Archive for August, 2013
John is developing in leaps and bounds. He’s three months old and hitting all his milestones. He’s smiling, laughing, tracking people and objects, cooing in response to people talking to him- it sounds like he’s having a conversation! He’s drooling like a maniac and let’s not forget all the spitting up. He’s just started reaching for things and feeling them with his fingers. He’s also getting to where when he tries to hold onto his paci, he wraps his fingers around it and invariably yanks it out and then cries. He’s on the cusp of being able to roll from his back to his belly… he can get to his side as of now. He can sit up with assistance, like in a Bumbo seat or if one of us is holding his hands.
His sweet personality is starting to really show, too. He’s laid back and chill. He doesn’t cry an awful lot, but when he does, I can almost always figure out why. Sometimes, like every other baby, he’s just grumpy and will fuss for no apparent reason. He’s a little social butterfly; he’s happiest when he’s around others and not by himself. He’s also a good sleeper and will (usually) sleep almost all the way through the night. I know this is always subject to change, however! He loves, loves, loves the little routine we have. As soon as I carry him into our room from the nursery after I change his diaper and dress him in pajamas, he almost shrieks with excitement. We curl up together as he eats and then I put him to bed. He usually naps two or three times a day, but that all depends on Nathan and his volume control..
Gosh, I love them so much. It’s hard to believe three months has already passed. Time flies! My children are such blessings, and John is the perfect addition to our little family.
Nathan loves to build things. Train tracks, legos, puzzles… anything that requires assembly, he loves them! He’s especially adept at putting his train tracks together, complete with bridges and tunnels. Sometimes his creations can get pretty big! Here’s a picture of a smaller one he built by himself. I think it’s awesome how he can even close the circuit so the tracks are in a (sorta) circle. His trains can’t exactly make that 90 degree turn you see there, but he’ll figure that out pretty soon I bet.
We have such an awesome pediatrician. I took Nathan to his doctor this evening because the cough he had from this last cold was progressively getting worse. So I called them around 4:30 this evening and they made me an appointment for shortly after 5. Since we only live like 5 minutes away, we got there a few minutes early and were even seen before our appointment time. Nathan is just fine. It’s a cold he & John are passing back & forth, and the hacking cough is just his lungs clearing. No fever, so the doctor said he’s still able to go to school.
The reason I’m so happy about our visit is because Nathan’s last pediatrician was a lot different. They could never get Nathan in that day- no matter how early I would call them, they wouldn’t get him in til the next day. And then we’d have to wait a while, and then there was this one doctor we always ended up seeing who seemed rather burned out. It was irritating because there were times he was so sick that he *needed* to be seen that day, and to be seen by someone who didn’t rush through everything. Plus I feel better knowing it’s nothing serious. Just a case of the preschool germies!