Memories Captured – August Link Up!


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3 month old baby

You are three months old (and a bit).

You are 14 pounds, 8 ounces and nearly 24 inches tall.

You are smiling and giggling.

You are rolling on your side and trying to sit up.

You like to push up with your legs.

By all accounts, it appears that you’re in a hurry to grow up.

I think it’s because you see your big brother running around, doing things that you can watch from the sidelines.

You want to jump in and join in.

You love your big brother.

Your eyes light up, your mouth curls up into a smile when you see him, and when you don’t, you search for him when you hear his voice.

Much as I can’t wait to see you play together, I ask you one thing, my baby boy.

Don’t be in a rush to grow up.

Take it one day at a time.

Because I am.

I’m taking in every cuddle. Every smile. Every kiss. Every milestone you come to.

I’m enjoying everything about your babyhood that I didn’t quite manage to with your brother.

I was too busy worrying about this thing or that thing.

Silly Mama.

Now, I know better. This is the gift your brother gave to us.

He taught me it’s okay to slow down and savor the small moments, that there really is nothing to worry about.

So here I am, celebrating you at 3 months.

I love you Scrumplet, with the whole of my being.

xo, Mama

Now, it’s your turn to capture a memory and link up from August 13 to 17 (linky closes at 9.00 PM Eastern). Galit and I look forward to seeing what you’ve captured!

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  1. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says:

    He is the cutest thing ever. Reminds me of my boys when they were younger – smushy and smily and happy and giggling. It is a true gift that older sibling give us, isn’t it? And how is it that he is 3 months old already?
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf ‘s last awesome post..Memories Captured: 3 years oldMy Profile

  2. Amanda
    Twitter: lilahbility

    Such a sweetie! And those are the very same things I hope I’m able to stop and enjoy with baby #2 that I sometimes was too quick to gloss over with #1. Happy 3 months to your adorable little Scrumplet!
    Amanda ‘s last awesome post..10 Things My Parents Did RightMy Profile

  3. Galit Breen says:

    Oh he is such a love, isn’t he?

    Way to savor, mama. You’re a smart one!

    Galit Breen ‘s last awesome post..Memories Captured August Linky!My Profile

  4. Mirjam says:

    Getting a little teary eyed over this. He is such a cutie.
    And isn’t it wonderful to see the love between your kids?
    My daughters first word was not Mommy or daddy, but the name of her big brother.
    I’m glad to see you enjoying every moment.
    Mirjam ‘s last awesome post..WealthyMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      Aw, thank you Mirjam. It is wonderful to watch the two of them, especially now that the toddler doesn’t try to hit the baby anymore. He strokes his head and says Hi baby all the time, it’s adorable.

  5. Mark says:

    Just look at those cheeks! Give that Scrumplet a kiss from me!
    Mark ‘s last awesome post..He’s a RebelMy Profile

  6. tracy@sellabitmum says:

    Three months? No way!
    tracy@sellabitmum ‘s last awesome post..Little Camp On The PrairieMy Profile

  7. Blond Duck says:

    SOOO cute!
    Blond Duck ‘s last awesome post..Magical Monday 93My Profile

  8. AnnMarie says:

    I can’t believe it’s been 3 months already! He is adorable and I love that years from now, you’ll be able to read this and see where he was at this time. I wish I had done that for my kids.
    AnnMarie ‘s last awesome post..Memories Captured: A Perfect DayMy Profile

  9. angela says:

    I felt that way, too! I enjoyed the baby stage more with D, because I wasn’t so worried about doing the “right” things. Scrumplet is Scrumptious :)
    angela ‘s last awesome post..Fate, Dreams, and The Night CircusMy Profile

  10. Katie E
    Twitter: euregirlsandboy

    He’s such a cutie, Alison – I love his chubbiness.
    Katie E ‘s last awesome post..Memories Captured: Back to SchoolMy Profile

  11. Dwija {House Unseen}
    Twitter: HouseUnseen

    Just look at all that chubby deliciousness!
    Dwija {House Unseen} ‘s last awesome post..7 Quick Takes: Paul Simon is the GreatestMy Profile

  12. Kimberly says:

    I love the baby rolls! (Why is that not as cute on adults??)
    I’m slowing down more to enjoy each moment too. I’m so glad, because I know it will pass before I can blink.
    Kimberly ‘s last awesome post..A Returned SmileMy Profile

  13. Kristen says:

    How do you not dip him in your chai tea and eat him?! He is so sweet!

