two months.

Hey BabyJake!

Well, this last month has been quite the adventure! I went back to work, which hasn't been the easiest transition for you, me, or daddy, but we're working on it and things are getting much better. Jill is your babysitter, and she watches you when daddy is in class or study group. She's mommy's friend and lives right next door. Her two little boys love to have you over too! You and daddy are becoming best buds. He can calm you down quicker than mommy can, that's for sure.

You smile at us all the time now! It is THE best thing in the world. You smile the most when you're getting your diaper changed. Remember how you used hate getting your diaper changed? You would scream at the top of your lungs like we were torturing you. Now, as soon as that onesie gets unsnapped you start grinning like you just won the lottery. You even try to laugh, pushing air out of your mouth and grunting/cooing. The other thing that makes you smile a lot is Daddy. He wiggles his eyebrows and it just sends you into the biggest smiles, which I'm sure would be giggles if you knew how. Sometimes, you even try to imitate him by raising your own eyebrows.

You still have fits of screaming that are still exasperating, but you are getting better. It's worse at night, like always with colicky babies. You're a stubborn kid, just like your daddy. Maybe that's why you're best friends!

We have many nicknames for you. Here are the ones I can think of at the moment:
  • Stinky
  • Mister
  • Mr. Jake
  • Mr. Man
  • Mr. Grumpypants
  • Honey Pie, Sweetie Pie, Honey Buns
  • Sweetheart
  • Beebee
  • Jakester
  • Jakey
  • Homie Dog (Daddy's may or may not have a song that goes with it)
  • Pooter
You are so strong, active, and alert. You struggle taking naps during the just want to be awake and involved (and held). You roll over almost every time we put you on your belly. You hold your head up pretty well, too. Jill says that you act like her babies did at 4 months! So, basically, you decided to be a newborn only for a little while.Truth be told, you're big for your age, too. Here are your two month stats from your doctor's appointment last week:

Height: 23.5", 71st percentile
Weight: 13 lbs, 13 oz, 86th percentile
Head Circ: 42 cm, >99th percentile

Your doctor and nurse were so impressed with you and how much you're growing and learning. Dad and I are pretty proud parents. Although, we are sort of anxious for the day that you outgrow this stage of whining/crying and start being able to entertain yourself with toys and such. You're a difficult baby, but we love you so so much. I love watching for bits of your personality as they start to emerge. And that smile... I'm biased (but only sort of)....but I think you're the cutest kid alive. Anyway, I love you baby boy! You've brought so much joy to our family.

love always,


  1. eeek!!! He is so cute!!!

    I cannot imagine the transition back to work (this is what I am most nervous about!!) Are you pumping?? How is that going?

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!! Thanks!! :)


  2. I love that SWEET BOy!! Miss him soooo much! (and his mommy, too)

  3. Hahaha, I love that picture of him sticking his tongue out!


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