a size 2 diaper.

Sleeping Patterns:We seem to have hit a plateau with sleeping.  As Bobby says about all competitive things "Sometimes a person just has to look himself (herself) in the mirror and said 'I just ain't that good.'"  I had great intentions on sleep training this one, but it is work, I tell you!  I will brag that I can swaddle you and put you in the bed still awake and you will self-soothe yourself to sleep.  But through the night?  Not yet.

Eating Habits: You are now about 50% nursing and 50% formula.  I still nurse you at dinner time and during your overnight feeding.  I nurse you first thing in the morning.  Then you get bottles of formula during the day.  It is working just fine for you.  I am thinking that nursing is on the down slope, though.  It's been okay, but you never learned (I never taught you) a proper latch.  So this has not been a great, bonding experience like some mommies describe.  Ouch!
New Discoveries and Accomplishments:  You are a talker!  You love to coo and babble.  You have discovered your fists and gnaw them frequently.  Which also means your mouth has discovered how to drool!  Your head and neck strength is great.  You don't sit up alone yet, but that's likely coming soon.  You have control over your hands and you are starting to grasp objects.  Namely, your pappy!

Places You Love: This is a hard one.  You still haven't been many "places" other than family homes.  You are starting to love lying on a blanket pallet and stretching.  You love your own bed which is a blessing!

Special Friends: You love your family.  Your face lights up in the mornings when I appear to you.  You giggle when you see daddy come home in the evenings.  And you are so happy that you rarely meet a stranger.

Current Events:  We have had a crazy month.  First was the Presidential re-election of Barak Obama.  There is terrible unrest in the Middle East.  People are still recovering on the eastern seaboard from Hurricane Sandy's destruction.  And Bama is now ranked #2 in the BCS standings with a record of 11-1.  Next we play UGA for the SEC Championship and for a bid (if we win) to the BCS National Championship game.  C'mon, Bama!

What We Did This Day: Today (November 21st) was a the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Rob and Caroline were out of school today.  We didn't do much because we were getting ready for Thanksgiving Day.  Mommy got the Christmas decorations down from the attic and started getting the house festive.

And, for comparison's sake, check it out:
Your "look" hasn't changed much this month, but you definitely have more neck control!

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