Monday, April 15, 2013

{ Monthly Photos } 2 months

In one month you:
-Still are in new born clothes, only  a few of your 0-3 month photos fit
-you take anywhere from 30 min naps to 3 hour naps.
- You longest stretch of sleep at night is still 4 - 5 hours
- you are smiling and babbling so much
- you laughed for the first time, you can sit up so much better with support.

- you now like baths

At your two month check up:

- you weighed 10 lbs 1 oz

- You are now 22.5 inches long

- You have a herniated belly button which will go away on its own by 6 months.

- You are very healthy and growing just like you should. 

Dear Channing,
Another month under your belt! Good work, little fella! This month was a lot like last month, only with a lot more crying in the daytime. Phew! You are giving me a run for my money. It’s that infant fussy stage that is the culprit, I’ll bet.

I’m finding out about patience and staying calm. You do seem to like to sleep in your pack n play in the dark room during the day; you like to sleep every 1.30 hours of wakefulness. If I miss this window, you tend to stay awake and yell. You can be a terror to get down for naps and just want to keep taking everything in.

On the happy side of things, you have been falling asleep by 8:00pm, and you don’t wake up until your next meal at around 12:00am or so. And then you sleep another 3-4 hrs, ready to eat again. This is wonderful!! Thanks for that. It’s in your best interest to cry during the day if you are going to be fussy at all. 

In case you are wondering later, you seem to have a very sweet disposition overall. When you aren’t fighting sleep, you are so serene and soft. You peer around at everything and seem to just take it all in. You like to mimic the noises and faces we make at you. You’ll top it off with a little grin.

All I know for sure is I’m so lucky and excited to hold your hand in this journey of yours. I like to look down at your face during your mid-night feeding, and think about all the wondrous things you have ahead of you. So many firsts are coming your way. You have no idea how exciting it all is yet.Growing up is hard work and I’m so glad I get to be here for it and cheer you on.

I’m so excited to get to know you more and more each day, each one part of a greater gift that reveals itself slowly over time. You’ll never be two months old again. For that I am sad. But I get to witness and share in the very sweetest of your years. How great is that? I thank God every single day for the treasure that is you and the time we have ahead together. How do you suppose that of all the little boys in the universe I got the best one?



  1. You just make me wanna cry reading your message to him.(tear) but I must say, out of all the moms in this world he was fortunate and God gave one of the best women I know. I'll teach him all about you later ;) love you guys!!

  2. You make me wanna cry reading your message to him. So sweet (tear) however, I must say that out of all the mommies in this world, he lucked out and was blessed with one of the beat women I know. I'll teach him all about you later ;) love you guys!

  3. Wow! The stages your little angel is going through is so natural yet so magical. I like that you're documenting this. Years from now, you would be looking back at this with your toddler and I'm sure that's going to give you lots of joy. Also, I like that you're bringing him for checkups regularly. As little Channing is growing inches and gaining pounds day by day, it's best that he is monitored to ensure that he's growing the way he should. Great job, Chantelle!
    Malachi Cates