it's been three months since daxton was born.
it's been three months since this sweet boy found his way into our lives.
it's been three months since our hearts grew exponentially with a love we never knew.
daxton's personality is shining through. he loves to giggle at our funny faces, mommy's singing (america house originals - defined as any song husband and i make up that has our own unique words), tickling, and playing pee-pie. he has the most adorable laugh and will sometimes belly laugh so hard that he closes his eyes while he is laughing. he has a happy disposition and loves to be around people. he loves people and loves being the center of attention.
he's started stretching out his little fingers and just this week started to grasp hold of things. he loves a little monkey blanket (thanks daniele) and held on to it with both hands tonight! he pushes off with his feet and loves to kick, kick, kick! he loves to give the floor a good stomping while he lays on his back on his play mat. one afternoon while i was working i heard this noise, which i assumed was the dog doing something and i looked over to my side to see him stomping one foot on the floor. he is still not a huge fan of the tummy time, but we think the acid reflux still plays a role in that. he does not push himself up with his arms/hands yet, but he will hold the pose when placed that way. he loves to look around and is seriously checking out everything.
he sadly recognized the tv and computer monitor this month. i keep his back to the tv and when he was turned around he was fixated on the screen. this is when we knew it was imperative for daxton to have a bedtime and go night night in his own bed. daxton now goes to bed every night at 9:30. he gets a story time, zipped up in his sleep sac, and the little lamb set on ocean sounds and goes right to sleep. we're all a lot more relaxed now that he has a bed time and we have some down time. it was hard to put him in his own room, but we're glad we did it now. each morning when i go get him from his crib he greets me with a happy smile that lights up my world.
it's been three months of 662 diaper changes.
it's been three months of 677 bottles.
it's been three months of cuddling, rocking, and loving on our boy.
it's been three months of the purest joy you'd ever know.