3 Months Old

Although I'm a few days late in posting this, Carter you are already 3 months old!!
Your growth spurt has evened out a little bit, but you are still one solid little boy!  Most people guess that you are much older because of your hair and your size, but we just like to think that you are bulking up for all those sports you're going to play someday :)
At 3 months old...
-You wear a size 2 diaper
-You wear size 3-6 month in clothes
-If I had to guess, you probably weigh about 15 lbs and I know you've gotten longer because lots of your pants are suddenly too short :)
-You eat every 3-4 hours during the day
Carter at 3 months old you have definitely transitioned from a newborn to a baby.  You are doing so many things now that we remember doing with your sister!  You are awake a little bit more now during the day, so we've started to introduce you to some new toys.  You are not a big fan of "tummy time" but Mommy tries to make you do it anyway :) I usually end up laying on the floor making goofy faces at you instead!
This month you seem to have found your voice Carter!  You love to coo back at us when we talk to you and Daddy has even made you giggle a few times too, but you've also developed an ability to yell.  And you're very good at it :) You yell when you're mad, when your diaper is dirty, when you want some attention and when Mommy is switching sides to feed you.  We can't believe how LOUD you can yell, but I guess you must want to make sure that we don't forget about you :) No worries buddy, we won't.
Your hair is still your most talked about feature!  Although you have maintained a definite faux hawk, it's gotten extrememly long and much lighter.  We try and try and try to comb it all kinds of different ways, but that faux hawk is oh so natural :) It just falls right back into place.  And let's be honest buddy, we love that about your look!  You're very easy to spot in the Church nursery!
You have begun to notice things that are in front of you, like the toys that hang from your playmat or the stuffed animals hanging from your swing.  You lock eyes on whatever it is and within seconds we find you grinning and smiling at your new toy and then reaching out to grab it.  I'm sure you'll get better and better at it this month and I'm also wondering if you'll even roll over too??  You are getting very close and when you're flat on your back, you love to arch your back and turn your head and shoulders as far as you can in one direction.  We've seen you come so close many times, I'm thinking it's just a matter of time before you've got it!
Because your neck muscles have gotten so much stronger, we've even tried you in the excersaucer a few times!  You like it for about 5 minutes and then you begin yelling until I take you out :) Ava does not know what to think about your yelling, but she loves to show you all of the toys that she once loved too!
Mostly though, you are very, very chill Carter.  You love to sit and watch the chaos of your sister and the dog, while sucking on your paci and taking it all in!  You're officially too long for your bouncy seat now and it won't be long before you're too long for the swing too! 
You've got several of these soft, little animal blankies and you LOVE to have them near your face when you are trying to go to sleep.  You hold them close to you and rub them over your eyes, it's so cute and it works like a charm for you :)  As you've gotten older, you've really fallen into a nice routine.  You are sleeping through the night and have been for awhile.  We put you to bed around 9:30 or 10:00 and you sleep until 6:15, just like clock work :) After you eat at 6, you go right back to sleep for a few more hours, and so does Mommy-thank you very much!!  During the day you nap about 3 times for an hour or two every time.  You are pretty predictable and Mommy appreciates that about you!
You are looking more and more like Daddy and I love it! 
You guys are my two blue-eyed boys :)  
Carter, you are just as sweet as can be and we love you so much buddy!  These last 3 months have been full of such JOY for us because you have added that JOY to our lives.  Your big sister is crazy about you and so are your Mom and Dad.  I love spending my days with you and I love the times we get to cuddle and snuggle together.  I'm treasuring this time with you Carter. 

We love you with all of our hearts!
Happy 3 Months :)


Darla said...

Great pictures! Happy 3 months, Carter.

Jolene Grace said...

I'm visiting from the M2M Blogroll and just adored this post. What a precious little boy. Blessings!