Life With A Newborn: Three Month Update

Little Mr 3 Month Update Pic

It feels like this is probably the last update that I can do with the title newborn in it as the little guy is now 12 weeks old and probably not really classed as a newborn anymore. He definitely doesn’t feel like such a newborn these days, especially since he’s moved into size 2 nappies and has outgrown all his 0-3 clothes! It feels like he is growing so much quicker than Ella did, and as much as I am loving seeing him come more to life with each day and each week, I kind of wish time would slow down a little bit.

Growth

Our little man is definitely a little chunk! He was finally weighted by the health visitor at 9 weeks and weighted a very healthy 13lbs 14oz, tracking in the 75th percentile. Exactly 1lb heavier than his big sister at the same age who also tracked in the 75th percentile. I remember worrying all the time with Ella that I was feeding her too much because she was such a chubby little thing, but knowing from experience that it’s just baby fat and all drops off once they start moving around make it easier not to worry so much about it second time round.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is still going really well with feeds starting to move out to every three to four hours rather than every two which is a much welcomed respite. Over the last few weeks the little guy has got even more efficient with his feeds (which I didn’t think was possible) and can pretty much finish a feed in five minutes. He’s such a little guzzler, but im not complaining!

Sleeping

Over the last month a loose routine has definitely started to appear. Now the little guy has a feed, plays, chats or chills out for 45 – 60 minutes and then will nap for an hour or two before doing the same thing all over again. In the evenings I’ve noticed he’ll want to go to bed around 7pm, wake for a feed around 9pm then go straight back to sleep. He’ll then have a dream feed around 11pm/12pm and then wake once in the night for another feed, typically waking up in the morning around 8am/9am which has been really manageable and quite nice, especially since the little lady started nursery school as I feel like I’m starting to get some of my evenings back.

Life

Life has still been quite hectic over the last few weeks with the little lady starting school which has meant getting used to a school run and a much more structured routine, and then more recently we had the little guys baptism which was ultra low key but lovely. We also managed to squeeze a few more outings out of the last of the summer with a few park days here and there, a Bach to Baby concert with friends (highly recommended!) and we finally started Baby Sensory classes which I’ve been wanting to do for a while. With Ella at school three days a week it gives me and the little guy some one on one time which is such a treat. It would be nice to maybe do one other thing with him like baby massage, baby swimming or baby signing if we can find some classes on one of the other two days that we have together.

Siblings

It feels like Ella has really grown up over the last few weeks in the way that she interacts with and talks to the little guy. When she wakes up in the morning she’ll peer into his SnuzPod and say good morning to him and when she comes home for school she’ll want to kiss him and tell him all about her day which is so sweet to watch. It feels like she has got used to sharing us and her space with him which is such a joy to see. I think part of that is natural evolution over time, but I also think that as the little guy has started to smile, chat and generally engage with us a lot more over the last few weeks, its made having him around much more interesting and exciting for the little lady.

Milestones

The little guy finally had his first set of jabs and did really well with them. Although I don’t remember there being so many when Ella had them. I probably should have done my research beforehand and then I wouldn’t have been so surprised when the nurse told me he would have three jabs and an oral vaccination for rotovirus which I actually managed to pick up from him later that week as it was a live vaccine. My little guy rarely ever cries, but boy did he cry when he had those jabs. It was so heart wrenching to hear him properly sob after each one, I felt like such a horrible mummy. But thankfully little ones forget quickly and a quick breastfeed helped him get over them.

The little guy started laughing over the last few weeks. They are quite small little laughs, but they are definitely there and they are super cute.

He’s also been showing the first signs of teething, dribbling loads and his hands are one of his favourite things to mouth at the moment. I can’t see any white lines yet, but it feels like little teethy pegs might not be that far away for this little one!

Most Difficult Moments

Watching the little guy get so upset having his jabs was awful, even if it only lasted a few moments. He hardly ever cries so I know that when he does cry he is really upset which breaks my heart.

Favourite Moments

The little guys baptism was lovely. He was so good and didn’t make a single peep the entire time, even when he was splashed with water as he was being baptised.

Our first baby sensory class was definitely a highlight. He really enjoyed all the singing, sensory play and activities and I finally feel like I can give him the same focused time and attention that Ella had when she was a baby.

 

I can’t believe another month has passed just like that. Its lovely seeing this little guys character more and more every day, and finally getting some one on one time to get to know him better. I love spending time with him and the more that my maternity leave ticks by, the more I am enjoying being with my two babies.

What did your second month look like with your newborn?

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  1. September 21, 2016 / 8:10 am

    I am sure you hear this so much but what a gorgeous baby! I am glad little lady has settled well at school ,I found the school run quite exhausting at first! Jabs are so horrible for baby and mum but its lovely that you have managed to get to baby sensory, it is so fascinating for little ones xx #dreamteam

    • September 21, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you lovely! The comment I usually hear the most is about how much hair he has, ha ha! The early mornings for the school run are tiring, but its totally worth it for the one on one time I get with the little guy, and if im lucky some actual me time 😉

  2. September 22, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Oh he’s got such an adorable smile! It sounds like he’s had a real development surge this month. But then they’re changing day by day at that age aren’t they… It’s lovely that you are trying to appreciate every moment of it though. You don’t understand the first time how suddenly a behaviour got room for granted would be gone! Also it’s so nice when they start to show a sleeping routine and cut down their feeds. Just gives you a bit of time back!

