Wednesday, July 1, 2009

All Grown Up at 3 Months Old

Chubby cheeks at 3 months old

With Will turning 3 months old today (it's amazing how fast time has flown by), we wanted to share some of the more recent little achievements that are making him look and act less and less like our Little Bean and more and more like our Little Man.

For starters, Will is starting to fatten up. Goodbye infant wrinkles and hello baby rolls! Though he's basically still a long and skinny kid, it's easy to see that his cheeks are getting larger, and his legs are filling out. I guess that's what happens when you double your birth weight. Maybe the comments about him being "so tiny" are finally done.

Another accomplishment that Will has started performing lately is holding his head up. Though still needing a little work on his control, holding his head up is a BIG accomplishment! He's gotten so much easier to hold and care for now, and best of all, he's a better model for his Daddy. The best is when we go to pick him up when he's lying flat on his back, and he lifts his head up to help us out. Almost as if he's trying to do a sit-up.
More and more he is throwing us hints that he would rather sit up in our arms than be held like a newborn. These hints include the obvious fussing and frantic movements, but also the emergence of the dreaded "lower lip". It breaks our hearts when Will decides to give us the pitiful lower lip routine. Thank goodness we didn't have a girl the first go around, because she would have had me wrapped around her finger if she showed me such a sad face. With that said, Krissy started crying the other day when her baby boy made the lower lip face at her. Where did our baby go, and how did he get so cute?!?

Lastly, another thing that has made us so proud of our little guy is his recent adoption of a bedtime schedule. Though not a hard schedule by any means, Will's six hours of sleep a night has made life in the Pierce household much more rested and energetic!

As I was writing this entry, Will made a huge leap forward, or should I say, a small lunge forward. We set Will down on the bed before bath time, rolled him over on his belly, and before we knew it, Will was digging his feet into the bed, and moving forward! Is he supposed to be doing this already?!? Either way, he moved himself a good 6" to 8" before I decided he had worn himself out. I can already tell that he's going to make us lots of money in sports. Cha-ching!

As much as we want him to stay our Little Bean, we know he has to grow up, and we're looking forward to the next three months of accomplishments! Happy three month birthday big guy!

Popped collared Bean


  1. That first picture is so beautiful! I can totally see Krissy in him. How fun it will be to continue to see him grow, and learn and discover. And what a relief to have a good portion of sleep. I was thinking last night, as I made my way to the restroom every two hours, hardly consious, that this is going to be really hard!! Living without sleep...

    But either way, I can't wait to start.

  2. I love this blog, it makes me so happy to watch little Bean grow and read about your experiences!