Adam: 3 Months

May 17, 2016

Adam is three months old today! Here are some highlights from the last month…

Loves: ceiling fans(!), being outside, going on walks in his carrier / wrap, bath time, eating, Cousin Day at YaYa’s (Fridays)

Does not love: the hours between 5-8pm, his swing, pacifiers

Favorite food: Mommy milk!

Favorite song: dancing with Mom to Sleeping at Last songs before bedtime

Accomplishments: getting on the real growth charts comparing him to full-term babies, surviving his first round of vaccines, filling out his 3 month clothes and size 1 diapers, attending his first church services at Chapelwood UMC and Community of Faith, AND, last night he slept almost 7 hours straight! (He’s given us a few 6 hour stretches this month too!)

Enjoy these 3-month photos from this morning!


Buddies.
And a few images of what I usually look like in the mornings.:)

Dear Adam,

I just took a break from writing this to change your diaper and you peed on the wall.:)Oh the joys of boys!

You haven’t been the easiest baby, but you sure are the cutest; and this month you have started becoming more content. I think you’re getting used to your body and your home and the world outside the womb. I hope your strong opinions turn into great leadership skills as you grow up.

I am so proud of you and how you’ve grown! You started smiling at us this past month which thrills my soul. You also laugh in your sleep. Oh my heart! <3

I want to write out how we do your bedtime routine – mostly for me to remember. People keep telling me that this season will fly by, and I don’t want to forget the sweet little things.

At about 6 or 6:30pm, I wrap you in my Solly Baby carrier and we go on a walk with Ollie. Sometimes we stop at our pocket park and swing. You love this.

Then, we come home and your dad and I take turns eating dinner.

From about 7:10 – 7:30, I turn on Sleeping at Last and you and I dance around the kitchen. Even with as heavy as you’re getting, I love this part of the evening, and I love that it consoles you.

At 7:30, we give you a bath in the sink in your bathroom. We’ve learned all sorts of tricks to help you like bath time! We turn on the shower to get the bathroom nice and steamy, and we keep a warm, wet wash cloth on your tummy to keep you warm. Now, getting you out and drying you off is a different story. We need to learn some tricks for this part!

We take you in your room, put a diaper on you, give you baby massage with your lotion, and put on your pajamas. Then you and I sit in your rocker, I start feeding you, and your dad reads you a book or two. Then I sing 3 songs, your dad prays, then I pray, your dad turns on your sound machine and your oil diffuser, and I rock you to sleep.

I thank God all the time that I get to know you and be your mom! You are going to be a very special man – we know it. We can’t wait to see what you are interested in and who you become and what you pursue. We believe in you and will root for you for your whole life!

I love you, my beautiful boy!
-Mom

2 comments

Ma - May 17, 2016 - 6:32 pm

Well, after reading your mommy’ s words and tearing up during most of them, I’m overwhelmed at the love you inspire in all who know you. I’m praying every day for you and love you more than you’ll ever know. I am your “Ma”.

Ellen - May 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm

That was awesome Ellen!

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