Sunday, March 24, 2013

Two Months!

It's so hard to believe it's been two months already...I have a feeling I'll be starting every update about you that way.  Time just seems to move so quickly; the days are so long sometimes but a week or two or three is over in the blink of an eye.  Crazy.

At two months, you weigh 13 lbs and 9 oz and are 22.75 inches long.  You wear size 2 diapers and have just transitioned into 3-6 month clothes.  You are my big, chunky, roly poly, fat boy, "little Ronnie" of a baby.  In other words, you're completely awesome.

You smile and coo constantly and love, love, love, love for us to talk to you.  You're a snuggler, too, and Daddy and me spend the evening hours, after everyone else has gone to bed, holding you as much as we can.

You've grown leaps and bounds with your schedule this month:  I now put you down between 9:00 and 9:30, after your final feeding, and you'll sleep solidly for 9-10 hours.  We started the month with you going down around 10:00 and waking up sometime in the 5:00 hour for a nursing session, but we've moved past that in the last couple of weeks.  Thank you.

You made the move to your crib this month.  You and Emmy now share a room and so far, things seem to be working out well.  The first week or so, when you were still waking up in the middle of the night, was a bit of an adjustment for her (she would wake up whenever we opened the door-no crying, though!) but she's gotten used to it now.  I nurse you and swaddle you in our bedroom so that I can quickly and easily lay you in crib without much of a disturbance.  In the mornings, we swoop in and scoop you up before Emmy even knows we're there (at least, that's our goal)!

You've dropped a feeding this month, too.  Once you're up for the day, you nurse or take a bottle every four hours.  You still eat five times a day, though, because I always nurse you at bedtime even if it hasn't been a full four hours since you're last feeding...we don't want the belly getting empty in the middle of the night!

You started staying at Ginnell's when I went back to work this month.  It's been a completely uneventful transition.  You are ALWAYS content when I pick you up...either snuggling in Ms. Ginnell's lap or sitting in your chair being entertained by all your friends.  It's pretty much perfect. :)

Your newest nickname is "Thatch-y Doe."  I'm sorry.  It just seems to fit, seeing as how Emmy is known as "Emmy Doe" and you two are the babies of the family.  It will most likely be the name that sticks.

Your favorite place to be is in our arms, but if you can't be there, you spend your time in your chair or on the floor.  You've started to deliberately reach for the toys hanging above you on your chair and playmat and continue to improve your head/neck/chest strength while on your belly.

We love you, Thatch-y Doe, and are so looking forward to next two months!!!!!

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