here’s the scoop

So, here’s what we know about Brennan so far. He likes to sleep. A lot. So far, nothing special is needed to put him to sleep and he can tolerate loud noises, bright rooms, etc. He’s got a big appetite and will consistently take in more than his tummy can hold. In which case he spits up. But they are just little chunky spitups, not the big gushing variety experienced by his older brother at this age. When Brennan is very hungry he roots around and is very squirmy. If your face is in his path, he may try to mall it off. He snorts like a little piggy when he’s hungry, and then eats too fast – resulting in hiccups and gas. Brennan hasn’t figured out that he needs to open his mouth in order to eat, but has no trouble sucking once the nipple is in.

Brennan has his legs clenched up froggy style most of the time and his little fists are often held tight under his chin. In fact his fists can often hold the bottle. He hates getting diaper changes and starts crying as soon as I start pulling the diaper down. He’d probably prefer warm wipes, but not going to get that started. Brennan hates being naked too, even skin to skin or in a nice warm bath. He’s happiest when bundled up in a soft blanket and doesn’t mind wearing a hat.

His eyes don’t open very wide at this point, but he’s more likely to look around if the room is dimly lit. He does maintain good eye contact. Brennan likes the pacifier but can’t seem to keep it in his mouth for long. When Brennan is sleeping, he sometimes giggles and smiles, though it is probably gas induced.

In comparison to Ashton at this age, Brennan seems somewhat more fragile, more cuddly, and less curious.