Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two Month Birthday

Will turns two months old today! Part of me can't figure out how the past two months have gone by so fast, and the other part can't remember life without my little man. He had his two month check-up yesterday and he's growing well (although the doctor commented on how long his ears are...never heard that one before).

Here are his stats:

Height: 25 inches (above 95th, really, he's off the chart)
Weight: 11 pounds 2 ounces (50th percentile)
Cuteness: Also off the charts

Will has learned a lot in the past two months. He decided a few weeks ago to start sleeping through the night, which is a HUGE blessing for his parents. I feel almost human again. He usually goes to bed between 10:00 and 11:00 and will sleep until 7:00 or 8:00. Wahoo! Ironically, he will NOT nap in his crib during the day for more than about five minutes. I think 20 was his record.

He'd rather hang out is in his bouncy chair, which is pretty much the best investment we made. Sometimes though, he kicks so much that he just about slides off the bottom of the chair...and then falls asleep. Whatever works, right?

He is also much more interactive and smiles in response to people now. I love when he first wakes up and smiles at me (until he realizes he hasn't eaten in nine hours and gets cranky).

He also gets really excited when Graham comes home from work and holds him. He LOVES play time with Daddy. Can't you tell?

He's experienced a lot of firsts this month: his first hike, first concert, and first parade. The biggest event this month for our little family is that we blessed Will on July 1 at church.

Thankfully, it was nothing like the dream that Graham had when I was pregnant. He dreamed that we were sitting in church with our new baby boy (p.s.-he had this dream before we knew the baby's gender), and we realized all of the sudden that we were supposed to bless him that day. The only problem was that we hadn't picked a name for him yet! We had a hushed discussion about it as the announcements were being read over the pulpit, but we couldn't decide. His dream ended as he was walking up to the front of the chapel, still not sure what we should name the baby. Good thing that in real life we were confident in Will's name, so all Graham had to worry about was whether Will would spit up all over him in the middle of the blessing. I am happy to report that he didn't. Instead, he just sat quietly (except for one kick in the face to Graham's dad) and looked adorable in his suit made by my mom.

So, life continues to be an adventure around here, but we're loving our little man and look forward to watching him continue to grow. Oh, and in other news...he'll get to spend his first Christmas in a HOUSE. We've decided to build a home and it will hopefully be done by the end of November. More on that later. For now, we're keeping cozy in our little apartment. Happy July!


Brenda said...

He is so cute! I so happy for you guys. I'll have to stop by and say hi sometime.

Katie said...

Too cute and too fun! And YAY for sleeping through the night already!!! :)