Monday, January 21, 2013

Two Down

Ash at two months...

He has had a few nights of 5-6 hour sleep stretches, but usually reverts back to 3 hours.

He smiles a lot, especially at the toys above him on his swing or anyone that is talking to him.

He likes to be carried facing outward.

He does not love to take a bottle and puts up quite a fuss.

Not only is he picky about taking bottles, but he has decided he only likes to nurse on the left side.  This makes for some awkward unevenness in my life, if you know what I mean.

He hates binkies.

He likes baths as long as you can keep him really warm with a space heater in the bathroom and the hot water flowing.

We swear he can say hi and I love you. (more like aye and ah oo)

He loves sleeping on people, but is getting more used to his bassinet.

His naps are still all over the place and he's been snapping awake after only 45 minutes.  Boo!

He weighs in at a whopping 15 lbs and is 25 1/2 inches long.  His pediatrician called him a giant.

He mostly wears six month clothing.

His eyes are still blue... we are starting to wonder if they are going to stay blue.  River's didn't change until he was 4 months old, but they weren't quite this blue either.

He mostly gets called Chug Bug, Baby Ash, or Baby Blue Eyes.

He likes to put up his dukes.

His little fists are still tightly clasped and usually have his thumb tucked in between his first two fingers.  That is sign language for potty and we think it's funny, because newborns are always going potty.

His sleeping face is so beautiful and serene.  It does things to my heart that I can't quite express in words.  I love sleeping babies, but this one is breathtaking.

I'm not going to lie, the first month flew by, but this one felt longer.  I think we have made it through a lot of the fussiness, but we're looking forward to month three and four where things usually (not trying to jinx myself) get a little bit easier.

Putting up his dukes.

The usual suspects.

River at two months.


Jessica Lynn said...

I can't believe how big he is!

They look so cute sitting together.

I'm glad he's giving you some runs of 4-5 hours (though anything over 20 minutes should be considered a luxury). :)

Also, you weren't kidding when you said he likes to put up his dukes. I figured it was a little baby fist, but those are straight up scrappin' arms right there!

IrisLillie said...

Are you sure he hasn't been switch by elves or something?? Where is he getting that SIZE??

I am so excited..45 hours and I will be there...

Good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise.......

Scott and Stacia said...

He is so cute. Looks like River loves being a big brother :) (hope that is the case) I just wanted to say that Alicen also only ate on one side. I mentioned it to my chiropractor and she said her neck is most likely out. So I started bringing her in to the chiropractor. (I was so against children & chiropractors before I realized the benefit). Anyway, she nurses on both sides now :)