Thursday, June 12, 2014

Three months {Austin Mitchell}

Our gorgeous little chunkster is one quarter of a year old already!

At 3 months old, Austin weighs approximately 16 lbs / 7.3 kg (I say approximately because this is just based off my dodgy scales at home - he's not due for another weigh & check up until 4 months). He's in size 2 nappies and 6 month clothing. He's actually wearing some of the same clothes that Oliver wore when we moved here (he was 7 months old at the time). It's crazy. He's our big, gorgeous boy!

This past month, Austin started laughing! It's the sweetest thing - a funny little shriek laugh, just like Ollie had at the same age. He's very ticklish and will giggle when you tickle him, or just laugh for no reason at all... Or, laugh at his crazy, energetic big bro!

Even with those big chubby cheeks, he can support his own head now & sit in the bumbo for short periods, although I still tend to put a soft cover book behind him for extra support like we did Ollie at the same age. He's doing better with tummy time too - he seems to like the different view and looks around at everything happily.

We couldn't have asked for a better sleeper - he's still on the same overnight schedule as last month. He goes to bed by 8pm, wakes around 4am for a feed and then straight back to sleep until 7am. He does have the occasional bad night, but at 3 months I can honestly count them all on one hand. His daytime naps are still a little all over the place, but I'll take a full nights sleep over naps any day. He has slept right through the night a few times too, but yet to make it a regular habit. I know we'll go through periods where he won't sleep well (teething, ugh - I am already dreading that stage, and if he's anything like Ollie, teeth will only be another month or so away!) but I am so very thankful for such a great start.

He's fallen into his own routine now - he feeds at 8am, noon, 4pm, 7.30pm and 4am. Much like his big brother, he's a great little feeder and other than a few issues with oversupply, breastfeeding has also come easily this time. I nursed Ollie until 16 months and I'm really hoping to at least make the one year point with Austin too, if not further.

Best moment...
This morning Ollie was blowing raspberries on Austin's tummy and Austin was just cracking up - it was so sweet to see them having fun together already!

Worst moment...
We were having a rough night with Ollie (who's struggling with night terrors, poor kiddo) when Austin decided to join in the fun, staying awake from 2am until 5am. He was wriggling and cooing and happy as anything, but believe me - mama was a grump.

Austin loves having his nappy changed - he stretches out on the change table and smiles up at the ceiling. He also loves waking up - from a nap, in the night or first thing in the morning, this boy wakes up so happy. He starts wriggling and cooing and as soon as he sees a face, he's all ear to ear grins. I don't think he's woken up crying yet. He also loves laying under the activity gym - the octopus is his favourite toy. He has little 'conversations' with it and often laughs at it. But most of all, Austin loves a snuggle... This boy is happiest when he's being held.

Red. lights. He's a pretty good traveler generally; so long as the car is moving. He feels the car slowing for a red light however and he gets a little hysterical.

Oh, this boy. This sweet, sweet boy. He truly is a little ray of sunshine. He's got such a mellow, happy little personality, bringing so much joy to our lives every day. We love you Austin Mitchell!

Austin at 1 month & 2 months...

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  1. We do love you Austin Mitchell!!
    Your southern auntie is missing her cuddles!

  2. Oh he is just SO cute and squishy! I'm due any day now and I just can't wait for all those little baby moments :)

  3. I compare Marty & AJ when I dress M! So much fun remembering!

  4. So cute! The video of him laughing is priceless!


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