Collin Cooper is three months old today! He won’t have a well-baby visit this month, but I’m guessing he weighs about 13.5 pounds and he wears 3-6 month clothes without tons of room to spare. Check out the changes:
Let’s talk about Collin’s favorite things at the age of three months…
He loves looking at faces, making eye contact, and smiling! Dad makes the best noises to get his attention and smiles. :)
Collin continues to enjoy sucking on his hands. Usually he sucks his left hand, which makes us wonder if he’ll be a lefty like his Uncle Wes and Grandpa Jeff! Sucking his hand has changed from being a pastime to being a signal of hunger, and hand sucking is definitely a preferred way of communicating over screaming!
Collin’s newfound interest is blowing bubbles. He’s a factory of drool, which nicely translates into easy bubble blowing. :)
While he’s drooling and blowing bubbles, we’re kept busy trying to keep his shirt dry. It makes us feel like his assistants! :) He really loves having his mouth dried off, for whatever reason, and it always makes him smile really big!
He is a snuggler and we’re pretty sure he’ll be a blanket boy. He snuggles with whatever rag or cloth we’re using to keep his face dry, holding it tight and putting it up to his face. We joke about it, saying, “Oh, is that your favorite washcloth?” We ordered a little car blanket for him last week that seems to be a nice size for toting around, and hopefully he likes it!
Collin has also become quite the chatter in the last month! He has a really cute way of tilting his head back when he’s talking to us, and usually his face looks like he’s talking about very serious business. :) One day he was left in the bouncer on the kitchen table while Mom went down to the laundry room, and he talked the entire time as if saying, “Mom! Mom! Mom, remember I’m in here? Mom, where are you? Mom!”
He finally enjoys his bouncer! It’s a great place for him to sit while we take a few minutes to get something done around the house and it usually is where he sits during dinner so we can both eat with two hands. He’s particularly fond of his friends Mr. Snail and Mr. Bug who hang on his bouncer. :)
We have a fantastically consistent nighttime routine, with Collin going to bed around 10:30 and sleeping straight until 6:30 or 7. We joke that he runs on lithium batteries during the day because he often takes just a little cat nap and wakes up raring to go. :) The length of his naps doesn’t matter as long as he’s happy!
New experiences this month include rolling from belly to back in both directions (to the left and the right), happily staying awake through full meals out at a couple different restaurants, having friends over for dinner, hanging out in the backyard, surviving an uncomfortable VCUG test, and celebrating his first Easter.
Collin is more awesome than words can explain and we love him to pieces! We’re looking forward to another fun month!