My little family!

My little family!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Little Man is 2 months!

2 months old!!

So sweet.


Cheeks! Staring at his bear...

Hi little love!


Pooping ;)

Benny & Benny (his bear's name is actually Benny, per the tag)

Oh Benny Bear.. you're silly!

2 month stats:
Weight: 14 pounds, 6 ounces at last weigh in! 
Height: LONG! Will find out at next appt...
Eating: Breastfeeding every 2-3 hours during the day & every 2-6 hours at night, depending on his mood. Formula every once in a while to give mama a little sleep break! 
Clothes: 0-3 month and 3 month...soon to be 3-6 month!
Diaper: Size 1 - finishing them up, moving on to size 2 very soon!

Dearest Benjamin,

Can it be? 2 months old? Are we sure?? I swear we just found out you were growing in my belly. And yet.. I can't remember life without you. 

I keep saying it and I'll say it again - you are the PERFECT addition to our family. You are sweet, content, gorgeous. The perfect newborn. 

You are a very happy & content babe. You LOVE to smile and it lights up a room when you do. You are BIG - solid - with the biggest grey eyes I've ever seen in my life. I stare at you and I'm in awe - I swear you're thinking and dreaming big things. Everywhere we go, people comment on your size - always thinking you're closer to a 6 month old. I proudly tell them you are a little peanut at 2 months old. Your favorite place to be is in someones arms.. but if not, then you'll relax in the rock & play sleeper, the bouncy seat or the little swing we have. 

You like the car and almost always fall right asleep. If not, you get frustrated when we're at a stop (red light or traffic..) -- as soon as we start moving again, the crying stops! It's funny and sweet... 

You really love your pacifier -- the soothie - although you love to suck on your hands too. I wonder if you'll find your thumb or continue to use the pacifier instead? We are happy either way -- just want you to be content! 

We went to the ear, nose & throat doctor on Wednesday and he fixed your tongue-tie. It was quick, easy and (hopefully!) painless. No recovery time, very little bleeding, and I think it's really helping with breastfeeding. It's much less painful for me and hopefully easier for you! Also hoping we avoided future speech therapy!

Sleep is hit or miss and getting better with time. You are awake longer during the day but still sleep plenty. Lots of naps! Some longer then others :) At night, you go to bed between 8 and 9 PM... usually waking up 2-3 times to eat and wake up around 7 AM thanks to your sister :) You are always in a sound sleep when she wakes up and I feel so bad but she LOVES to see you first thing in the morning. I wonder how much longer you would sleep in the morning? We may never know ;) I love when you go 5-6 hours at night - those long stretches are wonderful. But the middle of the night feedings? When it's dark and cozy and just you & I.. I love these sweet moments. You eat and snuggle and (most of the time) go back to sleep easily in the rock & play sleeper. You stay there most of the night, but a lot of the time want to come into bed around 4-5 AM. You sleep soundly on my chest and I love it. You still love to be swaddled and you wear a long sleeve onesie underneath. 

You seem to really love the bath and only cry if it's too cold. You seem very happy & content in the warm water - I wonder if you'll like the pool? 

You are beginning to grab at toys & blankets.. my smart little man!!! You have amazing head control and tummy time is fun! We need to get out the activity mat for you - I know you'll love to play and stare at the toys!

Layla is your best friend and biggest fan -- you love to look at her and smile at her. It's the greatest thing to watch. Your cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents & Great-grandparents ALL adore you!! We go to Florida in 5 days and I know they will all be obsessed with your cute fact. 

My darling boy.. we are so thankful for you. You are sweet, beautiful and perfect in every way. 
Can't imagine life without you...


Sleepy Benny!

Sheriff Benny!

Dishes with Mama!

First time at the playground! 



All done at the ENT.. you did great!

Typical morning.. you were sound asleep and suddenly you are holding hands with your sister!! 

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