Friday, October 26, 2012

William is 2 Months Old!

Another month has come and passed...You are wear a size 1 diaper and 0-3 months clothes, with some 3 months mixed in.  Your eyes are a dark shade of something beautiful -- there is still a steely grey hint with some brown, but as Dr. McCown said, "They definitely aren't getting any lighter."  You "turned" 2 months old on October 21st, but since your arrival, life has been nonstop.  I hope this isn't a sign of the next 18 years.  So, with no further tardy ado...

Length: 23 3/4" (19" at birth, 20 1/2" at 2 wk check up)
Weight: 11.4 lbs (6.9 lbs at birth, 7.1 lbs at 2 wk check up)

Sleeping Patterns:  I really cannot complain!  In fact, we joke that you sleep better than your 2 1/2-year-old sister most nights!  Your bedtime is around 8:30 PM.  I have to wake you up at 10 PM to give your medicine and sometimes you want a little "snack" of nursing, but usually you don't.  You wake up around 2:30 AM to nurse and then again around 5:30 - 6 AM.
Eating Habits: During the day you still will eat better with no distractions.  When you are hungry, I prefer to go feed you somewhere quiet rather than "whip it out" at your beck and call.  This works to make you eat more / get fuller rather than snack and want to nurse again in less than 2 hours!  You will take a bottle of expressed milk or the occasional formula; we use Tommy Tippee bottles which you seem to like.  That gives mommy a great break!

New Discoveries and Accomplishments:  You continue to grow both mentally and physically at a rapid pace.  Your eyesight seems to be much stronger now.  You love to lock eyes with mommy when you are nursing.  You are starting to mimic sounds.  You will grin and coo at anyone who gives you attention!  In fact, your voice and your gummy grin seem to be your newest discoveries. 
Places You Love: We haven't taken you many places yet.  We go to church and to the occasional shopping run like Publix, Wal-Mart, or Lowe's.  As for your personal space, you have graduated out of the bassinet.  Now we have a Nap Nanny and, I swear, I don't know how I survived Rob and Caroline as babies without one of these gems.  You love your Nap Nanny!  You sleep in your own bed, too.

Special Friends: I hesitate to say that you may have learned Caroline is trouble.  She loves you dearly, but she loves you in a "hands-on" way that makes you whine nervously more often than not.  You are so loving and responsive to anyone who will snuggle you up to his or her neck -- that's your favorite way of being held, against someone's chest and your forehead in the neck crease.

Current Events:  The beloved Crimson Tide Football team is still undefeated at 9-0.  We are ranked #1 in the Nation, but the Florida Gators are close on our heels!  And we play LSU in two weeks; the Tigers surely must have revenge on their minds, knowing that if they defeat us they will knock us off the path to the BCS game for good.  Oh, there are also only a handful of days until the Presidential election and Mommy and Daddy are so ready for this to be over.  It has truly been a nasty campaign on both sides.  The weather is so nice right now; fall is in the air with sunny afternoons and crisp evenings.

What We Did This Day: Today (October 21st) was a Sunday.  I hate to admit that we missed church this morning, but God knows we were absent, so there's no use in hiding it from the world, either.  We had a lovely, much-needed, quiet morning at home.  Then Daddy took Rob golfing while you went with Caroline and Mommy to Lowe's then Nona's house for a quick visit.

And, for comparison's sake, check it out:

Your face has definitely rounded out!  Your legs look chubbier, too, but I couldn't get a great shot of them this month.

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