Friday, January 21, 2011

Henry: 2 months

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2months

So, Henry turned 2 months this past Monday, believe it or not!  That "believe it or not" is aimed mainly at me because I still can't believe it's already been 8 weeks since we brought our little man into the world.  Like I said in my last post about growing up, time flies! I feel like he is different every single day, with new sounds, new movements, and a little more personality shining through.  It's so fun to see all of these milestones and changes happening right before our eyes, and it's both sad and exciting to watch it happen so quickly. Oh, and above you'll see the first two of his monthly photo series, I forgot to post his 1 month in December so today you get two. :)

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This month Henry:

has started to reactively smile
will coo and make vowel noises
seems to mimic sounds that we make
is so much more vocal
is starting to realize what his hands can do

Our little guy has been sleeping through the night from about 6 weeks on, and for the past two weeks every night has been really great.  He'll go to sleep at 8pm, wake up anywhere between 2 and 3, then go back to sleep until about 8am.  My friends have told me that I shouldn't share this amazing fact with anyone, because the moment I do he will be up every hour on the hour! haha! So let's hope his good sleeping continues...at least until teething begins.  I do feel very lucky though that he is doing so well in this department, and it even seems like he is on a schedule of his own doing.  I figure I had such a difficult birth that this was the universe's way of saying, here you go!  Here's something a little easier for you. ;)

A few notes on everyday things: Henry hated tummy time until yesterday, when I sent a "help me!" out into Twitter-land, and got back so many great suggestions.  Most of the ones that I got had to do with keeping him distracted while he was on his stomach, so I got out a mirror and wa-la!  It was just the things I needed to keep him happy.  My friend Anita also recommended a little Baby Einstein Take-Along Tunes toy that worked for her, so I think we'll get that too.  As far as pacifiers, he only uses his NUK one at night, but not always.  He's starting to self-soothe with his hand a little and seems to prefer that to a pacifier.

As far as size, Henry is currently in 3 month clothing and is really long. His next doctor's appointment is next week and I'm so curious to see how much he's grown!  It has just been such a fun experience being a Mom. I went from not knowing what the heck I was doing to now, feeling a lot more on top of things and feeling like I am doing a great job.  I was so overwhelmed during that first month, and although I wouldn't classify being a Mom as easy by any means, I'd definitely say it's much easier than it was. As every day passes I learn more about what works for Henry and what doesn't.  I know how to rock him just so, so he will fall right asleep.  I know that after he nurses for a long time he likes a little break, and then he always wants just a little more.  His cries have distinct meanings, almost a language of their own.  I feel like as these two months have gone by being a Mom has become more and more natural.  It's true what they say about the maternal instinct, and it's neat to feel like I can do this after feeling kind of scared in the beginning. Being is a Mom is what I've always wanted to be, and it is the best feeling in the entire world to feel like I'm a good one, and becoming a better one everyday.

Happy 2 months, Henry!

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26 comments:

  1. He really is beautiful. That last picture is so gorgeous, I'd frame it!
    We are right behind you with Ever Elizabeth at 7 weeks. She is getting so fat I LOVE it!

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  2. He is such a cutie. Congrats again on becoming a Mommy. It seems like you got everything in the bag!

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  3. look at that smile!! so cute! it's so nice to hear via your other posts that you are taking time for yourself .... i never did that when my kids were small and i now realize how important it really is!

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  4. awww, happy two months beautiful baby! these pictures are so sweet. we're totally boppy twins too, we have the same cover! best baby purchase EVER.

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  5. beautiful pictures of a beautiful baby boy. this is the first I've noticed that he has blue eyes! such a cutie!

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  6. He is so adorable! I love baby updates and it really is crazy how fast they grow. I still remember being in the hospital like it was yesterday and my little girl is going to be 5 months in 2 weeks. CRAZY! lol

    The Sweetest Life

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  7. Henry is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats xx

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  8. henry is so adorable! reminds me of my henry when he was a wee one. now he's four, and i can't believe it. my ezra turned a month old yesterday and it blew my mind that it'd been a whole month already. oh, and ezra is sleeping really well, too...and i had a really difficult birth as well so i agree, the universe is giving us a break. :) beautiful pictures, and i'm so glad you're enjoying motherhood...it's pretty rad once you get into a groove, right?

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  9. happy 2 months to your handsome little man!

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  10. omg! i just love how chubby his cheeks are getting!! i bought this {http://www.amazon.com/Sassy-Crib-and-Floor-Mirror/dp/tags-on-product/B002J4U8M0} for my son who was NOT a fan of tummy time and it is the BEST purchase!! So simple, but they love it!!

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  11. Uber cute photos. and I've been meaning to tell you, I love that you're using a moby wrap. They're the best! also glad to see you co-sleeping (no matter how you do it), it's so good for you and baby and SLEEP! but I never use my boppy. Am I weird/crazy? I bought one cause everyone said I'd need/love it, but I used it maybe once...

    Anyway, I thought I'd share some encouragement, I love when other blogging mamas are so hands on!

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  12. So cute!!! Where are your sheets from? I am in love love love with the ones in the top pic, and have been looking for something similar but cant find em'....

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  13. He might turn out to be a super good sleeper like my son. He always slept 12 hours, waking once to eat, then at 5 months he started sleeping 12 hours straight. I always expected it to change (everyone said it was too good to be true), but he's almost 1, and still sleeps 12 hours. He didn't even wake up with teething.

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  14. i love his smile! i love seeing the difference between his one month and two month pictures. its amazing how much they grow in such a short time span

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  15. enjoy every single minute of everyday cos it goes by so quickly!

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  16. Oh Danielle Henry is getting prettier and prettier! What a lovely pair of eyes he has. He also seems so alert on those pictures! What a magical time for your family. All the best, Viv.

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  17. Wow, I can't believe he's two months old already! It seem like only yesterday you blogged about giving birth!

    He looks like such a happy little man, and he's so blessed to have you and Hank as parents. I love reading about your journey in motherhood. :)

    Much love,
    Sam

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  18. His belly button looks like a spiral, hehe! :)

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  19. what a sweet babe! look at that smile... you are very lucky, dear, to have such beautiful baby...
    happy two months baby Henry!

    ♥haze
    lifeendslovedoesnt.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh no he isn't!?!? 2 months has flown by. I seems like such a happy little man. <3

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  21. Awww what a cutie! Wonderful photos :)

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  22. henry is so stinkin cute!! such a beautiful little boy :)

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