That is the one word that best describes my sweet beautiful boy. He gets more handsome by the day. I never imagined it was possible to love something/someone this much and it just grows more and more every day. I take him into my arms and just want to squeeze him and kiss him and never let go. I see him with his Daddy and the way he stares up into his eyes and it simply melts my heart.
Monday is his 2 month check up with Dr. Gentile and we are anxious to see how much he has officially grown even though we see it every day. I can't believe he is already 2 months. It truly feels like yesterday when Dr. Soni placed him in my arms for the very first time.
He is getting SO strong. His neck muscles are stronger by the day. We give him 'Tummy time' every day.
He is holding his head up off our chest most often when we are cuddling or burping him. He sits up with just a little help and loves to stand up tall. When we hold him up, he pushes his legs straight and tall. He even tries to crawl up our chests when we hold him.
He is now grabbing and holding onto things like his burp cloth, Daddy's chain and Mommy's hair (ponytails are becoming my best friend). He is also sleeping longer through the night, now up to 5-7.5 hours. YAY for us! He continues to be very alert and looks all around and follows our voices and images. He is wide eyed most of the day and is now just taking smaller catnaps throughout the day.
He loves his swing (thanks Pat and Laura) and sits and watches his Disney movies intently or just falls asleep whichever suits him best.
He is gaining weight and we can really see it in his face and thighs. We continue to swaddle him for bed as we find he sleeps much more soundly. He even sometimes falls asleep while Daddy is burping him.
This past Thursday we both had a dry run, as I picked up a day at work and Daddy stayed home with him alone for the first time. It was the longest I had been away from him since he was born. I had his picture at my desk and I couldn't decide if it was harder to stare at the picture and miss him more or stare at it and know he wasn't far from my every thought. I am really busy at work and time flies by so it makes it much better to have to go every day...but not that much better. I still miss him like crazy and don't want to miss a single minute of anything he does. Monday I start back full time and then the real test will be on Thursday when he has a full day with the Nanny. We really like her and I feel 100% confident that she is going to be great with Blaze...but that doesn't make it any easier to leave him.
Grandma and Papa arrive today and Mom has called me everyday saying that they had only a few more sleeps till they get here. I can't wait for them to see Blaze. It is going to be so great to have them be so close to their newest Grandson. My other nieces and nephews have never lived in the same town with their Grandparents so they missed out on a lot. At least now for 6ish months of the year they will be able to spend as much time as they want with Blaze.