Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 Months

This little boy just gets more awesome with each passing day. I love him so much and I try to soak in as much as I can. I am trying to record his many little milestones in my journal, which has been going okay, thank goodness for blogging, right.

Weight: 15 lbs
Length: 26 inches long

He has become a little chatterbox, especially on weekends. He will gab away and if we are not in the same room as him, he will gab louder until we return. He is also more aware of objects surrounding him. He has a mobile of bugs on his rocker/vibrater chair, a mobile of animals on his swing, a monkey and then an owl toy on his carrier. He talks and coos at them for minutes at a time and even laughs. Eventually he gets overwhelmed with their presence and gets fussy so we take them away.  We think he is a super smart kid as he has learned how to kick his feet to get his chair rocking like a swing. 

He still has a great imagination. When he is talking to his toys I imagine he is giving them orders or telling them about his day. He has just recently discovered his feet. I put his monkey outfit on and the pants have monkey socks. He would stare at his socks with the widest eyes and then slowly begin to touch them. He is slowly starting to grab things too. His favorite thing to grab onto is my hair and shirt.

he went to the beach the first time
Our husbands pushed them around in their strollers
He discovered grass
He has long eye lashes

He loves to laugh. I love to give him raspberries on his belly and he pulls on my hair when we play. One day we were watching Kunfu Panada 2 as a family I had Roan drapped over my propped up knees, it counts as tummy time. He was trying to prop his head up and I guess he was watching the tv. The monkey from the show was dancing around, and then (I kid you not) Roan started to laugh at the monkey. As soon the monkey left the screen he stopped laughing. It was hilarious and awesome. I realize that I might be seeing more than what is there but I am allowed to think my kid is the greatest kid in all the world because he just is. So naneeenana poo poo. He is also noticing who we are more. If Roan is asleep when Lars gets home he will wake up upon hearing his voice because he knows it is play time with Dad.

Still doesn't like tummy time that much but his head is rounding out. He loves to stand and look around and have his arms and feet played with. I think he has a short neck, like Lars, so lifting his head from the ground up is super hard. But we still do tummy time to make him stronger. 

Stomp on Mommy Time

He is sleeping really well. He gets up once in the night, sometimes twice. About 2-3 times he has slept the entire night. We stopped swaddling him too because he grew out of his swaddle pod and I guess it was just time. We have a sleeper outfit that he wears that leaves his hands free as most of the time he sleeps with his hands over his head. I still wrap him up but by morning he is broken free. Since we have stopped swaddling him I noticed that he only sleeps for 10 hours instead of 12. So we give him an extra nap, but sometimes I miss that extra few hours in bed.
When he sleeps in the chair his hands are often like this,
I think he will be a guitar player. 

Roan has discovered that other baby staring at me in the mirror. 

He stares at himself and sometimes smiles and laughs. He and his friend Dane have started making eye contact too. We are trying to get them to talk to eachother. I think they are sending messages with their minds but we want to hear what is happening. LOL

To review:
He likes:
to grab Mom's hair
play time with Dad
his reflection in the mirror
chatting with his friend Dane

He dislikes:
His toys when they do not follow his commands
Tummy time for too long

People are saying:
He is so strong
Oh look at that hair
How old is your girl, oh it is a boy, well I would have thought it was a girl with all that hair (despite the fact that he is wearing very masculine colors)

As for me, I am going back at work. I did surprisingly well the first day and only cried a little instead of a ton. Emotionally I will be taking it a day at a time. I bought Roan a "Going Back to Work" Toy. He loves it and grabs and chews on it. I like to think that he is thinking of me as he plays with it.

Healthwise I am feeling good. Still exercising but not as reigorusly as my tailbone is still bad and my wrist got messed up. Now I am wearing a wrist wrap to protect it from further damage. I hate it. It is difficult to care for Roan at times with it on, but then my wrist hurts when I don't wear it. I am hoping it will heal soon so I can keep on living my life. I hate it when my body falls apart. I am a quick fix it kind of person.

 I am also loosing some of my hair in the shower and when I brush my hair. Not in clusters or anything. I just have more loose strans that seem to be everywhere. I went through all my clothes and got them organized into piles of 1) what fits me now, 2) what will hopefully fit me later, 3) time to give this away. I bought a few pairs of jeans that actually fit and it boosted my confidence. I feel great and skinny in them sometimes. The rest of the time I can see my tummy buldge more easily, but whatever, it is a process. No more maternity clothes, at least for a while, ;) I also went to the temple recently and loved it. Everything was so quite and peaceful. Now I know why my Mom always loved going to the temple. It was a good break and helped me realize that I still need to take care of me first so I can be fit mentally, spiritually, and physically to care for my family. There ya have it. Between all the craziness we have a good old time.

Now enjoy more pics of my boy. 

Happy 3 Month Roan!!

This last pic is so cool cuz it looks like they were jumping in mid air. 


  1. So cute! I love his hair, it is so wild!
    Yes, definitely keep up the tummy time. The mom of the kid I used to babysit (Wyatt) stopped doing it because he didn't like it and Wyatt ended up having some muscle tone problems. You don't have to make him miserable or anything but just keep trying. Shye hated it too for a while, she eventually built up a tolerance and once she started rolling she didn't mind as much.

  2. Yeah, my hair started falling out EXACTLY at 3 months post-partum too- I *think* I read it's because while you're pregnant you don't really lose your hair, so later when all that accumulated hair comes fallin' out it seems like a lot...it was kinda freaky at first though!

    Roan is a doll, you can tell he's got such a fun personality- I wish I could meet him and see his cuteness in person...

    And I love the "oh what a cute little girl- oh, I just assumed it's a girl cuz of all that hair..." yeah that's right- you ASSUMED- lol. It ALWAYS seems to happen to Gabriel when he's wearing the most boy-ish clothes ever (it's only really happened a handful of times though, so at least there's that)...

    Anyways, thanks for the updates!

  3. Great post! Your boy is just adorable and I'm glad Dane has him as a friend. You are a great mom!


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