Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Today is a big day for RJ. He is 3 months old! He also passed another milestone last night. He slept from 11:30 to 7 AM!! The batteries ran down on the swing at 6:15 (I was half listening from 5AM on) but he managed to stay asleep. I believe that if he hadn't pooped his pants at 7, he would have continued to sleep even longer. We had 7 1/2 hours of sleeping bliss.
RJ has a newfound skill, partial control of the "crazy" arms. He rubbed his eyes yesterday to tell me he was sleepy and has started making the ASL sign for ice cream. Everyone in our family LOVES ice cream, but this is not what he means. He is attempting to suck his thumb. However, he has not yet discovered that his thumb is opposable. He can't extend it to latch on. So, he just licks and gums his fist for now. I don't know if he is producing more saliva in preparation for teething, or if this licking/gumming action is just bringing it out of his mouth more, but the boy is getting a little drooly.


Janet said...

Yay! Congratulations to you! He is so adorable! Hang in there...every day is a step closer to more sleep! :O) I promise!
Keep in touch!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the 7.5 hours of sleep! I don't think Cameron has ever slept that long!

Jennifer said...

Yeah, for RJ! Hopefully, he repeated his mastery of sleeping last night and will only sleep longer and longer from here on out. Those pesky early morning poops are something to watch out for!

I think RJ is smart enough to know what he wants: give the little man some icecream already. A little frozen milk and sugar can't hurt him!