Luke is now two months old.. only one more month left to still be considered a new born! Wow! I don’t know if I’m more surprised on how fast another month went by or how much has changed in just a month! Either way, the month has come and gone and it has been mostly filled with smiles! I feel like we are all starting to…somewhat…find a new normal.
Our days still seem a little chaotic but our nights are starting to come somewhat more predictable. Luke enjoys staying up during the day and avoiding any type of nap. No matter how hard I try to get him to nap…he just doesn’t want to. Power naps on my chest are what gets him through his day. Night time he does a great job sleeping in the pack-n-play and usually does a good 3-5 hour stretch of sleep starting around 8 at night then wakes 2 or 3 times till he is ready to start his day. He doesn’t like to hang out much anymore during the night but just wants to eat and go right back to sleep. This has let us all get some more sleep! Thankfully!
Luke has become more alert and will smile, coo and goo when talked to. He lights up when Kinley is near and loves when she will “play” with him. It makes me nervous because sometimes she isn’t the most gentle but she tries. He likes to play on his play gym and look at the different “critters” and tries to bat at them. He has pretty good head control and is definitely getting stronger. We also found a small birth mark on his right inner elbow. I think it is adorable. He isn’t a fan of car rides or pacifiers.
He is starting to fit into 6 month clothes! Even though I still try to fit him into 3 months! I’m not ready for him to be growing so fast! He also is now in size two diapers! My guess was that he would be 12 pounds when he went for his two month check up but I was way off…two pounds off. He is 14 pounds and 4 ounces and 23.5 inches long. He is seriously so big! We like to call him our little big guy!
A new thing we are learning as a family of four is that it is a lot harder to make it out the door with having two kiddos to get ready. It seems like when we get one ready and start on the next the one that is ready needs something or does something… so its a constant always fixing one or the other. Sunday mornings seem to be the trickiest but we are hanging in there!
Kinley as a big sister
Kinley is still doing well at being a big sister. She loves to hold him, play with him, help burp him and even help with diaper changes. She thinks its fun to change poopy diapers because she gets to help wipe him. She also is usually the first one to him if he is crying and tries to soothe him until I get there. She is very good at letting me know when he is sad, mad or has spit up. I’m very thankful for all her help even though sometimes it can be a little too much help. She likes to read to him and has recently been calling him “Lukey.”
That's all for now
We are really enjoying the “little big guy” and I am in love with all of his little baby sounds. It is such a joy to watch him play and “talk” on his play gym and having him become more interactive with Ted or I.
Being a momma of two is definitely a little more tiring and my coffee consumption has definitely doubled! But, I never mind more coffee!