Parker James, you are 3 months old! How is that even possible?
I’m a couple of weeks late in getting this written, but month #3 has been a big month for you (and us)! To start the month, we took our first trip to Abilene since you arrived. We had a great time at Kappy & Chief’s house for the week, though I realized just how hard it can be to be away from home for an extended period of time with a baby! Sometimes its just easier to be at home.
Talking to Chief!
You are talking all the time now and interacting with everyone around you. Every afternoon and evening after we get home from work, you always smile so big at your daddy and me and “talk” to us about your day with Gigi. You have become quite the storyteller, little boy!
You pretty much hate tummy time, but sometimes you will tolerate it for a minute or two and other times you cry as soon as we put you down. You’re very strong and can hold your head up really high and the other morning you even rolled over for me! You haven’t done it again since then, though you’ve definitely come close. You’ll do tummy time on our chest and you do a really good job holding your head up when we’re holding you up against our shoulder, so I think you’ll be ok. We’re still working to help you like being on the floor on your tummy. You love to watch the lights & colors on the TV, so maybe if we put you on your tummy where you could see the TV…we’ll have to try that, little guy! We also discovered this month that you sorta like sitting in the bumbo chair. You can hold yourself up really well for a few minutes before you get tired and want out. I’m thinking it won’t be long until you’re having a good time in your jumper and activity chair that we’ve got waiting for you upstairs!
Maybe this tummy time thing isn’t so bad…
You’re still a great sleeper, most of the time. We moved you to your bed upstairs last month after you outgrew the Nap Nanny. The first few nights I was too nervous to leave you up there by yourself, so I slept up there with you. The first night was a little rough, but after that you’ve done great! I also think you’re pretty close to sleeping unswaddled. Every time I go to check on you or get you out of the bed, you’ve gotten your arms out and you’re all sprawled out. I’ll probably keep wrapping you up just so you don’t get cold, but maybe we’ll start leaving your arms out. We give you a bath most night and put you to bed around 9:00 every night and you sleep until about 5:00 AM! We feed you at that time and rock for a few minutes before you go back to sleep for a few more hours. When you wake up for the day, Gigi is at home with you and y’all hang out for the rest of the day. I know that you eat, take a couple of good naps, and play on your mat, in the bumbo, and your bouncy seat while we’re gone. You love your Gigi so much and you’re always so happy when we come home to you.
You love bathtime!
After bathtime last week! My sweet little ducky
You really seem to love church. You’re usually awake when we get there, but you love the singing and it always puts you to sleep. You don’t seem to be as big of a fan of Bible class though. Really, I think the problem is that you want to talk to everyone, not sit quietly! You and I usually spend most of class walking around the building to keep you happy.
We’ve also found out that you’re allergic to dairy and most likely soy proteins, so we’ve had to start feeding you a hypoallergenic prescription formula. You’ve been on it for 4 weeks now and most of your symptoms are almost completely gone! We’re so glad its working to help you feel better. You’ve also gained some good weight now that your tummy is feeling better. You up to about 15 lbs now! You are wearing size 2 diapers, even though we have a bunch of 1’s left…I guess we’ll have to hand those off to baby Clara for her to use. You’re also outgrowing your 0-3 month size clothes and most of your pj’s are too small for your long feet. Some still fit, but some are getting to be too short on you and some are starting to get tight on your arms. Guess its time to move to the 3-6 & 6 month sizes!
I also had to go back to work this month. It was no fun to leave you and I miss you terribly during the day, but I do enjoy getting out the house for a while and its fun to come home to you and see your face light up when you realize its me!
Parker, your daddy and I love you so much and we love having you in our family! It is so much fun to see you growing and changing right before our very eyes. We can’t wait to see what this next month holds for you!