Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Maddox {3 Months} {An Update}

Let's see what's our little guy has been up to this past month!

Weight: Maddox doesn't go back to the doctor until 4 months so I'm not sure of an exact weight but judging by his ability to go through clothing sizes at warp speed, I'm guessing he's 14.5 pounds!

Height: Again, don't know but I'm guessing he's grown about an inch since last month.

Head Size: Big ;-)

Nicknames: Maddox-Man, Brother, Bugga Bugs, Baby Ma-Miks (by Mason), Bruh Bruh, Bug, Love-Buggy, Love Bug, Brother Brother

Eating: During this month, Maddox shifted to eating every 4 hours during the day. He was doing well with the 3 hour schedule and then he just stopped eating at the 3 hour mark. We moved to 3.5 hours and he still wasn't eating. We moved to 4 hours and he is now eating EIGHT ounce bottles every four hours. He eats at 7a, 11a, 3p, and 7p! Also, I'm still pumping exclusively to Maddox is getting about 80%ish of breastmilk and he gets some formula, too. It's a good mix and it's still working for us so we will keep on keeping on. :)

(grrrr...picture won't center for me!)

Sleeping: Lots of shifting with sleep schedule this month as he shifted his eating schedule. Maddox is now sleeping 7:30p to 7a each night. He is napping two longer naps during the day, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. He also takes a late afternoon cat nap. We are still trying to get it all worked out so it's a process. :)

Diapers: We moved up to size 3 disposable diapers this month. We started cloth diapers and used them for about 2 weeks. However, we are having some issues with them and just due to our daily schedule in general, Matt and I decided that we are just going to hold off on using them for now. We were able to find a great deal on diapers at Target and Aldi so, thankfully, even using disposables isn't costing us much money.

Clothes: Maddox moved right on out of size 3 month clothes this month. He has moved through several size 3-6 month items, too. He can wear the rest of the 3-6 month clothes and now 6 month clothes, too. I can't keep up! 

Still lots of smiles this month especially for Mom, Dad, and Mason.
Laughing is happening often these days and it. is. the. best. He is quite ticklish and it's so cute!
Maddox loves to look around. He is very aware of sounds around him and seems to always be moving his head to try to find them.
Starting to copy some facial expressions we make, especially open mouth posture.

New/fun things from this month: 
Sooooo close to rolling over from back to belly. He gets all the way except for his shoulder.
He wants to sit up all. the. time. He loves to sit up between our legs, in his bumbo or propped on pillows. He doesn't care, he just wants to sit up!
He got to be in the baby bjorn a couple of times and went hiking for the first time.
LOTS of hair growing in!
He is also not being swaddled at naps now. He's growing up! 
Starting to make some noises.

eating his bottles
his brother
the bouncer seat
the bumbo
his pacifier for going to sleep/sleeping
 when we make him laugh

being hungry
*He really is a happy and agreeable baby, not much he dislikes.*

I know some funny things have happened but I can't recall them right now. AH!
Thought of one. This actually happened during the fourth month but I may forget by next update. Matt changed his diaper and he almost pee-peed on Matt. He CACKLED!! It was hilarious!

Doing well! I'm still pumping and with the exception of a few hard days, I'm doing well with it. I am enjoying lots of snuggles with my guy when I can get them. My favorite part? Seeing my boy love each other. It makes the hard days much easier!

 Matt is also enjoying a couple of short stents with both boys while I work. He balances it all well and I'm proud that he's my partner in all of this! He's also started wearing Maddox some when we go places and I think they both love it.

Loves his brother more and more each day. He always wants to check on him and if he doesn't seem him, he says "Where Ma-mix?" Sweet brothers.  


Comparison Pictures:

One Month:

Two Months: 

Three Months:

Mason vs. Maddox (3 Months)   
Both are still sporting those BLUE eyes and I love it!
Both love Daddy fiercely!
Maddox is bigger than Mason was in month 3 and I'm assuming this is going to be a trend. haha!
Both were super smiley in month three.



And of course, big bro needed a couple of pics of his own!

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