We’ve now passed the 3 month/15 week mark, and life with Alon gets better and better every day [and busier and busier – hence the lack of posting]. He is more and more interactive – lots of smiles [as you see below], verbalizations [coos of all sorts – he is really trying hard to communicate verbally!], and a couple of not-entirely-successful attempts at laughing out loud. This is what we get to see every day now, which is awesome:
He’s growing, too. At our 3-month weight check, about 2 weeks ago, Alon was up to 11 lbs. 15 oz. – growing at a rate of about 20 oz. per month. So, by that unofficial estimate, he is over 12 lbs. now. He’s doubled his out-of-the-hospital weight in 3 months! Pretty impressive. And much of it has gone to his head, as you can see:
Life has been very social lately. Just this week we had a visit from Auntie M, without whom Alon would have never existed [she introduced Neil and myself]. Here they are hanging out:
And, Alon has made friends with some of his housemates, as well. He and his bunny have become very close…
Alon was sleeping like a champ until just a few weeks ago but unfortunately since right about when he hit 3 months, that’s all gone down the drain. I’ve read that when babies are practicing new skills or going through developmental spurts, their sleep can get interrupted in a major way. Well, Alon mastered an important skill today:
So now I’m hoping that he starts sleeping a little bit better…at least, until the next developmental milestone!