three months

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 By three months, your baby

…should be able to:

-on stomach, lift head up 45 degrees – CHECK

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 …will probably be able to:

– laugh out loud – CHECK

– on stomach, lift head up 90 degrees – ALMOST

– squeal in delight – CHECK (all the time- he’s such a happy kid!)

– bring both hands together – CHECK

– smile spontaneously – CHECK (apparently even the empty ceiling is funny)

– follow an object held about 6 inches above baby’s face and moved 180 degrees – from one side to the other, with baby watching all the way – HAVEN’T TRIED

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 …may possibly be able to:

– hold head steady when upright – CHECK (he can hold it steady but will occassionally throw himself backwards)

– on stomach, raise chst, supported by arms – NOPE

– grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers – CHECK

– pay attention to an object as small as a raisin – NOT SURE

…may even be able to:

– bear some weight on legs when held upright – CHECK – he loves it.  I’d almost swear he’s ready to walk

– reach for an object – NOT SURE (I think I saw him reach for a toy but then it swung towards him so he got it without any futher effort)

– keep head level with body when pulled to sitting – NOT QUITE

– turn in the direction of a voice, particularily Mommy’s – ONCE

– say “ah-goo” or similar vowel-consonant combination – ONCE OR TWICE

– razz (make a wet razzing sound) – NOPE

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Three months.  The magical three months when everything is supposed to get better.  And yet…

I suppose it depends on the day or time when you ask me.  For the most part, everything is wonderful.  I’d prefer a child who slept more than 3-4 hours at night, and maybe would stretch a little past feeding every 2 hours during the day, but if that is the worst of it then I really have nothing to complain about, huh?  Little (ha!) Henri is a delight to his family, and a fast best friend to his brother.  He smiles constantly, laughs easily and is also happy to play by himself on a mat or in a bouncer if I have to attend to his brother.  He really only cries when he’s hungry or overtired.  It’s becoming a challenge to get him into outfits before he’s outgrown them, as he’s already wearing 6 months loosely, and outfits that Jakob wore at 4-6 months old are too small. 

Mommy is tired, but happy, and head-over-heels in love.

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Author: Jennifer Lori

maker, baker, cake decorator, mother, wife, partner, friend, gamer, reader, nerd, dork, geek, nail polish addict (not necessarily in order of importance)

3 thoughts on “three months

  1. Love the rocking chair pics!!!

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  2. He’s adorable!
    I can’t believe at 12 weeks they ‘might be’ able to blow a raspberry! My kids were REALLY late on that one, and not surprisingly, all were speech delayed. I can imagine it happening by accident at 12 weeks, but as something intentional? On the other hand, no raspberries meant drier clothes…although once they’re wet from drool, what’s a little more? LOL.

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  3. Isn’t it amazing how the second child is much more independent than the first? Even at such an early age, I really saw a difference between Maxime and Émilie. I hope to meet him in person very soon! 🙂

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