Well, my son, Miles, is now almost 12 weeks! Time seems to fly by, yet somehow it feels as though Miles has always been here with us. He is the funniest, most precious little thing in the world! Now, lets not be mistaken, having him is no walk in the park, but its certainly an adventure. In many ways, he's been a dream child. He took to breast feeding like a pro! In fact, at a current size of 13 lbs, and 24 & 3/4 inches long, he is the 90th percentile. That's a big jump from the 7lb, 9 oz he was born at 12 weeks ago. He's my little chunk! Also, Miles is also a great sleeper. Starting at around 9 weeks, he transition from sleeping in our bed and/or a bassinet next to our bed, and is now sleeping in his crib in his room. He sleeps about 6 hours, and then, after feeding another 3 hours at night. He started doing this with absolutely no input or training from us, so, I feel pretty lucky.
Miles also LOVES being out. We could stick him in a baby carrier and be out partying all night if we wanted to. In fact our little cultured cutie has already been to 2 art auctions, 1 art show, one birthday party at the W Bar, and several nights out to dinner with mom and dad. He also loves just being outside. Whenever he is fussy, I strap him into his carrier and go for a walk, and he's almost instantly quiet.
However, for all these good times, there is a price to be paid. For reasons I have yet to figure out, Miles HATES the car seat and stroller. He simply cannot be in them without screaming his little head off. Luckily, we live in the city, and don't drive much, but the fact that Miles doesn't go in is stroller is a bit disconcerting. Although I love carrying my child, walking around all day, 7 days a week with a 13 lb child strapped to you is definitely taxing on the back. Before Miles, I had never heard of any child not liking a stroller or car seat. In fact, the only stories I had encountered were ones where the stroller and car seat often provided the only method of quieting a wailing child. I've tried to do some research on the matter, and both myself and my mother have talked to other moms about this issue, and apparently it's not uncommon. Unfortunately, as far as I've learned thus far, there's not much you can do. The baby will just have to grow out of the hating car seats and strollers stage, which can happen anywhere from 4 months to 1 year. YIKES.
There are a lot more stories to share, from over the past 2 months, so I'll keep posting, but that's all for now (I don't have many free moments. LOL)