Hezekiah James: 3 Months

Hezekiah will be three months old on Saturday! Our tiny man, although still technically “failure to thrive”, is doing just the opposite: Thriving. He was born only a week early, which in medical terms is not early at all, but Theo and I have noticed that he seems to do everything about a week or two later than Tera did. I know that every kid is different and I really have to work on not comparing my children to each other (this is a whole new struggle of motherhood…and I thought I had it all mastered!). Theo reminded me that in a year or two or five it really won’t matter at what week he first rolled over, as long as he does it. I’m reminding myself of that and celebrating every victory we have with Kiah!

We love our sweet, content little man and are so thankful that he is up for rolling with the punches.

 

Weight: 10 pounds, 10 ounces. We are ALMOST on the charts, but not quite. Which still drives me crazy. I’m just so thankful that we didn’t have to go the pediatrician this month.

Eating: Kiah is high maintenance in his eating! He still eats every.two.hours. Exhausting. He will drink 3-4 ounces at each feeding, which is just about where he “should” be. However, he only likes his milk heated up nice and warm and he has to be burped after every two ounces. Sometimes we have to feed him a two ounce bottle, then warm up a new bottle and feed him some more ounces. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. I’m still pumping pretty much every three hours and we are just bottle feeding him all his milk. One day I’ll look back on this time and wonder HOW I survived. Right now, I’m just doing it.

Sleeping: Kiah is an excellent sleeper. He sleeps from 11-5ish, and I’m so thankful for that. He is starting to show signs of 2-3 distinct naps during the day as well. I haven’t gotten around to trying to lay him down for a nap yet, so for now he just kind of chills in his bouncy seat during his naps. Poor third child.

Clothing/Diapers: We have officially moved out of newborn and into 0-3 month clothes! Today I put away the newborn cloth diapers and sized all Tera’s diapers down to the smallest size.

Personality: Kiah is just the sweetest, happiest, most chill baby. I cannot believe how smiley and giggly and content he is. We are enjoying this kid so, so much. He loves to be within eyesight of all of us, but is content to just watch me cook or watch Tera play. He absolutely LOVES to be talked to.

Notable Firsts This Month:

  • first trip Up North
  • First Christmas & New Year’s
  • First time in Indiana
  • First funeral (great-grandpa’s)

Loves:

  •  A nice, warm bottle
  • Tera
  • Daddy
  • Bath time
  • Singing and Talking

Dislikes:

  • Tummy time (so much hatred for it)
  • Dirty Diaper

(How can someone crying be so stinkin’ cute???)

Milestones Reached:

  • Starting to move his body to roll onto his side
  • Reaching for toys hanging above him/following the toys with his eyes
  • Giggling
  • Can sit in the bumbo seat

What we are Loving at this Stage: Oh, King Kiah, we sure do love you! You are so happy all the time and it makes us delighted! We love how content you are and how you are not bothered by much! You are just sweet and content and snuggling you is my favorite.

What we are struggling with at this stage: Still working on gaining weight and getting him to actually participate in lifting his head off the ground during tummy time. It’s not that he can’t, it’s that he just doesn’t want to. He just lays his head down and coos at us.

Daddy, Mommy and Tera: The New Year has brought lots of new things into our lives! Tera has dived into the terrible twos with no reservations, and Theo and I are having many conversations about how and why we discipline. Fun stuff! Besides exercising her newly discovered free will, Tera is talking up a storm and getting smarter by the minute. She plays excellently by herself by organizing and stacking and packing up all her toys into purses and containers.

Theo is excited for a potential new job next month and is working hard on our basement and other building hobbies.

I am settling into the routine of two and just trying to catch my breath from all the chaos of the last few months.

 

Tera at 3 months (my kids are twins)

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2 comments

  1. Lauren C. Moye says:

    He’s so cute!

    About FTT, you will get there. We learned that ‘being on the charts’ isn’t as important as steady growth. This is especially true for breastfed babies since they have a slower growth average than formula-fed. Our doctors told us with the initial FTT that Baby H needed to gain one pound every week. In reality, that was the high-end of the average for breastfed children.

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