Letters to Nolan: 2 Months

Dear Nolan,
What a busy second month you’ve had! You have changed so much in just a few weeks, and it’s been fun but bittersweet to watch your newborn sleepiness slowly fade away and be replaced with personality and preferences. 
You started smiling right at 6 weeks old, and it’s impossible not to smile back when that precious grin lights up your face. Charlotte is usually the one to get you to smile the most; she gets right in your face and talks to you in a high pitched voice, and you just eat it up. 
Yes, I love it when you are smiling and happy, but to be honest, a lot of the time you are not. You are in a really fussy stage right now, and are generally not happy unless you are being held or fed. You usually want nothing to do with the swing or bouncer, and hate the carseat with a passion. This is quite a problem since we spend so much time in the car. But really, I can’t blame you. I hate the car too. Thank goodness my friend gave me a really good carrier to tote you around in; babywearing was not my thing with your siblings, but with you, it’s become a lifesaver. You are addicted to being worn, and spend hours a day strapped to my chest. I do love you being so close, but it would be nice to have a few minutes to sit by myself sometimes!

Breastfeeding continues to go well, and you continue to want to nurse whenever possible. You have gained two pounds since birth, so I’d say we are both doing pretty well!

In other milestone news, you are, ummm…mobile? Not sure if that’s the correct word for it, but you do NOT stay put when we put you on your tummy. Screaming the whole time, you kick your little legs and scoot across the room. I’m tempted to see just how far  you’ll go if I don’t rescue you, but I always feel sorry for your obvious angst. Here was you today (you started out on the blanket):

In other 2 month news, you:

– Weigh 9 pounds, 9 ounces
-Wear size 1 diapers and size newborn and 0-3 month clothing
-Have already been to a wedding and a funeral (all in one week) and were very well behaved at both
-Didn’t have a costume for Halloween (sorry, you are the third kid, and Halloween just isn’t my favorite)
-Are not sleeping through the night, for all the crazy people who ask. You and I usually go to bed around 8:30 and you are up at about 1:30 and 5:00 am. I really prefer to stay in bed until 7:00, but more often than not, you don’t let me do that. 
– Still have a head full of hair and get cuter and cuter every day
-Love baths, and sleep better at night if you have one before bed. 

Nolan, life is crazy right now. But you are such a joy, and I couldn’t adore you more or be happier that you are in our family. Love you to pieces, little man. 

Love,
Mommy

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