Last week you turned 3 months old. I’m sorry your three month letter is a week late, but we were in Florida meeting the other half of your family & I didn’t have time to sit down, much less write you a letter!
You’ve done a lot of growing up this past month. When your Dad & I look at you we see a little boy, not the tiny newborn who needed his head held while burping. You now like to use your strong neck to look around you and take in the world. You notice people from across the room and will use all of your charm to get their attention. Just yesterday we were at the car wash when you decided the nice lady behind us in line needed to talk with you. With a loud coo you got her attention and proceeded to wink and smile at her. You like to have conversations with strangers and tell them all about your life at three months. In our New Mom’s Group class at Bellani, you like to face out at all the other Moms and babies instead of being cradled like all the other babies. You love to take it all in and observe what everybody in the room is doing. This morning your Dad & I took you to Book Babies at the library and you loved singing the songs and especially watching the big kids play with all of the toys! It won’t be long at all until you are crawling on the floor with them.
You are quite the independent baby. Last week you took your first plane ride to Florida. We left at 6pm on a Sunday and you were very well-behaved, especially when the flight left 30 minutes late because a little boy threw up in the aisle on the previous flight. We flew with Cari and her son, Tysen, who happens to be your best buddy you spend a lot of time with. Thankfully for us, he traveled with a car seat because you decided that you needed your own seat mid-flight and we didn’t have your own seat. I don’t blame you though, because I’ve never been a big cuddler and being held all of the time can make you hot! Tysen gave you his car seat and you snuggled up in the comfort of your own window seat while looking out the window. Mr Independent.
While we were in Florida you met all of your Florida family and handled the lack of naps like a champ. I think all of your friends and family down South fell in love with your sweet personality and charm like your Dad & I have. I know your Grandma & Grandpa loved being with you and some family members even cried when saying their goodbyes to you.
Developments you’ve made in the past month include having “conversations” with others, wanting to stand while being held, rolling over consistently when doing tummy time and going to bed at 6:30pm. For a while you were sleeping great, but recently you’ve decided that you’re so hungry you need to eat every 2 hours and you want to be UP for the day anywhere from 5 to 6:00 am. This morning it was 5 and not only were you up, you wanted to talk! I’m not sure what you were telling your Dad, Rex & Me, but you had a lot on your mind and needed to get it out! You talked non-stop until 6:30 am! Thankfully Daddy took you downstairs and let me get some sleep while you told him everything on your mind.
Jackson, your Dad & I are so happy to have such a wonderful baby– we could not ask for a better son. Thank you for being you! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.
Want to see one of his conversations with his Great-Grandma “GG?” Check out this video: