January 23, 2008
And now you are 2 months old. Your personality is coming through more each week. You are starting to get a little laugh now and it seems to surprise even you. We are trying to figure out your sleep patterns, but it's not easy. You only sleep for 30-40 minutes at your naps and then you can only comfortably stay awake for 30-40 minutes. It makes for a challenging day. The good news is that you actually can fall asleep by yourself sometimes. It is really amazing to us. I soothe you for a few minutes and lay you down and then you just go to sleep! I have to stand and stare because I've never mothered a child like this before. At 6 weeks you were doing this religiously, but now at 8 weeks you seem to be a little fussier about it. You'd rather sleep in the Moby on me. Night time is not too bad. You usually sleep for a 5 hour stretch in there somewhere, of course you then go into grunting after that. I do hope we can get you into some good sleep habits though, for our sake and yours. I'm really trying to help you do this. Sleep is important.
You, little man, are strong! You can roll over front to side and back and you can lift yourself up for a long time. You also follow our voices around the room and look to greet whoever just walked in. You really like to watch our mouths move when we talk and your smile is like gold Milo. You like your pacifier when you are sleeping, but when you are awake you take your hand and pull it out and make a gratifying spitting noise to show your disgust for it and then you work diligently on getting some part of your fist in your mouth. You move it slowly back and forth trying to get the alignment right and sometimes yell when it doesn't go your way.
Since we brought you home you've had the nickname, Miggity. I didn't know if it was going to stick, but it definitely has. The longer version is Miggity, Miggity, the Milo chicken. Yep, I think I warned you that you were a member of a weird family. So, currently you go by Miggity, Mr. Milo, Little Man, Cranky pants, Mr. Wah, Prince, and Super baby.
Keely and you have already got something going on and it just warms your mommy and daddy's heart. You LOVE to watch her and listen to her. I think you give her the most smiles too. She is just awesome in your baby eyes and she loves it. If you are sleeping on our bed and start crying she runs in there to cuddle you and pat you. She makes you cards and sings made up lullaby's to you. She has been so good to you and with you. A lot of my time is spent with you these days Milo and Keely is (although often disappointed that I don't have my hands free) being so good about doing something by herself until you're content.
Pre-nap swaying. Sleepy baby.
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