Tuesday, January 11, 2011

he's a teenager!

well, not really, but kind of...

on saturday, milo hit 13 weeks, and on sunday he was 3 months old!

we signed up for a "baby and me" class through owatonna's community ed. so far it's only milo and myself plus one other family who couldn't make it today due to car troubles, but i'm excited to get to meet other moms. MOPS is fun, and i definitely enjoy it, but i don't really feel like i'm able to develop any friendships there... maybe it's just that way during winter? and while this "baby and me" class conflicts a little bit with the MOPS meetings (MOPS is the 1st and 3rd tuesday of every month from 9 am - 11 am, where as "baby and me" is every tuesday for the next 3 months from 10:30 am - 11:45 am) i figure i can still go to MOPS for an hour, and then scoot on over for the "baby and me" class. the community ed center is also where the amazing newborn clinic is held, so i finally got him to that today. at just 1 oz. short of 15 pounds, he's 14 pounds, 15 oz. and 25 inches long!

his legs are chunky as ever, and he's so strong. if we hold him to help with balance, he'll support his own weight standing for even a few minutes at a time. and when he's wide awake and playful, he's always kicking his legs. ben and i figure that by next month, he'll be ready to take on david beckham and kangaroos.

we've been working on sitting, and while he supports his head just fine, he's still figuring out how to sit up on his own. not quite there yet, i still have to keep him from leaning over, but we're getting there!

i haven't caught him staring at his hands yet, but he keeps putting them into his mouth and very slobberingly chews on his fists, and tries to get his thumb in there, but hasn't really fine-tuned those skills just yet.

he has, however, mastered spit bubbles :P

lastly, we have found a glorious sleep schedule that seems to work very well for all of us, as long as we keep it consistent: if milo gets a two and a half to three hour nap during the late morning/early afternoon (plus a couple of short naps, about 20 - 45 minutes, usually), then he'll sleep for 6 hours from the time we put him down after his bed-time feeding (usually anywhere from 8:30 - 9:30 pm), he'll wake up for that middle-of-the-night-feeding, sleep for another 3 hours, usually by then ben is getting up for work, if he hasn't already left yet. i feed milo his early morning breakfast, we take another hour long snooze, and then we're up for the day and repeat the whole process over again.

i love it.

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