My Mom always said babies reach their maximum cuteness at three months because they’re still fairly small, but have had enough time to grow into their looks. Joshua is almost three months now and it’s hard to imagine him getting any cuter, but it seems that he does get cuter every day. I may or may not be outrageously biased, however. :)
Good news on his bilirubin (jaundice), it went down from 5 to 2.7 in just a week. We did have an appointment yesterday but since it’s on the decline, the doctor wanted to wait until his four-month check up to test it again because it’s not even at a level that they would treat for. He just wants to make sure it keeps going down. Yay for not needing a specialist! You can see how clear his skin is in the photo below, and his eye whites are finally white! He has just a bit of yellow left at his hairline.
This month he has definitely found his voice, and I included two videos at the end (the first and third one) where you get to hear it. I feel like he’s finally a “real baby” as I call it – one that I can interact with and does real baby stuff like coo and smile and laugh. I love it!
He’s not into toys yet, but does like to hold things and if I give him something soft, he seems to enjoy clutching it to himself.
One toy he does enjoy is his jungle gym from cousin Andrea. He’s not purposely reaching up to hit the danglies, but he moves a lot while staring up at them and when he does hit the lowest one, he likes to watch the movement. It’s amazing how staring up at three dangling things can be so enthralling – I’ve put him underneath it quite a lot and it just never gets old for him. He also loves staring up at things we hang over the changing table – first a blankey with tags on it and now a sensory giraffe toy from Grandma Miller. I keep thinking he’s going to start getting bored with the same old things, but I guess living in a world for only three months, everything every day would seem so new.
My favorite photos this month (both from last week):
Catch you soon with more recipes – I’ve now got quite a few to share and hope I have the time to do so soon! Here are the videos from this last month if you care to watch. Enjoy!
Joshua loves to jump, although you wouldn’t know it from his face, which is always so serious when he does it, but he gets so intense about it that I think he must enjoy it to do it so much once I hold him in position and we start. Anyway, my camera is dying on me and it’s really hard to capture a complete video and this is the worst video because it cut out all his really intense, good jumping, but you do get to see a few little jumps on it. :)
Your little guy is so so cute………..I faintly remember those early months (harder now since my kid is now 19)……….enjoy and savor the seconds………..be blessed and have a wonderful day as a mom………
Veronica, thanks so much for sharing the videos, I really enjoyed watching them.
Joshua is beautiful and getting big, God bless him.
Although it seems impossible Joshua could be any cuter, I personally always looked forward to the fourth and fifth months. I think he’ll outdo himself then.
He is too cute!!!!
The picture of Baby J in that monkey hat is beyond cute! So glad his jaundice numbers are going down – I am sure by the 4 month mark he’ll be normal.
beautiful pictures. good luck with the new baby theres a new baby in my family my oldest neice just had a baby boy& my youngest neice is gonna have a baby in October billy
Oh what a handsome young man you have there. Love all his many faces…I’m sure you are soaking up every minute of every day and are already amazed at how quickly he’s growing. He sure is a dollbug. You are so silly with your quip to one of his faces. LOL Take good care Mama Veronica. I think of you often and it seems I weekly see people that make me think of you. :-} Guess I should be sharing photos of faces I see too huh? ha Enjoy the joy of that boy!!
Agreed. Cute cute cute cute cooooooouuuuuutttttee :D
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He is a doll Veronica and looks so alert! I agree with you, he is getting cuter and cuter!
What a sweetly you have there!
Absolutely beautiful … I love his eyes…always watching you
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I think you’re mama was completely right! And Joshua is just so adorable!!! The most beautiful eyes, for sure!!
Veronica, I don’t know which I enjoyed more — seeing Joshua’s cuteness, listening to him coo, or hearing the sheer joy of motherhood in your loving voice. Thanks for the delightful post!