I can not believe that little Charlie is two months old today. Time is flying way too fast! And what a month this has been. I feel like Charlie has been developing in leaps and bounds--every day brings new and exciting changes for him. During his second month, Charlie rolled over (on accident--this has only happened once :), smiled (a lot!), laughed, cooed, babbled, swam (with assistance :), found (and began enjoying) his toys, found (and enjoyed) his hands, learned to stick his tongue out in response to someone else doing it, can hold his head up for long stretches of time when he is on his tummy or being held up on a shoulder, uses his little legs to support himself when he's being held up, has started sleeping better, got on (somewhat of) a schedule, enjoys reading with his daddy, and generally, is just as sweet and fun as can be. He is a bit of a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (or Charlie/Chaz) at times--he can go from smiling, laughing, and cooing to uncontrollable screaming in about 60 seconds. But luckily, he's usually not too hard to calm down (as long as there is an exercise ball or a shady porch close by). All in all, Charlie's second month was wonderful. We love our little man!
At two months, Charlie's stats* are:
Weight: 12.2 pounds (25-50%)
Height: 24 inches (50-75%)
Head: 16 inches (50%)
*I did the measurements myself since our pediatrician appointment is a bit delayed this month, so they are subject to error. :)
In honor of his two-month birthday, I tried to take some photos of Charlie. My photo shoot was less than successful. Here I am trying to get him to pose with his "2 months" sign. Charlie was less than cooperative.
Looking sort of sweet here.
Becoming interested in his hands...
The hands have totally taken his attention now...
Still focused on the handles...
Get me out of here!!!
To reward Charlie for his excellent modeling skills, Clint and I decided to take him to the Arboretum for a short walk (because who doesn't think it's a good idea to take a newborn out for a walk in 95+ degree weather?). It was beautiful (but HOT) out there.
Charlie made sure he had lots of sun protection.
We read about Peter Rabbit and walked through Mr. McGregor's garden... :)
Charlie spent most of his time snoozing. I remarked to Clint that I was so disappointed because I had hoped that Charlie would enjoy his walk through the Arboretum. Clint responded that he thinks this is how Charlie shows his enjoyment. :)
We took a bath and relaxed at home after our big day.
Charlie even rewarded us with smiles and stories about his day.
Happy 2-month birthday Charlie!