Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Growing Boy: Month 3

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I cannot believe it has been three months. He is getting to be such a big boy and developing right before my eyes.

Around August 30, we learned Luke has a form or infant reflux and will need medication until at least 8 months of age. He has been feeding well but he would spit up frequently after each feeding and usually these spit ups would be projectile, almost like vomiting. Around that same time we noticed he would wake up in the middle of the night ever two hours. He had been sleeping for 6-7 hour stretches so this was alarming.

He has still been breast feeding only and has been eating every 3 hours or do. Sometimes he can go a four hour stretch but other times he will get hungry at the 2.5 hour mark. He has however; gotten the hang of the eat play THEN sleep routine this month which is good for everyone.

He has been sleeping pretty well this month during the nights. He will usually sleep for about 6 hours at a time. I can out him down at 9 or 9:30 and he will sleep into the 3 o'clock hour. On a rre occasion, about once a week, he will "sleep through the night" and sleep for about 8-9 hours. I have not figured out why he does this and how I can get him to do it more often.

He has been taking at least two Lon naps each day. He will usually get up around 8 or so and then go back to sleep for at least 1.5 hours or even 2 hours. That is usually when we have I go out of the house for errands or something. He also sleeps very well in the afternoons. I will feed him and e will usually dose off in the middle of the feeding. I then put him in his swing an he will take a good 2-3 hour nap there. These past few weeks this nap has aligned with Natalie's nap so that was a JOY!!!

Since Natalie has been going to school this past week, he nap schedule has been disrupted and I can already tell it will take some hard work to get him back on to some sort of routine. Both of his heavy solid naps have been disrupted and unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it. (we HAVE to go and pick-up/ drop-off Natalie... Sorry Luke)

His playtime has been so much fun these days. He loves to lay on the floor on his playmat and move around. He has not yet rolled over from front to back or back to front (that I have seen... Chris swears he did roll per for him but it DOES NOT count til mama sees it!) but I think he will soon. You can tell when he is working on rolling over too; he will try so hard and grunt so loud. He just can't quite make it all the way over. He has also been following people and objects with his eyes so much better this month. Natalie will come and play with him on the floor and when she gets up he will watch her walk away an then CRY! He LOVES him some Natalie Grace (don't we all!)

Overall this month has been a whirlwind of a month for our family and I know next month will be even more hectic and crazy. My baby boy is growing so fast and I cannot believe what a beautiful blessing he is to me and my family! I love you Luke and pray for you EVERY DAY!!!

God is good... ALL THE TIME!!!