Caleb is two months old today! I really don’t know where the time is going, but it’s definitely flying!
He is very much on the large side still. He is approximately 14.5 pounds, but it’s just a guess after weighing at home. At his doctor’s appointment three weeks ago (one month appointment that was a bit later than a month), he was 12 pounds, 4 ounces and 88th percentile for weight. We have his two month appointment in a little over a week. He’s been in size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothing for about two weeks now. Yikes! He is currently drinking about 5 ounces at each feeding, and eating about every two hours during the day; he has quite the appetite!
He is starting to get more and more of a personality. He now smiles for real which absolutely kills me! He does it the most in the mornings when he’s well rested. Basically, talking and smiling to him will usually garner a smile in return! I absolutely love it.
He has a few things he really likes including this new monkey that’s attached to his carseat, the mobile above his crib, being pantless (yup), and finally his swing. He hated it at first, but now he’s starting to like it. He still cries in it half the time, but the other half it’ll actually calm him down and put him to sleep. He loves facing out, sitting up, and looking around at the world. He’s not a fan of lying down anymore, unless he’s sleeping, and he prefers us walking him around instead of sitting… oy! He really just likes being in motion. Car rides generally soothe him and put him to sleep, and we’ve taken him to the mall a few times to walk him around in his stroller which has the same effect.
Sleep has been somewhat inconsistent. We had three amazing nights this month (8 hours, 9 hours, and 10 hours) which I was so grateful for and excited about. Other than that, he generally still sleeps a five hour stretch followed by a three hour stretch which isn’t really bad, but I got spoiled by those awesome nights. Then of course we had a crappy three hour night a few days ago that reminded me of the early weeks. We’re hoping that doesn’t happen again.
He’s still sleeping next to our bed in his Rock and Play but is quickly becoming too long for it. We’ve tried daytime naps in his crib which haven’t been the best. He did four days a in a row, in which he slept a bit longer each day (7 minutes, 8 minutes, 9 minutes, then 90 minutes… not sure where he’s getting his math from! I was thrilled about that 90 minute one though!). The last couple of weeks, he hasn’t been sleeping well during the day though (resulting in fussiness), and has instantly awoken any time I put him in the crib. We may just have to go cold turkey at night and just start putting him in there at bedtime once the video monitor gets installed by Jerry. The goal was to have him in his crib by the time I go back to work (which is in two weeks!). I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared about him sleeping in another room though. Mamas, any tips on getting over that fear of having him out of my sight in his own room?
Caleb has had a couple of firsts this month including his first time out to dinner (he did well!), his first St. Patrick’s Day (yes, he is a bit Irish on my mom’s side), and his first photo with the Easter Bunny. He refused to smile for that one, but all things considered (giant creepy bunny), he did great by simply NOT crying!
So all in all, it’s been a month of ups and downs with some great nights of sleep, some NOT so great nights of sleeps, lots of smiles, but also lots of fussiness. Some days are easy and great, others are hard, particularly when he’s overtired and refuses to sleep or be put down. In general though, he’s a good little baby and his face always makes me smile. I learn a little bit more each day about being a mom!