Month 2

Dear Benjamin,

You’re now 2 months old!!  I can hardly believe how fast time is flying.  I knew it would go by quickly, but it seems to be going by even faster the second time around.

The changes you’ve made in the past month are astounding.  You smile all the time, you’re cooing and “talking” more and more.  You’re following people and objects with your eyes, and your head and neck control is so much better.

Sleep is going really well with you.  You’re either waking up once a night, or sleeping all the way through the night, which is awesome.  You love to be swaddled up tightly, and you really like to be warm.  We put you in your cute pjs, and then swaddle you with a thick blanket or sleep sack, and once that happens you’re good to go.  You’re still sleeping in my and your dad’s room, in an inclined napper that’s attached to the pack ‘n play.  I have no idea how to transition you to your crib, or when to do it.  Honestly, I’m not in a rush to move you out, I like having you near by.

You’re nursing really well.  You take about 40 minutes total to nurse, and you’re getting faster by the day.  You also take a bottle really well, which is great considering that I only have two more weeks of maternity leave until I go back to work (which I’m having major anxiety about btw).

Diaper changes with you are interesting.  You like to toy with us.  You’ll poop, and we’ll go up and change your diaper.  Once we have your diaper off, and your tushie clean, you’ll poop again….with no diaper on, which makes us scramble to get a wipe, or diaper under your bum to catch it all.  Then, when we get you cleaned up again, and freshly diapered, we’ll pick you up and head to the stairs…..and you’ll poop again….And it doesn’t matter how long we wait to change you after the first poop, you do this routine 3 to 4 times a week.  We go through so many diapers because of these rapid fire poops.  Oy.

At two months old you LOVE:

  • Nursing / Eating
  • Swaddles
  • Your swing
  • Being held
  • People smiling at you
  • Diaper Changes (there are a lot of those)
  • Baths / Showers
  • Henry (you watch him all the time and smile looking at him so much, it’s adorable!)
  • Singing

At two months old you HATE:

  • Being tired
  • Being cold
  • Getting out of the bath / shower (which is really just an extension of being cold)
  • Lotion

Overall, you’re a really happy baby.  And, when you’re unhappy, there’s usually a pretty clear reason why.  I will say that you do have a temper on you.  Your “mad” cry is pretty clear, and not to mention loud.

I love you so much.  You bring to much happiness and joy to the family, and in such a short time, you’ve really made your mark on all of us.






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