You’ve grown so big in the last 3 months. We haven’t had you weighed and measured since 2 months, but even then you were at 12lbs 13 ounces and a long 24 inches. You’ve gained on those by quite a bit in the month since.
We took you up to Wal*Mart on your birthday and exposed you to the torture that is getting you picture taken at the picture studio. Of course, the pictures turned out really well and we couldn’t help ourselves when we bought extras. You’ll owe us for that later. I’ve added it to your bill.
Just last week you began using consonant sounds in you cooing. Secretly, I can’t wait until you begin talking. At the same time, I know that it will mean that our language will have to get that much more clean and that you’re beginning to grow up. You’ve already outgrown your 0-3 month clothes.
You also are beginning to grab at things much more successfully now. Before you would grab at things, but using your thumbs was out of the question. Now, you grab hold and refuse to let go unless you decide something needs to be thrown.
As yet, the best thing you’ve done in the last few months was to begin smiling. Not just the “poop” grimace/smile either. Full fledged open mouth grins whenever someone talks to you or plays with you. It’s as if you don’t have a care in the world and everything is so darn funny. I suppose at the moment, you really don’t have a care besides getting fed. And you do that plenty.
It’s been so amazing to watch you learn new things and gain control over things that you had no control over before. Little steps on the way to learning bigger things and gaining control over everything. Ok, truth be told, you control everything already. But someday in the way to near future you’ll be making decisions that will affect the rest of your life.
Each day you a new piece of your personality emerges and each day you teach your mother and I something new about you. And we love getting to know you.
We love our little man.
note: you can click on the pictures for larger versions.