Friday, March 14, 2008

2 Month Update

Evan's doing better than ever. As my mom pointed out, he's like a different baby. Changing his formula to soy was the first big help along with lots of prayer and him getting older and a more mature digestive system. The most exciting thing is him smiling and starting to coo. It's SO cute and sweet. He's still not all smiles yet but he consistently smiles when we lay him on his changing table. He looks up at these shadow boxes on the wall with some stuffed animals in them and instantly lights up. Steve discovered that he loves when "Clyde" the monkey comes down and gives him kisses. I think Evan lives for that! Even when he's crying, you can get Clyde down and he starts smiling and cooing through his cries.

Evan made eye contact and smiled at me for the first time this week too. What an exciting pleasure! Of course I teared up. He's smiled before, but this time, there was no question that that smile was for Mommy. :)

He's sleeping really good lately too. He's gone 6-7 hours without eating in the middle of the night a few times. Unfortunately I'm still getting up because we put him to bed so early (7-8ish). But I'd rather do that and spend time with Steve and just continue to getting up. The thing I'm most proud of is that since he's been 5 weeks old, he's been consistently putting himself to sleep every night. We just lay him in his crib, turn on his crib toy and he falls asleep on his own. Sometimes he lays in there an hour with no toys on or anything before he falls asleep and doesn't make a peep. It's amazing!