Anyways... life has been amazing, so amazing that sometimes I feel as though its a blur. I cannot believe that Kyle and I have been parents for 4 months (18 weeks). I mean, I feel like it was just yesterday we brought him home, everyone left, we sat down, looked at each other (with fear in our eyes) and said, "what do we do now" ... Little did we know, our life would be fast paced and completely consumed with everything according to Spencer, and now we don't know how we ever lived without him. I constantly find myself telling Kyle, "Why did we wait so long to have kids?" And then we laugh, our goal was to have our first child by the time I was 29, which I was shy of by two weeks -GOAL met. Though, sometimes I look at other's lives and wonder how different our life would be if we had started having kids earlier, then I pinch myself and Kyle reminds me that we are right where we're supposed to be. Then I feel pressure that I am 10 months away from being 30 and we better hurry up and have kids before I'm 35; isn't it funny that I am married, own a home, have a child, two dogs and still feel pressure to be done having kids by a certain age. In all honesty, we thought (well more so me) about having another kid right away so that they were a year apart, but we want our time with Spencer. We want to parent him and get a good grip on this whole parenting thing before we bring another tiny miracle into this world. And Boy oh boy if I had a dime for every time I heard, "So, when are you going to have another?" I just laugh and say only time will tell. I guess, what I am trying to say, after rambling, is that Kyle and I are enjoying being Spencer's mommy and daddy and we're taking it one day at a time.
But, back to our little guy... Spencer is now 4 months old, he weighs 15lb 2oz and is 24.5 inches long. The doctor was so happy with his growth and that puts your mind at ease, especially when you have a preemie. He is a very happy baby and a total morning person. Every morning when he wakes up he can't stop smiling for a half hour, I am so envious because I am the complete opposite, but seeing his tiny smile makes me more of a morning person than I have ever been.
He is also laughing, a lot. It is my favorite sound. He has begun to recognize Kyle and I, and will look for us in a room full of people, he will let anyone hold him as long as he can see one of us. It's a great feeling knowing that he knows who we are. He has also started to roll over from his back to his tummy. He's wearing size 3-6 month clothing, he sleep 9-10 hours at night (def, one of our favorite milestones) and he has begun to eat rice cereal. All these mile stones in only 4 short months makes for a very emotional mommy, but I love to watch him grow.