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Recap: The First Two Months

2011 March 30
by Folgate
I cannot believe that 2 months have already come and gone in our little boys life.  So much has happened and I feel that in such a short time, Erik and I have learned so much about our son, our parenting style, and the craziness of parenthood.  Grant has truly blessed our lives in so many ways, but if we didn't admit that we had our days of frustration we would be lying.  It's funny how during my pregnancy Erik and I would always comment that we thought parenthood would be tough, but we assumed that since we were well-established, married, 28 and 29 year-olds that this parenting gig would not be as hard for "people like us."  Boy were we wrong!  I have said a million times since Grant was born that being a parent is the hardest job I have ever had, however, it is the hardest job I have ever LOVED.  He has grown so much in so many ways and it is hard to believe that he is getting older every day.  I already feel myself longing to slow time down.  A few weeks ago, Erik and I took Grant out to get ice cream at night thinking the car ride would put him to sleep, he of course was not falling for our tricks.  As we were driving back from getting ice cream, with Grant screaming the whole time, I kept thinking, we are going to look back on nights like these and wish we had them back and saying "remember that time...".  I have a feeling the time is going to continue flying by and before I know it, he will be in kindergarten, then graduating from high school & college, and then getting married and having kids of his own.  I have already cried thinking about all of this and because of that I try to cherish every day with my little boy whether it be the most joyous day ever or the most frustrating day ever. Grant, Daddy and Mommy love you more than words could express.  You have enriched our lives for the better and we know you will be one of our greatest accomplishments.  Thanks for being the sweetest, most precious little boy!

Sleeping on my Boppy!

On 3/22, Grant had his 2 month well-child visit.  He continues to impress us with his size (weight and height), and over the last 6 weeks (since his 2 week appt), he gained 2 lbs 12 ozs and 1.5 inches in length.

2 Month Well-Child Stats:

Weight: 13 pounds 10 ounces

Height: 24 inches

Head Circumference: 16 inches

Immunizations: 3 shots and 1 oral vaccine

Waiting for Dr. Chong

Bandaids after his shots

At 2 months Grant is:

--Cooing and making noises with his sweet little voice

--Smiling all the time, especially after he wakes up in the morning

--Gripping onto everything with his little hands

--Sleeping anywhere from 5-7 hours straight at night, which is AMAZING!

--Takes about 3-4 naps per day, but we are still working on the exact schedule

--Eats every 3 hours approximately 4 ounces (he is breastfed, except his bottle of breastmilk at 10pm before bed)

All Smiles

5 Weeks

6 Weeks

7 Weeks

8 Weeks

His favorite things to do are:

--Laying on his changing table and watching the shadows on the wall

--Taking Baths

--Playing on his activity gym for about 15 minutes at any one interval

--Watching Gator Basketball with Daddy

--Running errands with mommy in the Moby wrap

--Taking morning walks with his doggy sister Harley

--Dressing Stylishly

Changing Table Fun

Bath Time

Activity Gym Time

Gator B-Ball w/ Daddy

G-Baby

Cutest Kid EVER

As you can see, he has already gotten so much bigger and more aware over the last 2 months.  We cannot wait for all that is yet to come.  This month (April), I unfortunately have to go back to work, but our man will be in the caring, loving arms of his wonderful Grama Lynn, who recently moved here from South Carolina to be his nanny.  YAY!  I cannot wait to share more of his growing in future posts, but until then, I am going to catch up on some housework while the big boy sleeps.

Happy Boy

 

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Erin Burke permalink
    March 30, 2011

    Such a sweet post…I love hearing from your “Mommy-heart”…made me cry when you talked about all the time passing so quickly…b/c it SURE DOES!!!! We are so excited for Lynn to be with Grant, what a blessing! Give you 2 boys sugars! xoxo

  2. Casey Slide permalink
    March 30, 2011

    He looks like both mommy and daddy! Great post! Yes, it is so hard to understand how tough it is to be a parent until you go through it. Glad you are trying to enjoy every minute! It will keep flying by!

  3. March 31, 2011

    awe, love that sweet smile. i can’t imagine how fast the time must be flying by for you all. soak it up sister!

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