We’ve cruised through our second month of James.
weight: 11 pounds, 5 ounces
length: 23 inches
head: 16.25 inches
James is following in the grand Spohr Child tradition of having a giant head. His height and weight are in the 25th-50th percentiles, but his head is in the 97th. When Mike asked Dr. Looove if that was something to be worried about, she looked at him and said, “Well, his sisters’ heads are always at the top of the charts…plus your head is pretty big…so no, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.”
James smiles at me all the time, and he’s even started to make the sweetest coo/giggle you’ve ever heard in your life. His favorite place to sleep is on my chest. In fact, that’s where he’s sleeping right now, while I type this. I love wrapping my arms around his body while I listen to him breathe in and out.
He’s gained three pounds in a month. He’s lost his newborn monkey face and now looks like a sweet little human baby. He’s starting to get chubby cheeks and thick thighs, which makes me so happy. Chubby babies are the cutest things. His hair is thinning out, and the regrowth is coming in light. Depending on the light, he looks as blonde as his oldest sister.
James has started giving us a really great stretch of sleep at night. He’ll fall asleep around 9, and then I wake him at midnight to try to get him to eat a little more before I go to bed. After that, he usually sleeps until about 5am, and it is awesome. Once I get him to sleep six-hour stretches, life will get soooo much easier.
I remember the third month being a lot of fun with the girls, so I am excited to see what changes the next thirty days will bring to my Cool Baby James.
He is so adorable. I am still amazed that he is 8 weeks old when it doesn't seem that long ago that you were still pregnant. (I know, bite my tongue.)
OMG!! He is flat out adorable!! He has already gotten so big. How do you keep from just constantly squeezing him? LOL
He is so beautiful! He looks like you and Maddie, and Kyle, which is how I pictured him before he was born! From your description of him, it seems he has Maddie’s temperament, happy and smiling at everyone. I’m so thrilled for you, having read your last post about your feelings about losing Jackie, that at least you have this wonderful new life, giving you so much joy, to counteract the sadness that I know you are feeling. Such an emotional contradiction for you. But I know you will move forward and eventually just enjoy the blessings you have been bestowed with! In such admiration for you and your absolutely gorgeous family … Lilian xxx
I love the remark, made by the doctor, when Mike asked her if the size of James’ head was anything to worry about! He is a doll baby!
He is so precious! When my daughter was a baby her head was also in the 97th percentile. The doctor told me that she had “macro cranium” and I said, WHAT?? He said, she has a big head.
What a happy boy!!! He is the perfect mix of his beautiful sisters
LD's Mom says:
I was thinking the exact same thing!
I just want to eat him up with hugs and kisses – he is just too darn handsome and charming to boot!!
Donna P says:
We love you, James!
Happy 2 months to sweet baby James and his parents!
So sweet. Love!
So handsome lil man. The perfect mix of Maddie & Annie!!!
I was going to ask you whether James ever cried and then I saw your two months check list and found out he never cried. How lucky you are!! He is your Maddie, the way he looks and he snuggles. Maddie always slept on your chest too. I am so happy for you. Want to hear his coo sound!
He looks so much like Maddie around the eyes!!
What adorable little guy!! He is such a happy babay!!
I see reddish hair in there!!
James is just as cute as can be and I can scarcely believe 2 months have flown by while at the same time feeling as though he’s been a part of your lives forever!
Kisses to your littles.
Get the heck out of here with how cute this kid is! So cute! I love how he looks like a cross between Maddy and Annie – just pure perfection.
Beautiful baby, looks like he is growing like a weed. Love the update. Glad to hear your sleeping a wee bit more.
Aww heather he is just perfection.
Congratulations on cooking such a little stunner, I’m glad you’re enjoying everything that sweet baby has to offer. Here’s hoping he keeps his mellow attitude!
He is so cute and looks like he’s going to be full of personality. And his head doesn’t look too big at all. Oh, how I wish I had a baby around to snuggle with.
For Mike: the daughter has never been under the 95th percentile for head size (at birth she was 97th percentile for head circumference, 75th for height and 25th for weight. She looked like ET with a cute face), in fact at some point she was “off the charts”. The rest of her caught up eventually.
And… I love the second to last pic with a muscleman pose.
He reminds me of Maddie. That is so awesome that her baby brother looks like her.
What a cutie! I would love to see some side by sides with his sisters
He is SO cute! He looks a lot like Annie, but that last picture with his super big grin – his face is all Maddie. What a sweet boy.