Yesterday, marked Matthew being 3 months old. Somehow I blinked and have found myself a whole quarter of the way through his first year of life. This fact makes me want to cry a little bit.
Here are our developments for this month:
Matthew is, of course, still as cute as ever with a beautiful smile that lights up my world… which naturally I can’t now catch on a camera for the life of me.
Despite having a definite dairy problem things have really settled down, he is gaining weight perfectly and getting more squishy baby rolls by the day. Everyone we run into comments how big he is for his age… I take this as a huge compliment!
Sleep is definitely improving, although we are in the midst of his first full cold which has set us back a little.
He is learning to like tummy time and his head control is still amazing.
It also seems that a dribble switch was turned on this week and the little guy is running like a tap, it could be teething I guess but there is nothing to see?!
He has also finally mastered sucking his thumb this month which is helping him to settle himself in the evening. As he was not a fan of dummies I’m mostly thrilled about this development. However we have been trying (not ever so successfully) to break Emma of the same habit so when she spots Matthew with his thumb in his mouth she wanders over and helpfully takes it out again. Sigh.
We still have no discernible daytime napping/feeding routine. It is a surprise to me that I am bothered by this. With Emma I did everything ‘on demand’ and it was easy to be super flexible and eventually we found our groove. Now I’m starting to feel a little desperate for a bit of predictability about our day, so I can keep everything else ticking over, but I don’t want to force a schedule?! Yet another difference between having my first and second babies I just didn’t see coming.
There are still plenty of hard moments where I’m not sure if I’ll ever get a handle on being a mum of two (and stare in wonder at mums of more), but there are thankfully a lot more wonderful moments these days. Being snuggled on the sofa with both of my babies on my lap, watching Frozen for the umpteenth time, all being stuffed up with colds and taking ‘selfies’ for the fun of it. Now that is just right. 🙂