Thursday, January 3, 2008

3 Months

Dear Otto,
You turned 3 months old on Christmas Eve. Of course I'm just getting around to posting this because we had a crazy busy holiday full of trips to Grandma's house, car rides, lunches out, and quiet evenings at home in front of the tree. It was lots of fun. You got so many presents! Books and puzzles, sleds and pajamas, quilts and toys....Your grandparents sure spoil you!

This month, you are full of smiles. And the other night you had an actual, real laugh as I lifted you up in nothing but your diaper and zzzerberted your soft tummy. You are also more sensitive lately, noticing your surroundings more. Consequently, you're kind of a light sleeper these days which is a drag for your Mama and Dad! Also you're having trouble napping for anyone but Mama, much to the frustration of Dad and your new friends at daycare. But I know you'll get the hang of it.

Speaking of daycare, your first day was yesterday. It was so hard to leave you! I cried all the way to work. And when I came to pick you up at noon, you took one look at me and burst into tears. I'm so sorry, baby. But I am working so that we have a nice place to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear. But don't think for a moment that I'm not wishing I was with you each and every minute we are apart.

You really love going places - We have lots of fun going to the grocery store. You ride around in the sling and look at all the bright lights and shelves full of interesting things. You bat your big blue eyes at anyone who stops to talk to you, winning them over every time.

In addition to almost rolling over, you are starting to grab toys, clothes, hair, and pretty much anything within immediate reach. These things then make a bee-line for your mouth. Oh, and you drool. Alot.

All in all, you are such a bright light in our lives. We love all your vocalizations, your gurgles and coos and your smile melts our hearts every time.
I love you so much,

1 comment:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

SO SWEET! What a good-lookin' young man. So fast, these changes. It's amazing. And sad. And wonderful.

Oh yeah - the naps. Dacey did this, too, so I am not too concerned, but AJ has gone from long and lovely 2 hour naps to 20-30 minutes of naptime. ARGH. But if I remember correctly, at about six months Dacey settled into a good, solid nap schedule and that was nice. Hang in there.