6.25.2010

Two Months

Mom and Baby

My baby is two months old today! Can you believe it? Where has the time gone? Jed isn’t the same the baby I brought home from the hospital; he’s grown so much! He’s a little chunker. I’m proud to have contributed to the creases on his fat thighs. We retired all of his 0-3 month clothes when he was just four weeks old. He was just too long. Not only has Jed grown physically bigger this month, he has become much more alert and is awake for longer periods of time. That makes it a lot more fun for me! We play together on the floor several times a day. Jed is such a happy kid! He’s cutest in the mornings. He coos and talks to his toys and with me. We even get a conversation of vowel sounds going sometimes. Plus, he makes my heart melt every time he grins. I never get to finish everything I would like to get cleaned or done on my list in a day, but that’s okay. Jed is a good distraction.

Not only can Jed tell me what he likes now, I’ve found that he has a mind of his own already. He loves to stare at his Poky Little Puppy Book. One day I thought he was getting bored with a picture so I flipped it to the next page. Jed promptly let out a howl; he wasn’t done with it yet! So I flipped it back and he settled right down. It’s his favorite page. Apparently even a six week old child can have an opinion.

I started a bedtime routine with Jed when he was just six weeks old. I think I was the one ready for the routine. I was hoping to finally get some more sleep! Although I haven’t been very consistent with the time, bedtime begins with a bath. Jed loves soaking in the tub! In fact, it relaxes him so much he poops in it more often than not! The little stinker. We’ll keep working on that. Then we go upstairs where it’s dark and quiet to nurse. I sing him a song and wait until he’s sufficiently sleepy before putting him down in his crib. He seems to know the routine now and goes right to sleep… for an hour... or three or four!

I am FINALLY getting more sleep these days. Wahoo! Jed is certainly big enough. He’s a little piggy. Bron says that if Jed were a calf, he’d classify as having nutritional scours. For weeks I nursed Jed about every two hours around the clock. That was rough. Now, however, I arouse Jed to “top him off” before I go to bed and usually get a wonderful undisturbed four hour stretch of sleep. After that, however, I might be up every two hours again. One night I was really lucky and got to sleep another four hours. Heaven on earth.

Jedediah has wriggled his way into our hearts. After he was first born, it felt strange to have another person—albeit little person—in our home. Now, however, Jed is a fully fledged participating member of our family. I am so grateful to know that he belongs to me--forever. It’s hard to imagine a life without him now. I have become obsessed with this tiny person. I wait on his every need and react to his every cry, but somehow find a deep self-fulfilling satisfaction. I love Jed more than words can possibly describe. And it’s a different kind of love than I have ever experienced before. This love feels almost desperate and painful; my heart strings are tender and there is so much joy. The title of mother has taken on a whole new meaning. Mothering has become a part of my being, it’s a part of who I am now. It’s skill, patience, talent, and love. Above all, a mother is love. I know I have lots to look forward to and a ton to learn, but there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than at home with this baby in my arms. I absolutely love being Jed’s mother.

So now, after much ado, I shall grace the internet with pictures of my son from his second month of life.

My favorite smile.  Jed loves his flying bugs on a mobile!

Getting stronger!  Tummy Time isn't so bad after all.

Snoozing away in the carrier--from Dad's point of view.
Exhausted in Montreal.  It's all about the hair and those lips!

Soaking in his world

8 comments:

  1. Motherhood is the best. It's hard work, but amazingly rewarding. I can't believe that Jed is already 2 months old. Time goes by so fast! Jed is such a cute boy, and I always look forward to updates of him! (especially since you guys live so far away, and I probably wont get to meet him for a while.)

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  2. 2 months! Wow! I can't believe he poops in the tub that often! He seriously looks just like you. He's adorable!

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  3. I agree, I think Jed looks a lot like you in these photographs. Maybe our little girl will end up with all of Talon's cute characteristics.

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  4. He is SOO cute! He' getting so big!

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  5. I can't believe he is 2 months already! That was fast. I love his wild hair, it's super cute!

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  6. I LOOOOOVVVEEE that baby! :) He IS getting stronger and I am proud of you and your tummy time. Man I hated that. I can tell he has chunked up and is just enjoying life. :) I miss you. AND...I need your help. How do I do all of the cute things you do with your blog? Like your backgrounds and your cute font. I HAVE TIME TO LEARN! and I want to. :)

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  7. I LOOOOOVVVEEE that baby! :) He IS getting stronger and I am proud of you and your tummy time. Man I hated that. I can tell he has chunked up and is just enjoying life. :) I miss you. AND...I need your help. How do I do all of the cute things you do with your blog? Like your backgrounds and your cute font. I HAVE TIME TO LEARN! and I want to. :)

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  8. that little man has the coolest hair in the block! lololol. he is getting big isnt he? my how time flies!

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