Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jude, Three Months

Jude is 3 months old! 

Just over 14 pounds!

Not sure. He'll be remeasured at 4 months. 

Guys. Jude's daytime sleep is amazing. At least two 2-hour naps a day, usually more like 3, and some catnaps too! But nighttime sleep. UGH. It's been ruffffffffff. I don't think he slept longer than 6 hours straight this past month. And that's rare now. Most nights involve at least 3 wake-ups. John usually gets him back to sleep a time or two, but he also wants to eat a time or two as well. Oyyyy. Let's just say we're hitting the coffee hard around here. And also scratching our heads because John Paul was not like this. He was sleeping through by 2 months if I'm remembering correctly. It all went downhill when we had to stop swaddling at night (he was starting to show signs of rolling) and he developed a middle-of-the-night stuffy nose, I think due to reflux. Both occurred around the same time and that's when his longer stretches stopped. Womp womp. 

Firsts this month
-Lots more control of his fingers/hands/arms. He can pick up toys and hold onto them and move them around. And he can purposefully put his hand to his mouth to suck now. And put his hands together. I think I even saw him stare at his hand a time or two, which is one of the weirder milestones that the pediatrician checks for, but there you have it. 
-Lifting up his head to 90 degrees (or close) during tummy time.
-GIGGLES! Jude is TICKLISH! He occasionally giggles when you tickle his armpits or neck or tummy. Sometimes just changing his onesie will do it. SO CUTE.
-He was smiling lots last month, but now it's even more smiling!
-He was also cooing last month, but this month it's more like he's having coo conversations with us: more consonants and changing vowel sounds. Cooversations. ;)
-Seeing farther distances. He spotted John 10 feet away and tracked him across the room! 

Bubba. And gooey baby, because his smiles are just so gooey!

Other things to note
-Another Schweitz baby, another flat head. See picture above for reference. John Paul ended up with a flat head around this age and we were referred to a neurosurgeon who recommended a helmet. Ultimately we decided to skip the helmet since the flat head actually seemed to be getting better by the time we saw the neurosurgeon, and it ended up being the right decision, as John Paul's head looks pretty normal now. But Jude's flat head is uneven since he prefers turning his head to one side when he sleeps, the same side every night. So we're having to see a neurosurgeon again and we'll probably have to consider a helmet again. This kiddo naps on his tummy, so it's not like he's on his back all the time. And we also wear him or hold him a lot when he's awake. So yeah, no idea how to prevent flat head over here. Any idea?

-Also just like John Paul, Jude loves to stare up at fans. I even caught him cooing at one once.

-His two favorite toys currently are crinkle paper and a bell ball (pictured above). I'll put the crinkle paper under his feet and he'll kick and kick and kick with such excitement.

-We're still not even close to cloth diapering full time. Prob still 10% of the time with Jude. Oh well! We'll get there.

-So you remember that PUKE SPEW thing I mentioned in Jude's 2-month update? Well, he's back at it again. Probably once every three days. It's definitely because he's being overfed, but he keeps giving me signals like he's hungry (rooting around), so I keep feeding him and then PUUUUUKE. I'm covered, he's covered, and usually our bed is covered. I'm trying to be even better at reading his hunger signs now, so we've been MEGASPEW-free for several days now, but I doubt the trend is over. We invested in a waterproof mattress protector in the meantime.

-During tummy time one day he was *thisclose* to rolling, but didn't quite figure it out. I bet by next month we'll have a roller on our hands.

-Jude and John Paul shared their first bath this month and they both loved it!

-We experienced our first family illness this month and it was miserabbbbble. The night before Easter (which I was supposed to host, mind you), I started puking and continued to puke for 3 hours straight. Then I spent 24 hours recovering. Then my milk supply tanked because I was dehydrated from not being able to keep much down for those 24 hours. Then two days later John got hit with it. And then two days after that John Paul got hit with it. And then, just when I felt things couldn't get any worse, I got mastitis! I honestly have never felt so low in my life. It was so hard with both of us adults being sick and then taking care of a sick kid AND being sleep deprived on top of that because: see note about Jude's sleep. We survived, but I'm hoping and praying that doesn't happen again for a long, long time.

-John Paul continues to adjust well to big brotherhood. He doesn't love every moment with Jude, but most of it he's cool with. He especially likes yelling "BURP CLOTH" whenever Jude has the tiniest bit of drool coming out of his mouth. Sometimes he'll even run across the house to grab it for me! He also likes to occasionally show Jude what he's playing with with a "See, Jude?" He knows where we store all of Jude's toys (it's a small collection because: 3-month-old) and he'll pull them all out and pile them next to Jude while Jude gets some floor time. And every night, John Paul says "Night night, Jude!" and attempts to give him a kiss on the lips before he runs off to be put to bed. It's heart meltingly cute.

^^My boys in their natural state: Jude attempting to suck on fingers and John Paul getting as close to Jude as possible and loudly saying "Juuuuuude."

1 comment:

  1. It is crazy how similar Jude is to Cora! Kate was also the same - started sleeping through the night at 2 months with no prompting. Cora still wakes up 1-3 times a night to eat. I knew they weren't going to be the same but the differences are crazy!


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