Two Months

This sweet baby has stolen all of our hearts. I sometimes just sit there and stare at him because I can’t believe I have a baby as beautiful and sweet and darling as him. My instagram feed has been clogged up with a million pictures of him, because when your baby is this cute, what is a mama to do except take pictures and post them for the world to see?

This month:

  • his eyes stayed blue (Peanut’s were blue til he was more than three months, so we’re not counting on them staying that way)
  • he survived two more colds 
  • he started consistently sleeping through the night (not 12 hours yet, but eating right before I go to bed and then sleeping until 7 or 8 am, so a solid 9-10 hours)…cue the hallelujah chorus! 
  • he smiled approximately one billion times
  • he received a beautiful baby blessing in church by Philip, and was blessed with opportunity and potential, among other great things
  • he continued to be a really happy baby
  • he still has horrible cradle cap (just learned a few new tricks for helping it at the doctor, so here’s hoping it gets better soon)
  • he still loves to be swaddled 
  • he is this close to laughing
  • he loves his sound machine more than anything, and the second he’s swaddled and the sound machine is on, he calms down and goes right to sleep (we always had to work to put Peanut to sleep, so having a baby that puts himself to sleep is a breeeeeeze!)
  • he hates tummy time slightly less than last month and is finally lifting his head up instead of just laying it down and screaming
  • he is not quite so cuddly because he loves to look around
  • he discovered his hands and sucks on them constantly
  • he got horribly dry skin, bordering on eczema 
  • he started watching Peanut like a hawk — I’m sure he’ll be tagging along and copycatting everything he does in no time
  • he got his first haircut (I called him Bozo the Clown cause the sides were so long)
Happy 2 months, sweet baby!
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28 Comments

  1. Jenni says:

    PRECIOUS!!! ALMOST makes me want to have another. Not quite, but almost. =) Enjoy this fun time of life!!!
    Jenni
    http://www.foundinmycloset.blogspot.com

  2. karamino says:

    so cute little angel!

  3. Ash says:

    He's a doll! Oh, those cheeks… They make me miss my chunky nephew!

  4. JJ81 says:

    So cute! A suggestion for cradle cap (if you're looking for anymore…, if not, sorry!) One of my babies had it really bad & I washed her hair with Neutrogena T-Gel (make sure to NOT get in eyes!!) and used a fine toothed comb to work it into her hair/comb out all the flaky skin – did it for a few weeks & it worked like a charm!!! Good luck & keep on enjoying that sweet baby of yours!

  5. chall12702 says:

    I second the neutragena trick! My daughter had "cradle cap" til she was over 3! Found out about the neutragena & it was gone soon after. Also a good lotion is aquaphor. It's real heavy but helps so much with the extreme dry skin (it's kinda pricey, but Walmart has a knock-off version that works just as well). Congratulations on your absolutely adorable (!) son…

  6. Beth says:

    Aww he's such a little cutie! His blue eyes are amazing! Oh, and with the cradle cap, not sure if you've been recommended Almond Oil? It's really good and cleared my niece's right up.

    Beth xx

  7. I can't stand all of the cuteness on this page. Those cheeks! The swet little baby lips and beautiful eyes! My ovaries hurt now, baby fever. haha!

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  8. Try California Baby cream (in the jar) for the crade cap. It worked with my son and it is good for all skin issues, such as diaper rash.

  9. He looks so squishy that I just wanna eat him! I know, sounds creepy, but I cannot help say that when a kid is just that cute.

  10. oh my gosh!! He is the cutest ever!!! <3 i wanna hold him!

  11. Karri says:

    I cannot get enough of him. He is simply divine!!!!!!!

    My son had hair like that. He had a combover so bad at 3 mos that I called him Donald Trump! lol. I was determined not to cut it before age 1, but we didn't make it that long because he looked utterly ridiculous.

    I know you didn't ask for suggestions, but olive oil followed with a gentle combing worked wonders for us with my oldest babe and his bad cradle cap (that didn't entirely go away for a good year!)

