Well, little man. It’s hard to believe but you are already 2 months old. We went to get your first shots today … it was a reminder of how quickly time is moving with you. You did so well though – just a few minutes of screaming before you just cuddled into my arms. The nurse was the victim of a very serious furrowed brow though!
Physically, you continue to be a big boy. People often comment on what you aren’t doing yet … thinking you are 3 or 4 months old. At 14 pounds and holding your head up all the time, it is an easy mistake to make.
We continue to get glimpses of your personality, it seems you will have a big one. You know what you want and when you want it, and definitely aren’t afraid to let us know! That said, you are still an easy-going baby, as most of your wants are for food and cuddles. And your smile – it really can light up a room. Daddy and I work hard to get as many as possible. Even in the middle of the night they make me a little less grumpy. You seem to know that I need them when I am up at 3:00am.
Eating is still your favorite activity, although being rolled from front to back repeatedly is a close second. You are beginning to engage with toys which is fun for us – only So.phie the giraffe and your little zebra are interesting to you right now though. You are trying desperately to talk these days, cooing most of your awake time. And this month we took a big step – you are sleeping in your own room!
All that said, I won’t sugar-coat it … there have been difficult times this month too. Trying to figure out what you are telling us is sometimes a challenge, with only a cry for communication, it can be tough. We think we are starting to figure it out though, and all of us are happier for it! I am often overwhelmed as I watch you sleep, sensing the enormity of the task we have taken on. We want to raise you to be an amazing man – it is a huge task.
I love you so much Monks … even on the most frustrating days I look at you in awe. I can’t get enough of kissing your little head. I know that all too soon you will shy away from my smooches.
Happy Birthday Kai, we feel so privileged to have spent this last two months with you.
Love your mom.