Camden is already 2 months old! It's scary how fast time is going! I feel like Kyle and I have settled into parenthood and found our "groove." We're both pretty laid back, go with the flow and are learning along the way! We were just laughing about how clueless we were when we brought him home from the hospital. I remember thinking like uhhhhh we have this little human living with us now, is this real life?! Now after only 8 weeks, we feel pretty experienced!
It may not look like it from my social media posts but he is NOT an easy baby. He's colicky which makes for some long days :( I swear we have tried everything - Zantac for reflux, gas drops, essential oils, and I cut dairy out of my diet, but nothing seems to be helping (any tips?!?!). We bounce, bop, listen to music, he takes a paci, sing - I try anything to calm him down! Someday's I can totally handle it but others I feel defeated. It's hard going all day with no help! Sometimes for my sanity I have to set him in his room and sit on the balcony for a breather. It breaks my heart knowing he's so upset but sometimes you need 10 minutes to chill! I would be lying if I said I don't cry in the shower - I'm sure many of you can relate! A big glass of wine also helps ;)
He loves being around people and hardly ever cries when we have visitors (he puts on a show!). Same with being outside, he doesn't make a peep when he's in his stroller. We go on long walks and explore the neighborhood but can't be out for too long with the heat. Someday's you just never know what you're going to get with him. He reminds me of the Sour Patch commercials - can turn from sweet to sour on a dime! I took him to Target yesterday and ended up leaving my cart in the middle of the store (I'm sure that won't be the last time that happens). He was having a major melt down and once he gets worked up there's no turning back! We also have dance parties to calm him down. I have to hold him facing outward, put rap on (he loves the nae nae), and dance around - he's very specific, I'm not even joking! Everyone keeps telling me they saw a turn around with their colic baby around 2 or 3 months so I'm hoping this is almost over. No matter how frustrated he makes me, I still love him more and more everyday and he puts the biggest smile on my face.
I'm still pumping which I have a love/hate relationship with. There's nothing worse then being tied to your pump 24/7. It's especially hard when you have a colic baby to attend to all day. Once I get him asleep, it's already time to pump again. I have the biggest wave of guilt that comes over me when I think about quitting. I know there's nothing wrong with formula (he get's a formula bottle here and there) but I feel so good knowing he's getting milk that's made just for him! I'm definitely going to stick it out until he's 3 months and will see how I feel then. My doctor told me she was a much better mom after she stopped breast feeding (she stopped at 4 months) and it's definitely not for everyone. I definitely think I wouldn't be so crabby if I didn't have to pump every 3 hours! I've been getting some pretty nasty headaches and I think it's from pumping. I freeze about 15 ounces a day so I have a pretty good stash for when I do quit!
He lovvvvves the bath! I wish I could leave him in it all day! We use this shampoo (it smells AMAZING!) and lotion. I use the lotion for myself I love it so much.
He loves to fall asleep on my chest (I might love it more) but that means I get nothing done because there's no way I'm moving him! It's the worst when my phone or the TV remote aren't in reaching distance, although sometimes it's nice to sit in silence :) Those are definitely my favorite moments of the day, I wish I could bottle up his snuggles and keep them forever.
That smile melts me. We're starting to see more and more of them everyday!
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