Three Months Old Baby Boy – Patriot at Three Months

 Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Wow! How did we make it to three months already (read his birth story, one month recap, or two month recap)? I think this means Patriot is officially out of the newborn stage and boy has he really grown and changed in the past month.

Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Patriot Peter Lampard
Three Months Old

Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

5.7 kg
Has outgrown his 0-3 months sized clothes and wears 3-6 months sized clothes
Wears size small on his cloth diapers

Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Firsts

  • First trip to the US/long haul flight
    • First time flying solo with Mama
  • Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong
    • First time on a boat
  • First Taco Bell visit

Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Rolled over from his back to side
  • Rolled over from his belly to back
  • Laughed and giggled

Three Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the third month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • First time with the nanny babysitting him at night while Mama and Dad went out for dinner

 

Loves

He still loves a lot of the same things from last month but he’s so much more active than he was before!

    • cuddles
    • standing up (with help)
    • sitting up (with support)
    • sleeping in his wrap, carrier, in your arms, or at my boob
    • kicking nonstop
    • “talking” and cooing nonstop
    • nursing
    • when we blow bubbles for him to follow with his eyes
  • blowing bubbles with his mouth and drooling all over the place
  • when you help him clap his hands
  • becoming a baby airplane
  • Kindermusik class at Baumhaus
  • the colorful sensory rings on we hang over his activity mat
  • when you squish his cheeks with his own hands
  • pulling your hair
  • having his gums rubbed with a pacifier
  • licking his own hands

Feeding

Much the same as last month–Patriot is still exclusively breastfed. Most of the time I feed him directly from me but he will get a bottle of pumped milk if we are meeting friends for dinner. He’s still demand fed and during the day feeds about 8-10 times.

Sleeping

What is sleep? Continuing with last month’s frequent wakings, Patriot has had 1-2 “long” sleep sessions at night, that last 3-4 hours. On a good day I can get him to bed by 7PM and he will sleep for 3 hours, then wake for a feed and sleep for another 3-4 hours. After that he will wake every 2 hours in the night for feedings.

On a bad day, he fights going to bed and every 30-45 minutes he cries and wants to be cuddled. Around 9 or 10PM I give up and join him in bed and then he sleeps for 3 hours. Afterwards he wakes for a feed and continues to wake up every hour for more milk and cuddles.

His jet lag from traveling was never too bad and usually the worst of it only took about 2 days, but I am so glad to be staying put this month and I’m hoping he’ll start to sleep for longer periods of time at night.

Happy 3 months, Patriot!