3.19.17 – 3 Months Old

19 Mar

Dear Greyson,

Our sweet little hunk of love. 🙂 Your big smile and silent laugh make us giggle every day. You don’t give your smiles away easily to strangers, but you instantly smile at us – especially after sleep. Your “shout talking” makes us laugh and sometimes scares your brother. Every time we lay you on the play mat you instantly start smiling, laughing, and cooing. You get so excited like you have never seen it before, and I just love watching you joyfully kick your legs and swat at the toys hanging down. You have turned into a great sleeper – totally ignoring your brother’s cries during naps and night times. I love your grunts and stretches when you wake up from a deep sleep. You have found your thumb and like to chew on it rather than suck on it to soothe yourself – especially when you are getting hungry. You are getting so strong and hold your head up really well, but that big noggin can be quite the weapon when you swing it around unexpectedly. You remind me so much of your big sister in terms of your demeanor, and you look so much like she did at six weeks old right now. You recently graduated to 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers, and I can’t believe how fast you’ve grown – especially when I look back at your newborn photos. We love you so much!

XOXO,

Mama

 

Dear Oliver,

Oh my adorable peanut with the dimply smile. You are so sweet but make me so sleepy. In the last couple weeks, you have given us a run for our money in the sleep department. You are definitely not loving your crib yet! Despite the lack of sleep, you still have the sweetest demeanor. You love to “talk” to us and stare into our faces. You are definitely our social little snuggle monster – you don’t care too much about toys yet. You have the same smile and dimple as your big sister, and you flash that smile at her as soon as you hear her voice. (And then you close your eyes because you know a kiss attack is coming.) We’ve even caught you smiling at your brother a couple of times. When we lay you next to each other, you are always putting a hand on him – often in his face. You love to lick and suck on your hands and hate your pacifier. You always let out a big coo after you sneeze or cough. You close your eyes and softly whine as soon as you get tired or overstimulated, and you love to bury your face in our arm when you want to go to sleep. You don’t have long wake periods right now, and we are sure hoping your sleep periods get longer. But your big blue eyes, coos and smiles melt my heart, and you are certainly worth all of the sleepless nights. We love you so!

XOXO,

Mama

 

Other Mama notes (mostly for myself):

The boys spitting up has gotten so much better – although whenever I say that I get a projectile vomit on me. They are growing like crazy and becoming much more aware of their surroundings. Their gas issues still come and go. We try to work on tummy time as much as possible – but it’s so hard to fit it in after feedings and before naps with two! We are starting to get them on a schedule. Eat, wake (1 hr Ollie | 1.5 hrs Grey), and sleep, but the nap lengths and times still vary quite a bit each day. They are still taking 3-4 oz every 3 hours. We start bedtime at 6:30 PM, but it is often after 8:00 before they are finally asleep. Both boys are still swaddled in sleep sacks. They love to sleep in the car, which is helpful for taking Laney to activities.

Greyson slept in his crib for the first full night last night, but he still gets up 2-3 times a night. He pretty easily puts himself to sleep for naps in his crib. After a couple weeks of waking up when Ollie cries, he is pretty great at ignoring him now.

We have decided to sleep train Oliver after a couple of sleepless nights with hourly wake-ups. He was getting up 3 times a night before this rough patch with a couple extra quick wake-ups with gas. Still working on getting him used to the crib. He definitely would prefer to be held and struggles to put himself back to sleep after waking up.

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