Friday, January 4, 2013

A Quarter of a Year

I can't believe Eli is already THREE months old! It's funny how it seems like his birth was just yesterday but at the same time I can't remember my life before him. My best friend always says she would have a million kids if they came out already 3 months old because that's when things get easier and more fun. I have to say, I think I agree with her. We definitely still have our stressful days but he is so much fun now and we just love interacting with him and seeing him learn new things everyday!

Three Month Stats:

Height & Weight: He is 11 lbs, 13 ounces and 25" long... which means he grew 3.5 inches this month. Looks like someone is going to be tall and skinny just like Mommy Daddy!

Likes: It should really say loves because he LOVES his toys. He loves his play gym and he is a pro at hitting all the toys and making them move. He loves the flashing light on top, too. He also loves his new souped up mobile that he got for Christmas, his bouncer, and a lot of his little handheld toys. He still likes to lay near the TV. He loves watching sports because of all the bright colors and movement. He also still loves his changing table. As soon as you put him up there, he starts smiling and laughing more than he will anywhere else.

Dislikes: There really aren't too many things that he doesn't like. He doesn't really like when the car stops while we are driving, he likes to keep moving! Other than that, he pretty much likes everything.

Milestones: He has started reaching for things, holding things and occasionally putting things in his mouth. He got some little keys from Santa and the first time I gave them to him he put them in his mouth and started licking them. He also reaches for the toys on his play gym and bouncer and can hit them and also stop them from moving. He also started locking eyes with us and smiling this month. He has smiled so much all along but this month was the first time we could really tell he was smiling because he was looking at us.

Favorite gear: His mobile, play gym, bouncer, and he's even getting better in his swing. He has been known to take 2-3 hour naps in there occasionally and he will sit there and look at the swing mobile sometimes without throwing a fit like he used to.

Clothes: He wears mostly 3-6 months and even a couple of 6 months outfits. We have major issues with pants because NB and 0-3 Months are too short but fit in the waist, and 3-6 months are too big and baggy but fit his long legs. So he usually just looks like he's wearing capri pants.

Other memories: He had his first Christmas this month! We went to church on Christmas Eve and since we couldn't go to Ashland for my family party, we Skyped with them during the party. On Christmas day, my mom and brother came to our house and we had dinner and presents here. He also got to meet his Nani, Ryan's mom this month. She stayed with us for a week and even watched him for a night so we could have a date! Woohoo!