Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy 3 Months Ethan!



Dear Baby Ethan,

Today, September 26th, you turn 3 months old!  Where has the time gone?  I've completely cherished every day that I've gotten to spend with you.  You have transformed from a newborn into a little baby, right before my eyes, and I just love getting to know you more and more each day.


I feel like we finally have a routine down...you and I.  You usually wake up anywhere between 5-7am for your first meal of the day and promptly go back down and sleep until 11am.  Crazy!  I know!  But it allows me to sleep a little longer before I get up and ready for the day.  Once you wake up and have "lunch", we get to play, read books, practice tummy time and sitting time in your bumbo. And then you will go back down for your afternoon nap...which is usually another 3-4 hours!  Once you wake up around 3, you have your late afternoon meal...we play and usually go for a walk and then you once again, back down for yet another nap.  The 5-7 hours can be tricky.  You wake up and stay up for several hours.  During that time, you might be hungry again, fussy, or perfectly content.  I do think you're going through a growth spurt because of the frequent cluster feedings.  Otherwise, I think it's your idea of social hour!  :)  Luckily, that's around the time Dad gets home and you two get to spend some quality time together.  Sometimes we go for a walk as family too.  We all have dinner and we bathe, lotion, read and swaddle you around 9pm...with the hopes that you go down by 10pm.  Then we do it all over again!  ;)  This definitely can change depending on what we do on a given day...but it's a good picture of a day in the life of Ethan Schue!

The thing that I love most about your schedule is that you put yourself to sleep...I only nurse you to sleep at the last feeding of the night and then again between that 5-7 hour.  You definitely sleep a lot...but I know that will change soon enough!


You've been an extra social butterfly this month!  You had your first flight to Minneapolis, MN for my cousin's wedding and you did great!  You traveled so well and you were the perfect little wedding guest {you slept through the entire ceremony!}.  You also got to meet your great-grandma, uncles and other family members this month!  It was a big month of milestones! 

While traveling, you also were awake a lot more during the day, since we were out sight seeing, but it never threw your schedule off.  You slept like a pro in your pack 'n play at night.  The same went for the following weekend where we had another wedding in Calistoga.  So proud of you little man.  We have a couple more weddings coming up, some of which include flying again, so I'm relieved that you enjoy it so much.  

You also got to spend time around your buddy Beckett {pictured above}.  You two are already best friends.  Beckett loves handing things to you and giving you your pacifier {though he might steal it for himself first!  ;)}.  You are almost exactly a year apart, but I know you two will grow up being great friends.  He can't wait for you to start interacting more!


As for your weight, you don't have your next appointment until next week {another round of shots...eek!} but we are thinking you are well over 12 pounds by now.  I love watching you grow and even though you are still in 0-3 month clothes...I know you'll be moving up soon enough!


You still love getting baths {look at the squishy little tush!} and going on walks.  You also love being in the BabyBjorn with Dad...you just look around and stare at the world.  You're definitely not a fan of missing out or facing our chests.  You have to be a part of the party!


We absolutely love how much you interact with us now...from smiling to laughing to babbling...you've got a lot to say and you make sure we know it.  You're generally a happy baby...and you kick up a storm!  You can also hold toys with more ease and just about everything, including your firsts, go in your mouth.  You also blow bubbles a ton...to the point where I've started putting bibs on you so you don't soak your clothes.

Another big boy moment this past month is that you're happily sleeping in your crib at night.  I still put you in your swing for naps during the day, but you have had no problem adjusting to your crib.  I cannot believe what a big boy you are, sleeping in your own room at night now!


I simply cannot believe how big you've gotten this past month...it's just crazy!  But I adore the little rolls you're developing on your thighs, your big open-mouth kisses, and your hearty giggles.   We feel so blessed to have you in our lives and can't wait to see what this next month has in store for us!

Love, Mom


What a difference 3 months make!

46 comments:

  1. Wow! There is a huge difference in his 2 month vs 3 month photo - he's getting so big! Sounds like he's an absolute joy of a baby and like you are a super mom :) Have fun with all of the upcoming weddings!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  2. WOW! He looks so much "sturdier" this month. Sounds like you have hit the jackpot with a sleeper! Enjoy your little man :)

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  3. Wow, what a great sleeper!! He still looks like such a peanut, so adorable!

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  4. Oh my goodness, he has grown so much! Such a handsome little guy!

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  5. He is growing up so fast and is still so adorable!

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  6. Awww, he is so absolutely precious!! That squishy tush, I can't take it ;-)

    You're right, what a difference 3 months make!

