Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy 3 Months!!

Kaden isn't officially 3 months old until Saturday, but the boys and I are leaving in the morning for a 10 day trip to Indiana. Kaden is growing so quickly and the past 3 months have just flown by! We saw a commercial last night with a newborn, and it kind of made me sad because I realized Kaden isn't that little anymore. His days are still full of eating, sleeping, pooping (a lots of it!) and watching his big brother run around. When he is awake, he is just the happiest little guy. He is almost always smiling and cooing at us. If he isn't cooing, he has his eyes wide open taking everything in!
I am very happy to say that nursing this time around has been so easy. With all of the problems I had with Karter, nursing was the thing I was most worried about when Kaden was born, but luckily he is a completely different eater than Karter was! Kaden eats about 5 times everyday, going 4 hours between each feeding. We had an issue a few weeks ago where my milk supply dropped and Kaden wanted to eat ALL the time but wasn't ever getting full. It turned out that the medicine I was on was messing with my supply, so after that was taken care of he got right back on schedule. During that time I pumped a few times, and boy I'm not sure how I did that for 11 months!
Kaden is a great sleeper too. Every night he gets his bath around 7:30 and is in bed by 8:30, most mornings we don't hear from him again until 6ish...he is still in bed right now at 6:45, a new record! I think one of the things that I know now with our second child is that when he starts to get cranky an hour or so after he has eaten is that he is tired, so when he starts to show those signs I lay him right down in his bed for a nap. He amazes me actually how quickly he goes to sleep! With Karter I would have to rock him for 20 minutes or so before he would take a nap, but with Kaden I just can't rock him with Karter crawling all over me, so he just gets laid down and is usually out within 10 minutes. He usually takes 3 1-2 hour naps a day and a little cat nap in his swing while I cook dinner.
Mommy and Daddy love you Kaden and we are so blessed to watch you grow!!

1 comment:

Gramaw T said...

Gosh...has it already been 3 months since that blessedly LONG night?! What a precious little boy he is...can't wait to get my hands on him again!!! Drive safely!