  12. Shannon says:

    He's so precious! I love this age. They become so interactive and fun.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  13. preethi says:

    The pouty pic is still my fave! Also, Nat has that exact onesie (in his current size). 🙂

  14. newpetite says:

    He is just adorable! he puts himself to sleep and sleeps for 9-10 hours!! Thats like my dream baby!

  15. Brianna says:

    So so so cute! I miss that pudgy baby time!

    My guy still gets the cradle cap once in a while. I just load him up with some jojoba oil, let it sink in during Yo Gabba and then comb out the flakies. I get skeeved by the strong hair shampoos a bit. It's been better since I started using California baby Eczema shampoo and wash on him. I only use it once a week and really just rinse him the other times. He doesn't get too dirty yet still and only needs a bath every couple days!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    The picture left-center is adorable! He looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. So precious!

  17. MamaMunky says:

    Oh my goodness. I have seen a lot cute babies on the interweb, but he is definitely one of the cutest. Congrats!

  18. Lindsay says:

    He is so cute! I love his little cheeks.

  19. Sarah S. says:

    CUTENESS overload! I love it.

  20. Leanne says:

    Like I said, he needs his own insta. He is baby perfection.

  21. Ina-Mari says:

    What a cute little man!

  22. I have heard from several people that breast milk helps with cradle cap…. Might give it a try?

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Two Months

Dear Peanut,

Wow. How are you already two months old?

The last few weeks have been the most fun so far. Honestly, for the first few weeks of your life you were pretty boring. Yes, I could still stare at you all day, and most of the time I did, but you didn’t do much except for sleep and eat. But now as a little personality develops inside of you and shows through a little more every day, I find that each day is more fun than the previous one.

Only a few days after your one month birthday I was putting you down for a nap and as I smiled down at you, you looked me right in the eyes and smiled back. My eyes filled with tears and at that moment I felt happier in my role as a mother than ever before.

In the last month your legs have become really strong and you’re trying to stand up all the time. The other day I leaned you against the couch and you actually stood on your own for a few seconds before your knees buckled. And a few days after that you were sitting on Dad’s lap and as he helped you practice sitting up, you somehow sat on your own for nearly ten seconds! Not only are your legs getting stronger, but your little voice is getting stronger as well. Squealing and squawking are your new favorite thing, and we think those sounds are the cutest thing in the world. It’s amazing how your little body is working so hard and learning all these important things. We’re doing everything we can to help you learn and grow, and it’s a miracle to watch it happen.

You continue to be the best baby on the planet. We’ve been feeding you from a bottle at least once a day — mostly at night so your feedings take twenty five minutes instead of an hour — and you’ve been doing so well with that. Some moms tell me their baby won’t come near a bottle so we’re feeling really grateful that you do. It makes my life a lot easier. As of a week ago, you’re consistently sleeping six hour stretches at night, meaning we’re down to just one feeding per night, and that’s the best thing in the world. We have to laugh when people who once told us “just wait til you have a baby” now have to say, “just wait til you have a second baby!” Keep up the good work — you’re making us look like great parents.


Happy Two Months, little man.

Love, Mama

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4 Comments

  1. They grow up sooo fast!! Dont you remember when you were in Janssen's shoes and had one month left?! I know I do! I actually think that going from one to two wasnt that bad…getting up in the middle of the night was a little tough to do again, but besides that…you are already in mommy mode- so I think things stay pretty much the same. But then again, Addie is so super easy- so maybe I am just lucky!

  2. Tristen says:

    He is so sweet! I love these little letters you have written to him! You are a great mom!

  3. What a little stud! That marker to one feeding at night is a very good one 🙂 I'm glad you're there! I can't wait 'til we can see you guys again!

  4. Camille says:

    LOL – remind me never EVER to make any jokes around you about how hard being a parent is! I'm so glad you're having a good time and that you're a perfect mom and you have a perfect baby – you totally deserve it! This month he smiles, next month he discovers his hands – so fun! 🙂

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