Today is Easter. It was a wonderful day spent with family! This past Friday, Baby J turned three months old. He is a massive 19lbs. At his two month check up he was 16lbs!! I feel like Im doing something wrong by his large measurements but not only is he big with numerous rolls and triple chins he is also long. Since his daddy and grandfather were both quite large babies Im hoping he will turn out okay!
Jeremiah is a mostly content child but lord have mercy is he busy! I truly am frightened by the day he actually can get those feet going on the ground because he NEVER NEVER NEVER stops moving his arms and legs awake or asleep! I still swaddle him for all naps and at bed and he really won't nap well without it. He knows the swaddler wrap is his cue to go night night. I had planned to give it up when he turned three months but I don't think he (or I ) am ready just yet! Plus he still has some time to learn to roll over (Im sure it will take great effort to heave those thunder thighs over). When he reaches this milestone I will probably move to something else but right now his flailing arms knock that dern pacy out and then he is awake! Speaking of pacifiers I finally found one that stays in a little better...
Jeremiah is not a super cuddly baby and actually prefers to be set down to sleep on his own. I am trying my best to implement better sleep habits as much as I can to ensure I don't suffer like I did with Carsyn. Bedtime is a breeze and he is out by 7:30 most every night with no problems. Naps are still a struggle and he seems to catnap at 45 min to 1 hr stretches. I hope I can extend these soon. He currently takes his last bottle at 7PM and sleeps until around 12:00 to 1 and then wakes at 3:30-4, and then the dreaded 5:30 wake up which is not out of hunger but simply because he is tired of being by himself! He will fuss from 5;30 to 7 most mornings which is killer on me! Especially when sister bops in around 6:45. I am definitely reaching my exhaustion limit and have become quite the grouchmonster lately...just ask my husband! I am hoping we will get some more rest soon...if only that last 4-7 stretch could be straight that would help!
I can't complain about my happy baby's smiley disposition. He is such a sweetheart 90% of the time and hardly cries. His smiles still melt me and he almost always wakes with a smile. He will break out into the biggest grin when he sees his daddy across the room. He definitely is a peacemaker in our home.
My husband deserves a shout-out for the patience he has embodied lately and the super big hand he has given me. I really feel for women who have to parent two children on their own let alone one! There is no way I could do it by myself and I am already panicking for when daddy leaves for market in a few weeks for an entire week!
Carsyn's behavior has gotten a touch better since last month. Im not sure now if she is acting worse or I just don't have any patience from my lack of sleep. She still loves her brother endlessly and always has to give him a hug and kiss before each nap or bedtime.
Jeremiah and I will head over to my studio this week to photograph some official 3 month pics but here is their Spring portrait together I took a week or so ago.
This picture cracks me up how different my children look in their hair and skin tones! My dark haired dark skinned dark eyed beauty with my porcelain skinned, light hair, blue eyed child!