Sunday, December 14, 2008

Two Months



I just love his eyes, they are so piercing black, you can hardly see his pupils. It's one of my favorite features on him (and that cute nose). He definately has Jayden's eyes and I wonder if they'll have the same squinty smile that I love. When we were taking family pictures Jayden kept doing his fake smile and I kept telling him to open his eyes and smile normal, finally he got frustrated and said, "but mom, my eyes ARE open!" Ha! Love my cute little Chinese rugrats. I promise I'm not going to go on and on each month about how sad I am to see him grow up, but something just seems different this time around. It's not that I love him any more than the other kids, but I think it's just that I'm getting closer to being done having kids and it makes me sad to think of the day when there will never be a sweet little newborn in our home again. I don't want
to have a lot of kids, but I also don't want to stop having babies. It was different with the other ones, I was excited to watch them grow up and reach the milestones and I didn't even want to think about getting pregnant again for a long time. My biological clock just must be ticking or something. It was so nice having my other kids older and independant and my life definately was easier, but I also didn't realize what I was missing. Okay, enough of the sappy talk, on to the stats: 12lbs 3 oz (50%), 24 1/2 inches (90%) and his head is 15 3/4 in (50%). Our big accomplishment for this month was that I finally got him to take naps in his crib. I credit it to the sound machine, and shame on you moms for not telling me about that wonderful invention earlier! It was supposed to be a Christmas present, but I decided to give myself an early present and let him use it now. The first day I used it was the first day he napped in there and he's been taking 3 hour naps ever since. We're still working on the night time issue, he usually goes about 6 hours, but he's gone 8 a few times and it was heavenly. I'm also trying to convince him that he can't live without the binky, but he's not buying it. The novelty of a new baby still hasn't worn off with Kylie and Jayden. They both have their own special way of calming him down and they are beaming with pride each time they do (Kylie bounces him on her shoulder and Jayden bounces him in the bouncy chair, although I have this fear that he's going to catapult him out of it one day). Jayden cracked me up the other day....I was nursing Maddox and Jayden said that he wanted to feed him, so after I was finished I let him hold Maddox while I went to get his bottle. When I came back he had his shirt lifted up, ready for Maddox to latch on. Nursing your own brother has definately got to be a sign of true brotherly love.

15 comments:

Bunch of Brooks' said...

I loved Jayden's nursing story;how cute is that? He's so innocently trying to help out without realizing it's impossible to feed him like that; I LOVE IT!!

Pays said...

Haha...B did the same thing with K, when she was a baby! When they see it all day long, they don't know any better ;)

Janessa said...

You have some of the best little newborn pictures of this little guy! It sure doesn't hurt that he's so darn cute! I love those big eyes and his little fist. So cute!!! I know what you mean about the more kids you have the more reluctant you are to have them grow up. I've totally felt that way with Parker. We'll see if I decide to ever let this next one grow up:) I love Jayden's nursing Maddox story. That is so sweet. Where was the camera when all this was happening?! I can totally picture Kylie bouncing Maddox on her shoulder to calm him down. What a wodnerful big helper! Give those cute kids a hug for me.

Suni said...

Jamie you are so funny!! He is so adorable, love that picture!

Rohm Family said...

jayden cracks me up, I wish you had a pix of him nursing Madox :) I love all the sweet notes Kylie writes you- what a sweetheart. Looks like your Turkey day was so fun, I love your sling! Is it a hot sling? Mine is just boring ole grey.

Chelsea said...

I love his dark eyes too. He seems so deep in thought. Thanks again for the ride tonight ;)

Jodee said...

Oh Jayden will LOVE this story in a few years! I think Maddox is doing pretty well for 2 months, 6-8 hours at night, isn't that pretty good? He is so sweet Jame, I am glad you are cherishing every moment.

Diana said...

So sweet.

MommyRohner said...

As for having babies... you took the words right out of my mouth.

Michelle Y. said...

I totally agree with you about having babies. I am so not done and I love all of the little baby stages. I love that Jayden was trying to nurse, what a good brother.

Jessica said...

i'm so stoked to see him in a little bit!!!! haha...jayden...men can actually lactate under certain conditions, like when they're overly skinny. i learned that in a random book my friend got for me!!! KINDA CRAZY!

Pacefamily said...

I love it! It is so normal,though for Jayden to want to "nurse" his brother. Each of my kids have tried that! We miss you guys, your baby is beautiful, and Merry Christmas!

The Morris Fam said...

I LOVE that Jayden was trying to nurse Maddox!!! Maddox just blends right in as being as adorable as your other children? Is it hard getting envious stares from everyone around you because your family is so stinkin cute? We miss you. Merry Christmas. Did you get our Christmas card and the package? Just need to know if I need to kick some USPS butt!!

Amber! said...

I hear ya about wanting the baby stage to last. Aiden IS our last one and it makes me VERY sad to see how many things this will be the last of. Sigh.
Alora has also tried nursing Aiden. it is so funny! I do wish I had my camera ready at those moments....

Rohm Family said...

i can't believe you haven't posted Christmas yet- three kids take up all our free time!