My sweet Wesley,
My goodness, how time has flown! You keep us so busy these days that Mommy hardly has time to think about writing blog posts, let alone water the garden or go grocery shopping. Priorities. You keep them in check.
Papa G and Gigi, Daddy's parents, arrived at the end of May and you finally got to meet them. Gigi is SO in love with you, she spends almost all of her time talking to you, singing, making faces and sounds, and you just eat it up. It's been wonderful to have them here, and she even lets Mommy and Daddy get a full eight hours of sleep at night so that we can be better parents and less crazy.
In the last few weeks, you have really changed. You are no longer just a baby, but a little person. You HATE being hungry or having a dirty diaper. You are still a grunter, so people always think you're pooping. You love being warm, not cold. Bath time isn't so bad now that we bathe you in your tub in the kitchen sink rather than in the bathroom. You have discovered your legs are for kicking, so you just kick kick kick in your chair, on the floor, in your crib, on your changing table (which makes changing poopy diapers especially messy), wherever you can. It's a great workout for you and leads to a nice long nap afterwards.
You've also started talking more, and by talking I mean lots and lots of cooing and high pitched happy sounds. You love being in the kitchen when we're cooking, watching and listening to all the different sounds and conversation. Where ever there is light, whether it's a window or a light bulb, your eyes go right to it. Your eyes are focusing a lot more now, and you lock onto Mommy frequently and follow me around the room. Your eyebrows are quite expressive, they are usually one of the first things people notice about you when you're awake, and we know immediately how you're feeling. You've even raised just one eyebrow a few times, which is quite comical on such a little person.
You've also discovered your hands and mouth, and have almost figured out that one goes to the other. Gigi told me the other day how you managed to put your binky back in your mouth all by yourself!
You have such a sweet disposition. Usually you don't cry unless you're hungry, tired, and/or overstimulated. Such a happy baby, and such a charmer! Those big blue eyes are soaking up everything they can. I love to watch your little brain working, trying to figure everything out, especially when I take you to a new place.
Speaking of which, this last weekend was very busy, but you did GREAT! Thursday I took you to the set of JourneyQuest 2 to visit Daddy so we could show you off. Friday and Saturday you met lots of family members, and yesterday I took you to book club to introduce you to more people. It was pretty clear by the end of the meeting that you were completely done with people and wanted to go home.
The biggest news, however, is that right at 3 months, you put yourself on a schedule. I don't know if the little schedule we had you on had anything to do with it. During the day, we'd wake you every 2 hours to feed and change your diaper, and then let you sleep however long you wanted to at night. Well, you were up for about 18 hours straight one day, driving us up the wall, as it was just the three of us. But that night, you slept for 3-5 hours at a stretch, waking only to feed and get your diaper changed. And it's been going on for almost 2 weeks! Amazing, and wonderful. Thank you for the extra sleep, little one. Mommy and Daddy (and Gigi and Papa G) are very very grateful.
I can't believe how much you've changed since you came home three months ago. I am so amazed and delighted at your self discovery each and every day, how the same chandelier at home makes you grin and coo every time we burp you on the couch. You are my little man, my sweet boy, and I'm so happy that I get to be your Mommy.
I love you so much. There are no words to really express just how much I love you.