08 November, 2013

Nolan- 2 months

I can't believe my baby boy is already over 2 months old! Time needs to slow down, he's growing too fast!

This month was a busy one. He's looking more like a baby now than a newborn and he's definitely filled out more. He has officially out grown his newborn clothes.

He was baptized after church on October 14th at Redeemer Lutheran. After church we had a big Italian meal my Mom made and one of Grammy's traditional baptism cakes at our house with both of our families.

Nolan started rolling over from his tummy to his back during tummy time and those little legs get to moving and he squirms all over his play mat. He holds his head up really well on his own and prefers to be held up on my shoulder now so he can look around.

He looks all around and you can tell he's seeing things now and recognizing people. He loves his family! His little face lights up whenever one of us talks to him. He loves to smile and giggle.

Our schedule has been a little all over the place. Typically he's still pretty good about being on a 3 hour schedule. He's still eating 4oz every 3 hours then he typically sleeps for about an hour to an hour and half. Wakes up to be changed and play a little bit then it's time to eat again. At night he's still usually really good about sleeping 5-6 hours at first, wakes up to eat, then right back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. I definitely can't complain about his sleeping when we're on schedule. But like adults we do have our bad days and they can be bad!(like Monday night when we were up every hour all night. Not fun!)

He's already getting more independent. He will sit in his bouncer now and he doesn't have to be completely asleep before I lay him down. He can soothe himself the rest of the way to sleep sometimes. He is still sleeping in his rocker in our room at night. I like being able to roll over and see him. I'm afraid he's going to out grow it pretty soon though. He's growing like a weed!

He celebrated his first Halloween this year by "trick or treating" with all of his cousins.  Little Mickey pretty much slept through the while thing. Little pumpkin princess Carmen looked around and watched all night. Pirate sock monkey Brayden rode in his little car and filled up the trunk with candy when he felt like following Trae to the door. Trae was the only one who was a pro and he sure was a cute little Batman!

His next appointment with the pediatrician is Tuesday. I'm curious to see how much he's grown.

We've been venturing out more and I love seeing him check things out. I'm looking forward to his first holidays! He's going to love all the Christmas lights and sparkle! :) I love watching this little man grow up but wish he would slow down just a little! ;)