Max at 3 Months

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Max At 3 Months

Max’s third month has been the best one yet: he’s sleeping for 5–6 hour stretches at night, he smiles in response to things other than (or in addition to) passing gas and a little more of his personality is emerging everyday. It wasn’t until the end of the month that we like felt like he was actually smiling at us, by that time Aaron and I were starting to worry that Max was capable of smiling but just didn’t find us funny. Once he cracked that first genuine grin it was totally worth the wait.

I have to admit that dropping Max off at daycare was not as hard as I thought it would be. In part because I knew we were leaving him in great hands with teachers who would love him. But I wasn’t prepared for how hard it would be the first time Max got sick. Two weeks after he started daycare he picked up a cold. Even though it was just a runny nose and mild cough, it broke our hearts to see how uncomfortable he was.

Aaron and I have also started getting back into our running routine. While part of me misses the couch potato bliss of post-pregnancy relaxation, it’s nice being active again. Plus, I can finally wear most of my pre-pregnancy clothes again, which feels great!

This may sound silly, but some of my favorite times have been reminiscing with Aaron about Max at the end of each day. There are so many moments with Max that we experience individually, that it is great putting them together into a single shared experience that we can both enjoy (and laugh about). It’s like our own secret club and I love being part of it.

Max stats

  • Weight: 15.6 lbs
  • Height: 24”
  • Head circumference: 17”

Memorable moments:

  • There have been a few times when Max farts so loudly that he actually scares himself. He’ll throw up his arms as if a bomb just went off. We caught one of those on Dropcam; Aaron and I have probably watched the clip 20 times and laugh every time.
  • Max has a spit-up preference for Aaron. There have been several occasions where Max has lain on me for a while then as soon as Aaron takes him he will spit up all over his shirt. The best part is how consistently that happens.

Things we think Max likes:

  • Baths
  • Grabbing any blanket and bringing it up to his mouth.
  • The Shushing #5 video on YouTube
  • Aaron’s “Go Diaper, Go” song (apologies to Vanilla Ice)

Things we are pretty sure Max doesn’t like:

  • The noise from the ice machine - as a result Aaron and I are adapting to life without ice.
  • The nasal aspirator - although Max can’t walk, crawl or situp he is amazingly adept at getting away from the suction tube.


  • Holds his head up - it still needs a little support
  • Smiles in reaction to us
  • Grabs shirts, blankets, hair.