Monday, December 19, 2011

Mom to a newborn: 3 months old!!!

Yesterday, my little monster turned three months old. Wow, has time flown by. These have been amazing, exhausting, and fabulous months. I am in awe of the little life that God created, and feel so blessed that He chose me to be Easton's mama.

In the last month, Easton has begun to hit all the little milestones that baby books tell us about- which makes me proud and it also gives me peace of mind. The fear of having an unhealthy baby in any way never leaves a new mom. A thriving baby boy is all I can ask for- and I'm happy to say that Tony and I have something to do with his success. We are great parents to our little guy, if I do say so myself.

Now, dont get me wrong. There are days that go by where I'm certain that I'm doing EVERYTHING wrong. My friend Sarah, (who also has a newborn) told me that every new mom believes she is messing up the parenting thing at some point. So, the best I can do is make decisions that I believe are in the best interest of my little guy, and hope (and pray) for the best!

I have recently started journaling daily, so that I can remember the little things that Easton does- also because I want to remember how I felt during this stage in my life. I got the idea from Johnny Depp, who said that journaling everyday keeps the mind sharp. No big deal.

Here are a few tid-bits from my daily journal:

Easton has begun reaching and grabbing.
He giggles in the morning and it is so cute!
He has begun sleeping a four to five hour stretch from 10-2:30 or 3am. Then goes back down until about 5 or 6 am, (thank goodness).
He goes down for a nap around 2:30 and sleeps for about 3 gives me a much needed break.
His dimple makes me at least 15% more happy than if he didn't have one.
He has started to poop less. I'm very grateful for this, as I launder his dipes myself :)
He is getting very close to growing out of his baby gap, red, hand-me-down jams- and it literally brings tears to my eyes.
He feels thicker. Its almost like he's becoming more human and less doll-like.
Sometimes, we can just see that he is discovering something's like witnessing a miracle.
He has started to kick his little legs while he's nursing.
His thighs are becoming so chunky. I love it!
He "gags" on a pacifier and a bottle. What's the male word for a diva??
When he wakes up from a nap his eyes roll all around, he brings in his chin to 4 double chins, then he sees us and smiles. Big smiles.
He farts while he feeds sometimes...and while we change his diaper...and while he lays- tummy down, on our laps.

There is so much more. But these are my favourites! I love my guy.

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