He is absolutely gorgeous. I say this objectively even if I am his Mum. His newborn skinniness has given way to a delicious plumpness, especially of cheek and belly! In fact it is a bit tricky to fit a diaper on him between his rotund tummy and relatively skinnier legs. We've had lots of 'security breaches' in his breeches to clean up!!. His hair is softly spikey, and can't decide if it will be blonde or brown. His eye color too remains undecided, alternating between navy blue and brown depending on what he wears, and the light. His skin is creamy soft, his little hands and feet deliciously chubby (although his feet are actually pretty big; he wears 6 mo size socks already!). His ears are small and pink and perfectly formed like two small shells on each side of his face. His lips are full, and his little tongue is always poking out between them....tasting the wind, I say! When he cries, he sticks his lower lip out in a real pout which is so cute.
William is a real little boy when it comes to peeing....all over us and anything else in the way! He has hosed both Greg and I many times, and got my girlfriend right in the eye! The other day he peed his bathwater so an extra rinse cycle was needed. He also went all over the mirror in the washroom at the American Hospital and of course there were no paper towels, only a hand dryer, so I had to leave it as is......
Will's personality is emerging as well. We have a sweet, sensitive little guy who loves to be with people; however he can also get overwhelmed by them. We have had a few experiences where he 'melts down' at night after a busy day and so is very hard to console. I have gotten better at calming him, but also respecting his limits. When William feels secure he is a contented baby who smiles and coos and will have a real conversation with you. He likes to wake up slowly and so in the morning he stays in his bed and talks to the pictures on the wall and the clouds outside the window; when we pick him up, he is all smiles. He is also a real cuddler and loves to nap with us (we like it too!).
At three months, our lives have settled into more of a pattern. William naps three times per day for an hour of more which gives me some time to catch up on chores or correspondence. I am back at Pilates once a week, which will help me battle my baby bulge (which is mostly gone but I am not yet in my old jeans). He is also going to bed a bit earlier which gives Greg and I some time at night. We have gotten better at grabbing time together when it arises, rather than planning for it to happen. We're learning that it is hard to make firm plans with a baby in our life, and have become much more laissez-faire. Although this makes it harder to keep committments, I think it is encouraging us to be more flexible as individuals. We feel ourselves bonding as a threesome, and can hardly remember what it was like before Wee Will joined our family.