    And it truly is wonderful that our first borns give us the gift of reminding to slow down.

    Enjoy every very sweet moment!
    Kristen ‘s last awesome post..Birthday Self PhotoMy Profile

  14. Vivian
    Twitter: vi3tbabe

    SOOOOO CHUNKY!!!!! I want to “sniff kiss” him, lol!!!!! It’s been awhile since I’ve linked up so I might just have to bc I’ve got a great photo!!! :)
    Vivian ‘s last awesome post..Onyx Blog Tour – Character Interview with Dee Black & a GiveawayMy Profile

  15. Kerstin
    Twitter: kerstinauer

    He’s incredibly cute! And the t-shirt already says it all :)
    Love the “patient”!
    Kerstin ‘s last awesome post..In the momentMy Profile

  16. Ashley {@} My Front Porch Swing says:

    Signs of a hormonal pregnant woman? This post reduced me to tears. I love it!! Time goes way too fast. It really does. He is absolutely adorable. xo
    Ashley {@} My Front Porch Swing ‘s last awesome post..A glimpse of the future- back to school and a memory capturedMy Profile

  17. Katie
    Twitter: ksluiter

    We both posted “month” posts about our babies today! Sigh…how are they getting so big? But I can relate to this because I am enjoying it and being more slow and deliberate about it all this time too.

    Enjoy that chubby handsome man!
    Katie ‘s last awesome post..The Birdman GrowethMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      I don’t know how they’re getting so big so quickly, where IS that pause button??

      I can tell you’re enjoying it, and I love that.

  18. Lady Jennie says:

    Yes, yes – no hurry!

    What a chubby cutie. I wish you lived closer so I could squeeze those little legs. :-) My youngest is now getting so tall and thin – losing all his baby fat.
    Lady Jennie ‘s last awesome post..Paris, By CarMy Profile

  19. Co-Pilot Mom
    Twitter: copilotmom

    Reading your post reminded me of my boys when they were younger. The youngest being in a hurry and wanting to jump right in. He is 3 now, and I am still seeing that to this day, in fact. Brother love is a powerful thing.
    Co-Pilot Mom ‘s last awesome post..Images of a VacationMy Profile

  20. Charlotte says:


    Your posts give me such goosebumps. Beautiful. I am so glad to hear you are enjoying each moment and that you’ve learned to cherish both of your babies in completely different but incredibly loving ways.

    XOXO. I’ve missed you tremendously. Going to catch up now. Hope you are enjoying your summer!
    Charlotte ‘s last awesome post..fragileMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      Thank you Charlotte. Yes, completely different ways, but with a lot of love, definitely. Have missed you too, hope you’ve had a wonderful summer!

  21. thedoseofreality
    Twitter: ashleytaylor76

    He is honestly one of the CUTEST babies I have ever seen!! I am so glad you are soaking it all up, because with that 2nd one it goes SO FAST!! Squeeze those squishy baby thighs for me! ;)
    thedoseofreality ‘s last awesome post..WOULD I PAY MONEY FOR THIS: Being Crafty + GIVEAWAY!My Profile

  22. Rach (DonutsMama) says:

    Oh my goodness he looks so grown up! Is he technically still a newborn? Because he looks so alert and wise.
    Rach (DonutsMama) ‘s last awesome post..And Then We Went to the Grocery StoreMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      I was just wondering when newborn stops being newborn.

