Friday, August 16, 2013

Owen at Three Months.

How is already happening? I can't believe that my little baby is already three months old! I feel like that officially puts him out of newborn stage and into infant stage. 

Owen continues to be the happiest, most content little baby that I've ever encountered. He has such a pleasant little personality, and he makes everything brighter ad more enjoyable. Like I've said before, Ben and I constantly marvel at how easy the transition from one child to two has been, and I know that Owen's laid-back nature is a huge part of this. 

Owen has become more alert and interested in his surroundings as he has gotten older- he loves to watch Dylan play and is enchanted with the cats, especially little Stella. He loves looking at his toys and has started to hang onto some of his toys when they're put into his hand. His current favorite toy is Jacques the Peacock by Lamaze. It really is the cutest toy with all the colors and textures, and the best part is the back of the toy- Owen just stares and stares at the bold black and white patterns! So smart, those toy designers. 

{Thank you Carol for this wonderful toy!}

Owen continues to be a great eater. His feedings are still really quick, which makes life easier all around. He's also really flexible in where he'll eat- on an airplane, at the beach, in a fitting room... the list goes on. That being said, I have also had to become flexible about where I nurse Owen. Obviously, it's easiest at home where modesty is not a concern and I have my trusty Boppy, but as long as I have my nursing cover, I feel like I can feed Owen pretty much anywhere. Still, if I know that I'm going to be out at a place where I really don't want to go through the hassle of being modest and/or discreet, I'll just bring a bottle of pumped milk along with me. No biggie. 

Owen started sleeping through the night a few weeks ago, and is has been wonderful! He usually goes down between 7:30-9 (depends when he had his last nap), and I feed him right before I go to bed around 10:30. He then sleeps until 5 or 6 in the morning, wakes up to eat, and then sleeps again until around 8. Not gonna lie, I feel like a new woman when I have all those blessed hours of uninterrupted sleep. Owen is a great napper too. He usually only stays awake for 60-90 minutes at a time and then needs a nap. His naps are usually about an hour in length, but sometimes he throws in a 2 1/2 hour nap just for fun. No complaints here- that means that I have more time to get things done and give Dylan extra one-on-one time. 

The biggest thing that happened since last month is dun-dun-dun.... returning to work. This summer has been an absolute dream- it really has felt like a nice, long summer vacation. Going back to work was something I was not looking forward to even a little bit, but it had to be done. Owen and Dylan are being watched by a sweet woman who also watches Dylan's best friend Payton and another one of my co-worker's little boys. I know that Owen was in perfectly loving and capable hands, but the first day that I dropped him off I was such a mess, but it has gotten better. I don't like leaving him, but at least I don't feel like I'm going to have an anxiety attack every time he gets dropped off. And really, I'm only working 2 1/2 days per week, so it's not like we're apart all that much. 

As far as size, I'm not sure what his exact weight is, but I'm guessing around 12 pounds. He's moved up to size 2 in diapers, and he will be ready for 3-6 month clothes pretty soon. He's almost too long for all of his 0-3 month pajamas, but he still fits in all of his onesies. 

One of my favorite things about Owen is how smiley and "talkative" he has gotten. He loves to coo and squeal when we talk to him, and he is a constant smiler. Even cuter, he doesn't just smile with his mouth, he smiles with his whole body- he gets all excited and squirmy when you smile at him. It's darling, I tell you. 

Owen looks so much like Dylan did at his age- see?

Goodness, I love my boys. The end. 

1 comment:

Taylor Kowallis said...

Um, he is seriously THE CUTEST little baby boy ever! CUTEST!! Why cant we live next door to eachother!?!