Memories Captured – August Link Up!

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Congratulations to two linkers, Sarah of little white whale and Christine of Random Reflectionz, you’ve won yourself a Visions of Vinyl decal! Thank you for linking up with Galit and I. Everyone, mark these dates for the next Memories Captured link up – September 10 to 14!


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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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • August 13, 2012 Christine

    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 recently wrote…Memories Captured: 3 years oldMy Profile

    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      I know, 3 months! Wait, what? And I still remember lamenting how SLOW my pregnancy was πŸ™‚

      He is so-very-smushy.

  • August 13, 2012 Amanda

    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!
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      Oh you will, you will!

      Speaking of baby #2 – isn’t he already overdue? Come on baby!

  • August 13, 2012 Galit Breen

    Oh he is such a love, isn’t he?

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

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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      Smart now, not so much then. Thank goodness for second chances πŸ™‚ xo

  • August 13, 2012 Mirjam

    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.
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      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.

  • August 13, 2012 Mark

    Just look at those cheeks! Give that Scrumplet a kiss from me!
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      I gave him two from you!!

  • August 13, 2012 tracy

    Three months? No way!
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      I know!! (pass me the ice cream)

  • August 13, 2012 Blond Duck

    SOOO cute!
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      He is! (totally biased)

  • August 13, 2012 AnnMarie

    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.
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      This is why I blog. Love it.

  • August 13, 2012 angela

    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 πŸ™‚
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Scrumptious he is.

  • August 13, 2012 Katie E

    He’s such a cutie, Alison – I love his chubbiness.
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Katie! I love his chubbiness too – I squeeze his thighs all the time, heh.

  • August 13, 2012 Dwija {House Unseen}

    Just look at all that chubby deliciousness!
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    • August 13, 2012 Alison

      He and Mary are chunky chubbies aren’t they?

  • August 13, 2012 Kimberly

    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.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      If it was as cute on adults, dude, I’ll be SO adorable!!

      Yes, these times will pass too quickly. Sigh.

  • August 13, 2012 Kristen

    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 recently wrote…Birthday Self PhotoMy Profile

    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      That made me laugh – dipping him into my tea and eating him!! He IS irresistible.

      I am enjoying each moment. Truly.

  • August 13, 2012 Vivian

    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!!! πŸ™‚
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Yes, do, would love to see what you’ve got!

  • August 13, 2012 Kerstin

    He’s incredibly cute! And the t-shirt already says it all πŸ™‚
    Love the “patient”!
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      He is patient – mostly because he has to be. Mama can’t run to him at a drop of a hat πŸ˜‰

  • August 13, 2012 Ashley {

    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
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Aw, sorry you silly preggo! πŸ™‚ And thank you, he IS pretty cute.

  • August 14, 2012 Katie

    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!
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      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.

  • August 14, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Yes, yes – no hurry!

    What a chubby cutie. I wish you lived closer so I could squeeze those little legs. πŸ™‚ My youngest is now getting so tall and thin – losing all his baby fat.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      I know about the tall and thin thing – Monkey is all lean and arms and legs now. Sigh.

  • August 14, 2012 Co-Pilot Mom

    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.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes it is! He stops crying when he sees his big brother – it’s like magic.

  • August 14, 2012 Charlotte


    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!
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      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!

  • August 14, 2012 thedoseofreality

    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! πŸ˜‰
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Ashley!! And I am squeezing them baby thighs!! #nomnom

  • August 14, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Oh my goodness he looks so grown up! Is he technically still a newborn? Because he looks so alert and wise.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      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? πŸ™‚

  • August 14, 2012 Carolyn

    Like everyone else… what 3 months?
    I love his chunkiness.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Right?? Where did time go?

  • August 14, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    He is SO cute!!! And, thank you for the reminder…I almost forgot. I’ll be linking up later this week πŸ™‚
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, I think so too! And yay, can’t wait to see your post!

