One and Two Months

one and a half months old
two months:
We had Dunken's two month doctor's appointment yesterday.  He weighs 11 pounds 4 ounces! He is in the 25th percentile for weight, his head circumference is in the 92nd percentile, and his height is in the 75th percentile.  He smiles all the time and has recently started to make coo noises and little laughs instead of just baby grunts.  He is happiest in the mornings and has started to sleep a little longer during the night.  Usually around 11 to 4, and after that he wakes up pretty often, it just depends on the night, but I'm grateful that most nights I get about a 4 hour stretch of sleep to start the night instead of just two hours at a time.  His neck and legs seem so strong.  He does a good job lifting his head and can almost push himself off my lap when he kicks me in the stomach.

A Note from Dunken

Oh Hey, 
Little Dunken here, looking cute and wiggling my tiny toes.  Since pretty much this entire blog has turned into posts about me, and how cute I am, I thought I would personally introduce myself.  As you know I'm Dunken James.  Dunken is my Mama's maiden name, and James is her favorite uncle.  I just turned two months old and I'm getting nice and chubby.  Other babies call me fat, but I don't mind.  I have the cutest cheeks for miles.  Everyone tells me so.

I spend my days pooping, eating, and hanging out with my mama.  I'm a real night owl and love to wake Mama in the middle of the night, but I'm happiest bright and early in the morning.  My favorite things to do are taking naps with my daddy and sucking on my binkie.  I hate diaper changes and especially hate bath time.  But I do like how fuzzy my hair stays after baths, especially because Mama thinks this is when I'm cutest.  Car rides make me sleepy and when I'm carried in my mama's back pack contraption I fall asleep every time.

If you need me I'll be hanging out on my boppy.  Until next time.

At the park with my boys

Spring has been trying to make an appearance here for the past few weeks, but most days winter wins the fight.  On one of the nicer days Jensen and I took Dunken on a walk and on his first trip to the playground.  He even rode down the slide with his dad :).  I'm excited for warmer weather to come and stay so I can play outside more with Dunken.  I'm getting a little tired of being cooped up inside most days.

A few thoughts on being a mom

Dunken is two months old now! The past two months have been the longest of my life, but have flown by at the same time.  Dunken already seems huge compared to when we brought him home!  I love seeing him grown and watching his features develop.  I don't really see myself in him at all yet.  I think his chubby cheeks get in the way of seeing who he looks like :).  He does have Jensen's little mouth, lips, and chin though. 

I always knew having a baby would totally change my life and be a lot of work, but I never realized exactly what that meant for me.  Being a mom is more physically and emotionally draining than I ever realized and so so amazing.  Dunken is such a blessing for Jensen and me.  My home is filled with so much more love and peace now.  Even when our little stinker is crying and keeping us up at night ;).  I've never loved anyone quite like I love my little boy, and I know Jensen feels the same way.  I even feel more love toward Jensen.  It's amazing to see a new side of him and the love he has for Dunken.