Our little John-Paul is two months old and at his check up today he weighed in at a healthy 17 pounds (99th percentile) and was 24 1/2 inches long (93rd percentile) with a 15 inch head circumference (90th percentile) so at least in all his bigness he's proportional (unlike Bennett who was always in the 70's for hight and weight and the 90's for his head - ha ha! It's for all his brains of course).
John-Paul has been growing soooo much he's totally out of 3 month clothes and is wearing 3-6 and 6 month clothes and we are just finishing up the last couple size 2 diapers before we open the size 3 pack. So while hand-me-downs from he big brother are great, he's growing so quickly he's already hitting the sizes that Bennett was wearing during his first summer ... opps! We also started cloth diapers this month so that's not helping his clothes fit either ... but it is soooo nice to not have to buy diapers ... those things are expensive!
John-Paul has found his hands and holds them together a lot of the day. But he also likes to stuff them in his mouth ... but not really in the cute, thumb sucking kind of way, but in the "Oh my gosh, he's trying to get his whole fist in there" kind of way! ha ha!
His sleeping at night is going well ... he's a regular 5 to 6 hour sleeper which is wonderful but it doesn't come with out some work. This past month he has developed this habit of being fussy from about 8 - 11 EVERY night. It's really weird, he's not in pain, he just wants us to know that he is not happy. My theory is that he's tired and since he rarely nurses to sleep like Bennett always did, he just doesn't know what to do with his tired-ness ... that or he just likes to push his parents to their whits end with his crying. But it does end and he goes to sleep and then sleeps for a 5 or 6 hours. It's totally a weird habit we hope passes soon.
John-Paul is totally in love with Bennett! It's pretty stinking cute to see how big he smiles and listen to his giggles when he sees Bennett's face! They have the sweetest conversations where Bennett tells John-Paul some random thing (anything from what he ate for breakfast to the plot of Mary Poppins) and John-Paul laughs and smiles and coo's back at him. Also, when John-Paul wakes up during the day (which is all the time) Bennett will run into our room and look in on John-Paul and say "It's okay, Mommy is coming" and then continue on with some story or song and it actually calms him down sometimes!
But just like last month, he is still the sweetest most content baby (except from 8 - 11 pm) who will just sit and watch and listen and smile his contagious smile at you all the time. I'm totally in awe of how much joy this little man spreads. It might just be me, but even in the midst of drowning in the unending laundry and dishes, it only takes one smile and coo from him and I'm totally calm and happy. As I'm sitting here writing this he is talking and laughing and smiling at me - it is the sweetest thing - seriously, I can't even begin to describe the joy that eminates from this little person - it's incredible!
John-Paul is so stink'n cute and joyful and well, the back of his onesie pretty much sums up everything else...