Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Zeke is 3 months old!

Zeke was 3 months old on Monday, August 17th. I say it every single month of my babies' first years, but I can't believe another month has passed!

  • Zeke weighs around 15.5 lbs right now. He looks so long to me. Some of his 3-6 mo onesies are getting too short. He's in 6 mo outfits now. We are finishing up the last box of size 2 diapers as quickly as we can....they've started leaking some. He's in size 3s at night already. I finally pulled out the cloth diapers too. 

  • Right around 9 weeks old, I let him learn to go to sleep on his own. We had a few rough days, but by a week of it, he was going down for naps without crying at all and sleeping SO much better at night. Totally worth it for better sleep (him and me!). 
  • I started leaving an arm out of the swaddle and he usually sucks on his fingers some, but not a thumb sucker yet.
Crazy bed hair! 
  • He is still taking all short naps though, right at 40 minutes, which as you can imagine, is pretty darn frustrating. He is still sleepy, so I try to get him back to sleep with the pacifier and put in the swing. It works about half the time now. He does go back to sleep, but often wakes when I put him in the swing and won't go back to sleep. 

  • His awake time is right at 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes. He wakes right around 7 and goes to bed around 7 or a little earlier, depending on nap length. 
  • He's still following the eat, play, sleep routine and nursing right around every 3 hours (mainly because of the short naps). He takes 4 naps a day.

  • He is sleeping pretty well at night! Not quite as good as Mae was at this age, but I'll take it. He is my first baby that a 'dreamfeed' has worked. The idea is you feed the baby before you go to bed and hopefully get a good stretch of sleep. I dreamfeed him at 10 and he usually makes it until around 4am, nurses about 15 minutes, then sleeps until morning. I skipped the dreamfeed one night and had to get up at 1 and 4 to feed him. 

  • I put the playpen in the dining room this month and have been letting him have a couple of periods of independent playtime each day, usually around 10 minutes right now. He grabs the link toys and seems to have an okay time. He doesn't cry and with 4 kids, it's important for him learn to play by himself a little bit. :)
  • He loves to sit with assistance and stand with support. 

  • Zeke loves being outside and will take a nap in the baby carrier with the pacifier if we are out or on the go. 
  • He still doesn't love the car seat, but does okay in there. 
  • Zeke has started drooling a ton, like Mae did as a baby, so I ordered him some bibs to keep his shirts dry.  

  • I usually lay him on this pillow when I fold clothes, but apparently he's too much of a mover for it now. He catapulted himself over in about 2 seconds last week! *No, I don't leave him on the bed or pillow alone. ;)

  • There is no shortage of attention around here for Zeke. 

  • And here's the 3 month comparison pictures. I can't believe how little he was at 1 month compared to now!

  • And here is all 4 kids at 3 months old. People always say he favors Bo, but I can't really tell! I keep calling him Bo though. Ha! I think Bo was shorter at 3 mo, which makes him look bigger than Zeke is now. Genetics is pretty crazy! 

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