3 Months

Remington is 3 months old today! I don't feel like many mothers do when they say, "Wow, my baby's growing so fast!" or "Where did the time go? It went by so fast." Instead, it feels like it's been 3 long months to me. When I think that he was born in October, it seems so far away.

Remington definitely likes to smile. He smiles at strangers all the time and is cooing more and more.  I haven't noticed him preferring us over strangers, but we haven't had him around anyone new in a while. We will tomorrow, though, when we celebrate my Grandpa's 90th birthday!

And according to HealthyChildren.org, which is a website affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics, these are the 3 month milestones:

Movement Milestones

  • Raises head and chest when lying on stomach- Remington is still working on this, he gets so mad when he's on his stomach (probably because he can't look around yet).
  • Supports upper body with arms when lying on stomach- Not quite, he doesn't like to lift his head yet.
  • Stretches legs out and kicks when lying on stomach or back- He's got this down, like from the day he was born.
  • Opens and shuts hands- Yep
  • Pushes down on legs when feet are placed on a firm surface- I think he's going to be a kickboxer.
  • Brings hand to mouth- He likes sucking on his hands and ours if we're holding his hand.
  • Takes swipes at dangling objects with hands- A little bit.
  • Grasps and shakes hand toys- Doing much better recently. Yesterday he held a rattle for at least 5 minutes.

Visual and Hearing Milestones

  • Watches faces intently- Yes, but he doesn't turn very often when we talk to him or call his name, he just looks around. Once he decides to watch you, though, he does so intently.
  • Follows moving objects- Getting much better at tracking. He will follow past midline and up and down.
  • Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance- He'll look at me or Landon from across the room.
  • Starts using hands and eyes in coordination- He's able to shake a rattle and he watches his hands.
  • Smiles at the sound of your voice- All the time! It's adorable!
  • Begins to babble- He's becoming more talkative everyday, which is good considering my occupation as a speech therapist. :)
  • Begins to imitate some sounds- Mostly just vowels. I haven't heard any consonants yet, except maybe a g (guh).
  • Turns head toward direction of sound- Sometimes, it's very noisy in our house, I'm sure he's overstimulated at times.

Social and Emotional Milestones

  • Begins to develop a social smile- He has this down. Like Landon says, he's picks up on misery. When you're the most frustrated with him, he'll smile and then you just don't know what to do.
  • Enjoys playing with other people and may cry when playing stops- He likes playing, but I haven't noticed him crying when we stop.
  • Becomes more communicative and expressive with face and body- Yep, he's a little talker.
  • Imitates some movements and facial expressions- He's getting better at imitating me when I stick out my tongue.


Oh 3 months and so sweet. I love all the pictures of him and the blocks - good idea!