I have a 3 month old baby, my goodness when did this happen!?
If you’ve been keeping up with me on my social media, or if you read this post, you’ll know that my entry into motherhood has been somewhat of a roller-coaster, but luckily, we have one healthy, happy baby who’s just thriving off of life and I couldn’t be prouder of him! Today I thought I share with you a little update about Tyler’s first 3 months on this planet!
I’ll start with talking about the one thing that all parents fear. Sleep and the lack of it. The first few weeks of Tyler’s life were tough sleep wise. Like most newborns, he was waking every couple of hours to feed and that meant getting up several times through the night. I physically and mentally struggled with this massively but thankfully, Jack was always more than ready to do the night feeds when I just couldn’t get myself up out of bed. I am honestly so thankful for how hands on Jack is with Tyler, not just when it comes to night times, but all the time that he is here at home with us.
Thankfully, after about a month and half, Tyler started to go for longer stretches at night, starting at around 12am-6am up until now where he will (usually) sleep from around 9pm-7am! It’s honestly such a blessing and I honestly don’t know how we managed to install this little routine in to him but I’m so glad that we have! I’m just praying that when sleep regression decides it’s time to play with us that it doesn’t disrupt us too much!
Yes, this is fantastic and I wouldn’t change it at all, but, the boy just doesn’t nap! Some days he’ll have maybe one solid hour nap and one or two 10 minute naps but yesterday, he only had one nap for about 45 minutes.. so when it got to about 9pm he was so over tired he had the biggest meltdown he’s ever had! If anyone has any tips on nap times for a 3 month old then please let me know!
Tyler was a pretty big newborn. He weighed a whopping 9lb 5oz when he was born and only ever dropped 4.3% of his birth weight, dropping him to 8lb 13oz, which is still pretty large when you think about where he “popped” out from! He has continued to grow and grow and as of May 5th(13 weeks + 1 day) he is now 15lb 2oz!
As for percentiles, he has dropped up and down through the top couple of percentiles which myself and the GP are putting down to his reflux, but we’re not worried as he’s still comfortably on the 75th percentile and is as healthy as he can be! If anyone else has a baby with reflux and has any tips on how to handle it, do let me know! We’ve tried medication but that didn’t seem to help him and we’re planning on starting early weaning when he’s 4 months old to see if that helps, which hopefully it will! As for the amount that Tyler is eating right now, he’s just gone up to five 7oz bottles a day! He was on 6oz bottles for what felt like ages, but recently he started to get angry/upset when he finished a bottle so we thought he might still be hungry.. he was! He’s now gone back to being “milk drunk” after his bottle and it’s honestly so hilarious!
Tyler has always been long. He’s never been measured by the doctors or midwives but his legs just seem to go on forever! He was in “newborn” size clothes for about three days, before he started to stretch his legs out straight and the legs on the sleepsuits just weren’t long enough for him! So we cracked out all the 0-3 month clothes and although they were huge on him up top, they fit his long pins in just wonderfully!
He’s still in most of his 0-3 month tops and trousers but almost all his sleepsuits and vests are now his 3-6 month ones! The same fit again as the 0-3 ones were originally, all baggy on the top but perfect on the bottom! It’s actually so sad when I find a little vest or a pair of leggings that he no longer fits in! To me, he still seems so small and I can’t imagine him ever being any smaller!
As Tyler is spending a lot more time awake, alert and active, he’s really starting to enjoy tummy time and laying under his play gym! We picked up one of the little Einsteins one’s from Argos and his favourite thing about it is the little mirror! Honestly, sometimes it keeps him entertained for a good hour!
If you watched our latest vlog, you’ll have seen that at 11 and a half weeks old, Tyler decided to start rolling from him front to his back! Everyday I’m still amazed at how strong he is! He’s even managed to roll from his back to his front a couple of times now too! He hated tummy time for what seemed like months but then one day all of a sudden he just lay there and pulled his head right up and stayed there for a good minute! It’s almost as if he always knew he could do it and how to do it but just didn’t bother!
What’s really exciting (for me anyway) is that Tyler is finally starting to take interest in toys and teddies! I love teddies.. probably a little bit too much for a 23 year old grown woman but what you gonna do. His hand eye co-ordination is still coming along but he really grabs, strokes and hits at things whenever I put them in front of him now! I’m not sure he has a favourite toy just yet but there is a little hedgehog that I picked up in IKEA when I was pregnant that he seems to love to stroke when he’s in the pram! Again, très cute!