I thought I would get to post about your three-month birthday earlier in the day, and I thought I’d have loads of pictures of your three-month self, but we were busy LIVING out the day today, and I just haven’t had a chance!
You just get more and more fun every day! Today was no exception. You and I went with Carrie to a cookout at Nathanael’s summer camp, and you hung out in the sling and helped me pick tomatoes. Then, we had a long nap at Mimi and Papa’s house. And THEN, we went to the swimming pool! I was a little worried that you’d get fussy, since it was about 5:30, and the one other time I’d taken you to the pool, it was late in the day like that, and you didn’t have a bit of fun. Not so, today! You had a ton of fun. You kicked, kicked, kicked. You watched your cousins swim. You squealed in delight. I think you were probably in the water for a total of an hour, first with me and then with Mimi. And, now, you are sleeping like a dream with your dad in the rocking chair. I think we are in for an eaaaasy night (hopefully I’ve not spoken too soon!).
You’ve really discovered your toes, and you love to suck on them all the time. You never used to like being put down on your back, but now that you’ve got your little piggy friends, you’re content to lie on your back, grab hold of your feet, and suck away. We’ve been putting you on the little jungle play mat we’ve borrowed from Ivy, and you like hanging out there with the cats (who love jumping through the hoop). I’m getting a little better about remembering to do “tummy time” with you, and you’re really honing your skills. You can usually lift yourself onto your elbows. I tried to get pictures of you doing it for your three-month picture, but you were tired and not that into it. Here’s the best one. You’re pretty blurry, but you’re often blurry in pictures (like bigfoot), because you move around so much.
You’re sleeping in your crib all the time now. That’s not to say you’re “sleeping through the night.” No, you still wake up 2, 3, 4 times a night to nurse, which is fine, because you almost always drift right back off to sleep. You got too big for your bassinet, so we’ve passed it along so Margie can sleep in it when she’s born. It was kind of sad for me to take it out of our bedroom. I loved how nicely you fit in it, and I LOVED having you right there beside me. Your crib is also in our bedroom, though, so I still have you nearby. I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to hear you waking up to eat, and that you’d have to cry to get my attention, but I do think our sleep rhythms are in sync, because I wake up just as easily to you stirring as I did with you in the bassinet. You’ve also outgrown your night time swaddle blanket, so we’ve got you in a regular receiving blanket. I’m not sure what we’ll do when you outgrow that! You still startle easily, so you sleep so much better with your arms snug against your body. Your dad and I are working on getting you to sleep easily, and some nights go better than others. You’ve just, in the last couple of days, started this wailing thing. It’s actually kind of hilarious. I’ll get it on video at some point.
Tomorrow is your first Independence Day. I don’t think you’ll be declaring any independence of any sort, but that’s alright with me. It’s looking to be a busy day, starting off with first-day coverage of the Tour de France and then a trip to the farmer’s market (our regular Saturday morning activity). In a couple of weeks, we’re heading to Tennessee to see your dad’s family, and they couldn’t be more excited to see you. You’ve changed so much since they saw you last; I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for them to hang out with you. Your dad can’t go with us, though, so we’ll be missing him.
Here are some other pictures of you taken in the last month.