Thursday, November 29, 2018

Bennett Michael {3 months}

Dear Bennett,

I know I'm a little late in getting this post up (you officially turned 3 months old last Saturday), but we had the most eventful weekend EVER! And then, you have been a little sick this week and weren't in the best mood for pictures. Thankfully, you are feeling much better so we were able to take your 3 month pics today!
HOW HOW HOW are you already a fourth of a year old?!?! I feel like the past 3 months have flown by, even faster than with your brother and sister. Wasn't August just last month?! 

Height: 23 inches (6 %ile)
Weight: 11 lbs. 13 oz (6 %ile)
Head circumference: 40 cm (29 %ile)
{I hate the months we don't have well visits because I don't know how accurate your stats are!}

Clothes: You are mostly in 0-3 month clothes...finally! You can still squeeze into a few newborn things, and sometimes I enjoy squishing you into newborn jammies just to see if they still fit! You moved up to size 1 diapers this month!

Nicknames: Ben, Ben Ben, Benny, Benny Boo Boo, Peanut, Peanut Butter, B, Little/Littlest B, Bean, Little Bean, Buddy. Ella's nickname of choice is "Benny," while Lucas always calls you "Baby Bennett." 

Milestones: You have been laughing, babbling and cooing up a storm this month and it is the absolute cutest thing ever! You love to "talk," especially to your big brother and big sister! You are also trying SO hard to roll...both front to back and back to front! I think you'll probably accomplish rolling back to front very soon! 

Sleep: You are doing so much better!!! You've made it a few 7, even 8 or 9 hour stretches!!! I've been putting you down in your crib around 8/8:30 PM, and you will sometimes even make it to 5/5:30 AM! I dropped your dream feed just a few weeks ago just to see how long you could make it. I was shocked to find out (as were my boobs, ha!) that you can sleep for quite a few hours now at night! We still do not have a consistent nap schedule, which is out of my own laziness. I don't want to put you down for naps in your crib because it's just so much easier having you sleep in the swing or your boppy lounger downstairs by me! I really do think we need to get on more of a routine with naps this month...that is my goal! I will say you almost always fall asleep every time you are in the car. If we don't go somewhere one morning, that morning you don't usually nap! Eeek. 

Best Moment: Celebrating your 1st Halloween and 1st Thanksgiving!

Worst Moment: You were NOT a fan of when I put you in the pumpkin! Sorry buddy, its a right of passage around here!

Likes: Eating, pacis (especially the wubbanubs), Christmas lights, ceiling fans, the white noise machine, the vacuum, being in the car, your hands (I think you might be a thumb sucker!), snuggling, spitting up, getting rinsed off in the bathtub (when we stick your head under the faucet), kicking your legs like a frog, when we say "HELLO ME!" when anyone smiles at you, your big brother and big sister!

Dislikes: Being cold, being hungry, having a poopy diaper, putting on clothes over your head. 

Health: Well, ironically you are just now getting over your very first cold...but since you're technically 3 months, I'll save that for next month's update ;)  Up till this point, you had a very healthy 3rd month: no fevers, illnesses or blood transfusions! Yay! Your hemoglobin is also stabilizing and you don't need another check until your 4 month appointment!

Eating: You continue to eat well! You are still nursing every 3 hours. Right now, we are on a schedule of 5:30/8:30/11:30/2:30/5:30/8:30 feedings, give or take 30 minutes. You had a bottle when I took Ella to Peppa Pig Live a few weeks ago, but you didn't drink very much of it and I ended up nursing you when we got home! We'll try the bottle again soon! 

Ben Ben, you are just the sweetest little bean! We are all totally smitten with you and we can't imagine life without you! Keep up that adorable cooing and laughing...we love you, sweet boy!

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