  • August 14, 2012 Jessica

    He is getting so big already!
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Sigh, I know.

  • August 14, 2012 julie gardner

    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 recently wrote…Today call me backMy Profile

    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      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

  • August 14, 2012 Jessica

    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!

    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Yes, must link up!

  • August 14, 2012 Just Jennifer

    I want to kiss those chubby little cheeks! What a doll….
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      I just did, for you! πŸ™‚

  • August 14, 2012 Julia

    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.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      I can’t believe it either! Time is going by too quickly, hence I need to savor those fleeting moments.

  • August 14, 2012 Sarah

    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 πŸ™‚
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      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!

  • August 14, 2012 Elaine A.

    Oh my gosh, those cheeks! I die…
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  • August 14, 2012 Courtney Kirkland

    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.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Oh you will SO love round two, promise!

  • August 14, 2012 Sandra

    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.
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      Haha! Good luck with that πŸ™‚

  • August 14, 2012 Tonya

    He is just the cutest but holy hell, where did three months go?
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    • August 14, 2012 Alison

      I have no idea, it just zipped past!

  • August 15, 2012 MamaCassie

    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! πŸ™‚
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      Aw, I heart him too, and yes, 3 months, eek!

  • August 15, 2012 Leah aka 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!
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Leah, for taking the time to linkup and comment πŸ™‚

  • August 15, 2012 May

    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!
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

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

  • August 15, 2012 Susi

    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!!!
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes, I totally love holding him, he’s all solid baby fat and chubbiness.

  • August 15, 2012 My Inner Chick

    He is
    unbelievably GORGEOUSSssssssssssssss!! xx
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      Thank you!!

  • August 15, 2012 Nina

    What a delicious mush ball! (I can say that because my 9 month old has rolls up and down his arms, legs, and everywhere!)
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      Mush ball is the perfect description!! I love all the rolls!

  • August 15, 2012 Stasha

    This is delightful! He is so cute and sweet and well delightful. Yeay for 2nd time around .
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      He is a sweet boy. Happy sighs.

  • August 15, 2012 Erin

    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!
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    • August 15, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes, I think the good of siblinghood definitely outweighs the not so good πŸ™‚

      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!

  • August 16, 2012 Jamie

    What happened? Weren’t you just pregnant? He is a beauty — and a linebacker too.
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    • August 16, 2012 Alison

      I know, right? Why didn’t time go by as quickly when I was pregnant? πŸ™‚ Hee! Linebacker made me laugh.

  • August 16, 2012 Melissa

    Oooh, look at those chins! I just want to smooch all of them. πŸ™‚ He’s so precious.
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    • August 16, 2012 Alison

      I did smooch them all for you!

  • August 17, 2012 Ado

    He’s just chock-full o’ personality and charm. Seriously.
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    • August 17, 2012 Alison

      He is an angel. You should meet him. If he pukes on your shoulder, it’s love.

  • August 17, 2012 Bruna

    I can’t believe how big he is already! Wow. You’ve got some pretty darn good breast milk there mamacita! LOL
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    • August 17, 2012 Alison

      Hah! Apparently I do πŸ™‚

  • August 17, 2012 Amy

    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? πŸ™‚
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    • August 17, 2012 Alison

      Yes, exactly! And yes, 3 months, how??

  • August 17, 2012 Heather

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

    • August 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Heather!

  • August 18, 2012 Christine

    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.
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    • August 18, 2012 Alison

      I gave him a squeeze from you!

  • August 18, 2012 adrienne

    I wish I could hear that giggle and see him look at his big brother! He’s a chunky monkey, and so CUTE!!
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    • August 18, 2012 Alison

      I’ll film that one day!

  • August 22, 2012 jamie

    This post is so very sweet! You definitely have enough love for your boys πŸ™‚
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    • August 22, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jamie. I like to think I have more than enough love. πŸ™‚

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