Houston {Three Months}

We no longer have a newborn people! Honestly, it’s a bit bittersweet. I’m sad at how quickly he’s grown, but at the same I feel like the fun stages are just beginning.

Houston is turning into the sweetest, happiest little guy and I seriously melt every time he smiles. For the most part he’s pretty content and calm unless he gets overtired or too hungry. As long as you stay on top of those two things, you don’t hear much from him.

He’s starting to “talk” and is sooo close to giggling. I can not wait to get some belly laughs. This month Houston got to meet his other grandma, Sassy, and celebrate his big sister’s birthday. He was such a trooper the whole birthday party and barely made a peep.

Now onto to the good stuff…

Stats

I’m not sure on his height and weight but my guess is around 14lbs

Most 0-3 month clothes still fit, although he is growing out of them and has grown out of all his 0-3 swaddles

Still in Size 2 (infant) diapers

His hair is starting to grow in but he still has a pretty crazy old man balding look going on. I’m just glad the Mohawk is still around.

His eyes are getting even lighter blue, so I’m thinking they are sticking around!

 

Eat

Still breastfeeding every 2.5-3 hours, but he will also take a bottle of formula or breastmilk if needed. We also weened him from his prescription reflux medicine when we started suspecting he didn’t need it anymore. He’s done just fine without it.

Sleep

We have improvement! I took a newborn sleep class online when he was nine weeks (more on that under Favorites) and that helped a lot I think with techniques to settle him and resettle at night or day. Prior to that I was nursing him to sleep every time. Now he can self settle or use his pacifier to go to sleep without me (although if I get desperate I will still nurse to sleep).

Houston isn’t on a proper schedule yet but has a routine. He’s usually up for the day by between 6 and 7 and can only be awake an hour and a half before he is tired again. He takes 3 to 4 naps a day, one longer one and the rest are usually 40 minutes on the dot. His long naps (2-3 hours) are either in the carrier when we are out in the morning or in the afternoon during Leighton’s (which is always amazing when it happens). Then he goes to bed between 6:30-7 depending on his last nap. The past couple of weeks he just wakes a couple times (aside from a few off nights) around 12/1 and 4/5.

Play

Houston still loves playing under either of his play gyms. I bought a plain wooden one for upstairs that we can swap out the toys on as well. He has figured out how to grab the rings and the sides of both of them, although he isn’t sure what to do once he has.

I am not the greatest at implementing tummy time, mostly because he isn’t a huge fan but he is slowly getting stronger.

He loves the mirror and checking out his good looks.

Houston loves people watching and taking everything in. You better not hold him like a baby or with him facing you. He will be so happy when he gets to face outward in the Ergo. He rode in the infant seat in the grocery cart for the first time and LOVED it. Leighton on the other hand, didn’t appreciate how easy it made pulling her hair.

This month he started swimming (splash class) and loves kicking around in the water. It’s the same class Leighton took when she was his age, only now apparently it goes until 6 months instead of 4. Once Sandy (Trav’s mom) is back in Texas I will have to put them in the child care during each other’s class so that will be interesting.

Favorites
Bath time

The tummy tub is still a favorite. We also got a little bath seat for him so he can take bath with Leighton and he loves it too.

Taking Cara Babies

This is the sleep course I alluded to earlier. I took the newborn class and I highly recommend to new parents. I also recommend following Cara on Instagram because she gives so much good advice.

Nail Snail

If you have ever tried to cut a new baby’s fingernails you understand how scary it is. I have cut both of my kid’s tiny fingertips, and after it happened with Houston I got online immediately and ordered a nail snail. I remembered the midwife at the hospital telling me about it and then saw someone on Insta recommend it too. All you have to do it glide the little “snail” along their nails and it catches it and trims it. It’s hard to explain but it works and it is way less scary!

Wubbanub

Houston isn’t a huge pacfier lover (Leighton didn’t take one so we didn’t even buy any for him initially), but after taking the newborn class I have been using it more to help him drift off to sleep especially when we are out or he is fighting sleep. I love how the wubbanubs rest on their chest so they don’t fall out as easily. He does wake up if it starts slipping so I wait until he is asleep and steal it away.

and now for the three month photo dump…

8 thoughts on “Houston {Three Months}

  1. Such a snuggle bug! I once heard Australia has sleep camps. Where you can take your baby and learn how to get them to sleep with nurses. Maybe it’s only in Sydney. So glad ya’ll are adjusting. 😉

  2. I somehow missed this update so this is a very late comment! But it’s so nice to read about someone in such a similar situation. It’s crazy how similar we are when it comes to sleep. I checked out Taking Cara Babies and may need to look into her 4 month regression booklet, as we’ve just started multiple wake ups this week (after 2 lovely months of only one/two per night). The nail snail looks amazing, I clipped Ollie’s fingertip the other day which was so sad! Houston’s tummy time looks great at three months, I bet he is super strong now!

    • Oh my gosh pretty sure we started the four month sleep regression last week. We were down to one or two wake ups as well and have had some nights lately of hourly or two hourly wake ups! I’m dying and Trav is about to go to Texas for work for almost two weeks. I was looking at that too but I kind of feel like I know what it’s going to say: stay on schedule, self settling etc. Leighton went through the regression at five months after sleeping through from ten weeks and went back to that after a few weeks, so I know that there’s an end in sight.

      • I remember this with Ella too and it does pass… hopefully quickly! Last night we only had two wake ups so I am hopeful! I think I’m reading waaaaay too much about infant sleep at the moment and overthinking things. I probably just need to chill out a bit!
        How long is Trav gone for??? That will be rough hopefully Houston’s sleep is sorted by then!

      • Courtney Alkek says:

        The past two nights it’s only been two as well. I don’t want to get too excited though. I’m the same, Trav is like how are you always reading about babies and sleep?! A week and a half 😬 so hopefully he is getting a bit better.

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