Our baby boy is two months old today...it's crazy how fast time flies. Even though he's only been with us for two short months it's like we've known him for a lifetime. He's changing so much every day and it's so fun to see his little personality developing. I swear I fall more in love with the little guy every single day. You just can't beat this mama thing.
I can't believe I'm already writing your two month letter. This past month passed so quickly, and you have changed so much it's almost like you're a different baby. Your personality is starting to show itself more and more every day, and it's just so much fun to be getting a glimpse of the little person you're going to be.
Your absolute favorite time of day right now is first thing in the morning. When you wake up for a feeding and diaper change around five or six, you are all smiles and coos. You are just the chattiest little baby...it's like you feel so refreshed from a good nights sleep and you want to tell us all about it.
The two of us are starting to get into a pretty good routine. You're still eating about every two hours, but sometimes you'll go about three. At night we've started getting you all swaddled and settled in around 8:30 or 9, and then you will sleep until usually 1 or 2. It feels like a miracle after the first several weeks of you waking up every two hours...and staying up. Now you just wake up for a little snack every few hours and then pass right back out. Mama feels like a new woman. It's glorious.
One thing everyone says about you is that you are such a serious baby. You always have a look of concentration on your face, like you're trying to figure it all out. But when you see someone you recognize your face brightens up into the sweetest little smile. Since day one I've been saying I'm going to turn you into the biggest mama's boy, but I'm afraid your daddy may win out. When you see him walk up you get so happy. It's the sweetest thing ever.
This month was the month you really started smiling at us instead of just random smiles. The first time you noticeably smiled at your dad and I was on May 25th, just one day after you turned a month old. I think you wanted things to be fair so you gave us both a big smile that day. You also turned over from your tummy to your back for the first time on June 10th. You did it twice that day, and haven't done it since. We don't do tummy time near enough with you, so really it's our fault. You just get so mad every time we lay you down to try. You've got the holding your head up and looking back and forth thing down, but you get so frustrated you last about three minutes before you throw a fit and one of us picks you up.
The best thing about this month is that you seem to have turned a corner and you've become a much calmer baby. Just about a week ago you were super duper fussy...a lot. And crying and screaming...a lot. This past week it's like you are a brand new baby. I'm not sure if it's me trying the method I learned in the book I've been reading, or if you just grew out of the fussiness, but it has been amazing. Anytime you start to fuss or cry I just have to wrap you up, rock and shush you, and you calm right down. It seriously feels like I've witnessed a miracle.
Needless to say your mom and dad are feeling much less stressed and much more well rested lately. It's crazy what a difference a few hours of sleep and less crying can make. We've even felt brave enough to venture out into the world with you. We've gone grocery shopping, been to Target and Old Navy, and your Nana and I even took you to the mall. You are a fabulous shopper, although when you wake up and realize where you are you can give some dirty looks. Nana and I think you are all boy and are just upset we're making you shop instead of leaving you home to watch sports with dad.
You got to meet your Great Grandmother this month, and I think it's safe to say she's smitten with you. You also met several of mommy's friends when I had a little trunk show at the house. Unfortunately both times you had a couple of meltdowns, but I think everyone understood. You also enjoy visits with all of your grandparents every chance they get to come see you. Watching the four of them with you is so fun for your dad and I. They are all completely head over heels for you. It's adorable.
This morning I strapped you into your little carrier, put Addie on her leash, and we took off on a long walk. You were super chatty for the first half of the walk, and then you dozed on and off the rest of the time. Addie loved every minute of it, and mom got some exercise. I'd say it was a good thing for all of us, so we're going to make it a regular thing. You really seem to like it when I wear you in either the carrier or our wrap, so I plan to start doing that more often.
Right now I would say your favorite things are meal time, mornings, afternoon naps in your swing, and the time right after you get a diaper change and you lay on your back in the pack n play changing table. We get a lot of good smiles and chatter out of you there. Least favorite things would have to be the first 30 seconds of a diaper change, having your clothes changed, and having to do tummy time.
Your second month on this earth was definitely a great one. Your dad and I really seem to be getting the hang of this parenting thing, and watching you learn and grow every day is the best thing I've ever experienced in all of my life. You are my heart and soul, and it's safe to say I'm completely obsessed with you. Even though you're growing up way too fast already, I can't wait to experience every new stage of development you go through and see what a special little guy you turn out to be.
We love you,
Mama and Daddy