Jax is now 3 1/2 months, sorry I got a little behind on this post!
He has really turned a corner and seems to be getting into a good routine (except for last night, more on that later...)
He wakes up about 6-6:30 on work days and he has even been known to sleep till 8:15 on the weekends! He eats every 2-3 hours. He still sleeps a lot throughout the day but is also has lots of alert time. He is rolling from tummy to back (well he did 3x one day, hasn't since) and is attempting to roll from back to tummy but can't quite get all the way over.
He LOVES swinging. The swing we bought for him off the buy/sell/trades sites broke and thankfully I had just bought a $10 for my moms house so I had Derek immediately run to my moms and pick it up. He didn't care for the older style one my mom had that went back and fourth, he likes the papasen one that goes side to side.
Up until last week he was still sleeping in the rock n' play but we are moving him over to his crib (in our room.) His feet were really hanging off the bottom of the rock n' play and he just seemed to not be as comfortable as he used to be. I mean if you feel it it just feels like cardboard on the back! The best part is the sides that make you feel snuggled and the vibrations. Well, the first night didn't go well because he kept rolling over into the side and getting angry. I blame this on our very uneven floors. I dug out the triangle thing that keeps babies from rolling over and that really helped. With us having no ductwork upstairs the rooms get very cold in winter as you can imagine.
We transitioned Dane and Knox to their rooms around 3-4 months when they outgrew the bassinet but Jax just seems too little to be all alone! LOL even though it is right across the hall and we have a video monitor. So we just decided to move his crib into our room so we can share a space heater and see how it goes. As long as we all sleep good I don't have a problem with him in there. Thankfully our room is big enough it just slides into the corner. I am looking into sleep sacks for winter because I am terrified of blankets when they can roll over. I always worry about him waking up with cold hands but I read online that babies need their core to be warm, and their extremities are less important for some reason and having cold hands and feet are not as big of a deal. I plan to talk to his doctor about our cold house at his 4 month appointment.
He is 15 lbs 9 oz and about 25 1/2 inches. We didn't have an appointment this month so they are guestimates.
He is in a size 2 diaper in either Huggies snug and dry or Pampers Swaddlers. I like the Huggies because they have the "catcher" on the back, lol! The others sometimes he explodes out of and that's not good!
He absolutely loved getting a diaper change because that means he gets to be naked. He LOVES to be naked. He just gets the biggest grin and is so calm and happy. It melts me.
He is in between 6-9 month clothing. His 6 month pajamas are almost too tight but his 9 month ones are a little too loose.
He typically starts getting tired between 7 and 7:30, and is in bed by 8:30 ish. For the last week or so he has been spitting up which he doesn't normally do and so I was thinking maybe it was time to try and spread out his feedings a bit more. Well, last night I tried to spread his feeding from 4:30-7:30, I had just given him a bath and layed him down on the bed and he just lost it. He cried for 2 hours without being consoled. The only thing that made him remotely happy was a bath. We gave him 4 baths! HA! When he gets so upset he won't nurse even though he is extremely hungry and it is so frustrating. He ended up sucking on a wash cloth and Derek made him a bottle and we were able to get him to take a bottle which is strange because he HATES bottles. Moral of the story is that Mom and Dad don't make the rules, baby does. HA!
We are trying to get him to take bottles, and I bought a whole lot to try. We have a million Dr. Browns that I have been picking up at garage sales etc, but now he won't even take one. I guess we let it go to long without having him take one and now he won't even try it. He just screams and it is tough on dad when I'm gone and tough on mom when I'm gone because I either have to take him with me or I have to hurry home which is extremely inconvenient sometimes. Some of that you have to take with a grain of salt, it is only for a short amount of time and then he will be done nursing and it will be a non-issue anymore. I am only planning on doing it for the first 6 months like I did with Knox , so we are almost halfway there! Last night he took the "latch" bottle and that seemed to be a hit in his angry fit. It seems to be designed really well to help transition from breast to bottle. We will see. I am going one at a time because some of those bottle are $10 for one, so if he finds one he likes I'm returning the others! Someone gave us a bunch of Avent bottles as well, and he didn't hate those, although the nipple was not as appealing to him as the latch one.
Like I said before despite yesterdays meltdown he has really turned a corner as far as his demeanor. He doesn't cry in the car anymore unless he is in the car seat for a long time. He is generally more happy and seems to have a good routine going. I think it is funny how people with no kids or older people who don't have young kids say things like" well you just gotta train them to do this or that" well I have definitely tried. He in control not me. Do you think I want him to be sensitive to sound? No, I didn't plan it that way. I didn't plan for him to be fussy in the evenings and I try to do everything possible to avoid it. It is just the way the cookie crumbles, and I have to keep reminding myself that it won't be like this for long. Before you know it it will all be over and he will be grown up and I will miss these moments even though they are extremely exhausting and frustrating at times. That is the delicate balance of parenting.
It has only been 3 months but I could not imagine our family now without 3. It is crazy, hectic, exhausting, and amazing all at the same time. It is really fun to see all three of them and their different personalities and different characteristics. I can't wait to watch them grow!