Mason turned three months old on Friday, April 8th. It is hard to believe that he is growing so fast.
This month we celebrated his first easter. Of course he had no idea what any of it was but it was fun for the rest of us. You can see what he received in his easter basket on my first easter basket post.
Watch Him Grow
Mason was 8 lbs 2 oz at birth. You can see his past months measurements here at Mason One Month, Mason Two Months. Here are his current measurements:
Weight: 15.2 lbs
Height: 23 inches
He is almost half of his sisters’ weights and over half their height.
He is currently in 3-6 month onesies and sleepers, depending on the brand 3 month pants, and 6 month rompers.
What He Can Do
Mason can roll over from his tummy to his back. He can also roll from his side to his back.
Mason loves to laugh and babble. He mimics our facial expressions.
He is enjoying tummy time more but only if someone is sitting with him. He does not like to be on the floor “alone”. (I said it like that because he is never really alone but he thinks he is). We started putting him in the jumperoo this past week and he loves it. I place a pillow under his feet for a textural feel and so that he isn’t just dangling. I also put a pillow behind his back to support him as the opening for the seat is really wide. He LOVES being in the jumperoo. He has realized he can bounce and will play with the toys on the top. He loves the cow and often times talks to it.
His favorite things are mommy, our dog Maggie, daddy, and his big sisters. Although he is becoming jealous of his big sisters and their time with mommy. He will cry if he thinks that someone is taking his mommy time away. I think it’s funny that at 3 months old, he has this fear.
During this third month we have been attempting to transition Mason to sleep the 11-7, 8 hour schedule. We have tried all month for this and have not been successful. Mason is sleeping 8-9 hours at night but it’s not 11 – 7.
7:00 AM – He wakes up. I change him and get him dressed for the day. Then I feed him. He usually eats about 4 oz or nurses for 10+ minutes. From here he is awake for about an hour and a half to two hours. During this time we are usually taking the girls to school, running errands or heading to bible study. If we are home, he plays on his tummy and on his back, rotating every 15 minutes or so. Sometimes he is in the jumperoo for play time. About 8:30 he will fall asleep for a quick nap.
9:30 AM – I wake him up from his nap. Yes I wake a sleeping baby to keep him on his schedule. I change his diaper and then he eats about 4 oz or nurses for 15 minutes. This one is a day to day change on naps. Sometimes he will go straight to sleep and other times he will be awake for an hour before sleeping. I try to keep him up but if he is tired, there is no use. I put him in his bed for this nap.
12:00 PM (Sometimes 12:30) – I wake him from his nap again. I change his diaper, and then he eats about 4 oz or nurses for 15 minutes. This month he has been staying awake the entire time. During this time we have to leave to pick up the girls and return just before his next feeding time, so he is usually fussy by the time I get them.
3:00 PM – I change his diaper and feed him. He eats about 4 oz or nurses 15 minutes. He is usually awake about an hour after this feeding time. Since he is tired from not sleeping before he is fussy during that time. He falls asleep at 4, usually with me holding him or wearing him.
5:30 PM – If he has had a nap, I wake him, and change him. Then I feed him 4 oz or nurse him 15 minutes. He again stays awake for about an hour after this feeding. During this time I am cooking dinner so he gets tummy time, time in the swing, or snuggle time with Joel. We have been trying to keep him awake during this time so that he is tired for bed.
7:00 PM – This is bath time for him. I schedule his bath time just before a feeding time as it usually wakes him up and he is hungry during this time. If I feed him before the bath, he will spit it up during the bath. I learned that lesson with the girls.
7:00 PM – He is usually awake for this feed because of his bath time. I nurse him for about 15 minutes before putting him to bed around 7:30 PM.
4:30 AM – He wakes to feed on his own. He usually nurses about 20 minutes and then is back to sleep until I wake him at 7.
With this schedule I am able to get 6 – 7 hours of sleep at night. A few times this month he has slept all night without waking. I have started swaddling him again which seems to be helping him stay asleep. At first I felt like he was not sleeping through the night yet but my pediatrician reminded me that I put him down at an earlier time than I go to bed. He is asleep at least two hours before I got to sleep so it may not feel like I’m getting a full night, but he is.
Up Next in Babywise scheduling
Mason will have his next transition around within the next two weeks which should drop the 4 am feeding all together. I am hoping that we will see more of these nights that he sleeps until the morning. He will have the fourth transition between 16 and 24 weeks that will drop him to five feeding schedules a day. During this time he will be introduced to baby food so this will help with the dropping of feedings.
Mason’s next schedule should be the following:
7 AM – wake and feed
9:30 AM – wake and feed
12:30 PM – wake and feed
3:30 PM – wake and feed
6:00 PM – wake and feed (stay awake until bedtime)
8:00-9:00 PM – feed & bedtime
This should drop his current 4 am feeding time.
Three Month Pictures
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