      I guess when they’re sitting up propped and gurgling at the appropriate moments? Also, mammoth at nearly 15 pounds? :)

  23. Carolyn says:

    Like everyone else… what 3 months?
    I love his chunkiness.
    Carolyn ‘s last awesome post..Second Child GuiltMy Profile

  24. Runnermom-jen says:

    He is SO cute!!! And, thank you for the reminder…I almost forgot. I’ll be linking up later this week :)
    Runnermom-jen ‘s last awesome post..Feeling Inspired…My Profile

  25. Jessica says:

    He is getting so big already!
    Jessica ‘s last awesome post..A Tale Of A Mountain Man That Saved A BloggerMy Profile

  26. julie gardner says:

    Oh goodness he is cute. And the details about his reaction to his big brother?

    Karly’s first word was Jack.
    She still loves him more than any other friend and he feels the same
    (even though they don’t admit it out loud).

    Yes. It’s a gift in the best sense.
    And you are brilliant to know this already.
    julie gardner ‘s last awesome post..Today call me backMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      I cannot wait for Scrumps’ first word to be his brother’s name. How awesome is that? Love this sibling love.

      Also? SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU BACK. xo

  27. Jessica says:

    Oh, he’s such a cutie! I love that picture and all the words you’ve used to describe him! I must link up this month with Memories Captured! No excuses!

  28. Just Jennifer says:

    I want to kiss those chubby little cheeks! What a doll….
    Just Jennifer ‘s last awesome post..10 Things My Parents Did RightMy Profile

  29. Julia says:

    I can’t beleive he’s 3 months old. He is so cute, I love that you are able to slow down and enjoy your time with him.
    Julia ‘s last awesome post..We’re GoingMy Profile

  30. Sarah @sundayspill says:

    Doh, what a cutie! Wow, three months. I remember waiting for your birthy updates like it was yesterday! What a sweet scrumplet you have. And I DO plan on linking up with you. Waiting to snap some good pics in the next few days and get a post up :)
    Sarah @sundayspill ‘s last awesome post..the sunday spill–announcing a new LINK UP opportunityMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      The last weeks of pregnancy moved so slowly, and the past 3 months have just zipped past! And yay, can’t wait to see what you’re linking up!

  31. Elaine A. says:

    Oh my gosh, those cheeks! I die…
    Elaine A. ‘s last awesome post..Reunited and it feels so good…My Profile

  32. Courtney Kirkland
    Twitter: CourtneyKirklnd

    Yes. The part about enjoying EVERY single moment of motherhood and the baby stage was the part that stuck out the most to me. I remember with Noah I was so focused on hitting milestones, reaching that next phase and doing things like we were “supposed” to that I think a lot of his new baby moments were overlooked. I’m definitely planning to slow down and enjoy each moment this time.
    Courtney Kirkland ‘s last awesome post..25 Week BumpdateMy Profile

  33. Sandra says:

    Your little Scrumplet has given me baby fever. I’ve already told my husband we need to add on to the house so I can take a baby home from the hospital when I work there…well, I wouldn’t just take one off the shelves, I’d make sure his mommy was back in the crack house.
    Sandra ‘s last awesome post..Passion versus lifeMy Profile

  34. Tonya says:

    He is just the cutest but holy hell, where did three months go?
    Tonya ‘s last awesome post..The Pledge Of AllegianceMy Profile

  35. MamaCassie
    Twitter: FotoFriendlyMom

    I heart his chubby little self! I can’t believe he’s 3 months already! I bet he picks up a lot from his big brother! :)
    MamaCassie ‘s last awesome post..A Family Affair at The Renaissance FaireMy Profile

  36. Leah aka FFPMaMMa
    Twitter: FFPMaMMa

    I’ve kept quiet long enough! Sometimes I am skimming posts and updates on my cell and commenting is just not easy to do, finally I’m online and I can rave about his cuteness! Too adorable. And lovin’ those thighs! I know we can only say this for a short window of time, so I’m taking advantage of that now!
    Leah aka FFPMaMMa ‘s last awesome post..Pule’s Progress: Daddy’s Home!My Profile

  37. May says:

    Love those cheeks! Wow!
    The second babies really do want to do everything big brothers and sisters do. Seems like they grow up even faster because of it. So savor away!
    May ‘s last awesome post..BreezewayMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      His cheeks are totally nom-worthy. And yes, it does seem to me like he’s growing up way faster than his brother. Sigh.

