Love Overflowing

3 months of love

It’s hard to believe that Zachary has been in the family for 3 months. I honestly can hardly remember what it was like before he entered our lives. I am sure I have said that for the past three months, but it’s true.

This past month was full of firsts. His first St Patrick’s Day, Easter, giggle, roll over and more. He enjoyed several trips to the park with his big sister (which I forgot the camera. Shocking, I know), a church potluck and visit with several of his cousins.

Zachary is such a strong little boy and always on the move. He tries to climb up my tummy while I am trying to burp him (trying to get away). Tummy time has gotten much better as he is able to hold up his head and chest very well. He drools like a fountain while on his belly but he doesn’t scream all the time anymore so that’s a great thing. He surprised us by rolling over. At first we thought it was a fluke but Zachary does it all the time now. Tummy to back when he is tired of tummy time and back to tummy when it is time to sleep.

Zachary’s favorite way to sleep is on his tummy. He is ALL over the crib! It amazes us because he is so mobile, especially while being swaddled. You are never sure where he is going to be in the crib when you get him in the morning. He usually like sleeping up against the railing with his face smooshed into the bumper. Zachary likes to play around the world in his crib, exploring every corner and edge.

Burping is an adventure. An adventure in hearing loss. He HATES to burp. He withholds and screams sometimes the entire time until you give him and put the bottle in the mouth in order to stop the damage being done to your eardrum. He lets you know that he is not happy with having the bottle taken away. He is also very vocal when it comes to letting you know when he is ready to sleep. It is definitely a different kind of “talk”. It’s pretty cute and funny.

His reflux has gotten better but he has his spitty days. Zachary is such a happy little boy now. He smiles and coos all the time. He loves his big sister so much and could watch her all day long. Emily can get a smile out him even when he is mad!

Most nights he will sleep from 6-9 hours but there are still some nights when he wakes up. Fortunately those nights are getting fewer and farther between. Some days he naps like a champ, taking 3 solid naps a day and other days he will only cat nap. His feeding and eating schedules aren’t as regular as Emily’s were so it’s taken a little bit to get used to but we are doing it!

He has discovered his hands and fingers. You can hear him slurping away. When he can’t get fingers in his mouth, he shoves his bib or blanket in his mouth.

Zachary has made our life crazy wonderful! He is growing so fast. Best guess is he is around 12 and a half pounds and 24 inches long. The weight is definitely a guess though! He is our lean, mean burp hating machine!

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