liam at two months

March 20, 2014

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He:

>Weighs 14 lbs, 4.5 oz and is 23.5 inches long. A good 85th percentile chub. :)

>Still holds his hands in permanent fists.

>Hasn’t really started cooing yet, he’s still just grunting like a little gremlin.

>Smiles!

>Has auburn hair. For awhile I thought it was just light brown but it’s gotten lighter and definitely has a reddish tint to it, especially in the sun.

>Outgrew the size 1 disposable diapers we had on hand so is now wearing exclusively cloth diapers (small Fuzzibunz during the day, Flips with an extra hemp insert at night) but we don’t have that many so it’s daily laundry for me.

>Really doesn’t care for the pacifier.

>Pretty much goes to sleep at the same time as Meredith and I do (around 8:30 or 9 usually) and wakes up around 3am to nurse, and from there it’s a toss up whether or not he’ll truly settle back down again.

>Is a good baby and goes with the flow, which is nice because the poor guy is sometimes neglected in the face of toddler  tantrums.

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I:

>Start my new job on Monday! I think I’m totally ready. House and craft projects are wrapped up for the most part, I have all new scrubs, I visited my old unit to say goodbye and turn in my key, and I have my orientation instructions.

>Have been considering how to fit exercise back into my life, and talked to my friend Lauren about doing Couch to 5k together, and then at the last minute decided to do day 1 yesterday. I took Liam in the jogging stroller around 4:30pm and it went great despite the fact that I’m super slow. But I think I should be able to do some form of exercise every day as soon as I get home from work.

>Don’t have as much milk pumped and frozen as I intended, but there’s enough to get by.

>Know that it was the right thing to have another baby when I see how Meredith dotes on Liam and helps take care of him. (My favorite is how she helps give him a bath by washing him with her own washcloth and pours water on him to rinse. She takes it so seriously.)

>Am grateful for the warmer weather because it gives me so many more clothing options.

>Have been really into yogurt parfaits lately, which never used to appeal to me.

>Am trying to finish up a book for book club this weekend.

>Am in season 2 of Parenthood and obsessed.

>Have been thinking about bedtime and sleep for the kids, wondering how I can get Meredith to move to her own bed and maybe move Liam out of our bed also. I think that this will require a lot of rearranging of furniture and rooms and a huge amount of effort…but it also might be worth it.

>Feel really good about the place we’re in right now. I’m not nervous about sending Liam to daycare or going back to work even though I know there will be hard parts. I’ve got some routines established and some in mind to try and have created space in my life and in my home so that I feel calm.

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For reference:

Meredith at two months

Liam at one month

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Comments on liam at two months

  1. 1

    From Mindy:

    Beautiful boy Kathleen! Reading this entry and Merediths entry at 2 months.. I can tell youre a second time mama whos got this down now. :)
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  2. 2

    From Lauren W:

    love love love!

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    From Melissa:

    Hes a good lookin little guy! :) Have a great first day at the new job, I hope you love it there!

    We are about 5 months away from welcoming a second babe into our household and cannot imagine the changes well go through as a family! Were excited but nervousI feel a little bad for Alice because she wont get ALL the attention anymore. Hopefully she copes well. :)

  4. 4

    From Kara:

    He is just too cute for words! And his little chubby cheeks remind me of Ms when she that small. You can definitely tell theyre siblings!
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    From Nora:

    That smile! So adorable. I love it =) Good luck on Monday with orientation; will be thinking of you. Happy Friday!
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    From Cait:

    I absolutely love this! It sounds like everything is falling into place a little more now. :)
    Cait recently posted..Re-examining how I set goals

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