Thursday, December 31, 2015

Conley Scout | 1st & 2nd Months

I'm a little behind with my Conley updates, but where in the world did two months go?  With the hustle & bustle of the holidays I have felt like a chicken with it's head cut off.  I continuously stare at my two little boys & wonder how we got where we are so incredibly fast!  Especially little Conley Scout.

O N E   M O N T H
Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz.
Birth: 7 lbs 14 oz.
Length: 21 inches long
LOVES...slllleeeeppp, very content, eating, staring at mobiles, being dirty or wet, Mamaroo rides, the carseat, when you play with his hair & talk to him, car rides
HATES...bath time, changing diapers, being put in the carseat

Eating: I exclusively breastfed during this time, but due to his decreased alertness I would pump after feeding him & feed him 2 oz.'s of breastmilk from the bottle to make sure he was getting what he needed since falling asleep alllllll day & night long!  I had to wake him up every three hours to feed, so needless to say it was very exhausting with a babe that wouldn't wake up!  After doing this for about three weeks, he started showing increased periods of alertness & we started completely nursing without the bottle.
Play/Development:  Increased alertness & curly cue hair.  Does that count?:)  The curls are absolutely a d o r a b l e.
Sleep:  Conley came into this world a professional sleeper.  So much so that I became worried.  With the feeding difficulties related to his decreased alertness, I actually broke down crying to my mom worried about him.  Our pediatrician assured me he had been born a little early & it was completely normal for him to sleep so much.  I'm sure most of you are like whhhaaatt?  Worried that he sleeps too much?  She's crazy!  But when your first baby was a colic'd understand!  W O R L D S of difference.

Conley, your first month of life was a miracle.  I waited so long to meet you & had several scares that made it even more precious when they finally laid you in my arms.  A healthy baby boy at 38 weeks.  This month you watched your first Carolina Panthers game (proud moment for daddy).  Had your first Halloween!  You were dressed as batman's sidekick- a sweet little sleeping bat!  You went to church for the first time this month at two weeks.  We made several trips to Knoxville back to the old stomping ground where we waited for you.  You travel well & love to be with your family.  Your brother loves to hold & kiss your forehead.  As for your first Thanksgiving, you seen your first Thanksgiving Day parade & had your first Snoopy balloon picture.  No turkey for you, but milk did just fine.  I lost my phone that day too, so I didnt get as many pictures of you as I'd liked!  We said goodbye to your daddy after two weeks of your life & missed him like crazy most of the month, but he was busy working hard for our little family & preparing for our future.  Don't worry, it won't take long for us to all be together again:)  Your sweet & gentle spirit make caring for you a pleasure & loving you a gift from above.  We can't wait to do life with you & your crazy fun brother!  

1 Month Photo Dump 


T W O  M O N T H S

Weight: 10 lbs 14 oz.
Birth: 7 lbs 14 oz.
Length: 22.5 in.
LOVES...being held, eating, watching the Christmas lights, smiling, kicking his legs & punching his arms, peeing & pooping, watching big brother, cuddling, car rides
HATES...bath time, changing diapers, not eating/being the slightest bit hungry, laying down without someone holding him, love/hate relationship with his paci, being put in the carseat
Eating:  Little Mister loooovvvess to eat.  Exclusively breastfeeding, haven't really used bottles this month since I have been home & it is so much easier to just feed him on demand & not worry about pumping too!  I feel so blessed to be able to do this because I know how hard it can be & I have come to love this time I get to spend with my babies.  When I use my "cape" to feed him, he gets really quiet & those kicks & punches can be clocked at about 100 miles per hour:)  He hums while he eats & clinches his fist.  It's the cutest.  But if he is hungry, g e t out of the way!  I've never heard such a mad cry in my life!
Play/Development:  Little brother is smiling like nothing else!  It is truly the sweetest thing to witness in this life, I'm pretty sure.  He's starting to hearing his little voice.  He wants to talk so bad! Hold on little man, mommy isn't ready for two talkers just yet!  Holy cuteness though:)  He's really good at lifting his head & moving it from side to center.  He will bounce off your shoulder when you hold him if your not careful!  He is great at tracking noise & stimulus close in front of him.
Sleep:  Well, after bragging about how well he slept last month we've had a couple of doozy nights behind us lately.  Aside from Christmas night-he slept A L L night.  Too bad I couldnt join!  Little brother likes to sleep with mommy (much like Cam did as a baby).  He has his bassinet beside the bed which I often slip him into with only seconds away from him starting to cry again.  It's like he knows when he isn't beside me!  He wakes about two to three times a night to eat.  He isn't sleeping much during the day anymore, he's got too much to do you guys!  Definitely a change for me this month...I often wear him in my Solly Baby wrap & he will gladly nap there.  He isn't a fan of any other entertainment this month...sorry Mamaroo, Swing, DayDreamer, & Bassinet.  He's a belly sleeper just like Mommy, Daddy, & Cam...if we ever need a family nickname...I think we'll just go with the "Belly Sleepers."

Mr. Conley Scout, my my how your first year of life is already flying by.  Two months already!  Your daddy & I are the happiest we've have ever been since we added you into our family.  I think we may be obsessed with babies after having you & Cam in our lives?
You had your first Christmas this month.  You got a giant beanbag, a light saber, a trampoline from Santa & several other fun things to play with in the new year from family & friends.  You slept the entire Christmas night without even waking to eat.  It was kind of amazing...You were baby Jesus in the church Christmas play.  You went to Dollywood for the first time & slept the entire day.  You met Santa Clause twice <for the first time>, the first time you slept in his arms at the West Town Mall & the second time at Lynns Place you were solemn just staring around with your messy curly hair don't care.  Such a trooper!  As each day passes, I find it easier to do life with you & your big bro in tow.  You are just two adorable peas in a pod.  I can't imagine life any other way & never want to.  I often find myself thinking how I don't want this time of life to end & try my hardest to soak up each little moment with both of you.  On to this sweet new year as a family of four:)

2 Month Photo Dump