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The Jedidiah-ries (diaries): Month 3

17 Mar

I know this post is over a month late and I know I say this with each month’s passing, but I can’t believe 3 months have come and gone with our little man.  That being said, I also can’t imagine or remember a time when he wasn’t such an important part of our lives.  He’s changed things so much, but we absolutely love it!

Weight: 14.3 lbs.

Height: 25 inches (by my measurement… so who knows how accurate that is!)

General observations: This little monkey is a mover and a shaker!  He is always go, go, going!  He loves to be upright and look at everything.  He is still drooling like crazy (bibs are a MUST these days) and he makes so many bubbles that we’ve taken  to calling him just that… Mr. Bubbles.  Jedidiah talks so much and babbles on and on.  I LOVE it when we “talk” to each other.  He has gotten much better about the use of his hands.  He can grab some things now, and I love it when he’s nursing, he’ll gently grab my hair or my necklace and just hold on to it.  It’s sweet now (although I know it may change soon), and I treasure these precious moments.  Jedi also likes to take his hand and make a rainbow arch across my chest when he’s feeding.  He just feels my skin, moving his open hand back and forth- it is so cute!  He has now learned the art of pushing out his pacifier and pushing it back in.  He can’t quite grab it yet (since it isn’t one with a handle) but he uses the back of his hand or wrist or arm to push it back close enough to his mouth to suck it back in.  Jedidiah made quite a game of it one night and thought it was the greatest thing ever!  It was hilarious to watch!  He is trying very hard to sit up and can sit with only a little assistance.  Even when he’s in his car seat or lying down, he tries to do sit-ups and lifts his head and upper body for a few seconds at a time before resting and then doing it again.  If he keeps it up, I think my baby will have stronger abs than me!  Another thing he likes to do is look at himself (or mommy and daddy) and smile in the mirror.  He can also recognizes himself if I turn my phone’s camera around.  Geesh, I’m already setting him up for selfie madness!

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So many bubbles!

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He loves to be upright and sitting!

Little man’s selfie game is ON!

Health:  Thankfully, he has been in great health and everyone comments on how great he looks.  His complexion has cleared up of all his baby acne and he has beautiful skin- it’s tan too… he definitely doesn’t get that from me… must be from daddy.  He eats well and has been gaining weight appropriately.  We won’t go back to his pediatrician until his four month check-up so there will be more to post then!

Eating:  We are still exclusively breastfeeding and this boy is an eater (like his daddy).  He’s going for longer stretches between feedings in the day (2-3 hours) and I usually get one 3 1/2-5 hour stretch during the nights.  Feeding him has become much less of a chore and now is just our special bonding time.  I can honestly say (now) that I love breastfeeding!

Sleeping:  So Jedidiah has been sleeping well at night for the most part.  We usually start getting him ready for bed around 9:30 or 10 (about when the two of us get ready for bed) and then he sleeps until 10 or 11 in the morning.  Our routine has changed a bit these past few weeks since we joined the YMCA- mommy tries to go to some earlier work-out classes.  This means we have to be up and nursing by 8:45 or 9 (tear).  It’s been more of an adjustment for mommy I think, than baby, as I am the one having to adjust to less sleep.  What this does mean is that he usually gives me at least one or two afternoon naps (but I don’t sleep then, I do housework or try to get things done).

Diapers:  We are still using the cloth diapers when we’re at home, but we still use disposable diapers when we’re going to be out for a long time and for bedtime.  It is much easier this way!  He’s been in size 1 diapers for the whole month, but I think this coming month he’ll be graduating to size 2.

Clothes:  He is wearing 3 month clothing right now!  I can’t believe how fast he seems to be growing!  But it is kind of fun to have a wardrobe change every few months, and I love finding new cute outfits that people have given us to put him in!

Social:  As always, he gets out and about quite a bit!  He helps us greet at our church (#revyourlife) and is well known there!  This month we finished up our “Forces that form your Future” series (using the Star Wars forces theme), so Jedidiah wore all his Star Wars themed gear.  My sister Christie sewed him a cute little Angry Birds Star Wars onesie with his name monogrammed on the front and pants to match.  The “Barf Vader” shirt came from Nana, and unfortunately, it seems that I didn’t take any pics of him in his “Daddy’s Little Jedi” shirt.

