I have started to write about my little guy so many times and have never gotten around to finishing a post and this post is already totally outdated.
But my little guy is just too awesome to not be remembered in his babyness. So, understanding that this post is about last month current, I am going to share all things Jude.
Two month old Jude is a big ball of chubby love. He sleeps at least six hours straight at night (sometimes up to eight) and takes at least one long nap a day.
He reminds me so much of Scarlet as a baby. Size, facial features, temperament, pointy elf ears...
At his 2 month appointment, which happened a week or so after he turned two months old, he weighed in at just a little over 15 pounds. Scarlet was only 13 pounds at her 2 month appointment but jumped up to 16 by her 3 month appointment. I know... bunch of little fatties.
He has just wispy hair on his head but he has the craziest long hairs on the rim of his ear. It looks like long hairs peeking up from his head... but no. They are attached to the ear. I am talking a good 1/2 inch long.
He loves his sling just like his brothers before him. I frequently throw him in the sling and go on a little walk around my kitchen or out the front door for a little peace and quiet and the kid will be out in seconds.
When he is awake in the sling, he loves to push his hands against me so he can be far enough back to look at my face. Big wide eyes and chubby cheeks staring up at you from against your chest = heaven on earth.
He is generally a very happy kid but I have definitely had to learn his quirky little tricks to keep him that way. And he likes to switch things up every now and again. Some days he is all about the morning nap. Some days, a 20 minute doze will do. He likes to be swaddled in his car seat but not at home. And no blankets please, he prefers his sleepers. There has been much trial and error involved but the home runs are more frequent these days.
He is pretty consistent in his long stretch at night but getting him to go down at night can be time consuming. His favorite bed time is about 10 p.m. He also prefers to have one formula bottle before bed. This has become less frequent recently but for a long time he would drink 2 - 3 oz of formula at night and then nurse to sleep about 30 minutes afterward. Big dude needs a ton of food I guess.