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Aww. That's about the time that Gargette learned to pin her own diapers.
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Well, you don't have superior genetics. Thats always a big factor.
My Ancestry.com DNA test showed Iím 1/4 Krypton, so...
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3 months is the perfect age:
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These babies coo, flash winsome smiles, sleep longer and wake up happy.

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I'm not sure pediatricians should admit that they like some patients more than others. But let me get this off my chest: My favorites are 3-month-old babies.

Parents may read this and silently despair: Do things really start going downhill at 3 months? No, but at that age infants have gotten their bearings. They're past what pediatricians call the "fourth trimester." They've put behind them those fussy, colicky weeks of adjusting to life outside the womb. (Three months is also around the time babies forgive their mothers for pushing them out of a safe, quiet home into our dangerous, noisy world.)

At this stage, babies and parents have negotiated regular feeding patterns. They honor daily routines of bathing and play. Most important, 3-month-olds are starting to sleep longer at night and wake up happy in the morning.

A 3-month-old baby is a substantial package. Typically weighing 13 to 14 pounds and extending more than 23 inches, babies this age fit nicely into one's arms. They've also traded their newborn frailty for growing solidity and firmness.

Around 12 weeks after birth, babies are becoming sociable. Delightful beyond words, they follow people around the room with their eyes, coo with abandon, and flash winsome smiles to everyone who engages them, even strangers.

Three months postdelivery also marks several milestones for parents. First, it's the anniversary of the baby's conception. The family has been living with the child for a full year. I like to point this out to parents and ask them if their lives have changed. Most smile and marvel at the differences.

Second, new mothers are well on their way to full recovery from pregnancy and childbirth. They're finally getting some sleep, and they can exercise again. This return to healthy rhythms restores energy to weary couples and gives them hope that they will succeed at this parenting business.

These developments make the three-month checkup an affair of joy and wonder. But what clinches 3 months as my favorite age is the look these babies have in their eyes. It's a guileless glance that conveys hope and destiny, plus a furtive glimmer of self-knowledge. Babies this age seem to have a sense of the human potential they're soon to claim. If you spend time with 3-month-old babies, you'll see that glimmer too.


It's true -- they've plumped up enough and are still fairly small, that you get the cutest pics at 3 months.

They look like aliens for the first few weeks, that's for sure
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3 months is the perfect age:
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It's true -- they've plumped up enough and are still fairly small, that you get the cutest pics at 3 months.

They look like aliens for the first few weeks, that's for sure
I think kids start getting fun at about 6-9 months and (thus far, so as far as ~47 months) increase in fun from there.

I do agree about them looking like aliens at the start though.
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My four year old still doesnít sleep.

He was terrible as a three month old. And a nine month old. And a 18 month old. After that, it started getting better. But that first year and a half was hell.
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My four year old still doesn’t sleep.

He was terrible as a three month old. And a nine month old. And a 18 month old. After that, it started getting better. But that first year and a half was hell.


We're super consistent with a routine with my kids... story time at a certain time, then teeth, then bed. Nearly the same exact time every day.

Coupled with a gate on my older daughter's door she's generally pretty good about doing "quiet play" if she doesn't want to sleep.

I'd say she's generally pretty well behaved inherently though.
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Well, you don't have superior genetics. Thats always a big factor.
Would you say that you're just a superior human being than most others due solely to your genetics?
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I thought this at one point. Starting to realize that my kids is not nearly as smart as me and may never be able to become my progeny. Heartbreaking...
Indeed. Especially when those math tests start coming in a few points below the 99th percentile.
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Indeed. Especially when those math tests start coming in a few points below the 99th percentile.
The Spartans had it right
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