I am totally aware that most babies probably do the following things at the exact same time as William, BUT, I just want to give an update about what we have been up to! Today William reached 12 weeks. This little guy is so fun to have around. He loves to smile, talk and sing. He always has something to babble about and lets you have it when you aren't paying enough attention to him.
He comes with me to work everyday (about 4 hours) and sometimes is nice enough to sleep the majority of the time. Those days are GREAT! Other days he needs to be held and cuddled. Good thing I have a sling that I stick him. Hopefully he gains something from going to work everyday, like how to design, or about cows, or how not to double task with a screaming child.
He loves to snuggle and be held close. William is bottle fed and lets you know when he is hungry, he moves into position and starts sucking your arm. Apparently that is where he thinks his food comes from. He is drinking about 4-6 oz. every three hours. We give a little milk cocktail of half reflux/costco formula. He seems to be doing great and is getting plump.
William has started to sleep through the night now. This past week he has gone to bed around 8:30 and wakes up at 4:30-5. Let me tell you, BLESSING FROM ABOVE!!! We moved him into his nursery and I think that has made all the difference. He sleeps snug as a bug in his crib and has a cute little snore every-so-often. He likes his binky in at night to help him sleep. That can be a curse as it wakes him up if it falls out too soon.
NOW FOR WILLIAM'S TRICKS!!
William can bring his fingers together and look at them.
He can move them to his mouth and suck on them.
He can bring toys to his mouth to suck on them. Pictured is his favorite toy alligator that Grandma Miles made for him. He loves to cuddle with it. He also lets me know when it has fallen off his lap. We also use the Alligator to sing him his favorite play song, "Three little monkeys swinging in a tree, teasing Mr. Alligator, "Can't catch me"."
William will look at Mom and Dad when they talk to him. He loves when Dad comes home from work and gets excited. Sometimes he tells Dad off for being away so long.
William also loves to blow bubbles. We have him wear mittens for the dual use of wiping his face and avoiding scratches. Babies have such sharp nails!
William weighs 13 lbs. 5 oz. and is 24 inches long. We feel so blessed to have this little guy in our home. He is so fun to be with and we can tell he has such a happy personality!