Thursday, May 24, 2012

2 months!

Dear Elliot,
You turned two months old yesterday. Where has the time gone??

We had your two-month Dr's appointment today and it went really well. I have come to actually really enjoy taking you to your well-child visits because I love hearing how well you are doing.  

I've been thinking you had to be getting up there in weight because a) my arms are getting more and more sore lugging you around in your carseat and carriers and b) you are wearing 6 month clothing and have been for a couple weeks now. So I wasn't too surprised when you weighed in at 14.2 pounds today (98th percentile). Who says exclusively breastfed babies don't gain weight as well? ;) I suppose having a dad who is 6'10, 300 pounds probably helps a bit too! 

Our doctor was really happy with your weight gain, and also super impressed with how good you are at holding your head up. She had you in the sitting position and you were able to hold you head up so well for so long. She said, "this is not typical for a two month old!" I love the face you make when you're concentrating on keeping it stable too. So cute.

I got to brag about what a great baby you are, how chill and content you are most of the time. You were also having fun showing off your smiles for the doctor. You were so happy, I felt guilty knowing what was coming next...

...the dreaded shots. I was so nervous about them, but you really did alright. I think they were harder for me than for you! About one second after the first needle went in your leg, you gave me the saddest, most helpless little face. Then began to scream. The awful kind of scream that starts out silent, with your fists in the air, your face all red. And real tears. I absolutely hate the cries that come with real tears. 

But as soon as took you in my arms and started to nurse you, you calmed right down. You fell fast asleep once we got back in the car, and have been extra cuddly and sleepy ever since. I went and bought some baby Tylenol just in case you are uncomfortable later tonight/tomorrow, but I'm hoping we won't have to use it. 

You have grown so much, especially developmentally, in the last couple weeks. It's so much fun to watch. 

You discovered your fists and have been so enamored with them ever since. Seriously, its hilarious to watch you entertain yourself with them. You seem so proud, like "look Mom, I have these things called hands and they are so awesome!"

Like I said before, you are also so much stronger. They way you can hold you head up now makes you look so much older!

And my favorite new thing is all the smiles! You've been smiling for a few weeks now, but they have definitely gotten more frequent lately. You smile when I play the 'little piggies' game with your feet, when I'm changing your diaper, whenever I ask you 'are you going to sleep through the night tonight??' (ha!), and oftentimes for no reason at all. :) You're a really happy little guy and I love that.

You simply light up my life, little boy. I am so lucky you're mine and I can't wait to see what the next two months (and beyond) have in store!

All my love,


Hope's Mama said...

Love this little guy!

Jamie said...

He is beautiful!

Amy said...


Tiffany said...

what a big boy. our girl was 14lb at her 4 mo well visit - lol. which was 5lb less than her bro at this same time.

Kelly Jean said...

I'm so happy for you, Kris. He is just beautiful. And you've reminded me not to buy too many newborn/0-3 month clothes!!!!

celticprincess said...

He is so adorable! I love seeing the new pics of him!


Caroline said...

Too cute , such a handsome boy. They do grow fast.

Jessica said...

How adorable! So happy for you! <3

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