PicMonkey Collage

We had the chance to drive to Austin to meet up with “Auntie” Heather and “Uncle” Zach at Arturo’s Cafe one Saturday morning.  We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and some great conversation before heading out.  We had planned on walking around the downtown area afterwards but it was cold and rainy out so we opted instead to meet up at a coffee shop.  After driving around quite a bit, we decided to simply to go to Starbucks because all the other places were SO busy!  There was no place to park!  We really enjoyed seeing these dear friends from China!

We celebrated Trent’s Aunt Mary Lee’s birthday at Abel’s Diner here in Schertz.  It was a lot of fun and Jedi got to meet some new family members.  He was definitely doted on!

Uncle Nathan’s birthday was also during this last month, so we got the family together, including the two babes to celebrate.  Jedidiah’s cousin Cohen sure loves him!

We got out for a family hike along with some good friends to celebrate the birthday of my friend Abby’s oldest, Jack.  He was born shortly before our wedding, so celebrating his 5 years of life has us excited to soon celebrate 5 years of marriage!

We have also started going to “Baby and Me” time at the Schertz Public Library.  This has been a fun time to learn new songs and rhymes (including some bilingual ones) to use with Jedidiah as well as a chance to meet and network with other moms.  We’ve really enjoyed going so far!

We celebrated Chinese New Year this month and had a chance to usher in the Year of the Monkey with our little monkey!  We donned him in his Chinese outfit from Ms. Kelly Du at QISS for a little photo shoot and I absolutely LOVE some of the shots we got!  More to come later!

PicMonkey Collage

We also celebrated at home with a little couples party for Chinese New Year.  We made dumplings and egg rolls along with some fried rice.  I’ll post more about this later in a separate post.

Lastly, we had a chance to celebrate the Year of the Monkey with our friends Van and Kathy and their little monkey, Declan (who is about 2 months older than Jedi).  We went to the Asian Festival in downtown San Antonio and hung out with them while enjoying many cultural booths, dances, foods and performances.  It was way busier than I anticipated and we ended up parking miles away, but we really had a great time!

Likes: Jedidiah likes to read books and look at the pictures.  He also likes to be outside for walks or to swing on the swing.  There is so much to see and hear outside!  Jedidiah also likes to be in his little walker that Nana gave him.  He still can’t really sit up by himself but if we stuff blankets around him, he loves to be in it!  He isn’t quite sure how he feels about the cat yet, but he does like to feel his fur.  I think the cat feels the same… they’re not sure about each other.

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Reading books with mommy

Outside time with mommy and daddy

He loves his walker!

Petting the kitty (supervised, of course!)

Dislikes: Tummy time… he’s not a fan!  Also, lately he hasn’t liked getting into his car seat and is hit or miss with car rides.

Memorable moments and firsts:

  • Our little man rolled over for the first time from his back to his front at 10 1/2 weeks.  He’s done it a few sporadic times since then.
  • He’s also learned how to click back at us when we click and make noises for him.
  • He laughed for the first time, in his sleep, and for a moment there wasn’t anything in the world better!
  • First time in the nursery at the YMCA.  Every time we go, I sing to him… “We’re going to go to the YMCA…da,da,da,da,da,da YMCA..A.”
  • He finally got to meet his great grandmother Marilyn.  Trent’s mom brought him by to see her and she loved it!

What about mom?  Well, we left our little man for a date night.  Some family friends sent us a Texas Roadhouse gift card for Christmas along with the promise of free babysitting, so we took them up on it and had a date night for the first time since we had Jedidiah.  It was a nice evening but we love having our little man with us.  It was strange to be without him and we were happy to get back to him!

Our family joined the YMCA this January (they waived the joining fee as a New Year’s special and Trent gets a discount through his school) and so mommy has been working out a lot- it makes me feel more energized and it’s helped me drop the majority of the baby weight- I only have three more pounds to go!  I am also excited to announce that I am officially back in my pre-pregnancy clothes again!  Yay for a variety of clothes and jeans that fit!

Daddy time:  Here are some of my favorite shots of daddy and Jedi this month.

 

 
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