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Two months came and went faster than ever before. I’m serious. That’s what an international trip with a 5 week old will do to you!

I’m currently typing this and you’re just one week from turning FOUR months old. I just can’t keep up. Four kids is no joke! I am constantly wondering what I did with all my free time when we just had Evy!!! The days are full but they are flying by. I truly do love having a precious baby in the house again. The first month with Miles was hard. He was the sweetest little angel baby but the gas pains and the discomfort he struggled with left me feeling a bit hopeless and overwhelmed at times. I have no idea how parents with a 100% colicky baby survive 3-9 months of screaming. I have such a new perspective and level of admiration for them. I had a fussy baby for about 2-3 weeks…. and it felt like too much. I was so emotional and very weepy from such little sleep and no top of that, I couldn’t figure out what was causing his pain and it was so stressful. After his tongue was released and we got back from taking him to Scotland (at 5 weeks old!!!), things started to turn around. I began to see a light at the end of the tunnel!

So, let’s talk about taking a 5 week old to Scotland. I 100% recommend the plane ride! It was the easiest flight ever. He slept the whole way! Now, I do NOT recommend the struggle with the time zone change. We were exhausted but all things considered, it was an easy trip on the baby front!! Newborns literally just sleep and eat and that was very true of him on this trip!  The next trip was a road trip down to Asheville, NC a couple of weeks later and then a few weeks after that, we were in Florida! This guys KNOWS how to travel!!

Besides being full of travel, this little guy’s second month was full of change. He started to become more alert, less fussy, a better sleeper and SMILEY! The BEST!!! I love a smiley baby and the good Lord gave me such a smiler this time around!! Here are some other things I want to remember about his second month:

 

  • I may have mentioned this before but he was never great at being swaddled! It was always a battle! So we didn’t do it. He slept on his boppy lounger in the bassinet for a while and then we put the owlet on and let him sleep on his stomach and it was a game changer! He loved it and in turn, we loved it!
  • He didn’t spit up at all these first two months. It was amazing! (But short-lived!)
  • His skin has just like his big brother’s!! He’s a rashy one!!!
  • This month we had the Scotland trip and then at I took him on a girls trip to Asheville, NC.
  • We moved the bassinet into the closet and got some freedom back!
  • We started actually staying up after the baby was down… which is truly a part parenting that everyone needs! Having even just an hour to be “off” duty is a game changer in the newborn phase!
  • His eyes couldn’t be bluer
  • His cry is soft and peaceful
  • He lost his dark hair this month!

 

    

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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