First of all, I have accidentally started a tradition.
Long ago, we got a package in the mail from Lane and Mary, containing the coolest little dude-like baby shirt ever. And when Asher turned three months old, I took his picture in it. See?
Fast forward eighteen months. The heat has finally broken here (yay) and jeans and t-shirts are in order again. So today, on Silas' three month birthday, I put him in the same t-shirt and jeans Asher is wearing in that picture. Then I remembered it was his three month birthday. AND I remembered the picture of Asher. I am trying very hard to just let Silas be his own person, and not compare him to his brother all the time. Even so, I couldn't help myself. I had to get a picture.
In other news, I mentioned Friday that Silas was really tired. Friday and Saturday were hard days for him, but by this afternoon - after basically 72 hours of having nothing expected of him except to eat and sleep - he was better. We had an exceptionally peaceful bedtime hour, even with me working solo tonight. That was a nice surprise.
But seeing him in his brother's clothes reminded me that when Asher hit three months, we entered naptime HELL. Part of it was my fault, but even when I corrected my role in keeping him awake, he would still cry 30-45 minutes before/during every nap. I have all of these pictures from that month of Asher falling asleep in random places - in the recliner, in the swing, because he had the hardest time settling down that month. This weekend, Silas cried 10-15 minutes before falling asleep (if we were lucky - sometimes he never fell asleep, just cried through his nap time). And, as I just mentioned, he is three months old today. Several of you have researched sleep and babies more than I have. Do you have any insight into this? Is there something about three-month-olds and sleep I don't know about? The other thing I remember about that spring with Asher is that after the month of naptime HELL he settled into a great routine and kept it. Is this just part of making the transition into a nap schedule? Anyone have any thoughts?
Moving on -
Here are a few more pictures from today:
Doesn't this remind you of Seargent Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band? It's wonderful to be here, it's certainly a thrill ...
Brian and Asher wore matching outfits today. I also put Asher and Silas in similar outfits when possible. Yes, I am that mother. I don't ever tell Brian what to wear - any more than he tells me - but if I see what he's wearing, and know that Asher has something similar, I dress him like his dad. Asher loves it - Asher loves doing anything his dad is doing - and it's the closest to dressing up a baby doll I may ever get. But no matter what they were wearing, I would love this picture:
And this one ...