This month has just flown by! Kaelen is growing and changing at such a quick rate, we are noticing something new almost daily. At least once during the past month Doug and I have said aloud to each other that he looks different than the day before. Kaelen’s face has really filled out and he is getting more hair on top of his head. His arms and legs are getting slightly chubbier, but he is still a loooong baby so he doesn’t look chunky…. time will tell if he stays long and thin or if he gets fat like Doug and I both did as babies!
Here are the pictures from this month’s photo shoot:
Kaelen makes the silliest faces all the time!
He can now sit propped without any help or us catching him from repeatedly falling over.
At Two Months Kaelen is able to reach or swing his hands at something he is looking at. He enjoys playing games with his Daddy trying to “get” Daddy’s hand. He is also able to get his hand to his mouth to suck on it and does so several times each day. Kaelen is also very verbal and conversational. He coos, grunts, and squeaks and pauses for us to respond to him before he continues, sometimes carrying on with an engaged parent or grandparent for up to 5 minutes. Doug loves to sing or hum a tune for Kaelen and he has started cooing and “singing” along! It is the cutest thing to watch!
Kaelen has continued to get bigger and is now wearing 3 month size clothes due to his length. He is “skinny” for nearly all of his clothes although the cloth diapers do make his bottom a good bit bigger! It seems as though he will only be in this size for a couple more weeks however, so I’ll have to start working on pulling out longer things soon! It sure is amazing how quickly he is growing.
Kaelen has started sleeping longer periods of time over night in the past couple weeks! We are so excited that he is regularly sleeping a block of more than four hours nightly, and that he recently slept over five hours! I am starting to feel much more rested on a regular basis which is SO welcome. His sleep is still disorganized during the day and he often takes very short cat-naps after nursing and then is alert again until the next feeding. He does take one longer nap in the afternoon or evening of over an hour, but at this point there’s not any way to predict exactly when that will be. Kaelen still sleeps with us, but we rarely swaddle him since we have found that he only tends to wave his arms around and wiggle a ton during his last sleep cycle of the night (really its in the early morning after 7am-8am). Once he starts sleeping slightly longer periods of time in the very near future and waking fewer times to nurse at night we will transition him into the cradle that is beside our bed.
Kaelen has gotten very good at holding himself up. He needs no help to sit slightly propped in a corner of a couch or against a pillow. His neck is quite strong and we rarely need to support his head anymore except when he is asleep and totally limp or picking him up or putting him down. He loves to look all around and especially straight up at whoever is holding him or the lights in the room.
Little Man smiles generously at us or anyone who smiles and talks with him! It is the cutest thing and I have been able to catch him smiling in several of the photographs I have taken and published! He is laughing alot more, but it is mostly in his sleep. He laughed for his Daddy once, but I wasn’t nearby to hear it. We do tickle him lots and he squirms, but doesn’t yet laugh in response.
Rarely Kaelen has a fussier time, but it is ALWAYS because he needs something. In some evenings he wants to eat more frequently than the rest of the day so he hangs out with me for long stretches to nurse and nap every 60-90 minutes.
For now that’s all the updates I have…. more again soon!