dearest darrell {3 months old}

Dear Darrell,

Wow... you are 3 months old today. I made a huge mistake. I can never forgive myself for... not taking more of your pictures! Seriously. It's so amazing to see how much you have grown. There is no set-answer when people ask whether you look more like mommy or daddy. I think you're a mix of both of us.

Your neck is getting stronger and stronger. Mommy has been trying to give you as much tummy time as you can handle. We all know that tummy time is not so much your favorite :) You've outgrown some of your newborn clothes. This made me realize that my baby boy is really growing and growing and there is nothing to stop that!

You have seem to also outgrown your newborn bassinet that we place in our room. So, for the past couple of days we've been trying to get you to sleep in your crib. It's not an easy task because as soon as your body hits the crib, you'd be awaken from your sleep and cry for the most part. We (actually mommy! :)) have decided to not sleep train you the Cry-It-Out way. I know that it will be tiring for me to keep helping you to sleep, but I still think you're much too little to be left alone and cry. However, we really want you to get the idea that the crib will be your place to sleep. So, whenever you sleep for the first part of the night, we'd lie you down the crib. Whenever you wake up in about 2-3 hours, mommy will take you to bed and you'd sleep with us.

For the past few weeks, we've also realized that you haven't been dreading your diaper change as much as during your first 2 months! You don't cry as much anymore, yay! You have no idea how much I'm proud of you! Also, because you seem to really dislike your swaddle a lot lately (meaning: you've been kicking it and getting out of it), I decided to wean you from the swaddle. It was quite painless, and it didn't really affect your sleep.

During your second month, this is what mommy noticed.
Things you like: nursing, milk, being outside (looking at the "outdoor world"), going out and about with mommy in baby bjorn, going to church
Things you dislike: tummy time, being swaddled

Mommy who loves you very much

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