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  7. Love seeing pics of your little guy! My husband and I recently found out we are expecting twins! And your little guy's nursery will be serving as inspiration as we decorate!
    -Ashley Rimini
    www.recentlyrimini.blogspot.com

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  8. He is so precious. I love how you wrote this to him..seriously adorable. Can't believe how big he is getting Natasha!! Love the Schue's!

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  9. What a neat post. You'll get a kick out of this when you look back on it in a couple of years :) Love me some squishy baby bottom and leg rolls! I literally cried the day Izzy's legs rolls disappeared :(

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  10. He has grown so much & just keeps getting more & more adorable by the day!! Enjoy every minute with him! :)

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  11. Too sweet, love that adorable little smile!

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  12. wow time i flies!! he is just so precious!!!

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  13. there is NO WAY he is already 3 months!!! time sure is flying by and he is getting cuter by the minute...and that squishy tush makes my heart melt my friend

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  14. He gets sweeter and sweeter every day -- I love seeing his little personality coming out!

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  15. What a difference 3 months makes! Keep the updates coming! :)

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  16. so adorable! i love him holding his head up so alert!! i think that's when daddies start enjoying them more too :) congrats!! oh and my little guy (10 weeks) has been out of 0-3 month pants for over 2 weeks....... :( so sad!! he's just SO long they look like shorts on him. Hard to let go of those little things!

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  17. What a CUTIE!!! He's turning into a "big boy." Wow, cherish every moment ...don't they grow so fast that first year? Makes me look forward to those moments with Sadie - she's coming very soon.

    I hope that time doesn't go too fast before I have to return to work.

    Happy 3 months!

    -Tara

    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

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  18. Happy 3 months Ethan! I love the monthly picture comparisons - great idea :)

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  19. What a sweet baby! He is just too cute!

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  20. He has changed so much in the last few months! His little smile is to die for! :)

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  21. He is growing SO fast!! Can't wait to see that little sweetie soon!!

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  22. I can't believe how Baby E is growing and changing, Natasha! He is just scrumptious.
    It's amazing how much change happens in that first year of life - what a blessing to watch it all transpire!

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  23. Time seriously flies! Happy 3 months :)

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  24. Isn't it amazing the difference a few months can make??? He is so sweet Natasha! :)

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  25. So sweet Natasha! I can't believe it has been three months. I have to say it is one of the most adorable babies I have ever seen!

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  26. Hot dang, Mr. Ethan! You sleep like a *CHAMP*! Still a perfect little doll! Thank goodness they sleep a lot at this stage...helps you ease into mommyhood! (c:

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  27. wow that last picture is defiantly an eye opener!! Matthew turns 2 months next week, & I know he is at least 11 pounds for sure!! He is a chubby little monkey :) That last little outfit is super cute. He is starting to fill in all the clothes :) We just bumped Matthew up to 0-3 onsies, the newborn were getting so tight! & he is long, so it was hard to button the bottom! Sometimes we get like 5 1/2 hours of sleep & sometimes he is up every 2 1/2 hours, but we sleep till 11 too!! I'm too tired to get up early.

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  28. The monthly comparison pictures are so fun, it's so crazy how fast they change! Ethan is looking cute as ever:)

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  29. I can't believe how big he has gotten- what a handsome guy!

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  30. Awww....So fun to see little Ethan grow and he is a handsome little guy. I love his cute expressions! What a blessing he is Natasha.

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  31. No more NB!! E is SO big and cute as always!! I love reading his updates!!

    Are you returning back to work or will you be staying home with E now?

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  32. He just gets cuter every day!!

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  33. Happy 3 months sweet baby Ethan! You are a doll baby!!

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  34. Ethan is soooooo perfect!! He makes my baby girl look like a tank lol. She is 2 1/2 months old and is in 3-6month clothes. Everyone guesses she is 4 months :p He looks so cute in his bumbo

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  35. Awww look at him in that cute little red outfit. I'm sure he's 12lbs by now. My little guy went in and he was 12lbs and our boys are only a day apart in age. In fact, tomorrow my little guy's 3 month post goes out =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  36. What a big difference in the past month! Love the idea of writing every month to him, it will be so nice to go back and read all of these.

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  37. I love these posts! All the photos are great and he's getting to be such a big boy! He seems like such a happy baby, and I'm looking forward to seeing him (and you!) soon!! xoxo

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  38. he is so cute! :) love the update posts!

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  39. Goodness, he's so cute! He really did get to be so big this month! Love those last few pictures of you holding him to compare the size! Ah...so fun. Yay baby E!

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  40. He is adorable!! As you already know, they grow up fast, sounds like you are doing it right..."cherishing your time together"!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  41. Awww he is getting so big so fast! Happy 3months!

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  42. He is getting so big, look at that sweet smile!

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