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. :)