wilder ray | two months
and just like that our baby boy is TWO MONTHS. not even sure how that happened, but we are loving every single second with this boy.
this kid is really the sweetest. he's a cuddler, a lover, a great eater, and starting to become a better sleeper. he has completely stolen our hearts and we couldn't be more in love.
he is all my dreams come true.
Wilder Ray at Two Months
weight :: 11 lbs 2 oz (birth :: 6 lbs 11 oz)
length :: 23 inches (birth :: 21 inches)
Wilder is growing like a weed. I swear he gets a new roll on his squishy little bod every day. he's loooong and lean (like his daddy) so 0-3 month clothes are already fitting a little tight in the length but are still pretty loose around the belly. he's also officially graduated to size 1 diapers.
E A T
this guy still loves mama's milk. thanks to the wonder weeks app, I know that this past month he went through his first developmental growth spurt where he was eating just about every hour for a week straight. that was hard on mama. but we're back on track now and he eats about every 2-3 hours during the day.
I also started pumping this month and we introduced Wilder to his first bottle! he took to it right away and now daddy gives him a bottle every once in awhile when mama needs a break (aka an adult beverage). it's such a relief to know that he takes the bottle well while still nursing great. so good for my sanity since I'll be heading back to work next month and my goal is to continue EB for as long as possible.
S L E E P
this guy is doing so much better in the sleep department. there are definitely nights that are harder than others but overall, I think he's finally deciphering between days and nights. this month we started incorporating a bed time routine which has made all the difference! it's still sometimes a challenge to get him to sleep at night, but once he is, he stays asleep for much longer than he used to.
bedtime routine goes like this:
around 8-9ish we try to have him awake and do floor time to tire him out, then it's bath time (which he just recently started LOVING), lotion rub, into jammies + sleep sack, and then cuddle/nurse. one of us will usually rock/bounce his groggy self to sleep and once he is, lay him in his bed with his sound machine on.
phew! I'm getting tired just thinking about it... but it really has seemed to help! (my mama has said from the beginning, "babies/kids respond so well to routine" so we're really doing our best to stick with it every night even when we're exhausted). once he's in bed, he'll usually sleep for at least 4 hours. nurse and then go right back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. by 6:30, Joey gets up with him and lets me sleep until he leaves for work. so thankful for that guy.
his naps during the day last about an hour or two and typically it's feed, awake/play time, nap, repeat.
P L A Y // D E V E L O P M E N T
Wilder is no longer a super sleepy newborn. his bright blue eyes are making an appearance more and more every day and he is starting to notice his surroundings and really focus on things.
he started smiling around 5 weeks and it kills us!!! he's now starting to smile back when we smile at him and he coos so much! his little voice is the most precious thing!
we do tummy time a few times a day and he loves to be on his belly. he can scoot himself with his legs but doesn't get too far before his arms get stuck underneath him. he hasn't quite figured out how to move them yet, but I have a feeling it won't be too long before he does.
of course, I'm biased, but he is so strong! he can "stand up" with just some help under his arms and loves to straighten out his little leggies.
Wilder Ray, you are one of a kind baby boy. I love watching you grow into the tiny little human you are and can't believe that we've known you for two whole months already. you have quickly become the light of mama + dada's life and we can't remember what life was like before you got here.
your little personality is starting to come out and I can already tell you are going to be a sweetheart. and also a daredevil. you love to try new things all by yourself! like rolling over, where did that come from!
you look at me with those big blue eyes and I tear up because I can't believe you're all mine!
you look so much like your daddy it's crazy. the ears, the hairline, the smirks. goodness, you're gonna break some hearts one day babe.
Wilder Ray, you are our everything and we can't wait to see where the next month takes us, big boy.
until next month...