Time is flying by. Liam is growing like a weed and amazes me daily. He is already 3 months and the thought brings tears to my eyes thinking about how much I’ve enjoyed these last three months of being a stay at home mom. To be able to comfort my son every time he sheds a tear makes me feel loved. To be able to nurse him for as long as I have makes me feel like a mother. To see his smile every morning I walk in his room makes my heart melt. And to wake up every morning at 8 am makes me feel rested. That last one may be one of the biggest blessings. Liam is sleeping 8-9 hours a night and I feel like a new woman. The last time I saw 8 consecutive hours was my second trimester (hello last July). Once fall hit last year, I was extremely uncomfortable all the time. Liam’s first 6 weeks of life also kept me awake. The kid woke up every 2 hours. I never saw more than one consecutive hour of sleep. Then something switched and he started sleeping four, then five, then six and then eight hours and I was renewed.
At thirteen weeks, Liam is talking, grabbing and growing out of control. We didn’t have a well visit this month, we will at four months. I tried to weigh him (aka I stepped on the scale with him, then weighed myself and did the math) and my guesstimate is about 14 pounds. His hair is starting to grow back. I wish it would grow back faster. I like to spike it up after bath time. Then I hand him off to dad and dad pushes it back down. It’s an ongoing feud.
Liam is also challenging me this month to become a better photographer. Every time I put my camera or phone in front of him to take a picture, he just stares at it. It’s nearly impossible to get a picture of him smiling. I love his stares though. It makes me want to just lay beside him and gaze into his eyes all day, which is what my days consist of now. I only have a few left before I go back to work and I want to make sure I spend all of them with him. I loved having the opportunity I did to stay at home with him for his first few months of life and I will probably ball my eyes out when I do go back, but for now, I have his gazes.
Here is his 13 week photo as well as the other weeks photos below.