I am in complete denial about how fast he is growing up. He is really starting to look like a little boy instead of a baby! Growing some of his hair back is the main reason for this sudden transformation. He had some hair when he was born, lost it all on the top (and looked like an old man), then lost it all except for a strip at the bottom on the back, and now he is starting to grow hair everywhere again. It started out strawberry-blondeish and now it definitely looks more brown. His eyes are still really blue but sometimes they look more gray. When he looks up at lights, which is one of his favorite things to do, they look very blue.
He is really starting to develop a personality. He is staying awake more during the day and is content for longer periods of time. He still isn't digging tummy time that much...he'll stay on his belly for a few minutes, then he gets grumpy. After he eats, he likes to just lay down on a blanket on the floor where he can kick and stretch out. Once he starts getting a little fussy, I know he's ready for a nap.
This boy loves his daddy. He may not see him that much during the week since he is only awake for maybe 2 hours after Clay gets home, but boy does he give him some of the biggest smiles. It's so precious. I can't wait to watch their relationship grow as Brooks gets a little older. Clay is beyond ready for him to be able to throw a ball or hold a fishing pole.
Speaking of smiling, he tries so hard to laugh but these adorable little coos come out instead. His noises and the way he crinkles up one side of his face and closes one eye when he smiles or I am being silly are my favorite things about him.
Yesterday, in honor of his 2 month birthday, he started sucking on his hands...all day long. He used to only do it when he was hungry, but now he does it a lot, even after he refuses to drink any more milk. Maybe he will find his thumb soon...
Next week, Brooks starts going to a church daycare. I am trying not to think too much about it so that I can really enjoy my time with him. Luckily, since I am going back to nights, I will be gone while he is asleep. Clay will drop him off in the morning and I will pick him up after I've gotten a few hours of sleep. It's going to be really hard not to want to drive straight to the daycare to pick him up on my way home from work! Luckily he will only go 2-4 mornings a week instead of all day, every day. Once I start orientation in April, he will have to go more often and stay longer, unless I get an evening shift instead of a day shift.
We are beginning to get into more of a routine each day and I have pretty much learned what all of his cries/whines mean. He loves his new mobile so that has been a lifesaver! I'm able to put him in there for a little bit at a time while I wash his bottles or do laundry.
Even though he is growing so quickly, I know there are so many exciting things to look forward to as he gets bigger! I am just trying to soak up every second with him!
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past month...
|He loves his new mobile!|
|Garland girls- the best friends anyone could ever have|
|Nana and Poppa|
|Brooks & NaNa|
|Cousin love- Brooks & Bailey|