Baby | Oliver's 3 month Update

Friday, 20 January 2017
It's been the quickest and longest 3 months of my life. When I look at pictures from the first few weeks, it feels like ages ago. He looks completely different now. At the same time, I can't believe he's already 3 months old. My tiny newborn is now a chunky, smiley little chap with leg rolls and a belly! Things are much easier now than they were at the start, and I'm really starting to enjoy maternity leave instead of running around like a headless chicken every day. 

Sleep - Since my one month update, so much has changed. I talked a lot about Oliver's sleep in this post but in short, Oliver finally started sleeping on his back around 8 weeks and since then he'll usually sleep from around 10/11pm until 6/7am when he wakes up for a bottle. then goes back to sleep for another hour or so. He naps in the morning and the afternoon, which is great because it gives me time to get tidied up, wash his bottles and eat (a luxury I didn't have in the early days!). In the next few weeks, I want to gradually start bringing his bed time forward to around 7/8pm in the hope of getting some baby-free time in the evening!

Acid Reflux - Oliver's been on Ranitidine since 8 weeks but he's still quite a sicky baby. We have good days and bad days - on a bad day, I can change his clothes 5 times and that's with him wearing a bib constantly. My washing pile is never ending! The good thing is, though, he's still putting on weight at a good rate - he's up to 11 pounds 5 now and the health visitor said he's right on track.

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Feeding - We've (rather annoyingly) discovered that Oliver is at his happiest when he's on Aptimil milk in ready made bottles. It just so happens, that this is probably the most expensive way to feed a baby - thanks Oliver and your expensive taste! At first I didn't realise there was any difference between the powder formula and the ready made but I've read it's something to do with the way it's heat treated. A lot of mums on line said their baby was happier on the ready made too. I just wish it didn't cost us twice as much as powder! At the end of the day though, if it makes him more comfortable, then it's worth it. And I must say, a ready made bottle is super easy to prepare.

Development - He's chatting constant baby babble and watches my mouth with so much concentration when I talk and sing to him. It's so sweet. He loves lying on the changing mat and 'having a chat' with me - which is usually just me chatting away and him smiling, kicking his legs and making noises! I can tell his sight is much better now too - he's always looking about the room and I think that's why he's now quite happy to sit himself in his bouncer or his swing. He's also chewing his hands constantly these days, or anything he can get his mouth near. It's so funny to watch, he must find it really soothing because as soon as the hands are in the mouth his eyes starting rolling back.

The last three months have been a total rollercoaster but it's definitely getting easier. We have our bad days and our bad nights, but on the whole things are going really well and we're cherishing every minute with our little baby, even more so now that I know how fast time flies with a little one!

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12 comments on "Baby | Oliver's 3 month Update"
  1. How is this possible? 3 months?! It's totally flown in. I can't wait to see his wee face soon. He's just so handsome in this picture too. The perfect combo of his mummy & daddy😊 xx

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    1. I know - I love this picture! Relying on my instagram for pics this week until this camera arrives (if it arrives!) x

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  2. Your Instagram Stories was adorable yesterday, you're both looking absolutely gorgeous!

    Lis / last year's girl x

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm a total baby spammer these days haha! x

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  3. I can relate to the acid reflex. My Ava Mae is on Ranitidine and is still really sicky! Oliver looks so cute! What beautiful hair he has :)

    www.claireelouisse.com

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    1. Aw thank you! Reflux is awful though isn't it - I'm actually looking forward to weaning him so he doesn't have to be sick so many times a day! x

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  4. Amelia is 3 months on Sunday and I can't believe it! Love reading your updates hun! Amelia has JUST started going from 9-10 till 4 which is something I Suppose! we'll get there! xx

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  5. Oh, isn't he just gorgeous! All that hair! Sorry you are finding feeding a bit expensive, but I'm sure it's worth it in the long run as he'll be more comfy and happier as a baby :) Must be so fun to watch them changing and growing so quickly! Makes me excited to meet my little one soon and do it all myself, eek! :)

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  6. Oh bless, that hair is just gorgeous!! It's always typical that they want the most expensive isn't it!!

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  7. Sounds like the sleeping is going so well! Sorry to hear he's so sicky bless him! My washing pile is already ridiculous so I can only imagine what it will be like once buba arrives haha!
    Glad to hear things are on the up for you guys! He's so gorgeous and his hair is to die for! As is yours! x

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  8. He's ruddy gorgeous. I'm so glad that you've found a milk that works for him... but sorry it's the most expensive! Typical, huh?

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  9. Aww he's so cute! I can't believe he's 3 months already, time goes so fast xx
    Glossy Boutique

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