So Sam is officially 16 weeks, as of Friday. My baby has been on this earth for 16 whole weeks! That’s madness! I want to write down some things about Sam at this age, for the memory book.
He finally doesn’t scream/cry at bath time. Hallelujah. I actually got him to SMILE for the very first time while taking a bath. That was huge. I mean, look at that grin! He likes it! He really likes it!
Sam slept for the longest stretch ever while we were on vacation in San Jose! He slept 6 whole hours!! We both woke up worried (like everyone said we would!) but he was just so content, snoozing away! I had to feed him (#nursingprobs) since it was quite uncomfortable for me, but then he went right back to sleep until 8am. MIRACLE of miracles! He has been pretty consistently getting much better at napping and sleeping at night, too. I feel like a new woman!
A little sample of our 3 month schedule that we try to follow:
7:30- wake and eat
It’s a loose schedule, and I don’t let myself get too obsessed with the exact times, but just use it as a general guideline, and it’s been working well! He naturally wakes up between 7:30-8 each morning, which is pretty great. I’ve never been a morning person but I enjoy waking up early (does that even make sense?) so it’s nice that my baby is making me be a morning person. :)
Speaking of sleep, he is getting dangerously close to outgrowing his bassinet, which makes me really sad! Neither Zack nor I are ready to move him into his crib! In his own room! EEK! But also speaking of sleep, he ROCKS at napping lately. Like, we put him down awake for every nap and for bedtime, and for the most part he goes right to sleep. Well, okay, for naps anyway. Bedtime is more of a struggle, but it’s a work in progress. We’ve just started to swaddle him with one arm out, too, to slowly wean him off the swaddle completely. It’s great because he can just suck on his hand (his current favorite thing to do) and self soothe to sleep. It’s a win for everybody!
He LAUGHED for the very first time on August 2nd!!! Like, a real genuine belly laugh. It was the best ever and we captured some of his laughing in this video. Also, Peek-a-Boo is a new thing and has quickly become both of our very favorite game to play. When he smiles at me? Nothing. Better.
He weighs 14 lbs 2 oz now and is 23.5″! My baby has officially doubled his birth weight! Go, Sam, go!
Annnnd I’ll leave you with this. Happy Monday!
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
HES GOING TO BE A YOGI WHEN HE GROWS UP I JUST KNOW IT
lol he will definitely be doing baby yoga with his mama very soon! ;)
This puts a huge smile on my face! You are such a natural mother!
Aww that is so sweet, Helene!! :)
Aww, that knit onesie is just precious!! And in such great condition too! Look how snuggly he looks.
Right?! I was so impressed with what great shape it was in when his mom gave it to us! It’s like, brand new! But I love to think that Zack wore it too. :) Such a cool thing to have.
How cute!!! We just put my little Hallie in the Pjs I came home from the hospital in last night! She is now 6 weeks old and finally fits in them!
Awww I love that!!! Isn’t it neat to be able to pass down things like that?? I bet it was the cutest seeing her in your own little pj’s :)
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne
He’s just too adorable! And I love love love genuine baby laughs, they are the best :)
They really are the best! I’m looking forward to many many more real laughs :)
Gahh, he is just the most precious thing ever! And I strangely understand what you mean about not being a morning person but liking waking up early. I have never been a morning person, but I feel like I get way more done if I wake up earlier in the day so I try to wake up around 7-8am.
YES, this exactly. I hate waking up late and then feeling like the day is halfway over!! Well, with a baby, that is no longer possible ;) haha
Way to go, Sam and mama! He’s such a sweet and good little man. Naps tend to suck around here. But bedtime is good. I guess you can’t have everything- LOL!
Whattt you’re lucky bedtime is good!!! YAY!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
OHMYGOSH. That smile. KILLER SMILE.
Don’t you wish that your day could start out with “Eat. Then nap.” like a baby’s does? I sure do. Especially on Mondays.
hahaha YES babies really do live the life, don’t they?! So great.
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Awwww, SO glad to hear things are going well! Right around the 3-4 month mark, I remember Hunter suddenly sleeping a lot better. He is just so darn cute! And I LOVE that little laugh!
Yes, sleep is slowwwwwly coming back into our lives. It’s a glorious feeling! ;)
He is the cutest ever! I love all his photos! And that’s great that he loves bath time! That must have been so cute to see him laugh for the first time!!! I cannot wait to have these little moments!
It was the cutest ever, that first laugh!! Ohh I’m so excited for you, Niki! It’s the best :)
chelsea @ the new wifestyle
this is the sweetest! he has the happiest and most interested face! i am little bit freaking about because my husband weighed 12 pounds when he was born and that’s only like 2lbs more than this little guy at 16 weeks-eek!
Haha omg 12 pounds?! Danngggg that’s a big baby! But don’t freak out. My husband and I both weighed more when we were born than Sam did! :)
omgosh are you serious!? 6 whole hours of sleep! That’s awesome. I can’t wait to be able to sleep that long. Kaid is 13 weeks but the longest he’s slept is 4 hours. And those were exceptions. He wakes up about every 2 hours every night. We’re exhausted!! haha!
That is so cute that he finally likes the bath and that he laughed for the first time :)
Haha isn’t it crazy thinking how much we get excited about sleep now that we have babies!! You’ll get there, mama! Last night he slept in 4 hour increments, so I guess every night is different.
I’m so infatuated with your little man. Thank you for sharing him with us. Good for you for documenting this, it will be such a fun look back – he’s so precious. I love that you guys get to put him in a onesie that Zach wore!
Good job momma!
Aw you’re so sweet!! :) Your comment made me really happy. Thanks for your kind words! I hope Sam likes looking back on all this, too, one day!
Such a cutie! Totally a mini-Zack!