Beckham - Nine Weeks

Mr tubby is 12 pounds 8 ounces! I didn't end up measuring him the other day but he has his 2 month check up on Friday and they'll do it then. 

Likes: looking all around, chewing on his hands, being swaddled when sleepy, being talked to and stared at, warm baths

Dislikes: dirty diapers, early evening because he's tired

What's New in the Last Week: Last week I really started to try to get him on a schedule of some sorts and it is really starting to fall into place. Sometimes he's awake a little longer or tired more quickly but otherwise he is having definite cycles of wake time and rest time.

 Love this little cutie pie!

Beckham - Two Months

Beckham Alexander is two months old today! Crazy how fast time flies!

Measurements: Beckham goes for his two month appointment on Friday so (for myself) I will come back here to add his sizes then. I didn't get to the breastfeeding support group this week but last week he weighed 11 and a half pounds! I haven't measured his length since his one month appointment so I'm excited to see how much more he has grown!

He is wearing size 2 diapers and 0-3 months clothing. I will be a little surprised if he can wear 0-3 month clothes until he's 3 months! Many of his onesies are fitting a little more snug than you would think! 

Milestones:  This week Beckham has definitely shown signs of developing a regular schedule as opposed to sleeping all day! He is not only more awake, but more alert to what is happening and looking around. He is also now smiling intentionally :) I can't wait for that first laugh! 

His neck muscles are getting pretty strong. I can hold him up and not feel like I have to completely support his head. He is also loving his hands! He gobbles those things up all day!

Schedule:  I am glad that he is starting to develop somewhat of a schedule so I can plan/predict our days. I think it will be helpful to Parker as well because I can lay Beckham down for a nap and devote some time to playing or spending time with P man. 

Beckham wakes about 7 to 7:30. Sometimes he needs to eat right away, sometimes not for a bit. He hangs out with Parker and I in the kitchen in his chair or in the living room in his swing while we eat breakfast. Around 9ish he eats and then is ready for a nap sometime between then and 10. I have gotten him to take several naps in his crib which I am excited about because Parker didn't. I tried laying Beckham in his crib and he didn't care for, so I semi-swaddled him with a muslin blanket and he quickly fell asleep. So I realized that he needs his arms secured to nap in his crib...which is duh! That's how he sleeps at night! 

The middle of the day is still somewhat of a mixture with awake time and napping. He usually eats at noon and 3. I try to get him a nap between 3 and 5 but that time is still hit or miss. The last several days he has slept a chunk of time between 5 and 7 which is kind of nice because for a while he was really fuzzy at dinner time. Clearly he was tired and I didn't quite catch on ;)

If he's awake, he hangs out with us while we do Parker' bedtime routine...and while we read bedtime books. Then about 7:30 - 8 I feed him one last time and change his diaper and onesie and then swaddle him and lay him down. He sleeps until 1 or 2. I feed him again but it isn't usually for two long because he falls right back asleep until between 4 and 5. I am really hoping to get him to the 6am mark so I can just stay up afterwards and not feel so groggy when Parker wakes up between 6 and 7. We're getting closer!

Overall, Beckham is a super happy and laid back baby!

Summer Days

*I love our double stroller! It's perfect for walks. Parker thinks he's so cool sitting in the back. *We all decided to wear our dino shirts the other day. *Parker loves reading so much these days! I catch him reading to himself a lot but also to Beckham now (and obviously Coco Puff too).

 *I love going to Danville's Ellis Park because it is so shady! *A former teacher at my school pinned this cute idea of a car wash on pinterest and Parker loved it!

*Dollar Store balloons are always a hit! *Parker and Coco Puff have become such good buddies! She has calmed down around him so much! *Parker and I both love picnics at the park!

 *He has always been a car sleeper.

 *Lindsay sent Parker some super cute costumes for dress up. He also has an astronaut one but I didn't get a picture.

 *Best buds. *Parker was watching Paw Patrol and there was a suspenseful part lol. *Parker loved his playdoh glasses!

 *Testing out the new beach tent.

*Parke loves to play in the garage so much! He is always building ramps. *Breakfast date at Flapjacks!

 *I love going to the park early in the morning! It's cooler and hardly anyone else is there :)

 *This picture is the result of putting the phone in the bike trailer pocket ;) *Washington Township Park *Checking out the equipment at the state fair. He was so excited to go and see a combine but they didn't have one. He liked sitting on the equipment though.

 *Hiking at Ellis Park *He loves his crane truck! He also is obsessed with that headlamp still. *He asked to ride the tractor shuttle at the fair the whole time we were there. So I rode with him all the way around at the end of the day :)

 *reading comics with grandpa *playing with Hilary's old horse barn *He is in love with Clint's new workout rings! He can swing and flip on those things so well!

 *Helping daddy install the doggie door *Lindsay sent him a new dolphin puppet and that day he used it for many things. *That night he slept with his coyote and dragon puppets on. 

 *hanging out at Town Hall Park in Avon *climbing at Washington Township park...he did so well on this! *He ate that whole corndog at the fair!

 *swinging on the rings *playdate with granny and Ady at our house *more climbing

*intense air hockey game *riding more equipment at the fair *chillin with Coco Puff

swinging on the workout rings

singing Bingo

climbing at the park

reading in bed

playing with his crane truck

swimming with papa