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10/08/2014

8 & 9 weeks

My baby is two months old!
I swear Colton changes daily at this point. The past two weeks his eyesight has gotten so much better, he looks to find things that are making noise. He is now batting at the toys hanging from his play mat, and realizes that if he kicks the side of the mat, all the toys move. He is also very chatty, he likes to coo and sigh, and try to talk with me.

He is the happiest right when he wakes up, he gets so excited to see mom, and plus, he knows he's about to get his diaper changed, his favorite thing in the world, second only to baths, which we are now taking in the bath tub, though still in his pink bath chair.
He is very very particular though. He still has very fussy bouts, and likes to be held very specific ways. He gets irritated and will let everyone know it. The good news is I finally found a binky that he can more or less keep in his mouth, and it doesn't make him crazy at night when he spits it out. Thank goodness!
I cannot get this child on a schedule to save our lives. This past Sunday night, we put him down at 9pm, and he slept all the way until 6am! Then he got a diaper change, ate, and slept until 9:30 am. This must have been a birthday present for me, because typically he goes down at 11, and is up at 3 and 6 to eat. During the day we are ranging from 15 minute naps all the way to 3 hour naps, but we never know what we are going to get!

Another milestone this week, we have had to use a "shield" in order for Colton to latch to eat since he was born. It's not too big of an inconvenience, and it made the first month super easy. I wasn't sore and he ate great, but I have been working to wean him off the shield, and finally as of yesterday, we haven't used it at all, woo hoo! Now the next battle is to get him to sleep in his crib/pack & play, instead of his stationary swing. We've used the swing as a bassinet for him since he came home from the hospital (good thing too, because we had a choking scare a few weeks back, and if he had been flat on his back....ugh I don't even want to think about it...). We don't keep it running, but it props him up into a more seated position to sleep. Now, he is taking most naps in his crib, but those are the naps that are closer to 15-30 minutes, he still sleeps much better in the swing.

(yes...that is one of my shirts and tank tops as a blanket...whatever works in the moment, right?)
 The kid does keep getting cuter and cuter though, he sure has our hearts. I love spending my days with him, and getting to know his big personality. I'm so excited for him to be interacting more, it is such a blessing to watch!

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