Sunday, October 11, 2009

Little Lord Steed: Two Months Old

Two months old and none too happy about it, apparently, based on how today's picture taking went. Nothing but tears, which is sad because Little Lord Steed now has a really cute smile, with dimples, which is one of this month's most welcome developments. The other: he's now sleeping anywhere from four to six hours at a stretch! I'm no longer being woken up every two hours at night and while I would not say that I am well rested, I am enjoying the extra hours of consecutive snoozing. He does, however, have the hardest time falling asleep. He spends a large portion of the evening hours screaming his head off until he finally drops off, probably from exhaustion.
So, he's got smiling down, still cries a lot, only sleeps in his swing and has a horrid case of baby acne. He's still adorable but his face is covered in red bumps and flaky skin--it's sad and kind of gross. Poor baby--maybe that's why he cries?
He started smiling about three weeks ago. The first real smile happened, I think, on September 18th. His is a very cute smile and, for Mommy, so gratifying. He smiles at me a lot: it's nice to know he's happy to see me. This smile is, however, difficult to capture with the camera, it rarely makes an appearance when the camera is pointed in his direction. The smile's favorite time to come out is when one is talking to Little Lord Steed.
He's very alert when he is awake and gets upset if no one is chatting with him. He demands constant love and attention, a true tyrant!
He's been trying to get any part of his hands in his mouth, he prefers his left, but has only been successful a few times. Hopefully he will get this down in a little bit so he can do a little self-soothing.
Lastly, he's starting to gain weight, he hasn't had his two month checkup (it is not until November) but I can tell. He's getting chubby in the thighs, the face and around the arms and it is very cute.
Despite the blotchy bumpy red face and all the crying, he's still pretty adorable. See for yourself:

the smile! but not all of the dimple

Compare and contrast: Little Lord Steed at one month and two months

Sep 11, one month old

Oct 11, two months old


Blogger Tristen said...

HE IS PERFECT! I love it. We've had a crazy bout with acne this time around also... caught me by surprise, we've never had it before with my other babies. Her little face just seems so painful! And it's weird how now people ask to see my baby and I'm gun shy because I feel like it's not fair to Penny's sweet little disposition to be flaunting her sore rash covered face and neck. Boo!

But Alvin really has grown, he's so adorable, I know you know that but it's true from the outside too. You guys make such adorable kids.

Monday, October 12, 2009 7:38:00 AM  
Blogger 'sposita said...

yea for dimples! so glad they came through.

felt much the same way for evelyn with her baby acne. =( but they do grow out of it and he still looks adorable in his pictures!

Monday, October 12, 2009 7:58:00 AM  
Blogger Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Dean had baby acne too. And he was fussy...maybe it does go hand in hand.

Cute pics. though. Glad he's smiling. That makes it so much better!

Monday, October 12, 2009 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Cinderella said...

Lady Steed,

He's beautiful! Seeing his pictures make me a little less afraid of having my own someday.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:11:00 PM  

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