happy 2 month birthday, peter!
Our littlest just turned two months-old today, it hardly seems possible. Peter is without a doubt one of the brightest spots in our day. Smiles increasing all the time. He has such a way about him…when one of us walks into the room, it’s as if his whole body starts smiling. His legs start kicking and his arms start flapping, just completely excited to see us every time. And the feeling is always mutual, of course.
Life has been as such that Peter wakes up, eats, burps, smiles, and returns back to sleep. He is sleeping at least 18 hours a day still and when he is awake and not eating, he is either sitting in his bouncy seat observing the rest of the family activities (until we bore him and put him back to sleep) or crying while we work on Tummy Time. When we are out and about, he is most likely to be found in Mommy’s Ergo. This makes him especially happy.
Peter is on the verge of laughing, we can tell it’s just a matter of days, maybe weeks. He loves to be held (but what baby doesn’t?) and he has begun to get really excited when Sam interacts with him. In our house, these interactions can take on a lot of different forms: Sam talking to Peter, Sam tickling Peter, Sam singing to Peter, and our new favorite, Sam trying to nurse Peter.
At two months-old, Peter loves to be swaddled, has taken well to a pacifier, loves Tummy Time on our chest- not the floor, and eats a wide variety of food- warm milk and room temperature milk. Bath-time is definitely a highlight for him, and he enjoys one
twice a week? whenever his parents remember to give him one!
In looks, I think he definitely favors his father’s baby pictures, but multiple times a day he makes faces at me or I will glance over at him and to me, he looks just like my older brother, Ryan. His hair is still a very reddish-orangey color and still has the deepest of blue eyes. He is thinner than Sam was at this age and has longer fingers and toes (which by the way, always seem to collect lint from socks and blankets- it’s the strangest thing but we’re starting to find it funny).
Peter has met the criteria of the stereotypical second born. Extremely laid back, patient, very happy, and overall just an easy baby. I’m thankful for this because it’s been helpful to have a baby that I can almost always count on to be a certain way while I’m simutaneously parenting an ever-changing and growing toddler.
We feel very blessed with Peter William in our lives and are thankful for yet another beautiful month with him. Probably the highlight of this past month was dedicating Peter to the Lord at our church last Sunday night. Joy filled our hearts as our pastor spoke these words over him…
Peter William, together with your parents who love you dearly, and this people who care about the outcome of your faith, I dedicate you to God, surrendering together with them all worldly claim upon your life in the hope that you will belong wholly to Jesus Christ, forever.