Tuesday, December 20, 2011

8 Weeks/2 months

videoTimo is now 8 weeks and a day. Well he was when I started this post. Now he's closer to 2 months.... Hard to believe he is growing so fast and the days just keep ticking by. He is doing a LOT of cooing and conversations these days, his little mouth is just so darling when he is talking. The video shows the lip-smacking he has been trying out. I am so glad that I caught these few seconds before my memory card ran out of room. He was doing this the other day but i really haven't seen him smacking like that for a few days now. . . too cute!!

He still screeches like an eaglet sometimes- mostly when I am trying to brush my teeth at night and he is in bed with his dad- torture i tell you!!! He seems to need to scream a bit before he falls asleep and nursing seems to still be his preferred way to start his night time slumber. His morning naps are aided by a dog walk or a trip to take Mimi to school in the car.

Timo is now sporting cloth diapers- three kids definitely makes the investment in the diapers even more glorious. He seems way bigger, longer, and he's getting chubbier. He is solidly in 3-6 month clothes (probably aided by the bulkier diapers!) He has had his first cold with lots of snotty noses but he's not too stuffed up which is nice.

I got him a little bath called a wash-pod (here's a picture of it from the internet- none from my camera yet....) I got it from "Other Mothers" which is the Abra'kid'abra of Spokane with better prices!
 
He LOVES having a bath in this thing. It feels so much safer to me than the traditional "bathtub shaped" baby baths. He feels so relaxed in it and he is highly alert.  I love it that he can have a bath in front of the fire in the living room- just like "old-fashioned" days!!
Mimi is Timo's best friend. She hauls him around as much as she can get away with and she is pretty good at putting clothes on him and is very interested in putting diapers on him too. Our diaper change table is quite high so I don't think it will be happening for awhile! She has graduated to carrying him around a bit (when i am feeling zen about it all). She burps him and says all the things I say when I do that- "there's a good boy" or "that's what we are looking for" etc etc. I get to find out what i say!

We are starting to get a nice rhythm to the day and surprisingly he has decided that sleeping during dinner preparation is a good idea. Of course I am jinxing myself for writing it here. Or maybe by purchasing all sorts of preparation-time-saving dinners. Or maybe I am just lucky so far.

He definitely does not get attended to at the first squeak or even the 5th which I am choosing to believe will make him a stronger, more independent soul!

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