Happy 3 Month Birthday, Parker!

Parker turned three months old on June 18th. Here's what's new...

Weight: We are estimating 14 pounds!

Length: 25 inches

Clothes: The bean is wearing size 3-6 month and 6 month clothing. I put away all size 3 month clothing, which was so sad! Parker is now only in size 6 month jammies which means he’s too big for sleep sacks!

Health: Parker went through his three-month growth spurt early, starting the day daddy left for the UK. I was feeding him every 1-2 hours, even through the night!

Sleep: Parker slept through the night for the first time on his three-month birthday! 8:30PM – 6:30AM, yay! He’s done it twice more since then, but it seems like our hungry hungry hippo doesn’t yet want to give up his middle-of-the-night feedings.

Diet: Parker gets 100% mommy’s milk and 100% from mamma. Parker was doing a bottle of mommy’s milk every week given by dad, until he one day decided he didn’t like hated the bottle. As in screamed for hours instead of taking it. We’re giving it a break and will try again soon!

Baby Gear Love: Parker had been toting his Sophie the Giraffe with him in his car seat.  

Crying: Little man cries when he’s hungry, needs a diaper change, or is tired.

Likes: Little man still loooooves to eat.  He also likes listening to music and listening to us sing, and having books read to him (he follows the pages and loves looking at the pictures). Parker also likes to track the brightly colored fish in our fish tank. 

Social: Parker loves looking at the other babies in music class! He’s also interacting with us way more – such a vocal baby! Little man loves to have “conversations” – he’ll babble to us and we’ll babble right back. He makes coos and ooohs and eeees, and squeals of delight. 

Milestones: Parker is sucking his left hand (or thumb if he can find it). He can hold his head up when propped on his tummy, and turns it back and forth when he’s being carried in the Baby Bjorn. No rolling over yet, but he continues to be a wiggle worm and can shimmy his way all the way across his play mat. 

Sweet baby boy,

Today you turn three months old! You have grown and changed so much in these three months, and yet it seems like yesterday that your daddy and I were driving to the hospital with me in labor!

You have been smiling so much lately, which makes mommy’s heart happy. My favorite thing is to walk up to you after you have woken up from a nap and you will light up and smile and squeal when you see me! I love it!

You continue to be a hungry, hungry hippo (as daddy calls you) and are growing so fast! You have outgrown tons of clothing in your three short months! Mommy just had to pack up all your 0-3 month outfits.

Daddy had a business trip to England again this month, so it was just you and me for two whole weeks! We kept busy with lunch dates, Mommy & Me Yoga, Musicology and our Boy’s Mommy Club. We FaceTimed with daddy each day and you loved looking at him on my iPhone. Daddy missed you tons; we are very lucky that he works so hard for us!

You are still sleeping in the cradle next to our bed, but have started doing your long afternoon naps in your crib upstairs. My heart melts when you fall asleep in my arms and you will almost always do big smiles when you’ve fallen asleep, like you’re already dreaming of something wonderful.

Parker you give us so much joy, more than I ever thought was possible! I could spend hours just staring at you, watching you sleep or watching you observe the world around you. I’m beyond lucky that I get to spend my days with you, singing and reading and playing and talking. We love you so very much!

Hugs and Kisses, Mom & Dad

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