Tuesday, April 25, 2006

12 weeks = 3 months!
Logan has reached a birthday milestone. 3 months, wow. I can tell he's getting ready for another growth spurt. His bedtime routine has been great, until last night. I've been getting him ready by nursing him around 8-8:30, then read him a story in the rocking chair. I turn off the light & sing him a few lullabies while rocking him until he is almost asleep. I swaddle him & he stays there until 2 or 3, sometimes 4 am. Technically, that's sleeping through the night. Last night he was back to every 2-3 hours. So, hungry baby means a bigger baby.

He's getting stronger by the day. He's sometimes still crunching out of his swaddle & his tummy time is getting better. He can do mini-push ups & he keeps his head up for a little while. He likes to look at Buddha while he's down there. He can hold on to some of his rattles for a bit & the floor gym that Grandma bought him has been a lot of fun. He used to only kick at it, but now he swats at it & holds on too. It can keep him busy for a solid 1o minutes. While I'm folding laundry, he loves to sit up in the bed & watch. I can't believe he likes to sit up! Pretty soon he'll try to do it without pillows to support him!

His communication skills are definitely improving. He will pay attention while I read to him, looking at the pictures in the book. He makes faces at himself & smiles in the mirror. He loves to watch my face when I sing to him & he tries to copy all of my facial expressions. Because we sing songs with a fast beat, he can get a little confused. He still has fun though. He tries to sing along by making this cute "aaaahhh" noise. When I'm on the floor doing crunches, I put him on my stomach & every time I crunch up I say, "crunch" & hold it. He looks at me , then makes his "aaaahhh" noise like he's counting my crunches. It's so cute! Now that he's 3 months old, we're going to start baby signs. He won't really start getting it until he's 6-7 months old, but consistency is key with communication.

Logan is becoming more aware of his surroundings. He looks at the fireplace when it's on & while we were at the mall last week, we stopped into the pet shop. We looked at the puppies & while I was pointing them out, he would look at them with this really intense stare. He still tries to watch T.V. & loves to watch me type emails at the computer. When we go for walks around the neighborhood, he no longer falls asleep the minute we walk out of the door. He looks around & the last few times, it's been windy. He sticks his tongue out & makes grunting noises during a breeze.

He has started to explore his world with his hands. Actually, his hands are constantly in his mouth. Sometimes if I'm not careful to watch him, he'll try to shove his entire fist in his mouth. There have been a couple of times where he made himself gag. He will eat his burp cloth, blanket & anything else he can get his hands on. This morning he was trying to eat his stuffed frog. Yum!

It's so much fun to teach him about all of the things he does & sees during the day. I love to look into his eyes & watch him start to understand. It's amazing. He's amazing. I love him so much.


Ashley & Charles said...


Divide Me, Place Me said...

Your son is beautiful. You know just today I wrote about this repetitive dream I keep having about being pregnant and having a baby.