Monday, July 19, 2010

3 months old

Holy cannoli! (my latest obsession, the Cake Boss, is starting to come through in my speech) Callum is three months old today! Crazy how time flies.

This pic was actually taken a month ago - I can already see how much he's grown!

As I mentioned in a previous post, Callum is now turning around in his crib like nobody's business. His legs are super strong - he kicks and wiggles nonstop - whether awake or asleep. He's also been known to launch his hips up and thrust backwards while on the changing table, which makes for some fun times when you're battling a poopy diaper!

Callum is such a happy social baby - smiling and cooing galore. He still has his moments where he pitches a fit when he's left alone, but overall, he's just a content mellow little baby and rounds out our household quite nicely.

He also seems to be growing like a weed - he moved into his 3 month clothing right after his 2 month birthday. And just this weekend, I noticed that a few of his 3 month clothes are now snug around his belly! Our 4 month checkup doesn't happen until after we get back from Hawaii (so he'll actually be about 5 months old), which feels soooo very far away. Sometimes, I wish I could take him in more often just because of all these little growth spurts and developments I'm noticing - it'd be great to "weigh in" at the doc's and see how he's doing real time.

In addition to the smiles and coos we get, we've noticed he's been watching and inspecting his hands a lot more. This past week, while visiting an old friend, I noticed Callum grabbing and hanging onto his little toy rattle. He even brought it up to his mouth a few times - so he's definitely trying to fine tune those gross motor skills of his. He also likes to watch my hands as I pass them by his face, and occasionally has even tried to grab his feet! He can't yet sit up on his own of course, but I've been working on his balance every day just so he gets used to the feel of standing on his feet, or sitting up and holding his head/neck up on his own.

All in all, he's doing great and we love him to pieces!

As for me, I'm hanging in there. My bad days are when Callum has a rough night and wakes me up more often than I'd like (like last night!). But most days are great. My back is doing better now that I've returned to PT. I haven't been able to exercise as regularly as I'd like, since I'm still subject to whatever schedule Callum decides for the day, but I'm trying. I will probably go back to Weight Watchers soon, so that I can get rid of these extra pesky pounds that won't leave my belly and hips. I have to say I am also already getting a little anxious about returning to work, since it's creeping up pretty quickly. So, I'm trying to keep busy, stay productive, and enjoy every little second of maternity leave with Callum (and Logan) that I possibly can!


Elizabeth said...

This one (and the one of you and Logan a few posts up) is such a pretty picture of you.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Happy 3 months Callum!

Grandma Riedy said...

What a beautiful smiler!

Mama Bree said...

@EH - thank you! :)