Weight: Around 16lbs
We survived the 4th trimester! That teeny-tiny little Benjamin Button is gone...and a super-smiley, roly-poly Nash has taken his place. After I lay you down at night I just stare at you (it's a mom thing). I can't even believe that this time last year we were just preparing for our transfer, not knowing what would happen--and now here you are, our chubby little angel baby. What an amazing blessing you are.
Here's what's been going on this month...
You squirm and grunt when you smile. It's like you're SO happy that you need another way to prove it :)
That smile though...it melts me!
That original baby hair is falling out in clumps and some lighter brown fuzz is coming in. Of course, you're still partying in the back...who knows what is going to happen there!
You're ticklish! I didn't even know that was possible at this point, but you give the sweetest little giggles when we tickle you under your arms.
Favorite past-times include: watching Arden twirl around in circles, talking to mommy and daddy, watching the lights in the activity gym, and I hate to admit it--but it seems as though you're drawn to the TV. Should I be worried that you can spot a football game on a TV in the next room? Men! But really, we might have to monitor that ;)
You have the greatest pouty lip ever. There have been a few times that I've sneezed while holding you...and...oh my. You stuck that lip out and let it quiver for about 10 seconds before you let out the saddest wails! It made me never want to sneeze again!
You like to be upright. I don't feel like you're quite ready for the bumbo yet, but you like to sit in Arden's Pottery Barn chair and just check things out (while I'm right there, of course). I think it's just nice to have a different vantage point sometimes.
Naps are 30 minutes--on the dot. Darn sleep cycles. But hey, I'll take what I can get.
Speaking of naps, you are 9 million times easier to put down that your sister was. It's usually a matter of patting and shooshing for a couple minutes and then you're out like a light. And if you're feeling crazy and decide to take a pacifier, it's even quicker. Nope--I still haven't given up on the pacifier thing :)
Your first visit to the gym nursery was a success! They said you slept the majority of the time and I felt like a new woman after yoga class. I can't wait to get back in the groove and stop doing endless laps around the track!! Side note: I slathered you in Mustela lotion before we went just to make sure the teachers loved you. Ha! A little trick that Gigi taught me when Arden was a baby.
Arden calls you Nash man, Nashy boy, big guy, honey, mister, and baby brudder. She loves you and still insists on holding you at least once a day.
You're really chunking up this month. A sweet little butterball...I could eat you up!!
And the greatest milestone this month: SLEEP! You stopped waking up at night around 10 weeks and are now sleeping from 8pm-6/7am. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm going to enjoy the heck out of these nights because I know that 4-month sleep regression is lurking around the corner. Dun dun dun.
It's been a great month, little man. I can't wait to see what #4 has in store for us.
Couldn't love you more...
Don't ask...just don't ask :)
First New Years kiss--ha!
Hugs not headlocks.
Hey, at least we got you blue swaddles :)
I'm not sure I can handle 3 just yet!