I can't believe that you are three months old already. At the same time, I can't believe there was ever a time you weren't here. It is like you have always been a part of our family. You just showed up and fit right in, and we all absolutely adore you. You are such a happy, mellow baby. You have the same personality in person that you had in my tummy, when you kept making yourself comfortable by laying sideways--you just like to be comfortable, hang out, and go with the flow. You hardly ever cry (but when you do, look out! Boy, do you have a set of lungs on you.). You have been smiling for many, many weeks now. Anyone who catches your eye gets a giant, heart-melting grin.
I love to sit with you and make you "dance," because it makes you laugh. I take your arms and sing "Y-M-C-A" while making the gestures, and you think it's hilarious. Your laugh is a deep one that burbles up from inside you, and it's a joy to listen to. I love it! Nothing makes me happier than seeing your smile and hearing your laugh.
Your daddy is doing a great job managing life with a baby and your big sister. He takes you to the park, hiking, and really everywhere. You are so mellow that you just go with the flow. As long as we are with you, you are happy to be anywhere and do anything.
You love your swing. We hardly ever use the bouncy seat with you, because the swing is definitely your favorite place to be. You are asleep in it right now, in fact. You "talk" to the butterflies that hang down from the mobile on it, and get particularly excited when they suddenly stop (the motor is breaking on the swing!). When we fix it so that they move again, you calm down and continue to watch them, delighted. It's pretty funny.
You are a great sleeper, although you still wake to eat around 11, 1:30 and 4:30 am. This week we moved you from your bassinet to the crib. I didn't want to do it. I want to hold tight to your babyhood, and I'd much rather have you snoozing in the bassinet right beside me. But daddy decided that you move around enough in the middle of the night that you needed more room, and he raised the crib mattress and put the bumper pads in the crib so that you would be comfortable. Sure enough, you move all around the crib at night, creeping down or up while you sleep. You roll your legs up and around a lot even in your sleep.
You are close to rolling over, but can't quite get around the arm that is closest to the floor. We know you'll get there soon, though!
You are a good eater, although you're only taking about 10 ounces while I'm at work during the day. You still prefer your food direct from the source! You don't eat as much as you once did, though, and your growth is slowing down. The doctor says that you weren't meant to be a giant baby, so I guess that's for the best.
Your big sister adores you, and constantly says "baby S is cute!", and pats and kisses your head. She talks to you, and you smile and laugh at her in return. I love watching the two of you interact and enjoy each other, and am so excited to watch you grow up together.
I love you my baby, and I'm so glad you are here.