Sam at 3 months

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At 3 months, Sam…

…apparently likes to be cozy warm when he sleeps, since he  only wakes up once a night with fleece pj’s and an extra blanket, or 3-4 times a night otherwise.  (I’m sure glad I figured that out!)

…is still full of smiles and starting to coo

…sleeps the mornings away and is more active and alert in the afternoons and evening.

…weighs 12.8 lbs (on my bathroom scale, so that may not be too exact)

…is apparently the Good Luck Baby for all Missouri sports teams… go Tigers, Cardinals & Chiefs!

…enjoys batting at toys and kicks his legs excitedly while playing with them.

…is a card carrying member of the Ceiling Fan fan club

…falls asleep nuzzled into the crook of my elbow and will sleep contentedly through any amount of noise and commotion unless I dare to put him down.

… Is starting to hold up his head much better, although he still sometimes resembles a bobblehead doll

…has a little flat spot on the back of his head that makes me feel like a terrible mother for not holding him more instead of laying him down (or for not staying home instead of working, where with two other kids the babysitter can’t possibly hold him all day long!), but I know that’s mommy guilt getting the best of me and I think it’s pretty normal and it will round out again as he gets older and can do more than just lay around.

Whew! That got a little deep! Sorry. But hey, I survived the “fourth trimester,” so that’s something. Another milestone is that I’m having an evening out tonight for the first time since he’s been born! Hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy it and not worry too much.

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18 thoughts on “Sam at 3 months

  1. I don’t blame Sam: I wake up a lot when I’m cold, too 🙂

    He’s precious, Sarah. He’s filled out so much. I love babies in those footed sleepers. I can just imagine how it felt to cuddle my little ones as I look at this photo.

    I agree with Kathy and Stacey. Don’t let the guilt creep in. It tries to get all of us for one reason or another.
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    • I love the footie sleepers, too! I appreciate your comments so much – you always make me feel better and remind me to cherish these moments even when I’m feeling overwhelmed.

    • Yes, it was a fun night but I’m still not sure it’s worth the exhaustion the next day. I sure wish my kids would learn how to sleep in on the nights I’m up late!

  2. Congratulations on surviving the fourth trimester! You should pat yourself on the back! I have to ignore the mommy guilt feelings, too. Both my kids had little flat spots on their heads and they’re just fine. I’m hopping over from Ladies Only Blog Share (my link up was #33 and 34-Help Babies and Kids Adjust To Time Change)
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