Baby boy is three whole months old! Life with Arlo has gotten infinitely more fun over the last few weeks since my two month update.
His little personality is just BEAMING through him and it is the absolute best. We’re learning he is very opinionated and very vocal. And I just love that about him. Just like his mama! I hope it sticks. If he’s mad, he lets you KNOW it. And if he’s happy, he let’s you know it just as much. He screams soooooo loudly, both happily and angrily. Like shrieking-screaming. Ha!
When he’s happy, which is about 90% of the time he’s awake, he’s just chatting and gurgling and shrieking with happiness. Sometimes he can’t finish a bottle because he catches your eye and just starts smiling like crazy. He also started laughing a little bit which just about sends us over the edge. Consequently, he now will let out a high pitched scream when he is uncomfortable too which is interesting when we’re out in public. He sings and screams through our entire Mommy & Me class each week. Haha!
He is *almost* sleeping through the night! HOORAY! We put him down at 7pm, dream-feed him around 10:30 and then nine times out of ten, he’ll sleep until 6 or 7am. 7am is his strict “wake time” so if he wakes up before that, we usually just change diapers, play, etc. to hold him off on his bottle a bit.
Side note: We spent about a week in Palm Springs without his SNOO, which meant he wasn’t strapped in when he slept. We would swaddle him and he would literally manage to turn his body 180 degrees around while sleeping. He is just so active. Needless to say, he did not sleep through the night once that week (boooooo!) but the second we got back home he picked up his normal pattern so fingers crossed it continues! If so, we’ll try dropping the dream feed in a week or two.
He also started partially-rolling over! So I guess that means we have to kiss the regular swaddle goodbye? We tried to put him down without a swaddle once and it did not go well. So we are just going to stick with the SNOO for the time being!
Baby A loves chomping on his hands (and my shoulder and anything he can get his hands on EXCEPT his pacifier, which he still can’t hold in his mouth!) and snuggling his lovey we gave him which we somehow dubbed “bear friend.” He’s getting so much better and stronger at tummy time. He’s chunking up real nice too. 😉 He still loves singing in front of the mirror and looking at himself. He absolutely hates being held in that typical baby-sideways hold since he can’t see anything or anyone that way. He only wants to be up on my shoulder or hip or facing out. Kid thinks he’s a toddler or something!
And that’s Arlo, age three months!
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