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Foster is 3 Months Old

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So, here we are again! It’s crazy to think that Foster is now 3 months old and what a wonderful 3 months it’s been. The best months of my life actually. I could not have known how much my heart was going to grow with each passing second of the clock.

Every morning I wake up and look down at him to see him staring back at me with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on such a small little face. It is enough to make mornings my favorite part of the day.

When I do these little re-caps I try so hard to remember every little detail that is so special to me because I know right now I think I won’t forget them. But, I’ve heard from so many that I will forget. So, here we go. My attempt to remember everything:

Talking: Does my little guy ever talk?! Foster starts to tell me all about it as soon as he wakes up in the morning. I can tell that he’s so determined to communicate with me. I love the look on his face as he uses all his might to get the words/babble out of his mouth. He’s going to be a great little speaker one day. Maybe follow in his grandpa’s footsteps?!

Smiles: Like I mentioned above the smiles start early in the morning with this one. Usually at 5am. It makes getting up early so much easier. We make eye contact and I really feel like I’m seeing him for the first time all over again. He changes in little ways every day.

Moving: We’ve got a lively one on our hands. He still tries to kick off me while I’m burping him, which makes burping while sitting down pretty darn challenging. His legs and arms area always waving around (unless he’s asleep and sometimes even then). I’m happy to report that tummy time has become a little more enjoyable. I feel like he’s bypassing just trying to move his head and tries to lift his entire body instead. He’s living up to his middle name…he has the strength of a bear…Barrett.

Eating: He continues to eat a lot less frequently, about every 3-4 hours now. The spit-up continues, but he has enough wet diapers so I’m not worried. A new thing while eating is distraction. Since he’s noticing so much more he gets distracted easily. During feedings he likes to look up at me and smile so stinking big. It’s like he knows what he’s doing and I can’t help but give him a huge smile in return. This little guy already has me wrapped around his finger.

Sick: The day after he turned 3 months he got his first cold and boy was it pitiful. Seriously, I called the doctor’s office three times (sorry, not sorry). We woke up Saturday morning to water eyes, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and a fever. It seriously broke my heart and scared the stuff out of me. But, through it all he had such a good attitude. He would just smile through his red, watery eyes. It was a long three days but I’m happy to report that he made it through. Have I mentioned how strong he is?!

Sleep: Drumroll please…Foster has been sleeping 7-8 hours at night. This is crazy, awesome! It’s so nice and refreshing to get consecutive hours in a row of sleep. We’ve moved him from the Rock and Play to the Bassinett. I was nervous about this move because it was moving him from a slight incline to a flat surface, but he didn’t even seem to notice the difference. I think we made that move at just the right time because since he’s moving so much more he can wiggle his way out of the Rock and Play. The next move will be to his crib, but I don’t even want to think about that right now. Fiddle de, de.

Personality: I really feel like he’s starting to develop his own little personality and I LOVE it! He’s such a joyful little guy. He’s usually all smiles and gurgles. I am going to say about him what my dad would always say about me, “the room lights up when he walks in” or in his case when he’s carried in. I can’t wait to see his personality continue to develop.

Ok, I think I remembered everything or at least I hope I did. I’m so thankful to be his mom. On a side note…I’m a mom!!!! It still feels so surreal. Until next time..go get ’em!

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