Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dear Sheppard...Two Months

Dear Sheppard,

I feel like time is moving at warp speed. You are changing and growing so fast. This month's big change is your smile. Oh how I love it, you have been giving big gummy smiles for all to see. they started out small, where only half your face would smile, but now they are big and full of gurgly coos and a squealy laugh. Your Papa thinks you are very expressive, you have so many different faces you make. Another sound you make is a big wind up coo right before you sneeze, it is hilarious! Eisley has been having fun imitating the sounds you have been making.

You are starting to have some distinct likes and dislikes. You love sitting up and being a part of the action, you are so strong, everyone comments on how strong your neck is. You greatly dislike being set down anywhere for more than 5 mins. You like looking at our faces and "talking" to us. You dislike your car seat. You like your wubanub pacifier with the little sheep. You dislike your sister getting all up in your business. You really like sleeping on your side, you have even rolled onto your side from your back a few times.

Speaking of are pretty good at it! for the most part you are "sleeping through the night" about 5-6 hours. You are sleeping in bed with your Papa and me for now, and I love having you close to snuggle and lets be honest I get more sleep when I can just nurse you right in bed. You have started napping in your room. For now you are just sleeping in the pack and play, you will get a crib when your sister moves up to a big bed.

We also took you on your first trip-- just over the Sierras to Apple Hill. We stayed with Brian's cousin and you loved being held and loved on by everyone. Also you, like your sister, love being outside. The air was fresh and it was the perfect temperature, and you loved being out and about, looking at apple trees, animals, and lots of people. It was a bit of a task to get you to tolerate your car seat but you seemed to adapt after a while-- thanks, otherwise it would have been a long drive.

You are a very snugly boy, much more than your sister was. You love to be held and snuggle in close. You love to be held so much that you cry whenever you are put down. We've tried the swing, the bouncer, and floor toys. Most of the time you will last about 5 minutes before you start crying to be held. You're far too cute to say no to, so I end up wearing you in my sling or ergo most days.

well my little boy, I love getting to know you. dreaming of who you will be, what you will do. You are already so mellow, loving, and sweet. I know that will stay a part of you as you grow up. But please don't grow too fast little one.

Stats this month: In 0-3 Month clothes, Weight 11.14lbs (50%), Height 23.4 (50%), head