I’m writing this over two weeks late, but Watson is three months old! I took the picture above the day he turned three months and it’s crazy how much he has even changed since then. Between months two and three, he rolled over for the first time (a day before he turned 3mo old!) and started holding up his head pretty well on his own. He also turned into a talkative little guy and gives a giggly smile every time we make funny sounds or change his diaper. (He loves for his diaper to be changed.) We started putting him to sleep in his own crib the day he turned three months old and he is now sleeping totally through the night… about 10-12 hours straight. But more on that at his 4 month update in a couple weeks! 

Oh, and can we talk about how much hair he has lost this month? Look at his two month update and you’ll see! He has really blonde hair starting to come in now.

Bow Swaddle is by the Beaufort Bonnet Company

In these updates, I’m going to share the baby gear that was the most helpful to us that particular month because I know there are a lot of new and expectant mommas reading this. Between months two and three, we got this swing. To be honest, I kind of wrote them off at first because they are so big and we already have the Rockaroo (which he likes, but he won’t sit in it for too long at a time) and the Nuna Leaf (returned because he wouldn’t even sit in it!), but the swing is a BIG hit! The BabyBjorn Bouncer is still a great portable option, but we were really in need of something that he could really relax in for longer periods of time. This swing has been a lifesaver because Watson will stay totally content in it for about 45 minutes or so a couple times a day, which gives me time to get things done around the house.

We started using his baby play mat a lot between months two and three. We have this one, but here’s a mat that our friends have for their baby, which is awesome because the toys hang down in a more reachable distance—and it’s on big sale right now, too!

He also started holding onto toys and blankets this month, so “Arnie the Alligator” got a lot of use since it’s a mixture of the two. It has a rattle in the head and it’s so soft. A friend gave this to us with “Watson” monogrammed on it. When we aren’t home, this is in my diaper bag to have on hand. Watson loves to hold onto things and this is the perfect size.

And in case you’re wondering, we still love our Dockatot. It’s worth every penny. It was the perfect size to fit in our cradle, which was in our room up until 3 months, and it’s now in his crib. This is not what it was designed for, but it’s what works for us right now. I feel so comfortable keeping him in it because it keeps him from rolling around. It also gives him a snuggled feeling which he loves, especially since we took away the swaddle at three months.

And the sweet footie romper he is wearing above is by Pixie Lily. The trim is hand crocheted here in Charleston. Léda, the owner + designer of this line, asked me to come by her studio to pick it up when I was newly pregnant. We had the best, warm conversation and I got to see all of her beautiful line. These pajamas are a treasured item!

Here’s some of my favorite baby things in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The deals are too good not to share. I swear if this stroller deal was going on when I was pregnant, I would have bitten the bullet on it! I had my eye on that stroller and just like the Uppababy (which we got), it never goes on sale. I added all of these things to my #nsale tab for easy access.

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  1. July 19, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Any tips on how you got him to sleep through the night? In working on trying to drop our little guy's last feeding now. Thanks!

  2. July 19, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    I just posted my son's 3 month update as well. He turned 3 months on the 10th. I'm sure time feels like it's flying by for you just as it does for me!

  3. July 19, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I was against those massive swings too but really wish I had one when Oliver hated the Mamaroo! Definitely getting one for the next kid! We have the Skip Hop mat and he liked it but he really loved the Fisher Price Kick 'n Play Piano mat. And it's much cheaper than he SH one! Go figure!

  4. July 19, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    What a sweet baby!

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