WOW – how did we end up here? I mean, I suppose I know how so no need to go into the birds and bees in the comments section, but 3 months has absolutely flown by. I never really believed it until I looked down one day to realize that my sweet baby boy is growing like crazy and has quite the little personality!
The weeks are passing so quickly; it’s hard to believe that around this time last year is when we were about to find out that I was pregnant with him. It seems like such an eternity ago and yet still so close. I don’t know why, but lately as I fall more and more in love with Wes I’ve been remembering how afraid I was to love him when I was pregnant with him. After our miscarriage I was terrified to love such a fragile little life so much again, and I almost feel a little robbed of some of the joy of being pregnant with Weston. But now I just look at his sweet smiling face and I really don’t know if I could be any happier. He is precious beyond words!
The other day I took him up to work to see Nate and visit with friends at the office and we decided to be oh-so-classy and weigh him on the Fedex scale – almost 14.5 pounds! Y’all, that means he has DOUBLED in weight since he was born. How crazy is that?! I have to admit though, I love the little rolls and the chubby little belly. When he’s sleeping in his swing it smushes his little cheeks up and I almost pass out from the cuteness. So many other moms have said this, but it makes me really thankful that breastfeeding has worked out so well for us and it makes me SO thankful to see the chubs coming in because it means that all that hard work has gone to something!
- Walking into his room in the morning and saying, “Good morning sweetheart!” – it gets grins every time!
- Babbling to him after his feedings – more smiles – and having our little conversations of cooing. I feel like a crazy person but I love hearing his sweet little voice!
- Snuggling him after feedings – it’s getting further and further in between, but when he’s a little sleepy after eating I have to indulge and just stare at him.
- Waking him up from naps to eat again – more smiles – and what we call his “curly butt.” I know that sounds nuts, but he’ll curl his little legs up as far as they can go and stick his butt out and it’s ONLYTHECUTESTTHINGEVER. Nate and I fight over who gets the curly butt 🙂
- Playing with Wes – since he’s starting to notice toys and other objects it’s super fun to watch him learning!
I look at the pictures from previous weeks on the Family page and am in total shock at how different he looks now. I can’t imagine what the next few months will hold!
I mentioned it in other posts this week, but his newest trick is reaching out for objects and then putting them in his mouth. And last night he even grabbed his foot for the first time! I can’t wait to get some shots of him with his feet in his mouth, but the coolest part of it all is watching him develop motor skills and learn what to do with his hands. Sometimes I feel like all I do is just feed, diaper and sing to him so to see him learning and know that I’m helping to facilitate that is amazing.
Another thing that he’s started doing (again) is waking up a couple times throughout the night. I’m not sure if it’s because his schedule is still off from vacation, if he’s going through a growth spurt, or if he’s having a period of sleep regression – or all three. Does anyone have an idea what it might be? Mama misses her sleep!
P.S. Do you like the mobile we put on his bed? We didn’t want to hang anything from the ceiling so we recycled the mobile from his Pack & Play since it magically works on the side of his bed. It’s great because if I need to fold laundry, clean up or do something upstairs I know I can leave him in his crib to hang out and he’ll be entertained by it! I know those of you who’ve had mobiles on the crib for a long time are probably rolling your eyes at this astonishing revelation but it’s been so nice to have it this week. Plus we can just take it off when it’s time for bed!
As for Nate and myself we are doing really well. It’s amazing how much easier it has been since he’s started to interact with us more and more. I feel like I started to have a decrease in my milk supply since we got back from vacation, so I’ve been chugging water, eating protein and healthy fats and just started taking a Fenugreek supplement this week to try and increase that. I know that Wes is getting what he needs, but I’m afraid that if I don’t get it back up soon that maybe he’ll need more. Plus if there’s a small surplus it’ll make pumping easier and give us backup milk to bottle feed him when I need to run errands or we’re out and about.
Workouts are going well; I actually am borrowing Insanity from my sister and will be starting that next week on Monday, so y’all throw up a little prayer for my poor sad muscles. They’re not going to know what’s hit them…
The dogs are doing well too – they were SOOOOOOOO happy when we got back from our trip! Everyone always asks how they’re handling having Wes around and I have to admit they’ve been pretty amazing. Sometimes they can be a bit clingy but overall they’ve made the adjustment really easy. Whenever Wes is on his playmat or we’re sitting somewhere together Bunker will always lay down nearby (like in the picture below) and keep an eye on how things are going. Keira will usually do a walk-by licking of Wes’s feet and can typically be found watching the street for potential hoodlums or stray rabbits.
So there you have it – 3 months in and we’re having the best time of our lives. Having a baby has changed so much about our life, but in the best way possible. I remember thinking right before he was born that things would never be the same again – that we’d never be able to just go to the movies, stay out late, or otherwise just be spontaneous. But all the spontaneity in the world doesn’t hold a candle to the joy that we get from having Weston here. He is such a blessing and truly a miracle!