Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bradley {two months}

Bradley bear,
You are now two months old! I get so excited for your monthly updates, because I love to see how much you're growing and learning. But there is a part of me that wants to freeze time..I never understood why people said time goes by too quickly until I became your Mom! 

To say you are a big boy is an understatement! At 5 weeks you were weighing 13 pounds and at 8 weeks you weighed 14.4lbs! Your doctor was surprised you are exclusively breast fed. You are eating roughly 4 ounces every hour and a half. You keep mommy on her toes to make sure you have enough milk! You are still in size one diapers, but I'm almost positive I will have to return the two boxes of size ones I have left for size twos. You have officially started to wear 6 month clothing. We even had to go buy you more winter type clothes as most of your 6-9 month clothes are for spring/summer. I hope you can still wear your 6-9 month for at least the spring; you have some cute outfits!

This month you were "baby sat" for the first time. I use that term lightly, because mommy and daddy just made it through dinner and wanted to get back home to you, but your Aunt Tiffy and cousin Devin loved spending the time with you. All of your family members love you so much.

You also had your first illness this month. At first it was just a runny nose and little cough, but after two days we went to get you checked out by your doctor. Luckily it was just a cold and you never ran a fever, but you were plain miserable. It took about a week until all the mucus and cough went away. We are so thankful it was nothing worse and you are a very healthy boy!

We really worked hard on your sleep schedule this month as well, gearing up for when mommy goes back to work. At first, you were fighting sleep terribly and mommy and daddy just hadn't found the right moves to soothe you. You are a very picky sleeper so we found that we had to be very strict with your bedtime routine. Now, we start our night time routine at 8:30 and you are asleep by 9pm. You usually wake up around 1am-2am for a feeding and then right back to bed. We are still co-sleeping in our bed and that is working for us. Daddy works third shift, so we have the big king sized bed to ourselves! We are so proud of you and how well you are sleeping; we knew you'd grow to love sleep!

You have become so much more responsive in your second month. You smile all the time and LOVE to stick your tongue out and have people stick their tongues back out at you. You just think that is the greatest. You're coo-ing a lot, especially when we're getting ready for bed time. You love when daddy reads to you; you just stare at him in amazement. You love just taking everything in around you. We love that you are such a happy baby. You make us so happy.
Bradley, there are moments when I want to shout from the rooftops how lucky I am to have you. Sometimes it feels as if my heart is swelling when I look at you, no joke. I make it a point to cherish every single moment I have with you because they go by so fast. You are the love of my life and I don't think words can ever express how much you mean to me, but I will do my best the rest of my life to prove it to you!


Fit Mom said...

cant believe he is two months already! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Your son is adorable! I stumbled across your blog from Mama Laughlin's blog and I can relate to you so much. I was married in 2010, an overweight bride myself. My son was born December 18th, and I am on my journey to finally make the decision to lose weight FOR GOOD!. Every entry I read of yours I feel a connection to! It's crazy how similar our lives are. I look forward to reading your journey of mommyhood and weight loss!