Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two Months

Things are moving along just swimmingly with the little guy. He's officially sleeping through the night and started doing it consistently at about 7 weeks. I'm still learning that pretty much everything "they" tell you, while they're good suggestions, that doesn't mean it'll necessarily work for you or that other things won't work too. We're pretty much doing the opposite of everything every "routine" book I've read tells you to do, and we have a kid that sleeps through the night, and did it fairly early. Don't let anybody tell you that a demand-fed baby takes longer to sleep through the night. I think it has more to do with the kiddo's temperament than when/how you feed him during the day. At least that's been our experience.

He's smiling all the time now and giving us a few really super cute few syllable laughs. His laugh is hilarious. He laughs more like a 14 year old boy than a baby. It's in a lower register and he goes, "Huh, huh, huh". And he's started to coo and try to talk back to us quite a bit. It's fascinating to watch his wheels turn. He stares intently at our faces and watches our mouths move. Then he makes the funniest shape with his own lips and lets out a "goooo..." He loves to stand up and support all his weight on his legs with help from mom and dad. He seems very eager to be able to get up and go! Recently we've decided he has to start sleeping in the Pack n Play during the day and no longer on the big ottoman in the living room. Two days ago I was paying some bills on the computer (in the living room two feet away from him, mind you) while kiddo was napping on the ottoman. I looked up and saw this:

Not good.

Kid's head makes up about 8 of his 10.5 pounds. He was about to go head first into the floor in just the few minutes I spent paying bills. He's quite the scooter. So we've entered the mobility phase. We're getting much more careful about where we put him because he's no longer an immobile blob of jello that stays put. This also means that our SIDS risk is getting much lower because he's strong enough to move himself around and lift & turn his head and even roll over. And because of that, it's time for a bumper pad. He's woken up by bumping his head on his crib rails three different mornings. So he's either gonna have to learn to open his eyes while he's scooting or we're gonna have to get something softer for him to bump into.

And while things are going really well, we've got a few things we're still hoping will happen in the near future. One of them is that kiddo will be able to leave the house for short periods of time without having complete meltdowns every single time. Right now there's no going ANYWHERE with him unless it's an outside picnic lunch with dad. That works because it's outside and there are two people there to entertain him and we're not trying to get anything done. Errands and the grocery store are out of the question at this point. So I'm hoping that will change in the near future and he'll mellow out a little bit.

I go back to work in a couple of weeks. And while I'm not really looking forward to it, I'm only going back for a couple of days a week (thank you vacation days!) and it'll only be three weeks til summer break! So really, it couldn't work out much better. It's been a great and CRAZY two months. And I can't wait to see what kind of fun this summer holds!

Cash Miller, 2 months


tomorrowsmemoriesphotography said...

He is so adorable!!!
You r a wonderful momma!