Two Months

As of 7/28/2017

Nick Names: Bubba, Bubby, Buddy
Height: 22.5 inches (32nd percentile)
Weight: 11 lbs, 8 oz (38th percentile)
Head: 15.5 inches (66th percentile)
Special Outings: Two more movies (Despicable Me 3 and Spider-Man), a visit to Becca, BBQ at my boss' house, 4th of July Carnival
Visitors: Danielle, DJ & Wyatt, Aunt Raina and Cousin Zaida, Tom's Parents
Loves: Baby crinkle paper, bouncer seat, anything patterned
Hates: Car seat/Driving in the car, gas pains, being tired

And just like that, he's two months old.  We no longer have a newborn here, we have a full blown baby. With chubby cheeks, leg rolls and a full belly. 

A baby that now laughs and smiles and sort of pays attention to us.  A baby that can "play" for a few minutes at a time, and is acting more like a person than a blob lately.  It's both exciting and fun, but also super sad that we no longer have this tiny little newborn smush. 

With that comes more confidence for me and Tom, and less crying all around.  We feel like we know what we're doing, and are capable of going places if we feel like it (although most days we'd rather just stay home), and are able to get some things done around the house - although still not too much.  We feel less like we're drowning, but at the same time we're already mourning those early days.  Is it too early to start planning for the next one?!?

As for you, Bubba: You can hold your head up a bit better now, so that I can at least put you on my shoulder without having to completely hold you there.  It's definitely your favorite position to be held in.  You've started making new noises.  Noises that aren't just you telling us that you need something, but sounds you make just to talk to us and chat away. 

You're starting to settle into a bit of a schedule, and figuring out what you want has become a whole lot easier. (Food. The thing you want is always food.  And the angry little growl you make as you're trying to get it is super cute). You chirp in your sleep and you dig your little fingers into my arm and claw me tight while I'm feeding you.  You hate the car, but for some reason you now love diaper changes.  You kick your legs and giggle the whole time.

You're also starting to figure out this world a bit too, and that makes you happier.  The easier things get for you, the happier you become.  So far you seem to like it here, and love everyone you've met.  You even took your two month shots like a champ - I was so worried about how you'd react to them, but I should have known you'd make it look easy.

Onward to month 3!