I can’t believe that 2 months have already come and gone! It’s so weird to even think of a time when we weren’t a family of 4. When my daughter was born, we felt like our lives were turned upside down. In the best way possible, of course, but still…it was a lot to adjust to. But this time, he just came along and fell right into place. I guess once you have one, having two isn’t that big of a change. Time does seem to be going faster though. I can’t believe that he is already leaving his newborn stage. It happened so fast, I feel like I kinda missed it. That is the downside of baby number two. You are so busy between both kids, trying to give them both the attention that they deserve, but as a result you don’t get to stare at your baby all day long like you got to with your first. That’s why I have decided to keep this baby log, like I did with my daughter, for his first year. I’m already finding it helpful to go back and read where she was at duringthis age. It is also a good way to slow down and really just think about him and all the changes that he is going through, and will be going through during his first year. Hopefully this will help me not miss anything 🙂
Sleeping: I’m not sure how we got so lucky with both of our babies being such good sleepers. I am probably going to jinx myself by putting it in writing, but he has already started sleeping through the night. For the most part anyway, sleeping for around 5-6 hours before waking for a feeding. I haven’t really been keeping track of his naps throughout the day. Not yet anyway. With his sister, I started around 4 months being more strict with her nap routine, so will probably start around then with him as well. He has days where he is more awake, and days where he likes to sleep more. As long as he keeps up the long stretches at night, I’m happy with whatever sleep he wants during the day!
Body: At our last doctor appointment, he weighed just under 11 pounds. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces at birth, so has put on a healthy few pounds in the last couple moths. He has had a few issues with his tummy, but nothing a little gripe water hasn’t helped. Watching him struggle with gas pains isn’t the most fun, but thankfully he seems to be moving on from that. Since he was born the hair on the top of his head has been oily and it drives me crazy! I don’t understand why it’s only that part, or how to fix it. I wash his hair, and within a couple hours it is slicked back down with oil. Hopefully this clears up soon. I have such mom-worry over it, thinking that he is going be oily forever…
Eating: I am breastfeeding again, and it is going well so far. He was pretty consistent with a 3 hour schedule right from the start, and is pretty much still sticking with that. However, lately there has been a few 4 hour stretches.
Mood: He’s the best. I MIGHT be biased, being his mother and all, but really….he’s the best. He is so smiley and happy practically all the time. He is a little needy at time, but nothing a little snuggling doesn’t fix. And really…why would I mind that? His favourite position is to be snuggled on your chest. He prefers laying upright, rather than sideways in your arms. We wonder if this has to do with the fact that he was breech and is more comfortable in the position, since that’s how he was for so long, or if he just likes it that way. Either way, it’s the best. He is so cuddly!! There have been a few fussy days, but those were within the first few weeks and he’s thankfully gotten them out of his system. Now he really only cries when hungry and I’m not feeding him fast enough. Or if you scare him, and he scares easy. Who knew the sound of his pj’s buttons un-doing could be so scary….
Milestones: He is just working on mastering his smile these days. We have started doing tummy time a couple times throughout the day. He has a really strong neck though. Since birth, when you are holding him in an upright position, he rather hold his head up than lay it on your shoulder.
Another thing that I have decided to do again is the weekly photo project that I did with my daughter. I switched it up though by doing two things different. With her photos, I picked a different fabric for every week. Let me tell you…that was a chore. And one that I got bored by near the end. So this time around, I picked about 10 or so fabrics and that’s it. I am just going to rotate through them. I might add a new fabric in for holidays, we’ll see if I have time to run to the store when the times comes. Also, I added in the addition of a stuffed animal. This will help show how much he has grown in comparison.
So here he is, weeks 1-8.
You can also see all 52 weeks of her weekly photo project here.