Meet the Sullivans: Owen is 2 months old!

March 22, 2012

Owen is 2 months old!

Dear Owen,

This week you are two months old! You and I have really become best buddies and I love you so much! Another month has passed us by and I often wish time would slow down a bit, because I worry that I'll blink and you'll be all grown and gone. But let's not think about that...let's talk about you!
You weight 12lbs 1oz and are 23 inches long. You are in the 60th percentile in weight and 65th percentile in height. Dr. Kasuga is very happy with your progress!

You are still wearing 0-3 and 3 month clothes. Your outgrew the newborn stuff weeks ago! You are nursing every 3-4 hours during the day (mostly 3). You sleep your longest stretch first for anywhere between 3-5 hours (we don't get the 5 hour stretches too often). After the first stretch you usually sleep another 2.5-3 hours and maybe another 1-1.5 hours after that. We're looking forward to a few longer stretches of sleep for us all in the coming months.

You have a pretty good routine / pattern going on now. You usually wake happy, play for a bit, sleep, play and eat. You repeat this cycle throughout the day. I really enjoy the predicability!

You started smiling last month on Valentine's Day and you haven't stopped! Your dad and I were lucky that we were both standing right there when you did it. It would have been so sad if one of us missed it. Anyone who's around when you're cooing and smiling is instantly glued to you. You've made dad and your grandma late to work many times because they just can't get enough of you.

I love greeting you when you wake up in the morning. When I come in the room I turn on all the lights and open the shutters on the window and greet you with a big smile and a "good morning" and you always smile and coo. I have to get it on video, because it is the sweetest thing. After we un swaddle you you usually lay there with your arms at your sides like you haven't figured out that your arms are free again. Once you realize you're free you start kicking and punching.

You make so many adorable facial expression and we just can't get enough of them! You've been spending a a lot less time fussing and crying and so much more time cooing, smiling and talking. 

Noah and Nico came over for a visit!  

We switched pacifiers this month from Soothies to Avents, which you like much much more. You've even managed to keep them in on your own quite a bit.

You just looove your Dada! You smile for me all day, but when your dad comes home you are a real ham for him. It warms my heart to watch you two chat and hang out.

Your Aunt KC has been coming over at least once a week to spend time with us. You usually sleep the whole time she's here. Ha ha ha!

This video was taken almost a month ago when you first started noticing the birds that hang from your bouncy chair. Looking at it I can't believe how much bigger you look and how much fuller your cheeks are!

You've really been enjoying having play time on your activity mat thing. Your favorite part seems to be the lights. You spend the whole time kicking your legs with so much strength! It used to be that you wouldn't let us put you down, but now you'll sometimes kick and wiggle and fuss a bit to be put down so you can play. Mr. Independent!

Here you are at six weeks sitting in the glider! Aren't you a cutie pie!

You look so much like your grandpa Tim in this picture. I wish he were here to meet you. He would be over the moon.
You're quite the comedian! You keep mom and dad and everyone very entertained!

We love to kiss your big chubby cheeks! Daddy started calling you Mr. Chunkafeild!

We went to Grandma Vicky's house this month for the first time and you met Conan. He's very very interested in you and all of your toys!

We've been working on some tummy time. We think you will definitely be an early crawler because you are so determined and so strong and love to kick kick kick your legs.

 Hanging out at home with mom on a rainy day wearing your new outfit from your great-Aunt Lesley.

We've been pulling you into bed with us in the morning and you love laying on the pillows and talking to us!

 Mousy has become your best friend. You stare at him so intently when you ride in your carseat. You really have a sweet relationship with him.

 You met your cousins Jessica, Amanda and Holly (and Aunt Teri & Uncle Mark) for the first time on St. Patrick's Day. You're lucky to have so many cool cousins who want to play with and hold you.

On March 15th I took you to St. Raymond where you met my kindergarten students who I taught before you were born. They were so excited to meet you and you were such an excellent baby during our visit. We'll definitely be going back for another visit!

 You have the most beautiful big blue (for now?) eyes.

At your 2 month doctor's visit you were such a good boy. You barely even cried...only when you got your shots. You were a bit fussy for the rest of the day and took two really long naps, but you returned to your old cheerful self by the next day. You are a very brave little guy!

We love you so so so much baby boy!! Now don't grow up too fast! 

Love, Mommy

1 comment:

Unknown said...

happy 2 month birthday owen! i love the picture of him looking at his dad so closely and in awe of his dad...precious!