I’m soooo late writing this post, but Evan is 3 months old!
This last month was full of a lot of changes for Evan and I. Mostly because I went back to work and the days of “sleeping in” are over. He goes to daycare 3 days a week, is home with Dan for one day, and me for one day. So far, he’s taken this change like a champ.
Not surprised, he has taken to most things like a champ.
Weight/Height – Totally guessing here, but I’d say he probably hit about 17-18lbs at 3 months and between 25-26 inches in length. He’s a big guy.
He also NEVER stops moving when he’s awake.
At 3 months he…
Sleep/Naps – He goes to bed around 8:30, wakes up once around 2:30, and then is typically up for the day around 7:30. This started around the time I went to back to work and while it’s not the case EVERY night, it’s what happens MOST nights. As for naps… well we’re still working on that. He’s a catnapper and will sleep for an hour every 1.5-2 hours all day long. He is STARTING to consolidate daytime sleep, but he’s definitely not there yet. He still sleeps swaddled in the Rock n Play Sleeper in our room at night… and while he’s home during the day. He will also still sleep on me. *love*
Eats – He’s definitely had some kind of growth spurt the last few weeks. He eats longer BUT he also go longer between feedings. He used to eat every 1-2 hours and now he’s every 2-4 during the day. He’s still exclusively breastfed and will be until about 6 months – when I introduce solids (unless he shows interest earlier – so far he’s content with mama’s milk).
Milestones – Blowing bubbles, giggling/laughing, finding his hands, shoving his hands into his mouth, rolling over to his side (thankfully NOT all the way -yet) and grabbing at his toys
Likes – Himself (in the mirror), most people, ceiling fans, his bath, his car seat, his play mat, swaddling (he smiles at me the entire time I am swaddling him – it’s bizarre), mama’s milk, Fridays, his chicken
Dislikes – Getting out of the bath, being woken up
Yep, Evan continues to be our easy, roll-with-the-punches, little (big) guy. He is full of smiles and is really just a joyful baby. He loves the attention, but I can also put him down and he is content “playing” by himself. He has his fussy times, but they are pretty rare. In fact, E’s daycare provider said he was “80% easier than Livie.” And I thought SHE was an easy baby!
As for me… Here come the postpartum pictures…
Compared to last month, I’m a little smaller all over. I’m still feeling soft and smushy in the belly area – but I feel stronger in my arms, shoulders, and legs.
I think the biggest change I can see in the comparison pictures is in my back. Of course, it doesn’t help that I’m wearing different shorts.
Here are months 1 and 2…
Emotionally: Oh boy, I have been a mess…as you all know. Thankfully things have calmed down and things are starting to feel more routine and normal. Month 3 was definitely my hardest month. I think the lack of sleep and the feeling like I had to get it all done, all the time got the best of me. Lesson learned.
Physically: I weighed in at a Dr’s appointment a few weeks ago and I’m now down a few pounds. I now weigh less than pre-pregnancy. I can tell in my pants as they are all a little too big (but of course NONE of my shirts/dresses fit!). I expect to lose a few more pounds in the next 9 months, but don’t worry I will gain it all back when I stop pumping . Thanks to my wonderful hormones, I have started losing my hair (I already have a few bald spots) and have been bruising VERY easily. I need to be better about taking my prenatal vitamins – I’m SURE that it has something something to do with it.
Fitness/Running: I have to admit, working out has gotten harder now that I’ve returned to work. I am still trying to squeeze some workouts in at least 2-3 times a week though. I plan on doing a whole post on running, but it’s going slow. I have managed to hit 5 miles, but at this point I have no idea how I’m going to run a half marathon again, let alone a FAST half marathon.
So to sum it up… Evan is cute, I was (am?) stressed…but in the end, it’s all good and we’re figuring out what works for us. One thing is CERTAIN: I love this little guy and cannot imagine him NOT being a part of our family. He is one sweet little dude.