Pinch me. How is William already 2 months old?
Although, if I’m honest, some days it feels like the longest 2 months of my life….
But this last month has been the month of smiles! If you can make it to baby smiles than all will be alright.
I feel like I’m just about there as far as feeling like I’ve got a handle on things. It has taken much longer to get used to 2 kids… thankfully William is an easy going baby and doesn’t mind being out and about, because Elizabeth has got to get wiggles out and I need mommy play dates. (Play dates are really for moms, didn’t you know that?)
Height/Weight: We just had his 2 month appointment today, so he’s now 11 lbs 6 oz and 22″. Basically, he’s gained 2 lbs and grew an inch since his last check up. (I’ve been using him for squats, so I KNEW he was heavier!)
Routine: William’s personal preferences are settling in now. He’s a Wake, Eat, Play kind of guy. He is also going about 1.5 hours between eating and sleeping.
As of yesterday, here’s his current routine.
- 6:30am – Wake up and bottle, and then awake
- 8:00am – Nap
- 10:00am – Bottle
- 11:30pm – Nap (usually in the car seat because we’re out doing things)
- 1:30pm – Bottle then a mix of awake and dozing
- 4:00pm – Bottle, then I hurry to make dinner!
- 7:00pm – Bottle and then bed. William and Elizabeth head up at the same time for bed time.
- 2:30am – Wake up and bottle, then right back to sleep (in theory)
Sleeping: Things have gotten better in the sleep department! Naps during the day are becoming more consistent and reliable. And bed time is also going well. I’m not ready to call “he’s sleeping through the night” yet BUT we have a few days of that middle of night feeding happening at 1:30am and then a few days randomly at 4am. So I’m hoping we’re almost there!
I’m finding he also now needs to be swaddled. At first this was a no go. He HATED it! But now his arms have a mind of their own and he needs a swaddle just to fall asleep. It’s too hot here to use the velcro versions but yet he wiggles so much with a blanket swaddle. Oh well…
Eating: This kid is eating us out of house and home… I’m now making 5-6 oz of formula for each bottle. I’m just about ready to haul out the larger bottles to accommodate! Wild.
He’s still a major spitter upper. Just a few days ago he spit a 1.5 ft stream! DUCK! This week he’ll get an ultrasound to see if he does in fact have pyloric stenosis or not. If not, then we just get to do laundry twice a day! If yes, he’ll need a minor surgery… so we’ll see. He was prescribed Zantac at his 1 month appointment to see if it was reflux and it seems that it is not. So it’s either pyloric stenosis or just his version of normal spitting up.
Sizes: William is officially in the 3-6 month clothes. And those are fitting him just about right. I’m going to need to hit up the consignment shops soon to keep this kid clothed!
Milestones: Oh so many fun ones!
- Smiles are now the normal thing!
- William is also starting to make those adorable gurggly baby sounds.
- He adores Elizabeth!
- William finally enjoys being in his bouncer seat and doing a little play time.
- I think he had his first cold last week (thanks Big Sister). Poo!