Jun 28, 2015

The second month

*Tracks people with his eyes, which is especially sweet when someone else is holding him and he just keeps following me! He definitely knows who Ben and I are!
*Smiles and coos so much these days! Yet has also perfected the quivery pouty lip when he cries so he looks extra pathetic.
*Still only tolerates tummy time, but holds his head up really well most of the time.
*Thinks ceiling fans are THE coolest thing ever. It is hilarious and awesome to watch him looking at the fan.
*Still makes the best faces.
*Loves baths, but doesn't really care for getting out of them, and will sometimes scream like you are murdering him. (See also, he has a good set of lungs).
*Has officially been out of newborn clothes for a few weeks. (Excuse me I'll just be over here sobbing).
*Weighs almost 12 pounds according to a bathroom scale - I can't wait to see what he weighs at his doctor's appointment next week!
*Wakes up just like his Dad...slooowly!
*Has gradually tolerated being in a carrier or wrap, but really only when he's sleeping.
*Is like a different kid since I eliminated dairy. He's not inconsolable at nights any more and when he does cry I know it's because he's tired or hungry, versus just being miserable.
*Is becoming more efficient at things - getting him in and out of the carseat faster, knowing how much time it's going to take us to get out the door, etc. However, I am still amazed at how time-consuming this little boy is!
*Am kind of over pumping. My supply has been amazing and I don't want to jinx that in any way, but sometimes all that keeps me motivated is knowing how expensive dairy-free formula is. I love seeing how he's healthy and growing, but exclusively pumping? Not for the faint of heart.
*Am trying to savor savor savor - I'm going back to work in a couple weeks and while I haven't been worried about being away from Parker before (we've left him with the grandparents a few times already), I think knowing my time at home with him is limited is making me all sad and clingy. The other night he was sleeping on my shoulder, and I could feel his little breath against my neck, and I could see his cheek squished against me. I kept kissing his face and saying, "you're my son! You're my son!"
*Have been working hard at establishing a bedtime routine. Right now it takes about an hour and a half from start to finish (he fights sleep like a champ), and while we are slowly starting to see progress, sometimes I feel like it's going to break me. I've also compared Parker to Jesse Spano, because he's so tired he can't handle it. ("I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so...scared!") I have to remind myself this is a process.
*The other day someone asked us what our favorite part of parenting was so far - Ben said watching him discover things, (I mean hello, ceiling fan!) and I said the trust. Even when he cries, he knows we'll take care of him - we'll feed him, or change him, or simply comfort him, and I love that!
Story of your life, kid!
We love you so much Parks! Happy two months, buddy!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I can't believe he is already 2 months! It doesn't seem like that long ago that you were sending me belly shots and now you send me baby shots - it's just crazy. He is such a cutie and I love his baby faces! He is definitely growing and changing but I bet it's nice for him to feel a little bit less 'fragile' to you (newborns just seems so breakable to me!!!). I hope your last few weeks at home with him go EXTRA SLOW. I saw you give yourself permission to hold him more than you normally would. :)

Nora said...

Two months... slow down, time (though I don't have to tell you that). I adore all of his faces and smiles, the onesies are just the CUTEST and these updates make my heart happy.

Nicole said...

He's so adorable - and getting so big!

Amber said...

Wow 2 months already? And going back to work so soon too, wah! My offer for marriage if you come to Canada still stands. Eric will be ok with it ;)

Parker is so so cute and growing like a weed. Also I love your comment about his trust in you being your favourite part, that is so so sweet and totally something I've noticed with my friends and their babies as well. No-one comforts them quite like their mom!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

So adorable!

Katelin said...

Well this is just my favorite and I just want to nom his little face, seriously he's too dang cute. And I feel ya on the bedtime routine. We're in the process of tweaking it in hopes of helping Riley sleep better and seriously, it's an ordeal!

Also, I wish we had a ceiling fan because they are like baby crack!

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