Toby is 3 months old already! I won’t have him weighed until next month but I know for sure he’s big! He fits pretty comfortably into 6 month clothing!
A happy, easy-going, smiley baby has replaced our red-faced, crying newborn.
He is such a sweetheart.
We are all addicted to kissing his adorable cheeks.
He marked his 3 month bday by rolling from his tummy to his back! It surprised us all.
Toby is still sleeping in bed with me at night and waking 2-3 times to eat. Fun for him but not for me.
He does his first big sleep of the night (6:30-10pm) in his crib but lately he’s been ending up on one of us around 9pm.
He takes 3 naps during the day, 2 of which are usually in his crib, ergo or the stroller.
The last nap is always the hardest so I usually try to take him out for a walk for it. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. (This is my ‘go to sleep now please’ face).
The thing about naps is that they are super important as they often determine how baby will sleep at night. Have a bad day napping? Nap too long, or too short and the night will be hell. Another milestone this month (which I suspect is affecting his sleep) is teething. No signs of a tooth yet but loads and loads of drool. He started grabbing things at the end of the month, which is handy so I don’t have to sit next to him holding a teether in his mouth.
Lots of people ask us what the similarities are between him and Jude. I see a lot of similarity in their faces – Toby’s facial expressions have brought back so many memories of Jude as a wee one. However, Toby is a lot more relaxed as a baby – he doesn’t move around and wiggle nearly as much as Jude. Jude was a total bam bam, limbs were always flying. Toby is much more of a little buddha.
Toby has been quite happy to chill out when he’s awake on his play mat,
or in his bouncy chair.
He especially loves watching Jude and I when we do crazy dance moves to Sesame Street songs.
His neck control is super good. He holds it in line with his body when pulled to standing. An exciting milestone for parents as it makes holding him a lot easier.
Toby was invited to a baby play date this month with a few of his friends. It’s so fun getting babies of a similar age together and talking with other Moms about the stage. These three are all within a few months of each other.
We love to play this game where we blow on Toby’s cheeks and his belly. He goes wild – shrieking like crazy.
He has also started the adorable cooing and babbling with us and his toys.
Toby is such a cool little dude and it’s exciting for all of us to start to see his personality emerge.
At the same time I’m in no hurry for either of these guys to grow up too quickly.