3 Months, Part 1

February 4, 2009

Wow. It’s been a little over a month since I last typed a post. It doesn’t seem that long, though! Guess it’s true what they say about time flying when you’re having fun. I knew I would enjoy being a mom, I just never imagined that I would enjoy it as much as I do!

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Heehee! That’s from Binary Boy. He’s sitting on my lap as I type this and decided to add his two cents. We’re listening to the early Beatles and he is thoroughly enjoying it.

Speaking of Binary Boy, he recently turned 3 months old! Since birth, I’ve been following a baby-centered routine with lots of baby wearing. I’ve heard that a lot changes when a baby turns 3 months old, and I gotta say, it’s completely true on our end.

The biggest change is that he sleeps a solid 5-6 hours at a time at night. His bedtime ranges from 7pm to 9pm, but from there, he sleeps 5-6 hours, wakes for a diaper change and nursing, then right back to sleep for another 3-5 hours. It’s really, really nice.

For the past few weeks he’s been teething, but this week, especially, has been really tough for him. I can already see the beginnings of a little “tooth bud” on the bottom right. It must really bother him, as he has this heart-retching “pain cry”. Sometimes, it’s so sad that I am almost crying along with him. It breaks my heart to see him in so much pain. More so because I can’t take it totally away. :cry:

I have been giving him some homeopathic teething tablets, in the recommended dosage, and those do really seem to help when they kick-in. But, I know from experience that not much can completely take tooth & mouth pain away.

I don’t know anyone else with a baby who has begun teething this early (it’s genetic apparently, from my side, I got my first tooth a little past 4 months old), so I’ve been having a tough time trying to find teething items that will help him.

Much of what I’ve found is too big for his mouth and he’s frustrated with it. So, his current teething items are my pinkie finger and my thumb or Kevin’s pinkie finger when he’s holding him. Anyone know of any good teething items for a smaller baby? He actually prefers fabric, as I see him constantly trying to stuff his burp cloth or bib in the back of his mouth where he likes to chew.

Oh! I forgot to mention this and I have to as it’s pretty amazing. Because of his teething, he’s been sleeping really deep – when he does finally fall asleep – and the past two nights he’s slept 8-9 hours straight!!!! I was worried the night before last because when we woke up I realized he hadn’t had his normal 1-2am feeding.

He’s also been napping really deeply, too, for longer than normal. I’m grateful because he seems in a much better mood when he wakes up. I think the deep sleeping seems to be the way he copes with the pain. It makes sense to me because that is how I cope with illness or pain – sleep it off!

I have so much more that I want to say, so I am going to try and post about the other really noticeable changes, but it’s hard to record every little new thing that happens. Babies DO grow up fast and it’s amazing the changes and growth in Binary Boy that happens every day. For now, I am resolved to try and post at least a new photo every week. Though, with a baby, nothing much is ever on schedule! Heehee!

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bFlat February 4, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Did you say pictures? I cannot wait for more pictures of the adorable binary boy!

Sorry but I don’t really have any helpful tips for teething but I’ll be sure to ask you what worked in a couple of years.

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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) February 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

It’s good to see a post from you. I’d just been thinking about you. :)

I’m glad you’re doing well and enjoying being a mom. I love hearing what Binary Boy and you are up to. Can’t wait to see some more pictures. Binary Boy is beautiful, as is his mama.

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katelin February 4, 2009 at 8:54 pm

glad everything is going so well for you! and man a baby that sleeps that much, that is my ultimate dream, haha.

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Mrs Pop February 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Hooray! A post!

I loved the teething tablets. They seemed so soothing to Boy Pop. Try letting him gnaw on a damp washcloth. That seemed to help. Boy Pop teethed a little early, too.

Enjoy your sleeping boy! :)

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amber February 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

i don’t know if they work, but have you tried amber teething necklaces? google it up if you haven’t heard of them, i know quite a few people who use them, but i haven’t used them myself (no kids yet).

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Cyndi February 10, 2009 at 1:10 am

Don’t post – spend time with your boy. This time is all that matters.

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Cyndi February 11, 2009 at 12:42 am

What I meant to say was: Spend time with your beautiful boy and don’t worry about posting – it’s great to update, but don’t feel obligated. The time you spend with your little one is magical.

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anne February 15, 2009 at 12:40 am

wow your baby is teething at 3 months? mine is six months and I don’t even think hes teething yet

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Gert Hough March 5, 2009 at 1:03 am

Hi I am Gert and we are still practicing – so I have no tips on teething – or anything baby for that matter. I did find this blog post to be the one best suited for a comment for as I watched the pictures of your latest post I wondered what happened with the teething problem.
Also – is everything OK, I see your daily twittering stopped and you must have been able to take more pictures. Just kidding. I never have time and I am not even a mother. :-)

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