Month 3 of parenthood: Smiles and screams, reflux and gas


Now that we’re out of the fourth trimester, here’s how that third month went!

We definitely had the 12-week growth spurt. He was incredibly sleepy! And I swear I could hear differences in how his insides work – gas moving through him and whatnot.

He’s much more awake and alert … I’m starting to understand the whole eat-play-sleep idea and how that might actually work now.

Most importantly, SMILES! Sounds! Real ones! Oh, my heart.

He’s outgrown his newborn cloth nappies, and discovered his lungs. Oh, he’s a real screamer now when he wants. Still won’t take a pacifier but sometimes will comfort suck on my finger.

Sleep is still a battle and his daytime cat naps are awful, while at night he farts up a storm. Towards the end of the month he started waking screaming at night, I’m pretty sure due to gas. His reflux is still pretty bad, but since he falls in the ‘happy chucker’ camp, nobody will do anything about it…

Also terrible: cradle cap. Just can’t shake it, even with what the doctor prescribed (non-steroid stuff, at this stage still).

Our osteo suggested he might have issues with dairy and I’m starting to cut out milk, ice cream, cheese 🙁

Honestly, it’s getting harder. Luckily it’s also getting more rewarding, but hot damn.

2 thoughts on “Month 3 of parenthood: Smiles and screams, reflux and gas

  • Reply Abigail @ipickuppennies February 13, 2019 at 04:05

    Congrats on surviving the first three months! He sounds adorable, and it sounds so rewarding just to get those smiles. (But I’m not sad I missed out on the screaming portion of having kids.) Good luck figuring out his dietary issues. It’s a cliche (and an unnecessary one for most people) but you might want to try cutting gluten if the dairy doesn’t help. I knew a woman whose kid had similar stomach issues, and when she cut out gluten he rebounded. Might just have been too many carbs in his diet, so you can always just limit those. Either way, I hope you figure it out!

  • Reply Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life February 15, 2019 at 13:28

    Happy three months!

    What is with our kids and the gas? JB and Seamus were fartstorms in that 3 month period (WHY SEAMUS) and JB still tootles merrily along day to day now.

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