I cannot believe it’s already time for yet another monthly update for our darling Carson. 2 months already my sweet little bit…let’s see what you’ve got going on these days:
Grow Baby Grow. And just like that, we are officially out of newborn clothes…cue mama meltdown. The thought that this might be our last round with a tiny baby makes me want to cry, but for now I will put them away “just in case” ;). We have moved into the 0-3 month wardrobe, which is FULL of all sorts of cuteness. I think we need to change you at least a few times a day to ensure you wear everything before the cooler weather comes our way. You are still eating like a little piggy and nurse 8+ times a day…when we feed you bottles, you take anywhere from 4-5 ounces so you’re definitely eating plenty. We are still 100% breastmilk and going strong…and giving myself a little pat on the back, too.
The Important Details. You’re still pretty “easy”, but get really upset when you’re hungry and/or cold…other than that, I can’t complain. Nighttime fussiness has reared it’s ugly head though, and only mommy will do…sorry Jeff. You love to snuggle in my arms for about 2 hours before bedtime, but I don’t mind. You still enjoy bath time as long as big sister Caroline doesn’t pour water on you. When it comes to sleep, you don’t really nap too much during the day, which is maybe why you’re a great nighttime bed bug…you go to sleep swaddled around 10PM, wake up between 3-4AM to nurse, and then back down again until around 7:30/8AM…and no, I am not complaining one bit! You still sleep in your bassinet right next to me every night and I know this will be a tradition that’s hard to break…hard on me, easy on you. In the next month or so, I hope to move you to your crib so we can sleep train and get you going through the night.We are still a no-go in the pacifier department…yall, how do you get your kiddos to use them? Both my girls have refused them now and I know I will be glad one day that I don’t have to devise a way to get rid of them, but some peaceful time would be nice.
Extra Tidbits and Milestones. You are extremely ticklish on your feet…so dang adorable. You started losing all your hair like a balding man last month, but now it’s coming back in full force-fingers crossed for a thick head of hair for you little bit. Pappy still calls you Benjamin Button, but you’re filling out and getting all sorts of fat, chubby rolls and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! You have really good head control (just like your big sis did at this age) and your favorite thing to do as of late is lay on your mat and kick and/or swat the toys that hang down…move it baby, move it! When we “attempt” naptime, you sleep in your swing and the music HAS to be on…I guess you have grown accustomed to all the noises in our house and you want background noise all the time-you really enjoy the Rockabye Pandora station, too. The most fun detail this month has been your facial expressions… you officially started smiling at us when you were 5 weeks old…ahhh I love those gummy smiles!! Everyone has been telling me you’re starting to look less like your sister and more like me…although I still see a bit of Caroline in everything you do.
That’s all for this month my love…so thankful to be your mommy as you fill all my days with so much joy and happiness. I truly forgot how much I loved this stage and I am so lucky to be able to do it all over again with you. OXOX