Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nathaniel is three months old!

Nathaniel is still a pretty easy baby, although he's been reluctant to sleep during the day lately.  He will only sleep in his crib for 20 to 40 minutes, and then he'll wake up screaming and refuse to go back to sleep.  He's still swaddled, and we play white noise for him, so I don't know what has changed.  Just yesterday he fell asleep in the car while we were waiting in the pickup line to get Amelia after school, and he stayed asleep when I brought the carseat inside, and slept for almost two hours.  It was amazing!  I played with the girls, did dishes and laundry, and even some cleaning. So today, I kept him up until it was time to get Amelia, and he fell asleep in the car again and has been sleeping in his carseat for almost two hours again. 

He's still sleeping through the night most nights, from about 6:45pm to 6:30am.  Although when Jeff and Jane were here last weekend, he was waking up again in the middle of the night, or even worse, at 5am, and then refusing to go back to sleep.

He is smiling a lot now, and holding his head up really well. 

He also loves to laugh and make faces by sticking his tongue out.

He loves to be held facing forward so that he can look at everything.  His legs are getting strong, and he especially likes it when he can stand on my lap and I help him bounce.  He also likes to lay in his gym and bat at his windchime toy, although that usually only lasts for 10 minutes or so.

He loves his sisters, of course.  Amelia is good at entertaining him by bouncing him in the bouncy seat, showing him toys or reading him books.  Megan is always trying to hold him and give him hugs.  After we dropped her off at preschool today, she ran back out of the classroom because she had forgotten to give Nathaniel a hug.  So sweet!


  1. Such a cute sleeping baby! I love his smiles too. Perhaps you want to try to just have him sleep in the car seat if that works.

  2. Your 3-month old totally needs to come over and teach my 21-month-olds how to sleep at night. How great for a busy mommy! He's an adorable baby!

  3. He IS adorable. I could just pinch those chubby cheeks. Sounds like you've got a new routine ... naptime in the carseat. Whatever works, huh? :)