This has been a huge month for you! I am in awe of how much you have accomplished in just a month. I have a feeling you will never cease to amaze me because you seem to be an exceptionally fast learner.
At the beginning of the month you met your first baby friend (well you've known one since your days in the uterus, but this was the first time you met in person) and you met your first baby cousin.
You also began holding toys at the beginning of the month. Now you are swinging them around like a champ and even reach for your favorites.
Speaking of reaching....you reach for me!!! It melts my heart. You have only reached a few times, most other times you just lean in towards who you want to see. You had your first overnight stay at your Bebe's and Granddaddy's. It was later reported that you cried for two hours because you were wondering where daddy and I were. I'm beginning to realize how attached you really are to us and am starting to think I should get you more used to staying with other people without us around.
You also learned to roll over this month. You have always hated tummy time, so Papa suggested we start you out in our lap on a pillow. It worked wonderfully, you learned how to do pillow push ups pretty quickly and a few days later you were rolling over like a champ. Your not to big on showing off your skills but I've caught you rolling both from your stomach to back as well as back to stomach.
We've gotten into a really solid routine this month and I can officially say this mommy stuff is beginning to get a bit easier. You are drinking 7oz of formula 4 times a day now. After several different types of formulas we finally settled on Enfamil AR. It seemed to have the least amount of side effects, but still causes you bouts of constipation. Mommy talks a lot about your bodily functions these days. I think you might have my stomach issues...so sorry.
Sleep is going well. We finally have both nighttime sleep and naps down pat although you do have your days where you revert back to your old stubborn ways. You take two 2 hour naps a day now sometimes with an hour long nap in the late afternoon. You go to bed somewhere between 8 and 9. Sometimes you get a story, sometimes you just want a short rock before saying goodnight. Your new thing is to wake up around 6 or 7 and talk to yourself for about an hour or two. It is the cutest thing. I go to get you somewhere between 7 and 8 every morning and always find you with a smile on your face or playing with your toes.
Playtime is going well. You can now entertain yourself for quite sometime. You have a new interest in TV and you now love to try to hold mommy's phone and talk to daddy while he's at work. We bought a new contraption for you (one I previously swore I would never get because it is not very space or decor friendly). You love it though and mommy loves that it gives you something else to do during the day.
Your favorite new thing is the baby shrills. Ouch...ready for that phase to be over. I can totally see this being a problem in public. You also have a new love for imitating mommy and daddy. You quickly learn new sounds and love to mimic us in your own little ways. You intently watch us as we eat and have even tried to steal some food from our plates. You've reached for daddy's water glass and we even let you try a sip...you put both your little hands around it and put it to your lips (with help of course) most of it ended up on your onesie but it was cute all the same.
Now for your stats....
As of last week you weighed 12lbs 8oz putting you into the 10th percentile and were 25.75 inches long putting you in the 75th percentile. You can wear anywhere between 0-3 month clothing up to 3-6 month clothing. We are quickly packing up much of your 0-3 month since it's getting a little short for you. As for shoes we are officially out of the NB size.
Ethan, I can't wait to see what all you learn this coming month. My love for you continuously grows and grows. I love you!
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