Carter, You are Three Months Old! (Like, Two Weeks Ago...)
Better late than never, right?
Carter Michael, you are three months old! Reaching this age in itself has been a huge milestone in Mommy's eyes. There is just something about saying, "oh, my baby? he's THREE months old," that makes you sound like such a grown little man. I've said it before and I'll say it again, but I am truly the most thankful for the opportunity to stay home and watch you grow and change every single second of your life. What have you been up to this month?
You smile all the time. All. the. time. Strangers always ask me if you're always this happy and unless you have a dirty diapey or need that bottomless pit of a tummy filled, you truly are the happiest baby on the block.
You LOVE your ABC's and vowel sounds. By the time we get to "D" or the "I" sound, you're coo'ing and goo'ing right along.
Since 9 weeks old, you've been rocking your size 2 diaper. Although I'd love to diaper that cute tush of yours in Pampers Sensitive Swaddlers, Daddy's wallet doesn't quite support our expensive diaper habit, so Luvs it is.
You started taking a bottle at night with a tablespoon of rice cereal mixed in. I can't say that I credit your sleeping through the night with the addition of cereal. I think it's just a silly coincidence. But it doesn't suck and you seem to love it.
Speaking of sleeping through the night, you've been sleeping seven to nine hour stretches pretty much the entire month. Mommy and Daddy's sanity thanks you very, very much.
You're still sleeping in the bassinet in our room. If it was up to Mommy, you'd be sleeping in this thing until your 19th birthday. Good thing it has a weight limit.
This month, you certainly found your fingers and your feet. Lost your nunnie? Your fingers immediately find their way into your mouth. Not any fingers though- just the pointer and middle finger of your left hand. You love to nom these fingers!
You traveled to NJ again and did wonderfully.
You celebrated your first Halloween as the cutest Charlie Brown in the entire world!
You're wearing strictly 6 month clothes and even a few 6-9 month stretchies. You definitely have your Mommy's long leggies!
Everyone continues to be amazed at your alertness and muscle tone. You're a very contented baby and will take to being held by just about anyone. You let them know, however, as soon as you want your Momma back and will recognize my voice the minute I step into the room. It just melts my heart and makes me the happiest Momma in the whole world.
Just this last week, you've started "shrieking" and "yelling" and looking around the room as if to say, "Who did that?" You LOVE the sound of your own voice and will spend HOURS (and I mean HOURS) shrieking and yelling. I love you, sweetie, but it's only cute for about 6 minutes.
Although stingy with your laughs, you started laughing around 11 weeks to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It." You laugh when Mommy takes your hands and claps them. You also laugh when Daddy bounces you in his lap and says, "Ahhhh, BOO!" Carter, there's no better sound in the entire world.
You are such an absolute joy and blessing in our life, Baby C and we treasure every single second of you every single day! We can't wait to see what this next month holds! We love you, our little Carter-rrito!