So my little munchkin has made it to three months old..He is still the cutest, most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. He’s grown a lot (12 pounds 11oz now), and he keeps changing every day.
He still loves his playmat and can spend up to 45 minutes a time here (but he is starting to get bored of it), he tries to talk, laughs and kicks and waves ALOT. He still hates tummy time, and still has tantrums, but his uncontrollable crying has calmed down a lot. Today, at exactly three months old, he rolled over for the first time. Like a typical proud mummy, I sent pictures and videos of this to anyone and everyone.. You’ll be glad I don’t have you saved in my phone book.
Sami still sleeps well during the night, and I am hoping this lasts. He has slept through twice, and generally only needs one short feed at night. His bedtime is 9pm and he hates being out after around 7pm. I am trying to bring his bedtime earlier but he’s not having it, any tips from other mummy’s would be much appreciated.
In the last week or so, Sami has decided enough is enough when it comes to drinking my expressed milk from a bottle. He just doesn’t want to know and he is becoming very clingy to his mummy. It’s not that I want to be able to leave him all the time, or even regularly, but sometimes it’s a nice break, and can make things much easier when out and about if he drinks from a bottle. Particularly as he dislikes being out in the evening, mummy is going to have to start turning down events at night!
My life revolves solely around Sami, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But I do crave adult company that doesn’t revolve around baby talk (me and my other mummy friends are culprits of this). So the only time this would be possible is in the evenings after Sami has gone to sleep. But at this time daddy is winding down too after a hard days work and is otherwise preoccupied. So I end up going to sleep at 9pm too (I am certainly tired enough).
To keep me sane, I’d be keen to know how other mums and couples work around this. I have been caught talking in my ‘baby voice’ many times when talking to other adults, and often talk to myself. It’s still a wonder how quickly the day goes, and the ever growing to do list still grows daily. I think I cope well with taking care of Sami whilst juggling the cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning and laundry, but I think my husband would tell you otherwise after a long day of working and commuting.
As Sami still loves to be held against my shoulder a lot of the time, I am excited to try my new purchase this month, the Baby Bjorn ‘one carrier’, I am hoping this makes my life easier when doing things around the house and stepping out on quick errands. I am also on the lookout for a new play gym which promotes tummy time, any tips?
I am so proud of how far we have come and how well my baby is growing and developing. Also, very proud of myself for making it to three months and still exclusively breastfeeding. It’s hard work and very tiring but hopefully I am giving Sami the best start I can. I’m so excited to see what the next month brings.