dominic at three months

Time goes by in a blink right? It feels like just yesterday I was sitting in my chair in the corner feeding him by the light of the Christmas tree and now his legs hang out over the edge of the chair... I did the very scientific and very accurate "hold him on the scale and then weigh myself and the difference is his weight" thing and that clocked him in at an even 15 pounds. Who knows? He hangs out in the jumper consistently, had his first big boy tubby with his brother, is awake more often during the day and smiles alllll the time. He is, and has been for quite some time, wearing six month clothes. Even nine months onesies at times. I moved him into size three diapers because let's be honest. Boy could use some room. Mind blown. Three months already....

He eats... Well? A lot? Some people, I won't name names but they think perhaps he should be put on a diet. We have been struggling in vain attempting to get him to take a bottle. He is most certainly a stubborn creature. Thoughts? Suggestions? I really wanted breastfeeding to "work" this time but I also could use a little help say if I want to go someplace without the babe in tow. 

He sleeps... He has been very magnanimous lately and given us several sleep "all night" nights. My body says feed baby but the baby isn't on board (amazingly). He is still in his swing off at night up in his room and during the day he sleeps in it with it on. Who wouldn't like that?

Likes... Morning diaper changes. Smiling. His swing. Having his bottom patted. Restless leg syndrome. My gallery wall.

Dislikes... When his Nonna holds him, much to my consternation. Letty pulled this same kind of crap and I hated it then as much as I do now. He just prefers to be in my arms. I mean what are you going to do? Okay so I like it a little. He doesn't like bottles. Or tummy time. Or burping.

His siblings... Letty drives me insane with babies. She gets in their face. She constantly wants to hold them and pet them and hug them and play with them and I mean. Germs. Fragility. Both kids fight over Getting the Book. Which is simply taking a book and putting it under Dom's feet when he is in the jumper because he couldn't quite reach. But now he can so they will need to find something else to fight about I think. Letty can always get him to smile which is of course adorable.

I'm not proud of this... But I found myself pinning (don't you just love how Pinterest has created this verb that just everyone understands?) christmas themed first birthday party ideas... Before you know it right folks? Can't be too prepared for such things.