Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bennett {2 months}

Oh my sweet baby. There is so much this month to say! I can't believe (there I go again!) you are already two months old. You are such a sweet boy whose eyes light up when you smile. This month things have started to get fun! 

Likes: Mommy, milk, being held upright so he can look at the world, ceiling fans, lights, mobile on the swing, milk, being swaddled, busting his arms out of the swaddle, milk, movement, his big brother (as long as he's not squishing him or laying on him!), being the Boba.

Can you tell he likes him some milk?
 Dislikes: Car rides. No access to milk. Being squished by big brother. The car stopping. Not being attached to mommy.
 Sleep? Ahhaaahahahaaaaa. Think again, mommy!

Sleep: Sleep was pretty decent until the 6 week mark and then we had some tummy issues/growth spurt hit. He was sleeping from about 8-12/1. Then, up every 3 hours. Now, we can sometimes get that first stretch but sometimes, he'll sleep from about 8-1130 and then up every 2-3 hours. It's usually about 4 he gets up the 2nd time and then once he eats, we both fall asleep. Then, once we are both finally sound asleep, Brady is up and wakes us both up. Hmph. So, on our normal good nights, we are up once or twice, not too bad. I"m hoping to get that last wake-up to around 5 so that when I'm back at work, I won't have to start my day at 4!

I do think we are slowly getting back to longer stretches though. Whew. Naps are generally decent if big brother is gone, ha or we are out and about. For some reason, the big boy in our house likes his little brother so much he wants him awake all the time. Mornings, he is generally his happy self for about 30 minutes to an hour and then he loses it. He's generally a lot of fun in the evenings if his brother lets hims sleep.

Yummies:  He is still a nursing champ. He eats about every 2-3 hours, sometimes more. He's generally a fly by the seat of the moment kinda guy :) I feel like we had more of a schedule at this time with Brady than we do now but oh well. 

Growth: At his two month appointment, my peanut was 9 pounds 11 oz and 23 inches long.  I'm having a hard time with this as Brady was 10 pounds at a month!  He has the longest arms, fingers and toes! He's out of newborn diapers and wearing size 1. His newborn clothes are getting snug and fits well in most 0-3 or 3 month clothes (depending on the brand.) 

Smiles. Oh, swoon. Smiles. Acting less like a newborn and more like a infant, sniff, sniff. Time is flying by.When he smiles, his whole face lights up and so does mine.

Coo's. Oh, I love our little conversations, sometimes which happen while he is eating and I just crack up.  He also found his hands this month and loves to suck on them. Who needs a paci when you have hands?
The boys enjoying tummy time together. 

                   1 month                                                                    2 months

I know the next month will be full of more excitement, smiles and new things. Bennett, you are such a sweet boy, you have this gentle disposition about you and waking up to your smiles make each day so much brighter. We love you!