Sunday, February 13, 2011

He's 2 months not 10 weeks

Well, technically both, but 2 months sounds younger! I'm really trying to work on my sadness over all of my kids growing and getting bigger. I want to learn to live for today and enjoy their ages with no regrets of yesterday. I think I'm getting better, but don't see myself ever completely not wanting these younger years back. Well, parts of them!
BradyBoy went to his 2 month well visit on Thursday. He loved sprawling out on the exam table and stretching his arms and legs. He is constantly waving his arms and kicking his legs. He weighed 11lbs. 13oz. and was 23 inches long although their measuring system isn't very accurate, I think he is longer. {I was disappointed to find out that I don't have a record of how big Joseph was at 2 months, because his well visit got bumped until his was 3 and a half months.}
Minutes after Brady was born he started sucking on his hands. The first time we saw him sucking on them was in an ultrasound. This week he has started spitting out his paci and trying to suck his fingers more than usual.
Brady received his first vaccinations at his appointment. It's always scary and it never gets easier vaccinating our kids, but Joe and I feel like it's important. We pray over them each time and trust God to keep them safe. Brady got 3 shots and one oral vaccine. He was happy and smiling at times throughout the rest of the day, but also seemed to not feel his normal self. He fussed a lot in the evening and Joe and I had to take turns bouncing and walking with him. We've never had to do that to calm him before. The next day he seemed much better.
Yesterday Brady continually pigging out on his fingers and hands.
By bedtime, he had perfected getting his fingers in his mouth so much that this happened...
...and my heart melted. I wonder if he'll give up the paci for the thumb. Being this boy's mommy is so much joy.
Tomorrow's Valentine's Day and I have so many things to do and create before bedtime. Bethany asked me before she went to bed if we could just have a big party for school tomorrow. We have some candy and small gifts for them, but I wasn't fully prepared for a "big party". So I'm gonna raid my cupboards and get creative with what I have on hand. Plus, I have a kitchen to clean, and toys to pick up, so that Monday greets me a little nicer than Sunday night left me. Looks like Monday might be greeting me at midnight rather than sunrise. Brady's reminding me to put him at the top of my list, he's crying and ready to eat, the fingers are only good for so long.


BARBIE said...

Brady is absolutely beautiful! I so remember this stage with mine. My youngest is now 7. Enjoy these moments!

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Handsome little man! 10 weeks sounds younger to me than 2 months - maybe it's because weeks are shorter than months. ;)

Sarah B said...

Love the pictures, what a handsome little man, sorry, baby! He's giving me the baby bug even though I am not quite ready for #2!

Bernadette said...

I am with you wanting to keep them little. Yesterday I was reading in the Bible about having a "quiver full" and started to think, maybe I do want another one soon... Then Today Mady was too big for something and I thought, oh no, she is going to leave this stage then what will I do? By the way, your pics are always SO clear and great, what kind of camera do you use?

Miranda said...

Bernadette, I have an older Canon Rebel camera. My sister bought it used, then I bought it from her. It's really seen it's better days now. The flash doesn't work but I still love it. Since it doesn't work properly it's forced me to learn ways around a fully functioning automatic camera. I shoot on manual. You really can't go wrong with any of the Rebel cameras.
I so agree, what are we going to do with ourselves when our kids get bigger?!

Jenn said...

I definitely think 2 months sounds better than 10 weeks. Without a doubt!!! :) Every time I see pics of this precious boy I just want another one for myself. I could eat him up. He is so adorable!!