weight: 10lbs 13.5oz as of 10/11
height: 24in as of 10/11
head: 15in as of 10/11 - a big noggin!
sleep: were at rockstar status with this one. bedtime is 1030-11pm and he will sleep until isaiah wakes him somewhere in the 4-5am range. they spend an hour together and crue goes back down until he wakes up on his own (unless we have plans) and thats usually between 10am-noon! this weekend the boy slept until 1! finally at 1:04 we were like "OK buddy, wake up!" he is totally my boy. in other words, when he begins teething or has his first sleep regression, we will be in for a wild surprise.
eating: often. growth spurts galore! we did have a while where baby boy wasnt gaining enough weight, and were told to supplement with formula for a week. we didnt necessarily want to do that. i cried like a baby for 3 days straight and i began pumping like CRAZY to always have extra breast milk to feed back to him. he gained 1lb 1oz in 8 days so what were doing is working, despite it being a lot of work for me. i was super upset to not be able to nurse as often or as long since he usually needs a bottle afterwards for a little extra dessert, but. i am still giving him my nutrition. thank the lord i am finally figuring that out! he is thriving, growing and a MUCH happier boy to get a bottle if nursing alone doesnt fill his belly. if we give a bottle while were out & about, he will chow down 4-6oz. hungry babe!
mood: we are totally getting the hang of this and knowing each other. it helps that we get a good nights rest, because crue will not nap during the day. someeeetimes he will fall asleep in the car if we run errands, but wakes up within 1-5 minutes of being put down once we arrive to where ever it is we're going. thankfully though - we are happy and we have lots of fun. this boy is my new best friend.
loves: smiling! stretching out and putting his arms way above his head, taking baths and showers, being on his changing pad, listening to music and looking at his new (blue) sea horse!
wearing: we are mixing in some of our last NB diapers with our size 1's. finishing up our stack of pampers swaddlers and entering in our huge stack of honest diapers. we have about 3 cloth diapers and use them at random times, which isnt often. he is getting pretty long for some of his NB onesie's but absolutely drowns in 99% of his 0-3 month clothing. i never thought my 2 month old would still be in newborn! we've had to go out and buy MORE on multiple occasions, because we just didnt buy a lot of newborn clothing to begin with. im assuming he's high on the 9lb range or on the low 10lb range now - so when isaiah and i took a NB onesie off him the other night that said "7lbs and under", we had to chuckle a bit.
milestones: we've passed another growth spurt and wonder week. we left him for the first time with grandma and grandpa while we saw Wicked for our first date night since becoming parents, crue went to his first football game at daddy's high school for homecoming and was a champ the whole time! we ventured out to the apple orchard for his first hay ride and will be having MANY more fall firsts to come! tummy time is a bust because he rather roll over. he holds his own bottle for long minutes at a time. he's social smiling all the time and has found his hands. little beeb is constantly trying to put a fist (or two) in his mouth!
mama: i have not lost a pound since week 4. talk about plateau much?! im still 9 pounds away from pre pregnancy weight, with about 20 more to lose after that. either way, the countdown to our cruise is ON and i have GOT to get my booty goin! every tuesday from 130-3, crue and i head to our hospital for a new parent connection class, and it is okay. the first time i was the only mom who showed up... talk about AWKWARD. two weeks ago there were 4 moms, and yesterday only 2. its not really a good time - but we both enjoy getting out of the house. we've shared our birth stories etc and sing songs, which crue seems to love "wheels on the bus" - so for now, we will keep going. (although all the moms i have met are going back to work soon, and i refuse to be the only mom attending!)
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