Somebody’s getting big! And things just keep getting better and better.
Although it doesn’t always seem like it as it’s happening, I can already see such huge differences between the first and second month with Lucas. Looking back, that first month was hard. There’s really no other way to put it. And it’s not even that we have an overly challenging baby by any means. I mean, all babies can be challenging, don’t get me wrong. But for me, the real challenge, in fact, was dealing with all of those post-partum hormones.
I think it took me until about six weeks to actually feel 95% like myself. I’m not sure when I’ll ever get back to that 100%, because there are still days where I’m an emotional wreck out of nowhere, can cry at the sight of a Cheerios commercial, or weep at the wounds of a random country song. Maybe it just comes with the mommy hood territory, I don’t know? But I will say, it certainly gets better and I am feeling really, really great these days.
BUT…enough about me. There’s a little cutie to talk about.
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The second month with Lucas was great, and I think the most amazing part was/has been seeing his little personality begin to shine through. Although our evening visitors may think I’m crazy to say this (because why does it always work out that they’re cranky when you have visitors??), Lucas is generally a very happy little boy.
Most mornings, I’m greeted with ear to ear smiles that just light up my world. I mean, what better way is there to start off the day? And some mornings I go in to see him and I swear he grew a ton overnight.
He’s constantly “talking” with Jay and I, making all sort of fun “coos” and “aahhs.” He also does this thing where he breathes in really quick and excited, which almost sounds like half a laugh and cracks us up. Within the last couple of weeks or so, he’s also started imitating us when we stick our tongue out at him. I think him and dad like playing that game just about every time they hang out. I love it.
Other fun facts about Mr. Lucas at two months:
- He still spits up…a lot. Sometimes it’s scary just how much comes out of that little mouth of his, but then he just looks up and smiles at me and puts this crazy mama at ease. His pediatrician says it’s very normal still, so as long as he doesn’t seem bothered by it, we’re just stocking up on (but never seem to have enough of) bibs and burp cloths.
- He doesn’t love tummy time. And trying to figure out the most “ideal” time to do it is a challenge…too soon after he eats and he winds up face planting in his own spit up. Too close to nap time and he wants nothing to do with it. But we still manage to squeeze at least a few minutes in every day.
- He’s not the greatest napper, and for now, I’m just working on accepting that. I’ve read the books, I’ve tried it all, and he’s just not a “textbook” napper. If he’s going to give us a good nap, it’ll be his morning one. But most of the time, getting an hour in at once is cause for celebration.
- He’s sleeping pretty good at night – we usually begin his bedtime routine at 7:30 (bath, feed, book, bed), he’ll get up once during the night, anywhere between 1:30-3:30am, and then wake up usually around 7am.
- He loves looking at himself in the mirror on his play mat. It’s so funny to watch.
- At his two-month checkup, he weighed in at 11lbs 8 oz (50th percentile), and measured 24 inches long (~85th percentile). Everyone always comments on how long he is…and it’s true. He is a long one! We’re slowly chunking him up though.
- He doesn’t like the be held in the typical “baby cradle” position. He’d much rather be up on the shoulder or be held facing forward in front of our stomach. He likes to see what’s going on around him.
- He loves, loves, LOVES playing airplane with dad.
- He’s a great eater. We’ve been extremely lucky with breastfeeding, and it’s gone very, very well since the beginning. While I do plan on pumping once I’m back to work, I’m hoping it will all continue to work out just as well as it has been.
- We’ve had to pack away most of his newborn clothes, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t shed a tear or two. As excited as I am to continue to watch him grow, it sometimes makes me sad to see just how fast he’s already growing.
We really consider ourselves so lucky to have been blessed with such a happy, healthy baby boy. He may have only been in our lives two months, but I already can’t even imagine life without him. He really is the joy of our lives and we just love him to pieces.