Saturday, February 1, 2014

David: {Two Months}

David –

You are two months old today! It seems like time is just flying by little one. Even though it doesn't feel like it has been that long since you entered the world, you also seem so much older to me. How can that be?

According to our guesstimates, you are 11 lbs, 2 oz and 22 inches long. The last time you were officially measured at 1 month & 2 days and you were 9 lbs, 13 oz, and 21 ½ inches long. {That measurement happened when you were diagnosed with your first sickness.} You have a doctor's appointment in 3 days, so I will update your official numbers then. Update: You are 11lbs, 4 oz and 23 inches long!

You are still in newborn clothing, but they are almost too small. Newborn sized pants and footed pjs have been too short for about 2 weeks now, but the shirts are just now starting to get too tight. 0-3 and 3 Month outfits are still a little too big for you. You have been in size 1 diapers for the last 4 weeks.

You eat an average of 28 oz a day, and will take anywhere from 4 to 6 ounces at a time. You have some low feeding days, but there is no real pattern to why this is. We tried switching formulas because we were worried that you either had acid reflux like your sister, or an allergy to the protein found in milk. However, after you got over your first sickness, you seemed to be better. {You do cough a little now and then, so we're going to ask your doctor about reflux at your appointment in 3 days.} We switched you back, and now you are exclusively on the formula we started you with, Target brand for Similac.

If you are swaddled, you sleep for 2-3 hour stretches during the day, and usually sleep for about 6-1/2 - 8 hour stretches at night. Sometimes you wake up at night before that, but giving you a pacifier, and turning on your giraffe noise maker can usually get you back to sleep. We may invest in a white noise machine soon to see if that helps any. You have a love-hate relationship with pacifiers. You seem to like two brands better than others, so we're sticking with those for now. Even if we use one of the two brands, you still spit them out most of the time.

We give you baths in the baby tub without the sling. Most nights you love it, but there are occasional nights when you cry the entire time we bathe you. We haven't quite figured out why this is, but we hope to figure it out soon. You seem to like being in the water though! Once we take you out of the water, it is all cries and screams. You have no patience for mama putting on your lotion, and want to be done rightthissecond! 

You really do not cry much unless you're hungry, lonely, or feeling uncomfortable in one way or another. Even when you do cry, it is such a cute little cry! However, you can cry heartily, so we know you've got a good pair of lungs bub. We joke that you're going to be a good trumpet player in the future!

Your first real smile was almost 2 weeks ago! You don't smile often, but it certainly melts our hearts when you do :) You are also cooing quite a bit. We love it when you talk to us!

You didn't really lose much of your baby hair, and you are slowly getting more and more. It's looking pretty blonde, but it is darker with indoor light, and lighter with natural light. Your eyes are still dark blue with some silver near your pupils. It'll be interesting to see how both of these traits change over the next few months and years :)

Things you like are:
trying to hold up your head, being held and rocked, having your head or back rubbed {up and down, not in a circular motion}, hearing mama sing, eating, being swaddled, the birds moving on your swing, riding in the car {as long as it is in motion}, and holding hands while you're eating.

Things you do not like are:
being cold, the Moby Wrap, tummy time that lasts longer than 10 minutes, having gas, being burped too early {hey, you're still hungry!}, being hungry, getting your diaper changed, being in one place for too long, getting overstimulated, getting smothered with love by your big sister, super loud sounds, the hiccups if they last too long, and mama trying too hard to be funny. {You are a very serious baby. You smile only if something is really funny to you.}

Unfortunately, you did get your first sickness just 2 days after your 1 month birthday. We thought it was just a cold, but it turned out to be a RSV! Luckily, it was a mild case, and you were able to recover at home. Your cough lingered for about 2-1/2 weeks after you started to get better. We are so thankful that it wasn't more serious, and that you are ok now! It's a pretty rough season around here in terms of the flu, RSV, and strep throat. I am doing everything I can to keep you and your sister as healthy as possible.

We took you to Jillian's hearing clinic for a more in-depth hearing screening. We actually scheduled it before you were born just in case you didn't pass the newborn hearing screening at the hospital. You did pass at the hospital, but we still wanted to keep the appointment. You had some fluid in your ears, so we have to go back in a few days to retest. You were responding to sounds, just not like you should because of the fluid. We're no at all worried though. Even if you have some type of loss, we know you're going to be an amazing boy that can accomplish anything :)

I just love learning about you as you grow and learn every day! It is exciting to see your personality emerging, and I'm looking forward to what our future holds. Love you little tomato :)

Now some outtakes:
{Closest thing to a smile I got all morning} 

{Such a serious, (but cute!), baby} 

{Jillian wanted to help rock him in the chair} 

 {Daddy tried to help get a smile out of Mr. D, but to no avail}

{Suddenly, Jillian sat in my lap} 

{Then she decided he needed a pancake!}
{Silly Jilly...}

And a few comparisons :)
{Months 1 and 2}

{Left: Jillian 2/2012 Right: David 2/2014}

2 comments:

  1. Such a peanut! I had to look up Parker's 2 month stats and they are very similar to David's, just a little longer. Maybe this is just me, but I think he and Jillian look a lot alike, but he definitely looks like a boy, no doubt! I love when you can tell siblings are related! I also love the pancake photo!

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    1. HAHA Yes, the pancake photo was just too funny to keep to myself ;)
      I am so surprised that my babies have both been small! He does look very similar to Jillian. I'll be interested to see if it stays that way!

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