February 5, 2013

Two months!

Dear Rowan,
You turned two months old on January 29th! I can hardly believe it! You seem like such a big boy to me now compared to last month. You are as cute as can be and my love for you grows more and more each and every day. You are such a joy!

You are much more awake and alert during the day now and it is so fun to interact with you. You coo and talk to Daddy and I and we love our conversations with you. You smile all the time! You especially love it when I sing songs and talk to you when I change your diaper. You rarely fuss, only when you are hungry or your tummy is bothering you. You love for me to sit you up like a big boy in my lap and you still love for us to hold you up and walk you around the house to look at everything. Tummy time is not your favorite, but we are working on it! You also love bath time, except when you have to get out.

You have made a lot of progress in the sleep department. When you turned six weeks old you slept for six hours and when you turned seven weeks old you slept for seven hours. You usually average at about a four or five hour stretch, but we'll take it! You were going to bed by 10, would wake up once around 3 to eat, go back to sleep (not so easily sometimes, but sometimes right back to sleep) and wake up for the day between 7-7:30. You're doing great!  

You went on your first outings! You went with me to an ornament exchange (belated) party with my dance friends as well as to a Junior League committee meeting where you met your friend Thompson who was born a week and a day after you. We also started going to Mother Baby Tea through the hospital where we made wonderful new friends and joined a playgroup. (Mother Baby Tea is hosted by two nurses and it's a sort of support group where we get to ask them questions. We also weigh our babies, feed them, and then see how many ounces they are taking in through breastfeeding.) With our new group, we went on lots of walks and out to lunch a few times. My favorite time of day with you is the morning. You are so happy and smiley in the mornings! We have so much fun together and you are my little buddy boy. 

Likes: The bouncy seat, singing, the birds on the bouncy seat, bath time, going for walks in the stroller, the car seat and car rides, 

Dislikes: Tummy time, being swaddled (we do it anyways!), getting out of the bath

Milestones: Social smiling! Longer stretches of sleep.

Monthly stats ~
Height: 24 3/4 inches, 97th percentile
Weight: 13 pounds 1 ounce, 90th percentile
Diaper: Size 1
Clothes: 0-3 clothes, 3 month onuses
Nicknames: Bug, baby bug, Row boat, baby boy 

We love you so much Rowan and we can't wait to see what next month brings!

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