Brooks - 2 months!

And just like that he is 2 months.  I can't believe it.  We are in a routine now which has made things easier.  If I am being honest, having two has been hard.  Not because of the kids, Brooks is pretty much a predictable baby and Emerson is the sweetest little girl, but because of the sleep.  I really wish I was one of those people who functions normally with little sleep, but I am not.  I think having us on a routine has made things easier for sure though.  I went to a yoga class and the teacher really put things in perspective for me.  I am bad about rushing through this phase and saying things like I can't wait until he sleeps through the night or I can't wait until she is in school, but the teacher reminded me to present for right now and to be grateful for where we are instead of wishing for the future.  This is so true for me!  Although if Brooks wanted to sleep through the night that would be really cool too...just sayin.

Size:  He is in size 2 diapers and wearing 3-6 month clothing.  He is such a big boy compared to my little Emerson at this age!  He was 12 lbs and 4 oz at his 2 month appointment.

Sleep:  We are all over the place.  He did sleep through the night once the night after Emerson's party, but typically we have been every 4 hours at night.  Brooks and I have been living in our basement where our guest rooms are but we will be moving back upstairs soon.  I want him to get used to the crib before he gets too big.  During the day he is pretty good about his naps although he is more of a cat nap person because he has to be with us running errands or what have you.  I want to try to get his naps on more a schedule and have them in the crib as well.  Right now he usually only takes one of his naps in the crib.

Eating:  7 times a day at least.  We are still breastfeeding all day with Matt giving him a formula bottle at night.  I pump in the mornings and give him a bottle then because I like to make sure he is getting a full meal first thing.

Likes:  Being held, walking in his dad's arms (he is a screamer during Matt's shift), the car, eating, baths, and us!  He has started smiling and making noises back to all of us so it has been super cute and wonderful!

Dislikes:  Not being held when he is trying to doze off and taking too long to feed him.

Radom:  He went to the beach for the first time at 5 weeks old!  We also took him to the doctor for a bump on his head that was completely normal.  He is on a probiotic for his tummy that seems to help and still takes gas drops and gripe water as needed.  The best thing that has happened is him smiling back at me for the first time.  That is always a moment that you never forget as a mama.

Me:  We joined the Y which has been amazing other than the fact Brooks caught a cold and we missed a week.  He is all better now and I plan on going 3-4 a week to take classes.  Emerson actually loves the child watch (I spy on her before I pick her up) and Brooks now has his shots so I don't feel as guilty going.  They will watch your kids while you workout for up to 2 hours.  Awesome I tell you.    If anything it is good to get us all out of the house for an hour.  As far as weight, I have lost a few more pounds but this really fluctuates.  I am around 3-5 pounds above pre pregnancy weight, but my figure is still not the same.  This doesn't bother me since I know I am about to start really working out and I while I am nursing my body still wants to hold on to a few.  At least this was the case with Emerson.  I have been changing my diet and really eating only healthy foods.  I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted, but those days are over.  I avoid packaged anything as much as possible, but life happens and sometimes you secretly eat granola bars in the car (if Em sees me she alwaysssss wants some) or both kids will be crying at the same time and you end up stress eating chocolate.  It happens.  My goal is to be as back to my old self by his 6 month update.  We will see.

my first real run with these two!

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