Wednesday, August 26, 2020

two months of colin

Here he is... two months old already!

This little boy is just the picture of contentment! He loves relaxing on his lounge pillow, napping in the swing, getting his hair washed, and throwing wild punches at the dangling toys in his baby gym. He loves wearing his wrist and foot rattles, and frequently naps in them after nodding off in the middle of playtime. He's calm, observant, and quiet most of the time, but he's a bit stingy with the smiles. However, he always has the biggest smiles and gets so chatty as soon as he's placed on the changing table! He loves to communicate with a mix of "oohs," "ahhs," and "englehs."

We've settled into a good naptime/bedtime routine. Colin has his last bottle around 10 p.m. (he's fully weaned to formula now), and wakes up once at night. He keeps us a bit on our toes since his overnight feed happens anywhere between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Dan started working (from home) after six weeks off, so it's been great that Colin has only one feed at night and usually takes a long afternoon nap which coincides with Mae's "quiet time." Colin gets better at finding his thumb every day, so he's able to settle himself back to sleep if he wakes up at night. Sometimes we wake up and find him wide awake and happily watching the ceiling fan.

This month Colin had his first real bath, and it was love at first splash. He's also made lots of progress lifting his head during tummy time! Tummy time is much more successful when I lay him on my chest so he can lift his head to look at my face. If I put him on his mat, he usually finds his thumb and puts himself to sleep.

Mae continues to be a fabulous big sister. She loves "conversing" with Colin, where she talks and we respond as Colin with a silly voice. She refuses to carry on the conversation if we respond in a normal voice and says, "No, I was talking to Colin!" He loves getting attention from her, and reserves many of his somewhat rare smiles for her!

Happy two months, little guy! We are excited to see what month three brings!

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