Saturday, November 15, 2008

Two Months Old!

Dear Junior Birdman,
What a great month! You are getting so big. Gigantic is what I call you most of the time, because you seem so gigantic to me! When I hold you in my arms, Dad will look at you and say "he is getting so big". It is true. You are growing by leaps and bounds. Mostly growing in a Round way, around the middle area. You grow out of your clothes so fast! We bought you some "real pants", instead of the staple of your wardrobe: Sweat Pants with Elastic waistbands and we should have bought the next size up, because when we put them on you and buttoned the button, your pudge spilled over the sides in a newborn muffin was cute! But also alarming that you are gaining weight so fast and furious. (We went to the doc for your two month check up: 90% for Height and 95% for Weight!)
You love to eat. You never miss a meal, that is for sure. And you go from zero to STARVING in five seconds. At night, if I don't feed you fast enough, you start freaking out sometimes, and won't settle down enough to realize that you can eat.....But, really, that is the only time you really "freak out". You started smiling this month!! We were so excited to see you move your smile from during your sleeping hours to actually smiling. At Us. While you are awake. It is the sweetest smile. You smile with your eyes, like your dad. You still laugh in your sleep, and I can't wait for you to laugh on purpose. You also started mimicking me a little bit, if I stick my tongue out, you'll do the same. You are sleeping better. 7 to 8 hours at a time. It is glorious. Now. When you first started sleeping for longer periods, I couldn't handle it. I kept waking up, checking on you, listening to you on the monitor, wondering if you were okay. In the last week or so, I have been able to sleep for longer periods and not worry about you as much. You met your aunts and uncles from the Kieffer side this month. Sadly, my grandmother passed away, and we traveled to Utah for her funeral. You were the star of the show, and I have fully accepted the fact that it will no longer be exciting for them to see ME, but you will forever be the excitement. That is okay, because they LOVE you. My cousin, Diana took some awesome pictures of our family, and of you...they turned out fantastic (some of her photos are featured here and her photo blog is here)/
Unfortunately, you also got your first bug while we were there. You got a cold and haven't felt good for about 2 weeks now. I totally freaked out that first night, worried to death about you, as you stopped breathing due to the snot build up. You still aren't feeling very good, and this cold has gone through the house. But, even though you are sick, you are still a happy, sweet baby.
One of my favorite times of the day with you is the morning, when you are taking your morning nap. We cuddle and I look at you and you are so peaceful. I can't imagine that you were in my belly. Life with you feels natural. Perfect.



RCH said...

Oh my goodness, he is one of the cutest babies I've ever seen! How can you even stand it? I would explode of love (I very nearly have several times with my own kids; it's dangerous stuff, this being a mom). Give him a big old smooch for me!

K2 said...

I just LOVES him!!!!!

J.B. said...

I am so glad you love the pictures! Your family was so much fun to take photos of-especially your baby! He is SO cute!!!