It's cliche, I know, but I'm finding it hard to believe Maddox is already two months old. It's just a good reminder to soak it all up because it's going to fly by! This has been a fun month because his personality has really started to shine through. He is no longer just a newborn that sleeps all the time and doesn't really interact. Now he is reacting, smiling, cooing. It's amazing!
I moved him to his crib at 5 weeks old hoping because he was so young he would adapt easily and start sleeping more heavily as well. Turns out I have a great sleeper because he never came back to our room. He loves his crib and started sleeping through the night at that time. I was a nervous wreck the first night he was up there. I was checking the monitor hourly and running up the stairs a few times a night just to make sure he was still breathing. We have created a nice little routine now and he is consistently sleeping through the night. I feed him at 7pm, have play time and then bath at 8pm. I feed him again at 8:30 and he is down by 9pm. He wakes up between 6am-7am for a feeding and then goes back down until 9am. I was originally bringing him back to bed with me after that morning feeding, but I realized that is a great time for me to get a lot of stuff down including shower, emails, workout, breakfast, etc. So it's become a nice routine for us :)
Napping on the other hand isn't really going all too well. One day he will take two naps, a 2 hour one and a 3 hour one. Then the next day he naps for 20mins 5 times a day. I just can't figure it out and create any type of consistency. Tips fellow mama's?
Maddox is all about being independent. He loves to stand constantly. Of course we are holding him, but not much! His legs are so strong and he is holding himself up we are just keeping him balanced. He is holding his head up more and more now. Still a little wobbly, but he's definitely getting stronger. He also likes sitting up as well. He is such a squirm worm he never stops moving! If he is on his back his legs are kicking constantly and arms are throwing hooks non stop. He no longer likes to be put on my chest when he is being carried. He has to have his head over my shoulder so he can see everything going on. The only time he will lay on my chest is when he's napping. I'm grateful he will still do that! I treasure those moments!
He is finding and following voices now. He absolutely loves when his Daddy comes home and he hears him. His eyes get wide before he even sees him and once he does he shows off his big toothless grin. You can tell this makes Jon's eyes light up - he eats it up! He is also making major eye contact now. He will stare at me while I talk to him like he is studying my every word. Speaking of every word, our conversations are the best. I'm not sure what we are talking about, but I love every moment of it. Along with his cooing he has started to squeal a bit too. I'm loving it and hoping to catch a giggle in the near future.
He isn't to the point where I can put him down and he can entertain himself just yet. He will chill in his swing for about 20 minutes in the morning without me cooing at him, but he won't just lay and talk to himself. It's tough entertaining him all day long, but I just keep reminding myself one day he won't need me all day long.
He still despises getting dressed. He squirms like crazy! Won't have a minute of tummy time. And hates a quiet room. He has to have noise. Seriously if I can't get him down for a nap I put him in his swing, turn on the vacuum or blow dryer and he is out in a matter of seconds. I
Mama's, I'm curious what to expect next! What's the biggest change you saw in your baby from two months to three months?