Sunday, March 13, 2011

2 months old!

This week Hyrum hit the two-month mark. Whoa! Time is just flying by! Here are the stats on our little fellow:

Height: 13lbs 1.5 oz (just under 90th percentile)
Weight: 23.5 inches (just over 75th percentile)
Head circumference: 16 inches (just under 75th percentile)

And here's a photo of our little man on his 2-month birthday!

So there you have it, we've got a very healthy baby boy on our hands. As a mom, I constantly worry about my mommy-ing skills but after his appointment with the pediatrician, I realize I'm just about the best mommy in the world :) Just kidding. But, it does make me feel better when the doctor says things like, "whatever you're doing, keep it up!" He confirmed that Hyrum is doing fantastic. Not only is he gaining weight well but he also is developmentally on track and even ahead of the game. He already holds up his head completely on his own and loves to look around. Vision and hearing also appear to be great! Way to go little guy!

Other exciting things for this week:

Hyrum slept through the night from 8pm-4:30am on Saturday night (if you include the time change it was actually 5:30am, but I figured that was cheating). I did pop the pacifier in his mouth once or twice when he was starting to fidget a lot but no night feedings and I got more sleep than I anticipated.

Mommy and Daddy are both gearing up for intense weeks at school. Daddy has 3 midterms and Mommy has a 20-page paper due this week, an experiment to conduct for her pedagogy class, and a recital to memorize for her hearing next week. Sheesh! But, guess what!?! Both Mommy and Daddy are about to be done with school! I don't know if anyone can possibly understand the relief in that statement...

Also, we have an apartment in Calgary! 3 bedroom basement apartment with a backyard, dishwasher, washer and dryer, all utilities included (plus internet!) for $1000 a month. We're pretty stoked. It's located in a quiet residential area within the city limits of Calgary and here's the best part--The landlord lives upstairs and it's a young couple with a 4-month old baby. We have built-in friends! They actually made a really nice arrangement to have our lease start in May rather than April because they were excited about having another young family rent the apartment.

Along with our exciting week we had a photo session where we took pictures of Hyrum wearing an outfit his daddy wore when he was a baby. Here are a few of them!

And here's one after we were able to peel the outfit off of him.

If you couldn't tell by that last picture, Hyrum also discovered his hands this week. I swear every time we look at him he's trying to shove both of them in his mouth. He has yet to figure out that they don't fit...


  1. Oh my gosh, I love that little boy!!! It cracks me up when they try and stick their hands into their mouths! And wow, what a great deal for an apartment!!!

  2. aw what a little chunker! i love all his rolls!
    that's a great living arrangement! i do hope you keep posting lots of pictures once you move. good luck with your busy week!

  3. What a cutie pie! Sheesh, Eli was I think that exact same weight at his FOUR month appointment. Nicely done!! Congrats on the apartment too. Doesn't it make you feel old to get so excited about things like that?! What have we become??? Um, parents. Sounds like an awesome apartment! And never underestimate the glory of having a playdate partner close by!

  4. Lovely post, Amy. Congrats on everything!

  5. he is so cute and so chunky! gotta love those baby rolls! he is absolutely adorable :)