Thursday, November 12, 2015

Three Months

Three months. A quarter of a year. It's truly been an incredible ride since Baby Huston came into the world. Our little guy grows and changes His little personality is really starting to come out, and pretty much everything he does melts this momma's heart.

A few notes from Huston's third month of life...
  • We didn't have an appointment with the pediatrician this month, so we don't have an updated height and weight. He's still wearing size 1 diapers, but he's definitely filling out {and outgrowing!} his size 0-3-month clothes and has started transitioning into 3-6 month-sized clothes. Just in the past few days, his little legs have outgrown his size 3-month pants {high-waters!}, so we have proof that he's growing!
  • Update on the hematomas {big bruises/pools of blood/big 'ole bumps caused from using the vacuum during birth} on his head: they're nothing to worry about! {Thank you, God...thank you, thank you, thank you!} We met with the specialist, and he confirmed that Huston's body will eventually absorb the calcified bumps and that they are no danger to his health and/or development. It may take months or even years for the bumps to completely disappear, but it's such a huge relief to know they're not a cause for concern.
  • Eating. Not a lot has changed on the food front this month. We still nurse 1-2 times per day {with assistance from the nipple shield}. The remainder of the time I'm pumping like a dairy cow {it's the most-used emoji on my phone these days}, so he can eat from a bottle. Most of his bottles are five ounces, but he's been known to take up to seven ounces per feeding. He's currently taking between 24-28 ounces from a bottle per day, depending how well he nurses. We are supplementing with formula a majority of the time, but for some reason I have this goal of giving him 100% breastmilk at least one day per week. I have no idea why or how I even came up with that plan, but it has stuck throughout the month. 
  • Sweet baby boy sleeps like a champ! We typically put him down between 9:00-10:00 pm, and he sleeps until 5:30-6:00 am. He wakes up to get a clean diaper and have a little breakfast bottle and then goes back down until 9:00 or 10:00 am. Most of the month he was sleeping in the pack-n-play in our room, but just a couple of days ago we moved him into his crib in his room. He mastered that transition like a pro...meanwhile, Momma is missing him being in our room! Despite being able to see him clearly on the monitor screen, I still got up four times the first night he was in his crib just to make sure he was still breathing!
    First night sleeping in his big crib
  • He has found his voice, and he's especially talkative in the mornings! He must get his happy morning attitude from his daddy...
  • Our little guy absolutely LOVES when we sing to him. I've found a channel on YouTube to refresh my memory on nursery rhymes. I think "The Wheels on the Bus" is his current favorite. I'm not gonna lie...I LOVE when his daddy sings to him because I never know what he's going to come up with for the next lyric! 
  • Grammy came to visit for a few days.
  • We visited the pumpkin patch at the Dallas Arboretum, and our little guy loved every minute of being outside in the fresh air. 
He took the pumpkin patch very seriously!
  • He's oh-so-close to being able to put the pacifier back in his mouth when it falls out. When he masters that, it's gonna be a life-changer for Mom and Dad {especially during the night!}.
  • Our little midget spent some quality time with his midget girlfriend, Olivia.

  • Huston was a pilot for his very first Halloween...and later that evening he wore his jack-o-lantern jammies to help pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters!

The Ehmans' Halloween Party
  • I had to go back to work last week, and it's been much harder on me than I ever expected. I took full advantage of my last few days at home with our sweet baby boy and squeezed in as much cuddle time as possible.

  • His favorite thing to do is play on his piano activity mat. He's content to bat around the toys and kick the piano keys for 30-45 minutes at a time. He especially loves it if we get down there with him...he'll "coo" and "ahh" until the end of time {or until he gets hungry} if someone is playing with him.

  • Last month he rolled over from his front to his back...but he hasn't done it again since then. This month he rolled from his back to his front twice...but both times he was pretty mad and kind of flailing around while crying, so I'm not sure the roll-overs were intentional!

A few more pics from Huston's third month of life:


Huston & his #PuppySister, Lily the Diva Dog


Obsessed with bath time and his paci!

Celebrating Mom & Dad's 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Watching golf with Dad

All bundled up for a Sunday afternoon visit to Daddy's "office."

Dear Huston,

Your little personality really started coming to life this month, and somehow you managed to wrap your daddy and me even more tightly around your tiny little finger. You've brought so much joy and love into our's truly immeasurable! Although you've been showing us your bright little smile for awhile now, it still turns us to mush when you flash that big grin! 

You're such a happy baby, and you love to be around people. You're totally content just watching all the action that is going on around you. You don't seem to mind when others want to hold you, but you like to be able to see or hear your daddy or me for a sense of security. Everyone comments how much you look like your daddy, and it's so true. I think it's your bright blue eyes and that ornery little smirk you have that make you your daddy's little mini-me.

Going back to work just might be the hardest thing I've ever done. It's a good thing you're still sleeping when I leave in the mornings...otherwise I might not ever get out the door! I know you're happy and content at home with Maria, but I miss you something fierce while I'm away. The excitement in your eyes and that perfect smile on your face when you see me when I get home eliminates everything negative in the world. It's like you are the solution to all are the light of our lives!

We love you, son! Thank you for giving us a whole new meaning to life. Your sweet innocence makes us want to be better people...the best role models we can possibly be for you. You are absolutely the best thing that ever happened to us...our pride and joy!

Love you times infinity,