Charlie turned 2 months on June 22nd. This month started out very rough for us, and for Charlie, but ended in a much better and happier place.
|2 month couch photo|
The short version is: we had a few really rough weeks where Charlie was really fussy and unhappy most of the time while he was awake. After several calls with his pediatrician, we started him on medication for reflux. Since then, he has become a new baby. Now he is really happy, smiles all the time and is much calmer after eating.
His record sleep so far was a 6 hour stretch, but he has only done that once. We usually only get 4.5 hours for the long stretch. He certainly is big enough to be sleeping longer...he weighed 11lbs 5oz at his 2 month doctors appointment. I made the mistake of looking back to see how Sydney was sleeping at 2 months. We now realize what an easy baby she was...if only we knew then.
By far the best part of this month has been seeing Charlie being so fascinated and entertained by Sydney, and Sydney interacting with him more. I know I will say this same thing every month as I imagine it just keeps getting better as they both grow. Charlie is happiest when he is held, or being carried in a wrap and he really doesn't like the car.
We have kept busy this month. Charlie and I went to a yoga class, and a bootcamp class, and have been walking quite a bit with some of his friends and their Mama's. We are also getting used to doing Sydney's school drop offs and pick ups. We've had a handful of nights with just the 3 of us, when Brian has had work events. These nights are slightly chaotic for me, but the more independent Charlie gets, the easier they become.
We had a lovely Father's Day, both kids were perfect all day. We kicked off the morning with a walk to the coffee shop, then spent the afternoon walking around downtown, the farmer's market and having a sushi lunch. When we got home, both kids napped at the same time and Brian and I were able to go swimming. To wrap things up, Brian cooked octopus for dinner, and it was amazing (I know, I know, he cooked his own Father's Day dinner).
We just got our first babysitter this last weekend. We are so grateful for our lovely babysitter who agreed to watch Charlie even though he won't take a bottle. I was really hoping he would take it when I was out of the house, but he is strong willed and just waited around for me to get home. We did have a great time sneaking away for a bit with some good friends and enjoyed a yummy dinner. I just hope Charlie gave the babysitter enough smiles and cuddles for her to want to come back.
Here are my favorite photos from the month:
|Just looking cute as can be|
|This couldn't be more true. This boy loves his Mama|
|smiles with Dada|
|Dad on duty|
|Audrey and Charlie taking a nap|
|Sydney had to bring her baby out to sleep next to the other babies|
|Bama is the baby whisperer|
|Such a happy boy|
|This is his happy place|
|Family shot on Sydney's birthday|
|This is the best|
They both had on monster jammies
|Buddies: Charlie and Nathan|
|I love this smile|
|Sydney teaching Charlie about her favorite food - peas|
|Cruising downtown on Father's Day|
|Charlie was a perfect baby on Father's Day (slept through lunch)|
|Sydney and I at Sushi lunch on Father's Day|
|Sydney loves getting in Charlie's crib|
She is climbing in on her own now....
|Happy guy at bootcamp class|
|Charlie's happy place - on me |
Let's be honest, I do love it too
|Side by side 2 month couch photos|
|Official 2 month photo|
What a month we have had. Charlie is starting to find his hands, and I think he is pretty close to laughing. We have a busy month ahead and are taking off for our first of 3 summer road trips next weekend, fingers crossed for us. I'm looking forward to seeing what else this next month will bring.