    I wonder what he’ll have done by next month! #familyfun
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  3. September 23, 2016 / 6:27 am

    That has gone so quick I feel like I was just reading his two month update! The feeding sounds like it going brilliantly well done you guys. And wow what a fantastic weight, my boy is 14 months and only just 17lb!! Just under 0.4th centile as you might imagine, yet he eats like a trooper, it’s very frustrating. Anyway glad the little man is doing well and hope the injections weren’t too traumatic for everyone. Thanks again for sharing st #familyfun xx
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  4. September 23, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Awww I always love having a little catch up by reading how your little one is getting along. Hasn’t he grown. I love his mop of hair – beautiful. I really wish I had kept a record like this for Little Button. She came out with masses of hair, and if I remember correctly, at 3 months, everyone thought she was much older than she was. Enjoy your time together. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx
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  5. September 23, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Three months, it really does fly by. love the first little giggles they are adorable. Great that you are managing to find osme one on one time with him. Thats just great! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun!

  6. September 26, 2016 / 8:20 am

    There’s definitely more jabs! I don’t ever remember my Ella having as many! I can’t believe he’s 3 months already. Such a little cutie with all that curly hair! Thanks for hosting as always #marvmondays
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  7. September 26, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Gosh 3 jabs is a lot – poor little man! I was lucky that my girls rarely cried as babies so like you I’d feel horrible when they did. My youngest is 2 now & it feels like yesterday she was born – it really does go so quickly!
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  8. September 26, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    This is a lovely way of keeping track of your son as he grows. It’s sweet that he’s more interactive with his sibling now. I thought my boys would never interact, but they do now my youngest is almost 3! #MarvMondays

  9. September 26, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    This is a great way to keep track of what is happening. I have forgotten so much of my boys early years and I thought I wouldn’t. Your post brought back to me memories of having my eldest at school and the challenges it brought but also really noticing that it was the first real one to one time I had with my youngest. Lovely photo. #marvmonday

  10. September 26, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    So fast isn’t it. Poor little one, hope all recovered after the nasty jabs! #marvomndays

  11. September 26, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Aww… such a cutie! Those jabs are so horrible to watch, poor baby. Sensory class sounds fun, I am desperate to try a class of some sort with my boys but everytime I look into it I think about the logistics of two… and the cost! Looking to start music class in Jan when they will be 1yr old though, can’t wait! #MarvMondays

  12. September 26, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    I can’t believe the little monkey is 3 months old. That time has flown. He is truly gorgeous. I’m glad you have got into a good little routine and the feeding is more spaced. Never got that with the gremlin; she was always feeding. Sounds like Ella is being lovely too, which is a blessing. Loved watching some of your Insta stories 🙂 Thanks for hosting xx
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  13. September 26, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Aw Emily he is supercute! How is he 12 weeks old already? I remember thinking exactly the same about Miss Tot when I noticed her growing up so quickly as she took to being a big sister. Such precious times and it’s lovely to see their bond developing. Lovely post x #MarvMondays
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  14. September 27, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Oh my I found myself agreeing with some of these things. My second born is bigger than my first and I sent hubby to the doctor’s surgery so he could witness little one’s jabs. On the other hand my poor baby hasn’t seen a single sensory class! My first born did so many more classes that I feel bad. #MarvMondays
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  15. September 27, 2016 / 11:47 am

    They’re so cute at that age and you’re right, they grow so fast! That’s also a lot of hair for such a little baby. Should keep him warm during the winter. Little Bear didn’t really get a lot of hair until he was around 7 months. Agree that jabs are the worst. Ours actually articulated an ‘owie’ which surprise the nurse, before screaming for a good five minutes.
    #MarvMondays

  16. September 27, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Aw 12 weeks old already, doesn’t the time fly by. You want them to achieve their milestones but all the time they are growing up. I would love to go back in time and visit my son’s baby days. A lovely post that made me smile :0 Tor xx

  17. September 28, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    So lovely and jogged so man at memories of my own that seem light years away even though they were only a few months. Amazing feeding and isn’t the sibling bond incredible, my favourite thing is how they instinctively smile at each other, hold hands and how the big one tells the little one things…and calls him a cheeky monkey. Keep up the good work supermum, sounds like a fabulous time xx #marvmondays

  18. September 29, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    How are our babies 3 months?! Crazy isn’t it! It feels too soon to not call them newborn, yet they have grown so much! Sounds like you have a really good routine here, and a good feeder! My one is still teeny tiny, she doesn’t drink as much, but she seems happy enough. She just started laughing today, baby laughs are so cute aren’t they? I feel the same with the immunisations, so heartbreaking, and 3 in one go plus the oral is crazy! And to do it again at 16 weeks – wah! x
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