I realize I haven't blogged in a month and there is much more I could blog about that has been going on this last month, but today--my little man is 2 months old. And that is what I want to write about.
As a thank you for feeding and caring for him for 2 months, Silas gave the gift of sleep :) I sit here this morning after a full nights rest. I put Silas down last night at 9:30 and he woke at 5:30. SO, thank you son for such a thoughtful gift.
What else can I say about him....
Let's do a random list, since it is still early and I haven't had my tea or coffee quite yet.
*He sleeps so well at night. While last night was a winner, other nights aren't that bad really. He has really only waken 1 time a night since the beginning. His norm lately has been to lay down sometime between 9 and 11 then wake around 3:30 to 4:30 or so for a 30 minute feed then lay back down till about 7 or later. I can't complain. Now during the day, he doesn't really take amazing naps unless he is in the wrap, which he is most days. That mostly is my doing, just because we are on the go most days. He gets in the wrap every morning to take his sister to school then errands and all. I call it his "happy place". So on days that we are at home, he doesn't sleep as well if I just put him down. Sometimes if I am really trying, I can swaddle him up and get him to lay down, but most days I don't try. I kinda like the cuddles too. And if he sleeps that good at night for me, I don't mind holding him during the day.
*He is quite the smiler now. His whole face lights up when he smiles. Melts me.
*His sisters love him to pieces. They each want a turn to hold him before they go to bed. SK is great with him and is actually pretty helpful holding him while I wash dishes or go to the bathroom. Evie on the other hand needs a little supervision. She tends to get too excited and squeeze him a little too much :)
*I think he likes his baths. He likes when I pour water all over him.
*So far (knock on wood), I haven't been peed on while changing diaper. I have however had some pretty major pooping incidents we shall say. One morning I was changing his diaper in our bed and I will just say that I have never seen poop fly so far...that was fun to clean up. Then while in London he had a pretty gross pooping incident in the National Gallery...that was fun too.
*He likes to be swaddled at night.
*He was weighed last week by the health visitor and was a whopping 3.76 kg, which I converted to be 8 lb. 5 oz! The week before he weighed 7 lb. 6 oz, so that was a big jump that week. He is officially now on the percentile chart :) We were thankful for such a good jump in weight.
*He has never been measured for height (something not done here I guess), but he is tall. His newborn clothes still fit, but he is getting tall for some of his sleepers.
Overall, he is a pretty easy baby. He will sit in his bouncy seat contently for long stretches of time. He doesn't really fuss to much as long as he isn't too hungry or needing a nappy (diaper) change.
IN other news, Michael is in London till tomorrow for Presbytery. We are missing him around here, but glad for him to get to spend some time with other leaders of IPC churches here in England and other parts of Europe.
SK is loving school still and Evie is doing pretty well here at home. I will try to blog agin soon about how everything else is. Life has been crazy for sure as we settle in to this "new" norm. I guess life has just been crazy and busy and not left much time to sit and reflect on all of it and how to put it into words on here. I should though...
I put some pics on Facebook yesterday, so look there if you wanna see those :) --meaning I am too lazy to upload some on here this morning. Off to start the day!