Logan: 12 Weeks Old

July 2, 2013

Are we really at 3 months?

I mean by weeks [12 weeks] we’re at 3 months. but if we’re going from birth date [April 7], 3 months is next week. So maybe I do, maybe I don’t yet have a 3 month old?

This week it has really hit me that I don’t really have a little baby newborn anymore. While the newborn stage is sooo cute, I’m really enjoying being greeted every morning now with a a huge gummy smile. I love eyebrows lifting and making the cutest facial expressions. I love hearing grunts, squeals, and coos. Not having to monitor the bobble head is a huge relief. And having this little man look me in the eye and bust out in to a laugh is something I will always hold dear in my heart.

The best part of it all is that I feel like Logan is my little bestie. We hang out every day, laugh, play, sleep, run errands, eat, and learn together. I hardly do anything with out him. So more so than him feeling like my son, I feel like he’s my little tag-along. Wherever I go he goes, my buddy.

We gave him a bath the other night, which is starting to turn in to a splash fest…definitely need to move the tub in to the bathroom instead of in the kitchen. But it was so funny because when I went in to his room the next morning it was like he suddenly sprouted hair. He just needed some water! Granted the back of his head, where he rolls it back and forth and his mattress is almost bald. But the nape and top now have lots of long fuzz happening. 

In our house the TV is constantly on. I wish I could say that it wasn’t, but it is. And I’m not necessarily watching it, it’s just on as my noise distraction. But this week we started noticing that if Logan is laying in the living room and has the TV in his sight he will stare at it in awe. I think it’s all the colors that have got his attention. We noticed him getting really in to it when we were watching Dexter [old season, not the new season…boo to not having Showtime]. Lucas and I looked at each other and knew we had a problem. We now have to start thinking about what’s on in front of him. It just felt wrong to have a murderous vigilantly strapping people up with tape and ready to be killed, playing in front of our little babe.

Oh man, I’m not ready for baby shows. But it’s on the horizon.

As if Logan couldn’t get any cuter on his own, he now is obsessed with snuggling with his little raccoon blankie. Fingers in the mouth are also a big deal. It’s so funny to watch him gaze at his hand in awe and then shove it in to his mouth and start sucking on it like a mad man…with drool everywhere.

I’m not sure if it’s our new nap/bedtime routine or if it’s Logan’s age, but we are suddenly down to one wake during the night. Shocking. [I’m trying to start working on put him to sleep drowsy…any tips?] It seems like all of a sudden it just happened and is seeming to continue. Mama couldn’t be more happy.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma July 2, 2013 at 4:38 am

what a little cutie! You can see his little personality starting to show through in all your wonderful photos too. So fun 🙂

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2 Joanne July 2, 2013 at 5:29 am

It’s so amazing how much he’s grown! THe cuteness is almost too much to take!

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3 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

Aww, he is absolutely beautiful!!!

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4 Jennie @themessybakerblog July 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

He’s growing so fast. Make it stop!!! He really is a cutie, Steph. You’re one lucky mama.

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5 Christiane - Taking On magazines July 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

What a cool little man! Cherish the gummy smile….I loved it too and just about cried when Dudette’s bottom teeth broke through, changing her smile forever. That toothless grin is such a fleeting thing. Regarding sleep, one of the books that we considered our baby bible said that if you wait until they show that they’re tired to put them to bed, you’ve waited too long. It’s called, ‘Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.’ I highly recommend it.

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6 Lt July 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

A month is technically 4.5 weeks, not just 4. You are so lucky, my breastfed baby took 9 months to cut down to 1 wake-up, and now at 11 months he still sometimes has 2. Also, watching TV isn’t great for kiddos under 3, something about the bright colors and movement not being great for their developing brains. Our little guy is also in awe of the TV, but we try to limit having it on when he’s around, or we position him so he can’t see it, which is easier said than done now that he’s walking and just moves to where he can see it. So now it usually stays off and we put music on instead. Just thought I’d mention that.

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7 RavieNomNoms July 3, 2013 at 7:15 am

Hehe, your little buddy. How adorable!

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