How is it humanly possible that my little man is three months old already? While I can't remember life before Jack I also can't believe three months have already passed. So much has changed in such a short time. We have a new person to love. We have become a family of five instead of three. Our daily schedule has definitely changed. We are back to naps and diapers and baby toys everywhere.
At three months Jack is rocking infanthood. He smiles, he eats like a champ, he is sleeping better and he laughed for the first time this week. After having very petite, slow progressing twins this is a very different experience. He weighed in at a whopping 13 pounds at 3 months!!! At that age Abby was 9.5 lbs and Grace was 10.12. He jumped from the 30th percentile to the 50th.
Sleep, oh how I miss sleep. Between Abby's general wake up calls and jacks feedings I am exhausted (probably why half my face isn't working). Jack has been moved into his crib so that was a big milestone. He is having a 4-6 hour lapse between feedings at night. This translates into a three or four hour block of sleep for me. He usually eats then goes back to sleep for another two to three hours. It isn't awful but I was hoping for a little more progress from the child who came home from the hospital sleeping 6 hours.
Jack is the happiest, most patient baby I have ever been around. He smiles at everything. We waits (most of the time) when I need to tend to the girls. He has one small fussy spell each day but lucky for me it's around 9 when the girls are in bed. His attention span is phenomenal and he will sit in his play gym for half an hour if need be. This past week he een laughed for the first time!
He also eats like a champ. From the time he wakes until about 5 pm he eats every three hours or so. From 5 until bedtime he tanks up and eats every two hours. At first I found it a lite cumbersome but I'm used to the schedule now. After we managed to ditch the thrush (about two full months) we hit our groove. Now that he's bigger and eats faster and more efficiently nursing is so much easier than fiddling with bottles (and way cheaper too!!!). I am so glad we muddled through the hell of thrush and won.
The girls are in their glory as big sisters. I spend a lot of my day trying to keept them from mauling their brother but it is a love-maul... Not a malicious one. ;) All of the kids, from the seventeen year old down to the five year olds adore him. Obviously God hand picked this baby for our family.
I am incredibly blessed. I'm blessed that in spite of years of infertility I get to be a mom to all these kids. I'm blessed that Jack is such a laid back baby. I am blessed that all of the bigger kids fell so in love with him. Jack has definite rounded out our family in a way I didn't see possible.