Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Sweetest Thing

Liam deserves his own update, so here it is.

Bub at 3 months

What we call him- I am big on nicknames. My brother is Chicken, my mom MP for Mother Pie, I am Peachy, Hub really is hub (that isn't a blog name), my favorite cousin is either wife or KT. Strangely my dad is daddy.. fairly normal. For Liam we've tested out lots of nicknames- peanut, little buddy, best boy, L-man. But what is sticking is Bub. So now I have bub and hub. I told Hub yesterday that if we have another, we can call him or her cub. I love it.

Joys- Bub is a happy, smiley little babe. His favorite time of the day is diaper change time. He especially likes being changed upstairs on his changing table. He likes being nude or nearly so. He smiles, laughs and "talks" to us during this time. Baths are growing on him, but he hates being cold so he loses his mind when we take him out. He is very cuddly (clingy?) he always wants to be held, kissed and talked to. Speaking of kisses- he loves them. He smiles and then opens his mouth wide when a kiss is on its way. A little messy, but very cute. 

Challenges- Bub hates sleeping. I think because he is expected to sleep alone. He was a really good night sleeper until about a week or a week and a half ago. He was getting 5-6 hours stretches in his co-sleeper, followed by another of about 4 hours. He would spend the morning nursing on and off and bedsharing with me. He slept in the crook of my arm. WELL. He has realized that when he cries, I feed him. So he cries as soon as I put him into his bed. I pick him up and nurse, he falls asleep after 2 seconds I ease him into bed, cue crying. The process starts all over. After about 2 hours I can get an hour without him in my bed this is early-ish in the night. Once he wakes up from that,  I nurse him but usually fall asleep when he does. I just can't fight with him for 2 more hours at 1am. Anyone have any advice? He still doesn't nap. Never has. 

Developments- Liam is SO interactive. He holds eye contact with me even from across the room. He loves his grandparents (all 4 of them) his aunts and uncle, and of course hub and me. He will duck his head sometimes with strangers but he usually warms right up. He will grasp things that he likes the feel of. He has a nubbly blanket, stuffy thing. I think people call them lovies? He LOVES it. He also has a very fuzzy baseball blanket that he likes. He's in love with his hands and bites on them and looks at them constantly. He makes half-hearted attempts to swat at things, but not consistently and he usually misses. He seems to be on the verge of rolling over (front to back), but he hates tummy time so much it's a struggle. 

General- He's still a tiny guy. He can still wear some newborn things, but is mostly in 0-3 month clothes. He wears size 1 diapers. I think he's about 13 pounds by my home scale. He looks JUST LIKE his dad. He has lovely eyelashes, but no eyebrows to speak of.

Here is the progression of my little man:
3 Days Old

2 Weeks Old
One Month Old

2 Months Old
Unofficial 3 Months Old Picture
This is a blind kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
U2, The Sweetest Thing


  1. I LOVE the 3 months pic! Well, all of them really. Sprout still looks just like his dad at 17 months and still has no (visible) eyebrows.

    So for the sleeping bit, have you read the Weissbluth book? Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. Some stuff in there that is really good to know, and some other "guidelines," that you needn't freak out about if you're not doing it right (ha! do as I say, not as I do). Babies definitely need to nap, and will sleep better at night with good naps, and vice versa. (Isn't that a chicken and egg argument?) But, some babies do their own thing and the ultimate conclusion is that they are all OK!

    If I could have done the nurse/doze in bed thing for the rest of my life I think I would. Sprout was very good at that! Enjoy it!!!!!!!

  2. He is so adorable! LOVE the pictures! Enjoy every moment with your little bub.

  3. Handsome little guy! I second Weissbluth for sleeping!!

  4. He is so sweet! My girls love their change table too and are always full of smiles at diaper time. Funny how weight and body shape mix for their sizes. My girls are about 12 lbs and have moved into their 3-6 month clothes.