Tuesday, June 26, 2007

growing up—13 weeks (the 3 month edition)

Dear Gideon,

Sunday was your 3 month birthday. You chose to ring in the festivities with your first truly explosive diaper. We were at Grandma's, who had been away for a week and was so excited to see you. You were sitting on her lap and she heard you going. I went to pick you up, you grunted hard and there it was. Running all out the side of your diaper, onto Grandma's jeans and then onto the couch. To say it was gross is an understatement. We got everything cleaned up—including you—but Grandma's couch will never be the same.

You haven't rolled over yet but in the interim you've adopted a really neat little trick. For the past couple of nights we would put you in your crib for the evening. When we would come in to get you the next morning—yes you are still sleeping through most nights, thank you—you will be 180° from where you started. I wish I could see you in action, but have yet to catch the show.

Wait. Just like that things have changed. I wrote the above last night before I went to bed. The pictures were still on the camera so I didn't end up posting it last night. You woke up at 3:00 and when I went in to check on you I found you 90° from where you started and on your stomach. You rolled over! I put you back the way you belonged and gave you your binkie. Apparently you were hungry because within 10 minutes you were fussing again. This time Dad went in to get you and guess what? You were on your belly again! We didn't actually see you roll over, but you did it. This both thrills me and frightens me. We are excited that you've reached yet another milestone in your development but I'd rather you not roll over onto your stomach while we are all in bed. Do it during our waking hours but stay on your back during your night sleeping please. Unfortunately there is no way to convey this to you and your going to keep rolling around in your sleep—I guess practice makes perfect.

You're growing fast and have outgrown the 0-3 month size almost completely. There are still a few items that fit you at that size but I'm guessing they are bit on the big size. Kind of like how Chico's size 4 is really a size 12—but hey, it makes the ladies feel good, right? You have lots of cute clothes in the 3-6 months size and I love putting you into a funky little outfit each day. If I ever get some extra time I'm going to design you some sweet little graphics for some onesies. Hopefully you'll still be wearing them by then.

Every day your personality shines more and more. You are such a happy baby and love to flirt. You're getting more and more vocal and new sounds are squawking out of you all the time. You chat, you laugh, you make these cute little expressions with your beautiful blue eyes. Getting you to take a decent nap is one of the more difficult tasks. You will fight it until there is no fight left in you and then you'll only go down for about 30–45 minutes. You do that multiple times a day and I guess that's okay, I'd just like you to sleep a little longer at a time—like 2 hours. You'd probably enjoy it and then I could get something accomplished in one time span instead of over 3 sessions. Daddy has a different method of getting you to sleep but I find that rocking you and humming you a lullaby usually does the trick when you're in my arms. The lullaby I hum to you has words that I go over in my head while humming, but for some reason I prefer to just hum to you. Maybe it sounds better to me that way. I don't know.

Thank you so much for being everything you are. We are so lucky to be your parents and we wouldn't want you any other way. Don't grow up so fast, we want time to savor every moment with you.



Blogger Christina said...

He is just so adorable. I love his smile!

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! What accomplishments!

My BIL called the other day, and his reply upon being asked how his 6-month-old son is:

"He goes backwards."

4:15 PM  
Blogger Vegas Princess said...

He always juts looks so happy! He is the happiest baby I ever seen. Unless you are hiding all the screaming photos from us!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

I think the only way you could convey to him that he shouldn't roll over is with duct tape. But then you will have other problems.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

What an adorable little guy!! My Ruby Doobie is 3 months today so we were pratically in labor at the same time!

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, I hope you will come back again soon!

I am really enjoying reading about Gideon so I added you to my google reader!


11:59 PM  

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