Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mr. Calvin at Two Months

I can't believe 2 months have already flown by with my little man! TJ and I are totally in love with this kid. We think he is really cute. I love kissing his tummy and pinching his chub! Here are a few tidbits about his life.

He really likes bath time now, although it took some getting used to for him.

He sleeps 7 hours (or more) every night. Mom REALLY likes this one. :)

He is grumpy when he is hungry, too tired, or overstimulated.

He loves playtime with his mom and dad and smiles and laughs a lot.

He is starting to babble and make noises, and it is seriously the cutest thing ever.

He loves tummy time.

He now has a hard time taking a bottle, though he will still take one after lots of coaxing.

He scratches his face too often and then gets really mad about it.

He does NOT like naptime, even though I definitely know when he is tired. He will fuss for a good 10, 20, or even 30 minutes before finally drifting off to sleep. He knows when naptime is coming and starts to cry as he's being swaddled. He's even broken out of his velcro swaddle a few times. I've tried putting him down for naps with one arm unswaddled, but he still isn't quite ready for that step. Almost, though! I've experimented with less waketime, more waketime, less stimulation, more stimulation, bedtime routine, etc. I'm even currently keeping a spreadsheet to help me track his nap patterns so I can maybe discover what works and what doesn't. Yes, I know. I am obsessive and crazy. If you'd had to deal with this kid during naptime, though, you'd do the same thing. Trust me. :) I will say he has gotten much, much better, though.

He does not like to leave the house. He has a hard time in the stroller or carseat, so I am kind of stuck at home until TJ gets back from work in the evenings. I will sometimes try to take him out to do errands or go shopping, but I usually regret doing so. I think he may be too alert for his own good - when he sees all the new sights and hears all the new sounds, he just can't nap. Then he's even harder to put down for the next nap. It's a vicious cycle! I hope he gets more portable as time goes on. For now, though, he doesn't really nap in the carseat or stroller.

He has a very strong neck.

He is quite fussy between the hours of 7pm and 10pm. I know this is pretty normal for babies, though. If he won't nap in his napper, I'll put him in the swing so he gets at least some rest. He usually does not fall asleep in the swing, though.

He loves it when dad gets home and plays with him.

And, finally...

He is a very sweet baby and is super cuddly. He is so happy to see me after his naps! He sometimes even wakes up calmly and happily.

Here are some fun pictures I took of him all dressed up as a little gentleman. Mr. Calvin would like you all to know that tee time is at 2pm. :)

Being a mom is hard work. It's fun work, though. :) Look how cute he is! Totally worth it all.


  1. Ashley this is beautiful! Amazing how quickly they change huh? Aww he is so handsome! So happy to hear he is sleeping so good! Way to go Calvin! Sounds like ill need to come to u for a lunch date!! Lets plan something soon! We miss u Guys!

  2. That outfit is SO cute!!! I love that you are keeping a spreadsheet to help you figure out naps. Brilliant idea. One that probably would have helped me with Kenzi. She was a terrible napper too. The 2nd and 3rd kids are much easier for some reason. Keep up the good work with this little buckaroo!

  3. Hey guys!!! Calvin is SO cute!!! He sounds like he such a good little baby!!!

    1. Oh and's Erin blog is private so you probably couldn't see who this was! I promise I am not a creeper! haha..shoot me your email if you want to jump on my blog!