Now that you are three months old, you:
- laugh, giggle, and smile often.
- love to look at yourself in the mirror.
- sleep in your crib, your swing, your stroller, your car seat, your pack’n’play, and Mama and Dad’s bed.
- take four 45-minute naps a day.
- go to bed at 6:15.
- love bath time.
- have never had a bottle.
- love to swing at Kate Sessions Park.
- love to sing songs with Mama, especially “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” and “The Hokey Pokey.” The first time you ever laughed a real belly laugh was when Mama was singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
- play on your back for up to ten minutes at a time.
- tolerate tummy time for about two minutes.
- are just starting to grab toys. The first toy you ever grabbed was the Christmas penguin bath toy that was in your stocking.
- like to watch TV. (Though we sure try to prevent that.)
- still have the hugest cheeks.
- are often up all night with tummy aches from gas. Boo.
- sleep for three hours a stretch at night (when your tummy doesn’t hurt you).
- sneeze every time you look toward a bright light or the sun.
- are very vocal. Very.
- fold your hands across your chest in the most dainty way.
- weigh about fourteen pounds and are growing out of your 3-6 month clothes.
- still sleep swaddled, but you sure don’t like the swaddle when you wake up.
- love to stretch your arms over your head and arch your back when you wake up.
- love to play in bed with Mama and Dad in the mornings.
- fuss every time you get in the Beco carrier, and then promptly fall asleep.
- usually let strangers (friends of Mama and Dad, of course) hold you, and you usually smile and laugh for them. (Unless you’re tired.)
- love to read books, often talking to the pictures.
- like to sit in your Bumbo chair, but only for a few minutes.
- love to play airplane, either on Mama’s knees, or held above Mama or Dad’s head.
- finally got rid of your yucky diaper rash, but you still have thrush. Boo again.
- are the best thing that ever happened to your mama and your dad, and we love you to the moon and back.