Friday, October 10, 2014

Holt: 2 Months


Our sweet little boy turned two months old on October 7th! I feel like he has grown and changed so much over the past 30 days. He is definitely my child--I feel like he looks like me more everyday (and everyone else comments on it too so I know I'm not crazy). Although he did get his daddy's feet and his eyes are starting to turn hazel like his daddy's too!  He is no longer a newborn in any form or fashion--a bittersweet moment for this momma! At the same time though it's really exciting because it's so fun to watch him explore everything--watching his eyes light up when he recognizes me and my voice or watching his little face scrunch up as he concentrates on studying an object or a pattern. I know it's only going to be more fun from here!

Here is what's been going on in our world the last month:

* he took his first road trip to both grandparent's houses
* we dedicated him at church at 6 weeks old--such a sweet time of publicly giving our son over to the Lord. It was a great reminder that ultimately Holt is His and I have just been given the incredible blessing of taking care of him while he is on this Earth.
*he had to get re-screened for hearing--his left ear failed in the hospital so we had to see a local audiologist to re-test it. He only partially passed at 6 weeks old and when we went back in at 8 weeks he passed with flying colors!

Weight: 11 pounds 12 ounces (50th percentile)
Length: 24 1/4 inches (85th percentile)

Milestones: *we love to make him smile and see those dimples *he can put weight on his legs and stand for several seconds *he continues to hold up his head very well *he recognizes momma's voice and face *he coos and gurgles at us *he really studies objects and patterns *he blows spit bubbles all the time *he has lost some hair due to me scrubbing his head to get rid of cradle cap--but it's sort of growing back! *I am loving his arm and leg rolls--sweet boy is growing well!

**a big milestone for this momma--making it to church on Sunday morning with both of us dressed, fed, and on time! A huge accomplishment!**

Sleep: We have been continuing to do well in the sleep department. He takes a 1-2 hour nap once in the morning and twice in the afternoon. At night, he has been going down about 8:45-9:00 PM, he typically eats anywhere from 3:30-5:30AM (we dropped down to one middle of the night feeding), and we get up at 8:30 AM to start our day. Although, about the past 2 weeks, he has been waking up with his tummy hurting from gas pains between 1 and 2 AM. I'm almost positive that if he wasn't waking up for that, he would sleep solidly until waking to eat again.

Favorite Things: *shower time--momma loves this too cause it ensures I get a shower everyday! *car rides *his paci *talking and smiling *cuddling/snuggling *watching the fan

Feeding: Going great! We are on a good routine of eating every 3 hours during the day and then he has dropped one of his middle of the night feedings (praises!) so he goes about 8-9 hours at night.

Of course I have to leave you with adorable photos of our punkin' over the last month:

all smiles!

I wonder what babies dream about?

Family photo-op

Chillin' with daddy

I love everything about this picture

say what?

first bonfire in the firepit out back

savoring these baby snuggles

he is such a happy baby!

church on Sunday with daddy

studying those stripes!

My sweet Holt, we just cannot get enough of you! It's hard to believe you have only been with us for 2 months--it is somewhat difficult to remember life without you! Mommy and Daddy love you so much--you are truly our sweetest gift.