Thursday, September 25, 2014

Man Cub: 2 Months

 Sweet One,

We fall more and more in love with you each day.  Your coos, sighs, giggles, and smiles are some of the most beautiful things we've ever seen.  We stand in awe of your Maker each day as our prayers for you continue to be answered abundantly.  While we don't wish these tiny days away, we can't wait for you to understand who Jesus is! 

Oh, our darling sleeper!  You love sleep, and how I pray you always do.  I should rephrase that-you love sleep once you fall asleep.  Unfortunately you take after Mommy and think that if you allow yourself to drift off to Dreamland, you'll miss out on a party.  Usually though, with a bit of bouncing, you'll fall asleep fairly quickly.  One of us will just lie you on your belly, pat your back, and off to sleep you go after a few minutes.  Naps are usually spent in your crib in your room or in the swing.  You're becoming great about having 1.5-2.5 hour long naps two-three times a day.  Yay!  At night, you go to bed about 10:00, sleep til 4, and then sleep again from 4:30-7:30 or 8:00.  Life is good!

You still love your milk!  Nursing is such a treat for us both, and I'm beyond grateful.  It's our special time together, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  You transition easily to a bottle of pumped milk when needed, so Mommy has been able to return to bells and Chamber Singers, plus go to a few appointments without you in tow.  That's going to make life so easy on Daddy when I go back to work in 3 1/2 weeks!

You adore standing up!  You think it's the neatest thing, and love to be held up on your feet.  Your thighs are all muscle!  Your play mat is a great sanity saver when Mommy needs to do something for a few minutes.  Your mastery of sleep is a great accomplishment as well.  You suck your fingers, which is awesome; if you lose your paci, you just pop your little fist in your mouth.  You giggle and make solid eye contact now as well.  You have gone to the nursery at church during our youth class for three weeks now, and you've charmed all your teachers!

Laying in your boppy, being sung to, hearing music at church, being at church, showing us how strong your legs on by standing on our laps, being read to, rides in the car (unless you're hungry), the swing, the sling, being outside on walks with the dogs, when Aggie Belle kisses you, when Bailey snuggles up next to you when you eat, being held, bath time, when Daddy flies you around like Super Man, when Daddy does anything with you, eating, your elephant and giraffe Wubbanub Pacis

Dirty diapers, being hungry, laying on your back for more than a few minutes unless you;re on your play mat, going to sleep

Two Month Stats:
Weight: 10 pounds, 8.5 ounces
Length:  22.5 inches (this is the 'same' as last month.  The doc measured you three times this week.  She thinks you were mis-measured last month-oops!).
Eating: nursing (every 3 hours during the day and 5-6 hours at night)
Bedtime: when we go to bed, so sometime between 9:30 and 10:30
Awake: sometime between 7:30-8:30
Naps: in between nursing times, but how long you sleep depends on what we're doing.
Diapers: newborn, but later this week I'm moving you on up to 1s.  They're still a bit big, but I can't justify buying more newborns when we have a closet full of 1s and they mostly will fit you.  Thank you, thank you for letting me have two full months of your little booty in such tiny diapers.  :)
Clothes: 0-3 months.  Some newborns still fit, but I was tired of figuring out which those were, so I switched you last week. 

1 comment:

Hellen Bennett said...

love his big eyes and whispy blonde hair. He's adorable!

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