29 April 2018

Baby: Two Months

Having this baby around all the time is so much fun.

What has characterized month two?

-- He's still a good sleeper, or at least I think he is. He's maintained the same routine of waking up to eat somewhere between 12-2 and waking up again between 4-6, usually then he's basically awake for the day other than naps. Early bird!

-- He's started cooing, or babbling away happily. He didn't do this at all during his first month and it's pretty much my favorite whenever he starts making his happy noises and "talking" back to us when we talk to him. His favorite person to talk to is Sarah. She talks to him and tells him stories and he's constantly talking right back to her.

--One thing we've learned about his "talking" is that whenever he says "Ghee!" He is seriously upset. No joking around. He saves "Ghee!" for when he's actually mad. So obviously we've begun telling him that it's okay, he can calm down, this isn't really the sort of situation that calls for butter. He's going to get real tired of his parents' sense of humor, I can already tell.

--Pretty sure the funniest line in this month's video is: "What is that? Is that an alien from outer space? No, it's just a camera." Sarah cracks me up almost as much as the baby does.

--He no longer gets completely swaddled for sleeping, because he's very insistent on sleeping with his arms above his head, like this:

This was a daytime nap--in the day he'll usually nap on a mat on the floor or maybe in the crib in his room and I just put a small muslin burp cloth over his legs because he seems to feel coziest that way. For nighttime sleeping I still swaddle his legs with a blanket and he goes to sleep in his bed in our room.

-- He's definitely chunked up a good bit and is now wearing his 0-3 month onesies with only a couple of the larger newborn onesies still fitting. Pants...well, he still has some growing to do, although a couple of his 0-3 month pants will now stay on his body...they're not quite fitting. But I think he looks hilariously cute in his little jeans.

-- Angel's discovered a new favorite bedtime song for Cyrus--he still gets his Spanish songs and hymns, but Angel's added a dubstep "song" into the rotation. Why he did this, I don't know, but Cyrus loves it--as soon as the beat comes on, he relaxes.

-- Cyrus had a lot of firsts this month--first stroller ride, first wedding, and first visit to the park!

-- His favorite hobby is looking at us like he's never seen us before in his life/ like he's questioning every life choice he's ever made that brought him to this point/ like he's absolutely shocked at what has just happened. Exhibit A:

He's not so sure about Angel.


Someone asked us what has surprised us most about parenting so far.

My answer was that...I'm surprised by how much I laugh. I mean, I knew kids and toddlers were hilarious. I didn't realize very tiny infants were also hilarious. His crazy cross-eyed faces he makes crack me up, as does how disgruntled he looks when he begins to wake up from a nap, and at how fluffy and messy his hair gets after sleeping. I try on clothes that are too big for him and crack myself up. I didn't know how funny parenting would be so soon.
Angel said that the biggest surprise for him was...he didn't realize that his wife would get so seriously ill in the first few weeks after baby. The baby was healthy and fine but I wasn't. That's what shook him the most, but he said that nothing so much about Cyrus surprises him.

When we went to the park and went on a walk I said to Angel in utter glee: "I can walk! I'm not out of breath! I don't need to lie down! I'm not scared that I'm going to faint!"

Worthy of celebration. What's next? Running? Jumping, skipping, even? Looking forward to month three.
rooth said...

Growing up SO big already. I love his little smile

Michelle said...

I love this so much! Babies are the best. I love their hilarious facial expressions and noises. It just gets better and better.

Mimsie said...

I always look forward to reading your blog....especially when you post pictures of your cute little guy.

Courtney said...

The part about laughing? So much yes! And believe it or not, it only gets better and better! So happy for you.

Beth (Coffee Until Cocktails) said...

He is so cute! I can't believe he is already two months old. I'm glad to hear you are starting to feel better as well!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, he's so cute! I love these little update posts. His look at Angel is hilarious! Kids make the funniest little faces. I'm loving his jeans. So cute. :)


mypixieblog said...

LOL "say 'transubstantiation" :p that's hilarious. awwww, he's getting so big already! Adorable. Sounds like you guys are having a ball with him, and the park looks so cute! The last photo is cracking me up. Hope you have a wonderful week, my sweet!


Melissa Javan said...

Your baba is so adorable. I love that you are keeping memories by documenting it via blog and video. Time goes by so fast and we forget how little they were. Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Ha ha! That photo of him looking freaked out at Angel is hilarious.


imaclutz89 said...

He is absolutely adorable. I love that last picture of him. My daughter used to make the same face to us!

Farrah said...

hahaha, I love that Angel added a dubstep song to his bedtime song routine! That's awesome! Cyrus makes the best facial expressions! :P

Moonofsilver said...

Hes veryvcute., nothing is hard?

X said...

Your little one is so precious! I can't believe how quickly they grow!

Jenny Evans said...

In that video at the park, did Angel give anyone a heart attack who saw him out of the corner of their eye and thoughts he was doing extreme sports with a baby in the carrier?

AnneMarie said...

Cyrus' facial expressions are the best! He is so cute. I'm glad that you're enjoying this adventure of parenting! (I also really love that he says "Ghee" when he's mad; that's hilarious)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Aw, he's so cute!