Wednesday, August 10, 2016

TCL 2 Months

Weight: a bit over 12 lbs at your well visit!

Health: We started medication for reflux this month which helped to calm some of your symptoms.  Overall, you're in the 50th percentile for weight, height and head size!

Sleep: Sleeping doesn't come easily; most evenings you cry from 5:30-10PM and you sleep best when on a walk in your stroller ( you love the outdoors) or on Mommy's chest.  The longest stretch you've slept is 3 hours.

Social: You are becoming more alert when awake and tracking things with you eyes and cooing.

Diet: You weren't thrilled with the first bottle we tried to give you, but overall a steady appetite and eats well.

Clothes: You moved into mostly 0-3 month clothing this month.  Dressing you in summer baby clothes is SO fun!

Baby Gear: The rock and play has been great for sleeping because of the incline and our stroller has gotten quite a workout since it's one of the places you feel most comforted.  And the Ergo and ring sling have been life savers to keep you close and also have free hands.

Phew!  I'm not even going to elaborate.

Likes: Eating, being outside, walks in the stroller.

Milestones: Making noises! 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Brotherly Love

A few days ago, James Robert asked me if he could hold Tommy all by himself.  It is the first time he has asked to hold his brother and only the second time doing so (the first time was at the hospital and he hasn't shown interest since).  
I quickly picked up my camera to capture this moment. The pride and joy the James Robert beamed was unforgettable!  

Tommy has spent a lot of time crying, so having a few moments for the two of them to bond while he was not crying really made James Robert happy.  Upon his suggestion, we put down the play mat for them to lay together and it was the first time they were really engaging with each other.  Tommy was easily entertained by James Robert showing him all of his cars and trucks and even gave him a few big smiles!

Their brotherly love made me as happy as it made them!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Newborn Family Photos

When Thomas was just shy of a month old, we met up with the Jeff and Diane who took our family photos back in October.   

These pictures are such a treasure. It was the first time we all got dressed and left the house (which was a lot more challenging than it seems).  And although there were toddler shenanigans and newborn fussiness, Jeff and Diane captured such tender moments.