Two Months and Time is Flying!

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Our mini man is already two and a half months old!  In fact, three months is creepin’ up on us really quickly! Where is all the time going?  I swear it goes by even faster with your second than your first.  I know that’s not possible, but my gosh, does it feel that way! Despite the fact that our excitement for the day usually consists of a jaunt to the store or a quick walk, we are keeping busy, and time is flying by!  I go back to work in three weeks as of today and the thought has me a little FREAKED out!  I love my job, I really do, and Coen will be in good hands as I make it through the last nine weeks of the school year, but just thinking of not being around him all day has me feeling anxious already.  I go on short trips to the store by our house without him from time to time, but other than that, we are pretty tightly attached to one another, and going back to work and missing out on the day to day things with him and with Grace kills me, but we will make it through and we will definitely be making the best of our weekends (and frozen meals that take next to no time during the week….sorry Ken!).

(The pics above are from his one month “photo shoot” with mom.)

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Coen at two month is SO. MUCH. FUN! Don’t get me wrong, I love the newborn stage. I love the sleepy cuddles, and I love all their tiny little  features.  I love all the firsts.  This stage, the one where he is more aware and has started to really interact with us, is just plain fun though! Coen mastered the smile right around six and a half weeks and was laughing by seven.  At first I was the only one who could coax a smile out of him, and Ken was the only one who could get a laugh, but now he gives both freely, and I love it!  I spend the majority of the day making ridiculous faces and goofy noises just to get him to smile or to hear his laugh.  Grace has just found a way to make him laugh as well, and THAT has been a blast to watch.  Coen loves both his older siblings, and the feeling seems to be mutual. The first things Fenix does when getting home from school is come over to wherever Coen is be it in my arms, his bouncer, or his playmat, so he can see him and talk to him. Grace is the same way, constantly fawning over him (well, when she isn’t talking to her imaginary Ninja Turtle friends that is-that is a post in itself!).  Sometimes she gets a little to eager to interact with her brother and I have to pull her off him to give him some space.  Three year olds really don’t understand personal bubbles quite yet, and she has most definitely invaded her baby brother’s a few (thousand) times already (her big brother’s too). I do love watching them all interact though, and I’m excited to watch them grow into best friends.  I’m not looking forward to the arguing that will most likely ensue, but I suppose it comes with the territory.  I’m happy they all have each other.

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Well, here are a few more tidbits about two and half month old Coen.

At two and a half months Coen…

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*Weighs 12 pounds 4.5 ounces and is 23 inches tall (both in the 50%).

*Is smiling a ton! (Just the other day I saw that he had woken up in his crib, so I went to go and get him. The minute he saw me his entire face lit up in a smile, and I just wanted to pause that moment so I could keep it a while longer.  It completely melted me!)

*Has started laughing.  His favorites are when dad says, “Give me your giggle!” or when we blow air through our lips to make a funny sound.  He loves that one.  Grace has been tickling him and saying “Gitchy, gitchy, goo!” which usually warrants a laugh from him as well.

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*LOVES warm baths.  The few times that we have had a bout of crying that could not be stopped, we put him in the bath and he was calm within minutes.

*Hold his head up pretty well.  He likes tummy time for the most part and can push up with hands pretty well.  He loves to be held against your chest so he can look around and take things in.

*Sleeps fairly well at night, which is a blessing! Grace woke constantly to eat.  Coen usually eats at nine or ten and then doesn’t wake for 5-6 hours, sometimes more.  I’m really hoping that continues.  I’m a bit afraid of what it will do to my supply once I go back to work and start pumping, but we will see.  For now, I am really enjoying the extra shut eye.

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*Loves his bouncy chair…to an extent.  He usually lets me sit him  in there and talk with him when I’m working in the kitchen and has gotten into the habit of taking his morning nap in there.  Hopefully I’m not setting him up for napping failure.

*”Talks” and “sings”.  I love it!  He loves to talk back to you and the other day I started singing along to the Pandora station while he was in his bouncy seat and he started to “sing”/coo back to me.  It was too much!

*Isn’t the biggest fan of the car seat:(  I’m wondering if it’s because he can’t see what’s around him.  I’m hoping he gets over that.  Grace and Fenix have always been pretty good travelers and we are taking a trip out to Nebraska this summer for my brother-in-law’s wedding (financials willing) and that means 14 hours in the car.  That’s a long drive as it is, and I would hate for him to be miserable the whole time, not to mention, I think all of our nerves would be fried within the first hour.

These first few months have quite literally flown by; I can only imagine how quickly the next few will move.  I’m always sad to see a stage end, but I’m equally excited to experience the next one, so I’m looking forward to what the next months brings.

We love you so ridiculously much little man!  I can’t wait to see how you grow these next few months!  You’ve definitely completed our little family.

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