Oliver is 2 months old! I can't believe how time is flying and how big my little baby is getting. It is funny this time around because even though my life is chaotic: my house is a mess, we eat mac and cheese for dinner, Mason and Lily run around like wild animals, I am trying to run a photography business and we are living out of laundry baskets I feel like I am enjoy this newborn stage even more than with Mason and Lily. I think I am less stressed and worried about all the cries and schedules and sleepless nights because I know it will pass and I know he won't be a little sweet baby forever. I love snuggling with him in the middle of the night and smelling his baby head and milky breath. I love that he holds my hand while nursing and "pats" my back. I love the milk coma face after he eats and is full. And I love how big and squishy he is getting yet staying so snuggly. I love it when I hold him he nuzzles into my neck and falls asleep. Oh and his smiles, I love it when he smiles at me and when he smiles at the kids. It makes me a happy mama to see my kids play and interact with each other!
I think it is such a blessing to be able to have more than one child. I understand that some people aren't able too and it breaks my heart for them. I am amazed with myself how I have grown with each of my babies, I am more relaxed, confident and patient (well sometimes, it is hard with Mason and Lily, ha). I am loving this baby stage and I don't want it to end.
Another thing that is different this time around is my documenting each month for Oliver. I did it with the Mason and Lily and we will see if I can keep it up with Oliver. I sort of already failed because I forgot to do his 1 month updates haha, but I will just combine it with this month and see what I can remember. I am going to try really hard this year to stay on top of the blog so I don't have to spend a month catching up on everything to make the blog book at the end of the year, anyway...
*Oliver is stil sleeping in the basinet next to me, though that will probably change soon since there is only 1 inch above his head and below his feet in space left for him. Well probably a little more than that but you get the idea, my baby is getting big!
*He weighed 13.5 lbs at his 6 week doctors appointment so I am guessing he is close to 15lbs at this point. My milk is like cream and my kids pack on the weight until they are about 6 months old when they start evening out. Oh I just did a little math with me and him on the scale which puts him at 16lbs pretty sure that isn't quite right but gives you an idea.
*He started smiling at 7 weeks
*He is starting to coo and has these little baby laughs but I don't think they are real yet but are still super cute.
*He loves to hang out on his back on the couch and look at the black and white pictures above him, he will smile at them all day.
*He smiles into space all the time, what is he looking at???
*He loves the binky and will fall asleep with it all the time, yay! I am totally a binky mom and I don't know what I would do at this point if he wouldn't take it.
*He loves to be swaddle while he sleeps and I love the swaddle me blankets with the velcro so he will stay snug and tight with no escape.
*He is starting to sleep a little better giving me at good 4-5 hour stretch at night, lately he will do 6 hours some nights. I hope he keeps it up. I am thinking it will be better when he goes to his own room because sometimes when he gets up he won't nurse at all, I don't think he was ever really awake.
*He is a pretty good nurser and very efficient. Luckily he doesn't spit up much but I think that is because he will not overfeed himself. When he is done, he is done!
*He is very patient with Lily smothering him all the time which is good because I don't think that will stop anytime soon!
*All the hair feel off the top of his head except a little strip across his forehead, haha. Before it fell out there was a little glitter of red in it. The mullet and the hair on back of his head that didn't fall out does still have a little tiny bit of red in it. But the hair that is growing in from where it fell out is blondish. I think it will be a darker blonde color of hair like I had growing up. His eyebrows and eyelashes are the same color. Only time will tell though as it grows, and I think it will be better to tell when we are ouside more in the sunlight.
Alright that is all for now. Here are some pictures I took of him on Monday for his 2 month old portraits. I am going to put some of them side by side his 1 week and 1 month pictures to compare and plan to do one for each month :)
|This is him in his blessing outfit my mom made for Mason and now Oliver, he got blessed this last Sunday|
Auntie Heather, gave the kids some super cute hats. Usually I am not the type to put huge hats/bows on kids for photo ops but, for serious, how could I resists this cuteness. I love the hats, and my baby. All things must be cuter when it involves your own kid :)
See he loves his binky :) I really tried hard to get some sleepy pictures of him like I did in the first month but he only stayed asleep for about 5 minutes and was in an awkward position, he woke up when I tried to move him :) I think I am at the end of sleepy pictures and the newborn phase.