Friday, January 4, 2013

Belton: Three Months

Our little guy just keeps on growing! He is very sweet and just generally happy to be here! It's so hard to believe that he's already 3 months old, that's a quarter of a year!!

He is very smiley these days (although he wasn't when I took his 3 month pictures!) and LOVES looking at us and smiling back and forth to each other! He coos happily all the time and we spend hours "talking" back and forth to each other. He seems to really know our voices and faces and knows that we are special people in his life!

He has lots of nicknames lately that I want to remember: Little Boy, Sweet Baby, Little Baby Belton, Sweet Boy, Crazy Baby, Squirmy Worm, Little Guy, Lil Bit, Sweet 6 Pound, 7 Ounce Baby Belton

Lately Belton is loving playing patty-cake, "running", looking at books, playing on his play mat, being sung to, bath time, talking, watching Dad dance, putting his hands in his mouth and being held and bounced!

He still gets scared when we lay him flat on his back in an unfamiliar place. (like a changing table at a restaurant) When we do his he puts his arms out and looks around desperately until you hold his hand. 

He is still getting better at tummy time, but he doesn't like it very much. He holds his head up pretty well though and wiggles around on his tummy! 

Earlier this month, I put him on the ottoman for tummy time and sat next to him during it. He ended up rolling over from his tummy to his back! I decided that it didn't count though, because it was probably easier since he was on the ottoman that isn't exactly flat. A couple of days later, I put him down for tummy time and turned around to get my phone, just in case he rolled I could take a video! When I turned back around, he was on his back!! Since then, I have taken countless videos of him during tummy time, but he hasn't done it again! Silly little boy! 

Belton's sleep is still unpredictable. When he was 10 weeks old, he slept like a champ for about a week and a half, and then started reverting back to his old ways! Some nights he and Matt still end up on the couch together, but some nights he stays in his rock n play all night and gives us good 5-6 hour stretches of sleep. It all just depends! He still likes staying up until 11 or 12 despite our attempts to put him to bed earlier. The plus side of this (for me) is that he will often sleep in the morning until 10 or 11, so I have been able to sleep in lately! Naps are a different story though. He will sleep great in the moby. But if we put him down in the rock n play, he will usually wake up within 15 minutes. So, he still takes most of his naps in the moby! But he did graduate out of the newborn hold last week. He is getting to be such a big boy!

Three Months Stats

Weight: 12 pounds, 4 ounces

Length: 23.25 inches
There is no 3 month doctors appointment, so we took him to the post office (after hours) to weigh him on the scale there! We put him down on top of a blanket that weighed 10 ounces, so this picture shows his weight plus 10 ounces! He has gained 2 pounds, 5 ounces this month, and I think it might all be in his cheeks! He is definitely developing the "Tovar cheeks" as they are called! So cute! According to our measurements, he didn't grow any lengthwise this month. But, last month I thought the nurse was a little sloppy when taking his length measurement, and I thought she said he was longer than he really was! He has definitely grown in length, but we just don't know how much! 

Matt and I are really enjoying our sweet little boy and we just couldn't love him more! We are so blessed!

1 comment:

Julia said...

Post Office!!!! :-)