Sunday, September 11, 2005

Month 2

Wow, you know this whole “growing up” thing you’ve been doing so much lately? How about you put that on pause just for a little bit. My goodness, I blink and you are a month older already! Next thing I know, you’ll be asking for the car keys!

You are such a perfect little man. So beautiful, so pure, so our dreams come true. I still don’t get any sleep but that’s more my fault than yours. When we do go to bed instead of sleeping I just lay awake staring at you, caressing your angelic little body and perfectly soft skin.

I can’t bear to close my eyes to sleep because that is time I’m not watching you. I never could have imagined love could grow so much stronger each day. What did we do without you?!

We’re slowly learning all of your characteristics; you are so full of personality. You watch the world with such intensity as if you are learning how to rule it someday. There is a sincere seriousness to you which you display by furrowing your brow.

We know that to catch some good smiles to wait for you to wake up in the morning or after a good nap. We’ve learned that the more you coo and talk that it will soon be followed by crying and tears as if you didn’t get your point across. We know we can always count on bath time to ease your mind. We’ve realized you need to be a part of the mix, seeing what us adults see, not down below in a stroller. You need your freedom and not to be restrained by car seats and carriers. One of your favorite places in the house is on top of the fridge.

We now know you like to have a long morning nap shortly after you wake up. You still hate pacifiers and riding in the car alone in the backseat. You also hate the hours of 6-10pm and you let us know loud and clear.

As much as we’ve learned the last month, you’ve far surpassed us with your learning. You smile daily and tell us stories in your little coo language. You hardly need us to provide head support for you but you have to be in the mood for tummy time. You love to study people when they speak. You bat at toys (favoring your left hand too, are you going to be a lefty like Papa?), you grab onto things like my shirt and hair, you splash around in your bath water, you imitate our funny faces and you almost have the “ice cream handwhich” down that your father has been teaching you for self-soothing.

The past month we have overcome a few minor obstacles. We can finally say we nurse pain free (that’s a good one for me, I’m assuming it’s all the same to you). We no longer struggle with the sleeping arrangements, we don’t try to get you to sleep somewhere you don’t want, we’re happy to say you prefer sleeping right next to us. You even prefer to sleep on your side despite the many attempts to keep you on your back. You’ve managed to get over every blockade I’ve set up. We’ve also come upon some new hurdles such as your inability to properly digest dairy products and our inability to cure your temporary colic. We haven’t found a way to make every car trip pleasant but we’re working on that.

You are so big and mature and most of all handsome. You even surprise pediatricians when they learn your age, you just seem so much older. You make every day an adventure. We look forward to waking up with you in our lives and we can’t wait to see what the next month brings. Apparently, if we blink we can miss it.



Blogger KELLI BELLY said...

He is so precious and that was so sweet. I never could sleep when they slept either. Thats when their at peace. I'm so glad breastfeedings now pain free :0) We've all been pretty sick here so I'll be getting in touch with you soon:0)

9:02 PM  
Blogger Monkey said...

he is so cool!!!


10:47 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Awww! The J man is 2mo already? I tell you what, you hold him down and I'll eat his face off. So freaking cute.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

He is sooo cute! It's refreshing to listen (lol, read) to you talk about the love you have for him - I know it oh so well!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

What a sweet entry! Time does go by so quickly- like you said, you blink and month (or 9 in our case!) has gone by. He sure is handsome. :)

12:40 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

What? 2 moths old? are you kidding!! it seems as yesterday you brought him home from the hospital...

=( kind of makes me sad in a way..but happy to hear he's healthy and growing to be a big boy!!

1:56 PM  
Blogger holli said...

That was a really sweet post and sweet pics to go along with it.. I hate all the minutes of Faith's baby time I've missed out on.. it's all so precious.


7:29 PM  
Blogger michaela said...

so sweet. crazy how much love you have for them, isn't it?

11:17 AM  
Blogger Sassy said...

i read this post days ago, but i can't get the line "You watch the world with such intensity as if you are learning how to rule it someday" out of my head. that has to be one of the best descriptions I've read of anything in a long time! :)

8:19 AM  

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