Round two of #raisingriv comin’ in hot! The first month was incredible and chock full of ropes-learning, BUT month two has been next level. He’s observing so many things, making the cutest noises on the planet, and sleeping a lottt. Well, at night anyway. I freaking love this kid.
- Weighing over 11 lbs.
- First butt rash – used Desitin for two weeks and learned Water Wipes are the only way to go.
- Real tears have officially come in.
- Eye lashes are growing like crazy.
- Still rocking the cul-de-sac and no eyebrows.
- Thighs are getting chunky and leg rolls are coming in.
- Reaching and grabbing at things now — especially mom’s hair.
- Calmed down by the sound of running bath water.
- Sucking on your hands more and still unsure of his pacifiers.
- Still looking at the ceiling a lot, but making more eye contact and following moving objects.
- Recognizing mom and dad (the best!).
- Making lots of cute noises, coos, and almost getting to a giggle.
- Kicking your legs and smiling a gummy, thin-lipped smile when you get excited.
- Still sleeping in the Rock ‘n Play because mom and dad keep forgetting to install the monitor.
- Napping in your crib more.
- Starting a bedtime routine — bathe around 7:30, then feed, attempt story time, and sleep in crib. Dream feed around 11 and then sleeping in Rock n’ Play in mom and dad’s room.
- Already have grown out of some newborn clothes.
- Sleeping in seven- to nine-hour stretches.
- Working hard on tummy time and gaining lots of neck strength.
- Loving to lay on mom and dad’s chest and attempting to move around.
- Road tripped to Palm Desert and Mammoth
- Slept seven hours straight on our way home from Mammoth.
- First shifts back to work for dad.
- Mom is adjusting to the challenge of multiple days without dad. We survived two 96-hour shifts with minimal breakdowns.
- Mom has to arm wrestle sometimes you when you’re nursing.
- Our arms are getting toned from all of the up-and-down play.
- First date night out while Meema babysat.
- Loving family outings and still impressed with how long you’ll nap while in the stroller.
- Starting to learn what each of your cries means.
- Doing lots of research online to figure out how to sleep train but realizing you already (mostly) sleep like an angel at night.
- Appreciating showers that don’t involve a crying baby on the other side of the door
- Baby talking like psychos and then seamlessly returning to “normal” talk without skipping a beat.
- Loving hearing your tiny voice come to life.
We love you!