Growing a Critter

We’re growing him on the outside now

3 months old! November 19, 2007

Filed under: development,family,holidays — crittermama @ 8:54 am

Well, he’ll be 3 months tomorrow, but I’ll be at work and won’t be able to post anything. The critter is growing like a weed, and changing all the time, as detailed in Dave’s previous post. Right now, he’s enjoying his activity mat while I sit next to him and type this. He likes the music and is watching the dangling ladybug very closely. He’s not yet as mobile as his cousin is, but I’m sure it’ll be here before we know it.

He smiles all the time now. And he’s found his hands, which he very carefully watches as he slowly brings them to his mouth. And we think he’s crying less now that our friend CJ got him to take a pacifier (thank you, CJ!). The big trick now is napping. I did get him to go to sleep last night without nursing him to sleep. That was a big accomplishment! I saw the sleepy signs, I sang to him and gently danced around, put a pacifier in his mouth, and he fell asleep in my arms. Not in a crib, mind you, but we’re taking things one step at a time. I do feel like we’re making some sleep progress most days.

The big activity over the next couple of days is getting ready for our first flight with an infant. Holy cow! There’s so much to think about! Thankfully, we don’t have a layover, but we will have a 2-hour drive once we get to the Atlanta airport. Dave’s in charge of figuring out how to work the car seat in a car that’s not ours. We did figure out what size disposable diapers to use, but I’m not sure whether we should use them just while we’re in transit, or whether we should use them the whole time we’re gone.

We’re really excited about going to visit my family for Thanksgiving. And of course my parents and sister Melisa are excited to see the critter. Dave and I are just the baby delivery systems – we know, it’s ok. I talked to sister Allison last night and we’re trying to figure out when we’ll get the boys together. And we’re going to Memphis for Christmas. It’s going to be great to be with family for the holidays!

Here’s the boy when he was first born:

going home outfit.JPG

Unbelievable how much he’s grown! (Yep, 97th percentile for weight, last time we checked) Here’s a picture from a couple of weeks ago.

ain't he purty?

His smocked day gown was made by our family friend Mrs. Sponcler. Beautiful!

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5 Responses to “3 months old!”

  1. Anny Says:

    Critter looks wonderful!! Good luck with all your travels – don’t let the little things stress you out. I’m sure once you’re there, you’ll have a great time even if you are just the “delivery system.” Happy Thanksgiving from the Monroes!!

  2. Claire and Evie Says:

    Have a great trip. Most likely the cars will have the LATCH system in them, which will make the car seat easier… and after all the screaming in the plane, he’ll really want a nice long 2 hour nap 🙂 Just kidding. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Pacifier should help on the plane! During take-off and landing make sure he’s sucking. Eating works best from what I’ve heard/our one experience, but if he’s not hungry go for the pacifier. :o)

    My other suggestion – Make nice with the flight crew. We had to change a poopy diaper and they let me use a patch of floor rather than trying to fit into the toilet area.

    I agree with that Anny lady, just have fun!

  4. Melisa Says:

    You are more than the baby delivery system! You just aren’t new. That’s all. Looking forward to critter time soon!

  5. Jennifer Says:

    Putting an infant seat in a car really is easy peasy! It’s the horrid big heavy dreadnought toddler seats that are the nightmare to deal with. You’ll be fine. Are you bringing the car seat base along, or just using the actual seat by itself.

    And YAY for the pacifier! How did CJ do it? I want all the details. And aren’t you relieved? My life improved a lot when my son started taking a binky. Definitely have one available for the plane. I used to nurse on takeoff, but sometimes it was easier to just insert the binky upon landing since we were trying to gather everything up.

    And have a great Thanksgiving. Happy First Turkey Day to the Critter!


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