Friday, April 21, 2017

Alder Jacob {Two Months}

It's been two plus months with Alder as part of our family and we are loving all the joy he has brought us so far. He is such a happy guy even though he shares his brothers love of furrowing his brow. He loves to smile and coo at people. I swear it's like he is already trying to talk to us. I think he might be an early talker like his brother. 

This month Alder took his first big road trip to Nashville to meet his new baby cousin, Archer. (Apparently we like the "A" names in our family) He was a great little traveler and we only stopped once both ways of our 4 and a half hour drive! Woo!
This month I've been working hard to get Alder on a Feed, Wake, Sleep schedule (Baby Wise) like I did with Aiden. He wasn't as easy as his brother to convince to get on this schedule as he would rather his schedule went something like this, Feed, Wake, Feed, Sleep and repeat. Baby boy loves to eat as evidenced in his 2 month stats. And the face below is the one he gives me when I try to deny him more milk. Haha. 
We also celebrated our first Easter as a family of four. It was a sweet day on my Aunt and Uncle's farm and he was so good. He really only cries when he is hungry or tired...or when his brother accidentally head butts him. Oh the joys of being the younger sibling.

A few stats about Alder at two months: (Appt. 4/12)

Weight: 13.5 pounds (71st %)

Height: 24 inches (72nd%)

Size clothes: 3 month clothes and some 6 month clothes (He wore the same bunny pjs Easter morning that Aiden wore at 6 months!)

Sleeping: He is sleeping 5-6 hours at night then he wakes up to eat and goes back to sleep for another few hours. He is also a great napper!

Random stuff only parents want to know:

Nicknames: Bubba, Buster, Sweet honey, Sunshine

Likes: Milk (duh), Listening to Daddy's voice, kicking his feet in the bath, Smiling, collecting things in his neck rolls, sleeping in his swing, staring at the curtains, ceiling fans, having his toes tickled, his Mama.

Dislikes: Being interrupted when he's eating, waiting to be fed, getting head butted by his brother

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Alder from this month...

We love our little sunshine boy and look forward to all the spring things with him this month!

See Aiden at TWO MONTHS here


Anne said...

Oh my gosh those expressions! Baby smiles are sweet, but those furrowed looks are the cutest.

The Lady Okie said...

He is adorable! You are making me want mine to come nowwwww. ;)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

He's so big!! What a sweet smile!

Ashley Robyn said...

Ahh. Such a sweetheart. Makes my heart so happy to see him with y'all. Such sweet little blessings for sure. Yay for 2 whole months.

Jen Mc said...

He is the sweetest! I love his expressions.
Hugs to all of you