September 12, 2011

Callen at 3 Months

Our little man is growing by leaps and bounds! Unfortunately, we don't have a well check for Callen this month so we have to do our own measurements. While I am sure they are accurate, it just doesn't feel as official as getting them from the doctor. That said, today Callen is 16 lbs, 6 oz and 26.5" long. This puts him at the 95th percentile for weight and off the charts for height.

 At three months, he:

  •  Is smiling all the time! I have to avoid making eye contact with him while he's eating because otherwise he'll smile that big, gummy grin of his and dribble milk all over the place!
  • Still has a minor case of tongue tie, though it doesn't seem to affect him too much. He is a bit messier of an eater than his sister was, but that's pretty much all it seems to be affecting.
  • Is laughing! He just started laughing the other day, and it's seriously the best sound in the world. He'll grin up at me and laugh, turning his head to the side like he's being bashful. I die every time he does it :-)

  • Has rolled back to belly a few times but isn't doing it regularly yet.
  • Has crazy upper body strength! During tummy time, he will lift his head and shoulders well off the ground and will sometimes even hold them up without using his arms to prop himself up. It is insane how quickly babies get so strong.
  • Chews on his hands a lot. This is totally normal baby behavior, but it still cracks me up. He still hasn't really "found" his thumb and won't take a pacifier, but he loves to suck and chew on his fist.
  • Babbles and coos all the time!
  • Loves to watch his feet. He discovered them a couple of weeks ago, and now his favorite thing to do if he's in his bouncy chair, carseat, or sitting in someone's lap, is to watch his feet moving around. He'll even lean forward, seemingly to try to get them in his mouth.
  • Sleeps for anywhere from 4-6 hours at night (in a crib!), and then wakes up every 2-3 hours until around 7 or 8.
  • Still doesn't really have a set nap schedule, but will take 3 to 5 naps from 30 minutes to an hour and a half each.
  • Is still very relaxed and easy-going, at least in my opinion. Most days he is easy to get down for naps, still doesn't mind the car seat too much, will take a bottle (though it does take him much longer to eat from one,) and overall seems to be a very happy baby. He's the perfect addition to our family!