Monday, November 19, 2012

2 Month Update

Sawyer is 2 months old!  Its hard to believe that it was only 2 months ago that he was still inside my belly.  My oh my how our lives have changed but I couldn't imagine life without my little boy. 


See how advanced he is?  He's holding up two fingers....or flashing a gang sign.  Hard to tell.



We had our two month well baby check with Dr. Irwin today that included several immunizations (1 oral and 2 shots).  I'm pretty sure it was harder on Mommy than it was on Sawyer.  He cried for about 30 seconds and was fine.  Dr. Irwin says he's doing great and she is very pleased with his growth.

Size:  12 lbs 7 oz (75th-90th %), 23.8 inches long (75th-90th %) and head 15.6 inches (50th %).  Still like his daddy.  He gained exactly 3 pounds since his one month visit.  We are well into size 1 diapers.  He is mostly out growing his 0-3 month clothes and fitting well into 3 month Carter's outfits but still has a little room.  He also fit into his first pair of jeans for church on Sunday - so cute!!!



Developmental Milestones:  Sawyer is showing much improved head control especially when upright.  He doesn't enjoy tummy time but is able to hold his head up and lift his chest especially when he is propped up on his arms.  He can track objects with his eyes and definitely focuses on Mommy.  Smiles and coos have been abundant especially in the last 2 weeks and it melts my heart.

 


Eating: Sawyer and I have hit our stride in the breast feeding department.  After struggling with lots of pain and discomfort the first 4 weeks, we've made a breakthrough.  I no longer need the shield to feed him comfortably and he has definitely gotten more efficient making those middle of the night feedings much quicker.

Sleeping:  You can read about our struggles here.  The last couple of weeks seem to have been more rough than his first 6 weeks of life.  He is able to sleep a 5 hour stretch occasionally but I think he gets gassy and some reflux in the middle of the night causing some fussiness and waking every hour or so.  If we bring him into bed with us he tends to sleep great but I don't want to get him in the habit of sleeping in our bed.  I'm hoping the sleeping 7-8 hours comes soon for my own sanity.

Likes/Dislikes:  He loves his Wubbanub, his fuzzy puppy blanket, and his swing.  He now likes being naked - getting dressed in the mornings on his changing pad are some of our happiest and smiliest times of the day.  He can get overstimulated very quickly leading to 5-10 minute periods of screaming so we try to be very careful.  He's also not a big fan of tummy time and occasionally doesn't like car rides.


 

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