Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Charles is two months old!

It's been a whirlwind weekend, and I am now reporting live from Massachusetts! Charlie was a dream on the drive up, considering he was at the doctor getting his two-month shots in the morning. We nursed right after he got them, and he was just fine the rest of the day and night. The only time he really cried on the drive up was when he was hungry. Of course, this turned our four hour drive into a six and half hour drive, but what can you do... a boy's gotta eat!

Charles is growing beautifully! He's currently 11 lbs. 10 oz. and 23 1/2 inches (50%ile and 75%ile, respectively). We're going to stay the course with exclusively nursing and plan to introduce solids at six months, unless he's starving before then (as the doctor put it). We shall see how it goes. I mentioned the spitting up, and as I expected, the doctor is only concerned if he's in pain as it's happening. Since he's not, he's referred to as a "happy spitter." Mommy is not so happy doing all the laundry, however, but at least he's healthy. ;)

Here's what's new with our two-month-old:
Your baby can tell the difference between familiar voices and other sounds, and he's becoming a better listener. He can also show you that he's in tune with his environment. Notice how he looks to see where certain noises are coming from.

An ongoing conversation (although seemingly one-sided) can help your baby develop his sense of place. He may even watch your mouth as you talk, fascinated by how it all works. You'll be amazed by his ability to communicate with a growing repertory of coos (musical, vowel-like sounds), smiles, and unique cries to express his different needs.
JA and I are convinced Charlie will be an early talker. I feel like he's trying to talk me now! I think he'd say something like, "Mom! I'm hungry!!" (like Will Ferrell's character in Wedding Crashers) Just a hunch, though... To celebrate Charlie's two-month birthday, here are a few photos I took recently. Not sure how it's possible, but he's getting cuter and cuter each day!

How could you not love this face??

Breakfast - Greek strawberry yogurt; natural peanut butter on an English muffin; cranberry juice
Snack - Fiber One granola bar
Lunch - veggie burger on a deli flat; vegetable soup; fruit juice bar
Snack - organic apple
Dinner - vegetable soup; something yummy my dad will make me :)

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