April 10, 2018
Three Months

At three months Michael has discovered his hands and toes. He is just fascinated by his feet. He wiggles them and then they move! He's quite fond of sucking on his hand and sometimes this will do in lieu of nursing for a few minutes. He's quite good at self-soothing.


He is spending more time awake and looking around rather than nursing/sleeping/pooping. Many people comment on what big eyes he has. He's still pretty good natured and smiles a lot at other people. This can get annoying in the grocery store when I can't walk 20 metres without someone asking me how old he is or telling me how gorgeous my child is which is lovely the first few times in an outing and then increasingly awkward as I start to run out of time to complete my shopping. At least no one is asking me how long he has to live.


All the sleep books say that you are supposed to put your child to bed while still awake so that they learn to go to sleep. Michael is the first child of mine where that works. More often than not I can nurse him to the edge of sleepy, then put him down and he just drifts off.


Michael doesn't mind being held by other people as long as he isn't hungry. He's especially fond of being held by Daddy or Elizabeth, although he has big smiles for all his siblings provided they aren't trying to manhandle him. Amelia has taken to twisting his arms and fingers or jumping uncomfortably close by, so I try to never leave them alone together. Matthew is very taken with his brother. He desperately wants to be old enough to tote baby around like Elizabeth but his arms aren't quite long enough to hold the baby without it being awkward.


He's now big enough to start having stroller rides (acceptable) and to bathe in the big tub with Elizabeth's help (popular with mom and sister, he's not sure what to think).


Michael went to CHEO the other day for a follow-up ultrasound on his kidney which was going the right direction but was not yet normal. He's also got an appointment with a urologist in June, which we hope won't be necessary. The ultrasound was booked by the pediatrician that saw him when he was first born, but our regular pediatrician referred him to the urology department after his previous ultrasound. All very confusing but we decided to wait and see what his results say!

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