Thursday, February 23, 2012

Two Months Old

Dear Landon,

On Saturday you turned two months old, and I cannot believe how fast time has flown having you in our lives. It is so exciting to watch you grow and change each day.

In your second month:

- You started learning to take a bottle starting at 4 weeks old. At first you did GREAT, but the past couple weeks were awful and you cried every time we tried to give it to you. You cried, we cried, everyone cried.  It would take you over an hour to even eat 2 ounces of milk. We didn’t think you’d ever get it. Then finally these past few days you have gotten the hang of it! It finally took us leaving you with your Nana and Boppa for the afternoon and they were able to get you to take the bottle with minimal fussing, and you’ve been great ever since. Daddy loves giving you the bottle and having that time with you, and mommy enjoys the occasional break! We are so proud of you.

-You transitioned to your crib this past month, and have been sleeping like a champ! At first you would go 4-5 hours, now you consistently sleep 7-8 hours at night. We put you to sleep between 10-11pm and you wake up around 5-6am. I have had to learn to be a morning person, because you are wide-eyed and ready to go when you wake up (just like your daddy). BUT, we love that you are such a great sleeper.

-On 2/4 we ventured to Raleigh for our first big "night out" with you. It was Aunt Becky and Uncle Tommy’s engagement party, and we thought you’d be able to take the bottle while we were eating dinner…you had other plans. The meal ended with me in the back of the restaurant nursing you near the women’s restroom. (Funny part for me- all these teenage girls were there for prom  night and all I kept thinking was “oh my gosh, I am that mom, nursing her baby, in the back of the restaurant, watching all these young girls go by…how in the WORLD did this happen?!” Major “Oh my gosh, I’m an adult” moment.)

-You smile SO much, and it just steals my heart. We love interacting with you, listening to you coo and make more sweet noises, and watching you learn to focus on things around you.

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-You love your play mat, and are so entertained by the mobile with birds on it and the songs it plays- we spend quality time on the play mat each day.

-You’ve learned to love bath time, and kick your feet like crazy. When the water splashes you, you make the silliest faces.

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-You look like all the men in your family. Sometimes when you smile you look exactly like your great granddaddy Mac (my paternal grandfather). I so wish he could have met you- he would have loved you. I see him in you in so many ways, and feel so connected to him, through you. You not only look like him when you smile. But the day you were born was two days before the two year anniversary of his death. For the past couple years, we have associated Christmas with his passing, and now we celebrate your birth and remember him through you. It is a very interesting connection, and I have no doubt it is God’s way of saying that Granddaddy Mac is still very much here with us and a part of our family.

-You are still wearing 0-3 month clothes, but not for long. Some of your pants are too short on you and some sleepers are too snug because you are so long. It will only be a matter of time before you are in 3-6mo clothes! (Side note, I wrote this earlier this week..and last night we put you in a 3-6mo sleeper...you are going to be one tall little boy!)

-On 2/21 we went to your two month doctors appointment you weighed 10 lbs, 15.2 oz (24th%), and were 23 3/4 inches long (77th%). The doctor said you were health as a clam, and loved how you were smiling and coo-ing while she was in there. She said you were one smart baby boy!

-We also went to meet Ms Liz, the lady that will be keeping you when I go back to work. I am not looking forward to that day, but she is the sweetest lady and I know you will be in good hands.

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Happy Two Months baby boy, We love you!

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