The Single Momma's Guide:
Month by Month Update - Baby's 3rd Month
Routine: We get up at dawn and play in my bedroom. I prop him up on a few pillows and we have a sing along where I wiggle his arms and legs to our made-up songs.
Afternoons are a lot of being held, ergo baby-wearing and me trying to grab a bite of food.
He likes to faux crawl on flat pillows laid out on the living room floor to district him from his Drolling and teething.
Night time is bedtime around 8:30 after 4-5 naps for him during the day that are short.
Sleeping: Stopped sleeping his longer periods at night. My little gummybear has learned how to push the bed sheets away from himself and has decided sheets are for suckers even though it is winter. I'm glad he can move around more but it causes issues with trying to escape.
Eating/Feeding: He eats every hour during the day and every 1.5 to 2 hours at night.
Finally my little early to be born guy has nostrils that are getting bigger and it is easier for him to breath while sucking on nipple or binkies. Bram managed to Lick his lips for the first time in nursing excitement. It was so sweet and pure happy baby face.
My little man has started to try unsuccessfully to move my breast to his mouth with his little hands. Bram will also make suckling lip moves to signal eating while in bed.
He also rolled from his tummy to side while on my chest. So no more burrito wrapping for him.
Teething has started and now he wants my pinky finger some of the time due to teething. The upside is that teething has made him very snuggly. On the down side for getting showers, peeing or eating Bram will only let me hold him.
He had a big leap during his third month, it was hellish at times but he had a real mental leap. Now Bram really wants to play, be active and look at things. My little gummy-bear can play in the pack and play for a little bit (5-15 minutes) now without crying.
Wonder Weeks/ Growth Spurts to watch out for: He has had a few rough weeks with teething, refusing to wear clothing, not sleeping and fighting sleep.
I got worried when he did not want to smile or talk much but that cleared by the end of his third month.