Friday, February 1, 2013

Grayson's Three Month Update

Well, baby Gray had a pretty great month! Now he's three months old!

Grayson's been amazing this month. He's shown us more of his personality: that he's this happy, smiley kid who loves to be cuddled, but can be independent and has a temper too. He plays by himself on the floor and watches Nora (and the TV) very carefully and is just smiling and so alert the whole time. He also splashes by kicking both his legs when he is in the bath tub. He LOVES voices and faces, and will talk to you in happy baby talk. He's a great eater and recently became an EXCELLENT sleeper who sleeps between 10-11 hours every night straight through! (Sometimes he wakes up for a half hour or so, but he no longer requires me to nurse him before he goes back to sleep, so YEAH!) He takes three naps per day now, and practically none of them in his crib although he always sleeps in there at night. ;) He continues to (demand to) eat well and is GROWING A LOT. He got sick this week so I had to take him to the doctor and he's already over 15 pounds! Whoa baby!

Physically, Gray dominates. He was the size and strength of at least a 4 month old at only two months, and is currently wearing some 6-month size clothes. He ROLLED OVER from front to back at ten weeks old! I kid you not - it shocked the heck out of us. He can roll from side to side a little, and bear weight on his legs for a LONG time. He also continues to mostly enjoy tummy time and he just holds his head right up for most of it. He's so alert and strong for his age. When he got his two month shots, the nurse was so surprised at how strong he is and how hard it was to hold his legs. He's also grasping at toys now and he LOVES to look in mirrors at himself. He also loves to chew on his hands a lot - in fact, he MAY turn out to be a thumb-sucker. (I am trying to avoid that by continuously giving him a binky, but he likes what he likes and in the middle of the night, well . . . )
Playtime with Gray and Nora has gotten much more interesting. Grayson LOVES playing with his taggie blanket, and Nora loves getting it for him! He rotates between his baby gym, his mirror, his baby bouncer, and his tummy time mat. Also sometimes I will carry him around for a bit so he can just look at things, or sit with him on the floor so that he can sit up and chew on my hands, or pull himself up to standing. (!!!) He loves to stiffen his body all up, the stinker. ;) He thinks if you are holding him that he HAS to be standing, which shocks almost everyone but Cory and I. Right before I wrote this entry I was holding his hands while he stood up, and - I kid you not!! - Gray did full SQUATS and then stood right back up!! All while I held his hands to steady him only. He is constantly doing things like that - stuff that he really just should not be able to do yet. I mean, my three-month-old -- trying to jump?? WHAT??!! It's just crazy!
Grayson and Nora were both sick with RSV this month. Nora got a bad cough and slept more, while Grayson didn't get as bad of a cough and slept restlessly. But, in true Whitaker-kid fashion they were both still able to smile for the camera:
They are both troopers, to be sure. I swear they really were sick.

Gray goes to the doctor in a week or so for his check-up and I will try to update this post with his "stats" for the month. Until then, happy quarter-birthday little man!! ;)

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