October 15, 2018

3 Months of Wells

I mentioned that I wasn't going to do monthly updates because Wells is still very much a helpless baby, but here's a few things I don't want to forget...

You know how people say the newborn phase flies by? I don't think it does. These last 3 months have felt exactly like 3 months (technically it's been like 15 weeks). I know I'll miss the baby days, but I would not go back even a day to relive them. I love watching him learn new things and grow each day and I can't wait to see what he does next.

He smiles and laughs a lot now, especially when we tickle his cheeks or pat at his hands.

He does not like pacifiers. He loves holding onto blankets. He likes sucking on his hands. I'm still waiting for him to find his thumb because then he'll always be able to self-soothe (this is coming from a past-thumbsucker). A lot of people worry about nipple confusion with pacifiers. For us, I just see it leading to trust issues. If you give him a pacifier, it takes him all of 3 sucks to realize nothing is coming out and he starts screaming. It doesn't matter if he's just eaten or not. The only two times he's happily taken a pacifier were at his 1 month and 2 month doctor appointments.

He hates the rock-and-play. Like, loathes it. He sleeps in it at night because we're weak, as parents. But I don't know if it actually helps him (or us). He will only go into it when he's already asleep, which means I generally feed him and hold him (taking about 20-30 minutes in the middle of the night, every time he wakes up hungry) until he falls asleep and then put him into the rock-and-play. He will not go willingly when he's awake. I feel like he's too little to move him to his crib and I don't even know if he'll take to that well...he naps there during the day right now but I always put him in there after he falls asleep to get him used to it.  I feel like the rocking motion keeps him asleep even if it doesn't put him to sleep?

I wrote about what we used for the newborn days; what we loved and couldn't live without. From that list, we still love the Dr. Brown's bottles. We do use the bottle warmer still, as well. I did take down the bottle station "set-up" because I don't have pumping supplies to wash/dry any longer, and we just keep the Boon drying rack on the counter. We still use the Snug-a-Puppy Swing, but not every day, so it's just in his room now (instead of in ours) for when I need a safe place to park him. He loves staring at the mobile of mice and that calms him down when he's upset.

I switched to Enfamil Gentlease formula and he seems happier and we had a really good night of sleep on Saturday after two days of the formula. I don't know if that'll continue or not. When I say "good", I mean he'll sleep for 4 hours, wake up to eat, go right back to sleep, and they sleep for another 4 hours. I've heard of babies eating 8 or more oz at this age and sleeping for a long time, but Wells won't drink more than 4 or 5 oz at a time so I can't exactly force-feed him.

And, he has this thing for watching TV. He loves it. I know he's just attracted to the light and maybe the sound but it's definitely a way to calm him down. Oh well.

I did come up with a Halloween costume idea. Let's just cross our fingers that the dogs cooperate.


  1. He is so cute! Personality will really start showing now! Have you played classical music for him yet? My boys went to sleep to this for two years! Also, we loved Baby Einstein videos. My boys loved tv and it didn’t hurt them. They still loved to read and still do, so I don’t think tv is the devil. I think that’s cute that he likes to hold blankets. One of mine wrapped blamkie around two fingers for 7 years? They weren’t pacifier or thumb babies. Have a great day!

    1. This is Amy Scott, by the way. I don’t know why it says my Twitter name on here!

  2. The dogs cooperate??? HAHA - I cant wait now!!!!!
    Isnt it funny how some babies have to have their pacis & some could care less. My nieces were so addicted to them, they had to have one for their mouth & one for each hand. I'm not even joking. It was a mess keeping track of 6 pacis (twins)

  3. My goodness! He is just the cutest!!! I am so glad he is doing better with the new formula! Such a relief!


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