Thursday, May 14, 2009

Luke is 3 Months Old!

Our little guy is growing so fast! He turned 3 months on the 11th and we had our 3 month check up Thursday. As expected, our little eater has continued to gain weight and now weighs an even 15 pounds and measures 24 inches long. Can you believe he has more than doubled his birth weight? Given that he was not even here just a few months ago, his progress is amazing to watch.

Here are our 3 month updates:

* 15 lbs even (85th percentile), 24 inches long (50th percentile), head circumference 50th percentile; wears 3-6 month and some 6 month sizes

* wiggle worm! kicks legs and moves arms; never lays still when on his back or on your lap

* bats at toys hanging down from his play mat

* holds head up at 45 degrees during tummy time


* brings hands to mouth to suck on

* holds hands together at his chest for comfort

* drooling all the time (signs of an early teether??)

* still hiccups every day

* takes a morning nap regularly an hour to hour and half after waking each morning

* takes a longer afternoon nap, but we're working on getting it done at a set time each day

* still not sleeping through the night yet, but I wake him for a feeding at 10 pm before I go to bed and then he gets up once at 2 am and then is up for good at 6 am

* still a very demanding little guy who wants what he wants and right when he wants it. goes from 0 to 60 in no time. will be quite interesting to see how this develops in his personality.

* LOVES to watch TV though I am adamant there will be no TV viewing until he is 2 per the AAP's recommendations

* uses his strong leg muscles to "stand" on your lap and to push against the bathtub wall

* just started to curl forward when sitting in his carseat, like doing an ab crunch, to show off his new found head and neck strength

It is hard to believe just how quickly he grows and progresses and is so much fun to watch! Here are some of the latest pictures to show off our big boy. Go back and check out his 2 month post pics to see just how much he has grown!

I like to throw in the car seat picture as a good way of measuring his growth progress from month to month. You'll notice he certainly takes up more room than he used to! Also check out the Pepperdine onesie he now fits (size 6 months!). Do we have a future Wave on our hands? Daddy sure hopes so!


Tammie's Thoughts said...

He's getting cuter and cuter! Leslie is so excited about coming out this summer! Wish I could come with her to visit for a couple of days and see that sweet Luke!

Nanna said...

I am amazed as to how much Luke has grown! I may need to carry around a sack of sugar to get ready for all the sweetness I will carry while I am out in CA. =-) I can't wait!!
Love all 3!!!