Three months in the grand scheme of a lifespan is not much at all, but when they are your first three months every new facial expression, giggle and coo is something remarkable. On February 26th, our little guy officially turned three months old.
He is already so much stronger, bigger and "more advanced," as the grandmas and aunties like to say, than he was just one month ago. Here's a list of a few milestones from Will's third month of life:
- He's off the charts for both height and weight! We were told he's in the 100th percentile for both. Luckily, he is perfectly proportionate. He's so big that one stranger guessed he was eight months old!
- He's making lots of new sounds, including squeals, both vowel and consonant sounds (for my teacher friends) and short little giggles. He holds "conversations" and loves talking to stuffed animals.
- He yells at us. It's not a cry and it's not a coo. It's a yell and he's obviously trying to tell us something very important with it.
- He likes to be tickled! Known ticklish spots include the bottom of his feet and his belly.
- He rolled over from tummy to back. Even though he has yet to replicate this skill, we are still impressed.
- He sleeps through the night! Now, when I say "sleeps through the night" I really mean that he sleeps for a six hour stretch without eating. His longest record to date is ten hours! On that particular night I awoke in a panic, certain that Will was no longer breathing. I ran into his room to find him sleeping peacefully. I hear that almost every mother experiences this scenario ;)
- He sits up in his high chair and bumbo chair. Will likes to be "in the know" and sitting helps him see everything that is happening around him. (Note the cool BWS shirt!)
- He caught his first cold. No one ever told me how sad baby coughs could be. Also, our co-pay for sick visits is $20 and I determined that if the doctor (who we love!) takes Will's temperature, listens to his breathing and observes his overall demeanor for a total of five minutes, his hourly rate is $240 per hour. WOAHHH! Needless to say, the co-pay is worth it if it means peace of mind, especially when you're a first time parent!
- He likes to stand (with a lot of help, of course). Thanks to my cousin Sandra, we inherited a Fisher Price jumparoo. Will is tall enough for his feet to touch the floor and he stands up straight while looking at the flashing lights and attached toys.
- He grabs at toys, long hair and necklaces. He even got a hold of my glasses once! We also purchased the Oball, which is a toy that is both attractive and easy to grab. It was an instant hit!
- Okay, last one: Marc tells me that today on their walk Will shifted himself to the side so he could look out of the stroller. "He's so advanced!"
We can't wait to see what our little man will do next!