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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Curtis is... 2 and a half months!

Goodness! This blogging while being a stay-at-home mommy to two is tricky! I really want to get better at it because so many things are happening and I know I won't remember them... and I want to! Though I'm exhausted and finding moments of extreme boredom/frustration in this calling, I am also so thankful to get to spend day after day with Wesley and Curtis.

So, some important check-ins with Curtis. He didn't get his two month well-baby until a week and a half after his 2 month official birthday because he caught a respiratory virus that gave him a terrible cough and wheeze. He was put on home breathing treatments for a week and then re-checked. Thus, at about 2 months, 2 weeks, he weighed in at 10lbs 14oz & 23 1/4" long (that's an increase of 4 and a half pounds and almost 4 inches in 2 months!). Milk... does a baby body good!

Curtis is spending increasing times awake. And when he is awake he wants to be up and looking around! He has actually spent a few short periods of time in his bouncy seat in the last week, something up to this point which had been causing him to scream and cry instantly. Same thing with the swing. Of course, just like his big brother his favorite place to sleep is in mommy's arms... so he spends a lot of time in the baby wrap, which gives mommy her hands free to still help big brother with his art projects, toys, and going places! The wrap is, literally, a God-send (if my sister Sarah is God!). Thanks Sarah!

His head control is pretty astonishing for a two month old. His 2 month professional picture is of him turtling, something his brother didn't even try to do until his 3rd month picture. I'm guessing he'll be completely holding his head up in the next month.

Some of my favorite things:
Incredibly chubby hands attached to incredibly chubby arms, with tiny little wrists
The fish mouth he makes when he's stretching backwards
The way he cuddles up next to me while we're sleeping in what Wesley has started to call our "family bed" (yep, we're "those" people now)
How he can already wiggle his eyebrows
The full face grins that are rare but adorable & the half-smile which are much more common
His adoration of big brother- if Wesley is in the room & Curtis is awake, chances are good Curtis is staring at him!

And here are a few pictures from the last month:
I'm in my swing??

On his 2 month birthday... actually sleeping in his swing

And getting a breathing treatment... poor baby

Not Curtis... but my two headed monster!

Daddy rocking the baby wrap

Are you taking my picture?

Working on his "cool" senior picture pose

My big pre-sitter (taken this morning... he was happy til the shiny box came out! Then tears)

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