I think when it's your third baby you are allowed to brag about a good sleeper. Especially when your middle child still frequently wakes up in the middle of the night. Luke officially sleeps through the night. Like the WHOLE night. This took us majorly by surprise because we'd never experienced anything similar until our other children were like walking. Not exaggerating. It's been happening for a solid two weeks. Luke goes down in his crib at 7 or 7:30. I wake him to nurse him before I go to bed (though I'm wondering if that's even necessary?) and put him down in his cradle by our bed. Where he sleeps soundly until about 6:00 a.m.
And it doesn't stop there. He then takes two solid 3 hour naps plus a few small cat naps. We have been the parents who googled "does my baby sleep too much?" and also checked with our pediatrician, but Luke's 17 and 18 hour sleep days appear to be normal on all accounts as he is growing like a weed, happy as a lark, and very alert and interactive with us.
Growing like a weed
16 lbs 3 oz at the 3 month mark! Jack was also 16 lbs 3 oz at the same age, though an inch longer. Cora was our "tiny" baby at 16 lbs even, though it's worth noting that she started a full pound smaller at birth than our boys. The perks are fat, happy, soft, squishy babies. The cons are that you literally have to separate fat rolls to keep baby clean :)
|16 lbs 3 oz|
Baths, showers, and other water sources
Luke continues to love the water. He's all smiles and relaxation in the bath and he also generally liked the pool while we were on vacation.
|It's hard to pose a baby! With sweet cousin Billy at the beach|
What else Luke likes
Besides the water, he likes Mommy, Daddy, eating, looking at or having conversations with Mommy and Daddy, being held upright, being sung to, sucking on his hands, and being put down on his belly to sleep in quiet places. Which in all honesty is probably why he's such a great sleeper, His life is one lived in a loud, jarring, slightly stressful environment that he probably just needs a break from after an hour or so.
He also must like to spit-up because he does it a lot. But obviously he's keeping enough down!
|Luke's first trip: Atlanta for a wedding|
|Some good chub :)|
|Sucking his thumb|
What is up next
June has been a fun month for us with Vacation Bible School, a week at the beach with my family, and then two full weeks at home together before I go back to work. These at home weeks are great at helping me see exactly what Luke's ideal routine is before I need to communicate that to someone else. Luke will be going to the day care center at my work which seems incredibly ideal as he'll be close by me most days, minimizing the need to pump and allowing me and him to lay eyes on each other as needed :)
|First time in swing!|