  38. Susi says:

    He’s just adorable. I love seeing your pics on Instagram. I love when babies reach this chunky stage and all you want to do is cuddle them and pinch those cheeks and thighs!!!
    Susi ‘s last awesome post..My Boy…My Profile

  39. My Inner Chick
    Twitter: krrobi

    He is
    unbelievably GORGEOUSSssssssssssssss!! xx
    My Inner Chick ‘s last awesome post..12 More Very Cool ThingsMy Profile

  40. Nina
    Twitter: NinaBadzin

    What a delicious mush ball! (I can say that because my 9 month old has rolls up and down his arms, legs, and everywhere!)
    Nina ‘s last awesome post..Here, There, and EverywhereMy Profile

  41. Stasha says:

    This is delightful! He is so cute and sweet and well delightful. Yeay for 2nd time around .
    Stasha ‘s last awesome post..Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  42. Erin
    Twitter: UniquelyEN

    3 months?! Where does time go? He is so adorable. I just love those sweet chubby cheeks! G was always watching B from such a young age as well. It is so heart warming to see them play together and enjoy each other. Now, there are times when they don’t enjoy each other so much and that’s well . . . not so fun, but the good totally out weighs the yucky!

    Oh PS Baby M was 13 pounds at her 6 month check up . . . it’s amazing how differently babies grow!
    Erin ‘s last awesome post..I’m Still HereMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      Oh yes, I think the good of siblinghood definitely outweighs the not so good :)

      My babies grow exponentially in the first 6 months, then they taper off. My eldest is all lean arms and legs now, and he was a chunky one!

  43. Jamie@southmainmuse
    Twitter: southmainmuse

    What happened? Weren’t you just pregnant? He is a beauty — and a linebacker too.
    Jamie@southmainmuse ‘s last awesome post..Leaving the dorm.My Profile

  44. Melissa
    Twitter: mel_awideline

    Oooh, look at those chins! I just want to smooch all of them. :) He’s so precious.
    Melissa ‘s last awesome post..King of the castle {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}My Profile

  45. Ado says:

    He’s just chock-full o’ personality and charm. Seriously.
    Ado ‘s last awesome post..The Menstrual HutMy Profile

  46. Bruna
    Twitter: beeswithhoney

    I can’t believe how big he is already! Wow. You’ve got some pretty darn good breast milk there mamacita! LOL
    Bruna ‘s last awesome post..hiking: then & nowMy Profile

  47. Amy @ Counting My Kisses
    Twitter: CountingKisses

    Oh my word, what a handsome little guy! How is he 3 months old already?! And I also savored each moment more with my second…it’s nice to kind of feel like, hey, I got this momma thing down, let’s just enjoy your adorable babyness now, mkay? :)
    Amy @ Counting My Kisses ‘s last awesome post..Swirls of sisterhoodMy Profile

  48. Heather says:

    He is so sweet. I love him in all his chubbiness!

  49. Christine @ Quasi Agitato
    Twitter: csiracusa

    oh I just want to give him the biggest squeeze! so glad you feel more relaxed the second time around. you’re absolutely right. that is the gift the first gives us. one of many.
    Christine @ Quasi Agitato ‘s last awesome post..She’s A Lot.My Profile

  50. adrienne
    Twitter: themommymess

    I wish I could hear that giggle and see him look at his big brother! He’s a chunky monkey, and so CUTE!!
    adrienne ‘s last awesome post..#memoriescaptured-Her name is Ruth.My Profile

  51. jamie says:

    This post is so very sweet! You definitely have enough love for your boys :)
    jamie ‘s last awesome post..Think only of the bestMy Profile


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