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Maddox || Two Months Old

5.20.2015

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?

17 comments on "Maddox || Two Months Old"
  1. Haha that first picture of him is awesome! He's like "what is this crazy lady doing to me?!" So cute! Glad to hear he's a great sleeper and can entertain himself for a bit. Always good things!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Those first 2 pictures are hilarious, little cutie pie! That is SOOO awesome you guys are on a great routine already. I pray I'm that lucky one day :) I can't believe he's already 2 months either, just keep enjoying your sweet little man <3

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  3. I've heard so many of my friends with kiddos talk about how important having a good routine was for them. Sounds like you guys are doing great! Not getting any sleep is the one thing that makes me nervous about having a kid one day. I can handle a lot of stress but if I'm sleep deprived that all goes out the window. I hope my future children take after me and love to sleep. Haha! =) Maddox is adorable by the way!

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  4. That face! Oh my word, he is adorable. 2 months is such a fun age. They are starting to get past the newborn stage but still tiny! Thanks for sharing this update.

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  5. That's fantastic that he's sleeping through the night already! I remember with my first her daytime naps were the last thing to become established in routine. Once she was six months or so her daytime routine was a set as her nighttime routine. Keep doing what you're doing, and eventually he'll be more consistent.

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  6. What a SWEETIE! Haha
    I love how furrowed his brow is. It looks like he's thinking about SO many things.

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  7. Wow! That's so wonderful he is sleeping through the night! My little man was born exactly one month before Maddox and he is still waking up in the middle of the night to feed! He's teased me a few times by sleeping all night, but nothing consistent yet. I'm in the same boat as you with nap times - sometimes crazy long, sometimes short little ones throughout the day. You may have read it and be following it, but I've found the Babywise "eat, wake, sleep" routine helpful with naps. But I'm still figuring it all out too! You're doing so, so well momma! :)

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  8. Such a cutie pie ! :) And so lucky that he's such a good sleeper!! Mama jackpot, right there. Hm, biggest changes for us from 2 to 3 months was the laughing, the grasping of toys intentionally and chewing on them, chewing her hands (I think she's going to teethe early), and doing little pushups during tummy time. Also the attempts at rolling over - not there yet, but the difference between the movements on her mat at 2 months and 3 months are like night and day! She can totally entertain herself by grabbing at toys and making them move now which is so fun to watch :) You're going to love watching Maddox play!!!

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  9. This is the post I've been waiting for! My little one is two weeks behind Maddox. We will be trying your bedtime routine and I'm hoping for the same results. :) Maddox is adorable congrats! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. So cute! Oh and you can actually get a white noise app (so that you don't have to run your blowdryer :D hehe)

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  11. omg his faces are SO adorable! so many expressions!! and your night time routine is ammazing!! i need to work on getting violet onto a schedule like that :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  12. This whole post makes my heart melt - what a cutie that you have on your hands! It sounds like he's been a great baby so far, too - great for everyone involved! I bet you're happy to be getting some sleep again. :) Have you ever thought of turning on a little desktop fan for white noise since he doesn't like a quiet room? That's what my parents did when I was a baby and to this day, I can't sleep without a fan on. :)

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  13. I cannot believe he is already 2 months also, now it's Jana's turn. And what a great sleeper he is at such a young age. Vivian is 28 months old and she still wakes up 2-3 times at high, she has always been a night owl. Loved reading this update. I have been MIA for family reasons, you can read more about that on my blog.

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  14. So cute! That's great that he's already sleeping so well through the night. I look forward to more updates.

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  15. those facial expressions! how do you even handle it? sounds like you may have an early walker on your hands! (not that I would really know but if he likes to stand, he might skip crawling. makes sense, right??)

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