Three Months

September 15, 2008

Isaac,

You are three months today little man! You might notice that I neglected to write for two months, but lets just say we’re trying to make it fair for any siblings you might have whose first years I may not be able to document with such ardor. The truth son is that we were just too darn busy. You are a well traveled young man at the tender age of three months. When you were only six weeks old you and I packed up and flew out west for a whirlwind family and friends tour. Unfortunately we had to leave Papa at home since he was not allowed to miss any classes, but we called him daily and skyped often. However, with the time change and your healthy appetite you were inevitably eating almost every time we spoke to him.

You are a healthy boy and you still love to eat. At your last check up (which was between two and three months due to our travels) you weighed in at 15 lbs 14 oz and measured 24 inches in length. You have impressive head control and are very alert and bright eyed. These traits combined usually get you mistaken for a four or five month old. You still have very fair and fine hair and have kept your amazing blue eyes thus far.

Sleep continues to be a big deal for you but you are consistently getting better at it. Once I stopped eating dairy your stomach improved dramatically. You can still pass gas like a champion, but no longer scream in pain during the day. This has translated into daytime naps (yay!) which leads to a less cranky Isaac and a better night sleep. Day time naps, while more frequent, are still not routine in any way; you may or may not nap and they can last anywhere from 20 min to 2 hours. The only guarantee is that when you wake you will be hungry and in need of a fresh diaper. Most nights you only get up two, maybe three times to feed and then are generally easy to get back to sleep. Now that we are back home you start your nights in your crib then move into bed with us after your fist feed. This was an easy transition for you and I think I had a harder time at it than you did.

You are now a smiling fiend; although you can play shy and are occasionally stingy with the smiles. Your grandparents made fools of themselves constantly trying to capture that elusive smile on camera. Your Papa can always make you coo and get a big smile. You discovered your voice at about 10 weeks and had lots of fun playing with it the entire day. Now you usually have one maybe two vocal periods a day when you just want to talk; you are always more vocal when Papa is around.

You had your first cold during this period and are toughing it out quite well. You sound so stuffy but haven’t really been that grumpy because of  it. You tend to be a bit more cuddly in the evenings when you are sick, but we are not complaining. You like to play on your back and continue to sleep only on your stomach or side. You really like to sit up like a ‘big boy’, but can only accomplish this with help.

You are amazing and loved.

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2 Responses to “Three Months”

  1. eva Says:

    Bigger than my 9 month old!!! No wonder his poop is off the charts and out of the diaper!!! He’s gorgeous and obviously doing very well…better sign him up for the gifted program now:)

  2. jermangirl Says:

    What a great letter 🙂 Definitely a well travelled little man. If he has trouble with subsequent colds, we found saline nose drops helped in the evening after a warm bath!


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