*Yes, this post is a few weeks late...
Dear Baby Mac,
Well, it happened again. I blinked and you are another month older. THREE MONTHS! Goodness gracious, how did that happen? I'm probably going to say this every single month for the rest of your life, but this month was my favorite month so far. Wow, you have changed and grown so much from that tiny helpless little newborn. You are seriously the coolest baby I know…and I don’t just say that to all the babies.
This month your personality is really starting to show through. You are a very happy kid and you absolutely love the sound of your own voice. You talk, squeal and babble more than any kid I’ve ever met. You love having conversations with me and every time you hear my voice you start jabbering away. Sometimes we hang out on the changing table forever just looking at each other and talking a mile a minute. I sing songs to you and we play peek-a-boo.
You also love standing! Daddy has been holding you up in his lap and you stand like a champ. We’ve been watching the Olympics and we think you could win a gold medal in the baby standing event. You have great head control and wonderful balance. And speaking of watching the Olympics, you are definitely watching what’s going on around you, including the games. You can see across the room now and you love looking out windows or at the colors on the TV. You were completely mesmerized by the ribbons in the rhythmic gymnastics.
You’ve recently discovered your hands and you must have them in your mouth at all times right now. I’m not sure if you’re teething or if you just think they’re delicious, but you love them. You also love chewing on Sophie the Giraffe, burp cloths and my fingers. It’s so amazing to watch you work on getting the toy in your hand to your mouth where you want it. It takes time and concentration, but you are so smart and determined. It’s just incredible to watch you learn right before my eyes.
You’re also starting to have strong feelings about things. You have decided that you hate taking baths longer than 4 minutes. You scream bloody murder when you’re hungry and we can’t get a bottle ready fast enough for you. You also insist on holding the bottle yourself. Your little hands are so active. You like going on car rides, but you hate it when the car stops at lights or in traffic. You can only sleep on your back if you’re swaddled, otherwise you love to sleep in your swing or in my arms. You want to be upright all the time and do not want to be held on your side or snuggled like a baby (unless you’re eating). You are so curious, you need to be looking around all the time.
Your daddy and I are just having the best time in the world raising you. We love being your parents. These three months of maternity leave have been absolutely incredible. I’ve loved every second I spent with you. I’m nervous about going back to work, but I also know it’s the right move for our family and you’ll be in good hands. In the meantime, I’m snuggling with you as much as I possibly can. I know you won’t be this tiny ever again and I’m trying to soak up every second. I’m a little sad to see you growing so fast, but then again, I can’t wait to see how you change in the next few weeks! Every day just keeps getting better.
- singing Itsy Bitsy Spider on the changing table
- being outside
- ceiling fans
- standing on daddy's lap
- chilling on your playmat
- getting your cheeks wiped with a burp cloth
- the vacuum cleaner
- diaper changes
- your Tiny Love classic mobile
- the swing
- watching the Olympics
- being held
- chewing on your fingers
- triathlon simulation
- Tom Petty
- being hungry for more than 1 second
- being overly tired
- being in the carseat if we're not moving
- facing me in the Baby Bjorn
- the video camera
- the snot sucker
- cold diaper wipes
- kissing in public