Our Grayson James is 2 months old! (and two days). He’s more alert than ever, holding eye contact for long periods of time. He smiles constantly and I swear he is so close to giving me giggles. He is very verbal and I swear is trying to talk to me. He doesn’t mind tummy time for the first two or three times I lay him on his stomach but after that he gets tired and starts to cry. He’s rolling himself from his stomach to his back every time. He’s eating like a champ–I am still breast feeding him other than when we supplement one meal a day with Enfamil Newborn Instant Formula. I hate supplementing but this kid eats a freak amount (4-6 oz to keep him satisfied) and sometimes my boobs just don’t do the trick. He does fine going back and forth from the bottle to the boob. He is opening his little fists a little bit more. He grabs my finger/holds my hand every time I nurse him and I absolutely love it. He swats at his turtle rattle that his Grandma T got him and is starting to observe himself in the little mirror that hangs on his play mat. For about two weeks there he was constantly sleeping between 7-9 hours straight a night and then 3 more hours after I fed him but recently he’s decided to throw that schedule out the window and go back to waking up around 2am and then for the day around 7am (he usually goes down between 8 & 9pm). I miss those long sleeps. He still sleeps in his rock & play at night and pretty much naps in his bouncer and the car. I’m really trying to get him transitioned to the crib but he hates it. He doesn’t last in there longer than like 45 minutes and then he’s just cranky because he didn’t sleep long enough. I’m a sucker and I’m going to put him where he gives me a decent nap time (for now). I know soon I’ll have to suck it up and start making him sleep in there, especially when he outgrows all of those things. He still loves bath time, the stroller/being outside, and the car. He loves other people and all the attention they give him. He still enjoys music and smiles really big when I sing to him. He’s slowly (and randomly) starting to sooth himself to sleep sometimes. Most of the time we still have to rock or bounce him to sleep in our arms and then transition him but baby steps. He doesn’t really use his pacifier other than when I hold it in his mouth if I can’t feed him right away or if I know he’s not hungry and just needs to suck on something to calm himself down.
Overall, he’s still a pretty great baby. Some days are harder than others but when he smiles at my voice or falls asleep in my arms I know it’s all worth it. He’s my world and I would do anything for him. Kyle and I still can’t believe our tiny little boy is 9 weeks old already but they have been the best 9 weeks of our lives.