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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giovanni turns 2 Months!

 Happy 2 Months Birthday! 

Weight: 11lbs 7oz
Height: 22 3/4in


It's been 2 months since our little guy Giovanni came into our lives. And what an amazing 2 months it's been. He is such a GREAT baby! He is so calm and laid back, just about always. The only time you hear him cry is if he is over tired or has a really dirty diaper. Tony and I joke around, saying that we could hang him upside down and you wouldn't hear a peep out of him. Just a very relaxed personality.

He has grown so much in the last 8 weeks and not just in weight and height. He has really become more alert. He's definitely not a newborn anymore.(oh how fast they grow!) He smiles all the time. The moment someone starts talking, he'll look to find you and once he lock eyes on you his eyes and whole face lights up and a big old smile is sure to follow. And once in a while you'll get a little chuckle out of him.

BIG MILESTONES:
*Around 6 weeks he discovered his hands. And boy does he get excited sucking on them!

*At 7 weeks to the day (my birthday) he started sleeping completely through the night! From 7:30-5:30ish! Give or take a half hour. Such a GREAT sleeper! Hate me ;) When he wakes up then, he nurses and goes back to sleep right away and usually sleeps until around 8:30am.

*At 8weeks exactly he's really started talking and discovering his voice. He's cooed before, but now everything and everyone gets him cooing. (Is there anything more precious?)

*We "retired" most of his newborn clothes at 7weeks, still a few he fits into. But he's mostly in 0-3months. It was a hard day packing away his littlest outfits. At 6 weeks we moved him to size 1 diapers! He's growing like a weed.

Things he loves:
*Sitting up
*Getting his butt patted, especially when he's tired
*Mobiles! He LOVES them. Loves the music, loves watching they different, and loves to talks to them.
*Being swaddled.
*Sleeping in the swing for naps & before we go to bed
*Playmat
*His big brother! (Totally starts smiling and cooing every time Dominic is around.)


Things he hates:
*Bottles  

Eating:
Still nursing! (Even though I eb for a year, I still  feel it's an accomplishment to get this far) Thankfully, nursing is going really good!  He eats just about every 3-4 hours during the day for about 10-15mins. I pump just in the morning and store that milk. Let the stock piling begin! Unfortunately, Giovanni is starting to resist the bottle.Ugh..I was determined not to have this happen again. And I feel like there is still time to fix it..we are trying to give him a bottle a day just to get him used to it again...so far..semi successful. He'll take maybe an oz before loosing it.

Let me just say that nursing with a young toddler was VERY hard at the beginning but is so much easier now. It's all about keeping them occupied. We sing songs, watch his youtube learning videos, read, count, anything that will keep him out of trouble or seeking unnecessary attention.

Speaking of brother..Dominic is doing great with Giovanni. It was a tough adjustment at the beginning, because he was such a mamas boy. But now a lot less acting out and a lot more love. He is starting to get so cute with G. He gives him kisses and hugs. And he'll go up to him and talk to him or give him little toys. Adorable. He really loves him.

Now for some pictures.. (Getting their pictures taken this weekend can't wait!)

2 Month, Monthly Picture

                                                                   Perfectly sleeping
                                                                      Daddy & Little G
                                                And his crazy amazingly naturally highlighted hair

                                                         

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