3 months of spencer bruce

Boy, is it tugging at my heartstrings to wish our sweet little Spencer Bruce a happy 3 month birthday today! I feel like just yesterday Ryan and I were in the hospital to welcome our little bean, and now he’s a proper little baby – no longer is he my tiny, petite little newborn. Every single day, I watch his personality grow more and more apparent, and it’s amazing! He’s such a sweet, easygoing little man.

We’re down to one wakeup (most of the time) a night now. We have a good nightly routine where he gets his bath, which he just loves, around 8:30, then I top him off with a quick nurse and Ryan reads him a bedtime story. He probably doesn’t understand a word of it, but it’s so sweet to watch my two men in there in the glider together. Spencer usually goes right down around 9:15, and then we have about an hour before we’re both fast asleep, as well. He wakes around 4 AM to nurse, and he usually goes right back to sleep. Last night, he was fussy and a bit off, and this mama has a sneaking suspicion the wee man might be teething far too early.

We got a part-time babysitter this month, too, to help us out. It was a mixed emotion kind of thing for me. I’m the type of person that wants to do everything, but working full-time from home, trying to stimulate my son enough, work out and get household chores done just wasn’t working. And so, Rebecca comes 4 days a week for 3 hours a day to help this mama get a workout in while she watches and plays with our sweet boy…and he loves her.

Weight: At 3 months old, Spencer is now 12 lbs 3 oz…his pediatrician says that’s the 25th percentile, but he’s growing just fine.

Clothes: Spencer has a little frog belly that fits in all his 0-3 month onesies easily, but he’s still swimming in his 0-3 month pants. We’re working on it though, and those baby rolls make my heart just melt!

Milestones: Spencer is completely crib-trained! He actually did it in just one night, which was incredible. He naps in his crib now, plus he loves all the room these days. And, because we’re afraid of sleep regression, the Rock ‘n Play has officially been retired until we (God willing) have another child. He’s also focusing really well these days, tracking sounds and lights, and he wants to be stimulated all the time. We work on time in the Bumbo, and he loves cooing and chatting with his Daddy.

Spencer’s Favorites This Month: He loves, loves, loves his Bumbo. With better neck control, he can sit in there and have full conversations with Daddy and see us at eye-level, which is great. He feels like such a big boy! He also loves his bath time. It’s so so so fun watching him discover how powerful his little muscles are.

Mama’s Thoughts This Month: I’m loving this month of our sweet peanut! He’s getting bigger, bolder and more attentive, which is great. He’s having a bit of a harder time nursing though because he’s so stimulated by other stuff, as well. It seems like he loses focus easily, which has this mama concerned from time to time. I have to say, too, that I was never a fan of my Boppy, but I love it now because Spencer actually does tummy time on it! I think it’s one of those things you either love or hate. It didn’t work for me with breastfeeding, but it’s the perfect playtime accessory now 🙂