Monday, June 21

Three Months!

At three months, Milo is cuter than ever. And that is quite an accomplishment, because exuding this much Adorable (he's only one baby, after all) takes some effort.

At three months, Milo smiles when I pick him up from his crib in the morning.

At three months, Milo is a great nighttime sleeper. He goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:15, and then doesn't wake up until sometime between 3:00 and 4:30. He has slept all the way through the night twice, not waking until it's actually a decent time to get out of bed.

At three months, Milo eats somewhere around five and a half or six ounces each feeding. He typically eats six times a day. I have no idea if this is average or not. He is gaining weight and all that, so we must be in the right ballpark at least.

At three months, Milo talks a lot. He mostly says "Ah ah ah ah ah ah" and something that is sort of like "Uhhhgggbb," but there are lots of other sounds too. I spend a lot of time pointing to myself and saying "Mama" but so far it's not doing any good. All in good time, all in good time.

At three months, Milo obsessively sucks on his hands. It's hard to take good pictures of him without another adult there to entertain him because he always has his hands in his mouth.

At three months, Milo drools a lot. Not all the time, but when he feels like sucking on something (namely his hands, occasionally my fingers or Andrew's arm) the drool just won't stop. It dangles from his mouth in long, sticky strings. If he keeps this up, he'll be worse than Gary.

At three months, Milo kicks his legs when he gets excited.

At three months, Milo loves looking in the mirror. I like to play the Near-Far game, where I hold him close to the mirror and say "Neeeeeeearrr," then move back from the mirror and say "Faaaaarrr." I stole this from Sesame Street.

At three months, Milo almost giggles. When he is excited and smiling, he makes breathy noises that can almost be mistaken for giggles. It's super cute.

At three months, Milo is getting more hair. It sort of looks curly when it's wet, but there's so little of it that it's difficult to tell. And I still can't say for sure what color it will be in the end. Right now I'm going with reddish brown.

At three months, Milo prefers to nap in someone's arms. He sleeps for a lot longer when he's being held. If he naps elsewhere, we're lucky if he sleeps for twenty minutes.

At three months, Milo can grip things pretty well. He sometimes brings objects to his mouth, and sometimes he switches an object to the other hand. This might be accidental, because I still haven't seen him really reach out for an object.

At three months, Milo has not yet rolled over, though he has rotated a full 180 degrees while on his belly.

At three months, I'm really getting the hang of this. Rarely do I feel like I have no idea what to do with him. I think it helps that he is becoming more interested in the world around him.

At three months, I have at least one pair of pre-pregnancy pants that fit. I am too scared to try on any others. I still have a lot of weight to lose. I don't think I've lost a single pound in the last six weeks.

At three months, I love this little boy so much. I am wrapped around his tiny little finger. I let him drool on me and give me slobbery kisses. If that isn't love, I don't know what is.Half a second later that hand was in his mouth. I can't say I blame him, though. I can't resist chomping on that baby either. Nom nom nom.

1 comment:

Emoly said...

OMG Eli and Milo are going to have so much in common to bond over in DC. Eli too loves to eat his hands and is an Olympic drooler--or would be if that were an Olympic event.