In true busy-working-mom-of-2 fashion, I’m late again on updates.
I missed the 3 month update completely, but in my defense I couldn’t get this silly site to work right so I gave it up. 🙂 Seth just turned 4 months yesterday though and I wanted to be sure another month didn’t get by me! Indulge me for a bit of a longer post.
A lot happened right around 3 months with this little guy. He started daycare at 12 weeks, and as expected, I was a hot mess the first few days. I had an extra week off work so I sent him in for half days to get adjusted. He was doing really well but wasn’t napping very much due to the noise and was having a tougher time than expected taking bottles! However, I needlessly worried because our daycare is awesome and by the next week he was napping and taking bottles just fine.
One of the big reasons for that was he was able to sleep on his belly – he started rolling the day he turned 3 months. I was shocked when I came downstairs and saw Seth rolling onto his belly after I had laid him down on his back. Chad was there but didn’t see it happen; I put him back on his back and ran back upstairs where I was helping Aubrey and when I came back down again, he had rolled again! (And Chad had STILL missed it, lol!) Of course I tried to get a video but he didn’t want to do it again.
He’s crazy strong though and after about a week he was doing it regularly, both back to belly and belly to back. He’s pushing up and now even doing a bit of scooting at 4 months old. It’s so funny that I wanted Aubrey to hurry up and reach all these milestones, but with Seth I want to him to slow down – my last baby is growing up way too quickly!!
Sleeping has been great. Around 3 months it was still rough putting him down for bed as I was trying to put him in the magic sleepsuit like I did with Aubrey. It would be 1-2 hours of Chad and I taking turns to resettle him. Finally I gave in and just put him back to sleep in his swing and he’d be out like a light and I had my evenings back. However, once he got really good at rolling, I started just nursing him and putting him in his crib, and now he’s my wonderful little sleeper. He’ll wake up when I lay him down but roll right over and pop his thumb in his mouth and go right to sleep. It’s the most adorable thing.
He wakes up mostly twice a night to eat, sometimes with a third early 6 am feeding, but it doesn’t bother me in the slightest (again, that whole second baby thing). He doesn’t even cry, he just starts shuffling around and making little whimpers until I wake enough to hear him. He feeds and goes right back to sleep, and if he does stay awake, he just coos and makes all these hilarious noises until he drifts back off, and it makes me laugh so much.
(He also falls asleep on the floor. A lot. I’ve told daycare to just leave him there if he does hahaha.)
And there is not a trace of my crying fussy baby left. He can finally stay awake in the evenings until 7:30/8 so that we get plenty of time with him in the evenings and he and Aubrey can go to bed at the same time. Most nights he hangs out on the floor of Aubrey’s room and we get them ready for bed together. (And she loves to give him all.the.things. “Mommy, I sharing!”)
He’s the smiliest, happiest baby I’ve ever seen. I spend way too much time just cooing at him and getting him to smile and giggle. Big sister is all about it too, and it’s her daily goal to make “Baby Sef” smile. “Mama, he lookin at me! He smilin at me!” And it’s pretty clear he adores her too.
Here’s an adorable video of them together (just watch til about the 1 minute mark): https://youtu.be/rVt3Div7Drs
We have had some fun visiting family and friends recently, too. Here he is with Papa George at Easter. And Uncle Tal still is still the baby whisperer!
We also got to meet Austin and Melissa’s sweet little twins! Seth and Will were definitely checking out their new BFF.
I think this is enough for one post. I am absolutely loving motherhood right now, and can’t get over how much I love these two 🙂