My sweet baby, Mason, you are TWO MONTHS OLD!
We’ve had such a fun month together! We took you to the park twice when we were blessed with warmer weather (we’re under a winter storm warning AGAIN today!) and even though you slept through most of it, I think you had fun! You’ve had lots of visitors from all the people who love you. You moved up a size in your bottles, your clothes, and your carseat straps! My sweet boy, you are growing right before my very eyes.
What are your stats and what does the doctor say?
We go for your 2 month checkup with Dr. Chris on Thursday, so for now you are roughly 11.5ish or more pounds (according to the bathroom scale). I’m guessing you are 22-23 inches long….you seem to be a tall boy! You outgrew all your newborn clothes in length before anything else!
What are you eating?
You are still eating Enfamil Newborn and up until yesterday you were eating 4.5oz every 3-4 hours. Yesterday we decided you were still a little fussy after your bottle so we upped it 5oz every 3-4 hours! You are a hungry boy and love to eat!
When do you eat and sleep?
Like I said before, you eat about every 3-4 hours day and night. You take several naps during the day but they seem to be getting shorter, like little cat naps instead of longer ones. You’re starting to stay awake more during the day! We are trying to get a bedtime routine in place. At around your 9:00pm feeding, we start to get you ready for bed. Mommy feeds you your 5oz bottle while daddy runs a warm bath for you. After you’ve eaten we put you in the bath for a while and you really enjoy the warm water…you seem to try to sink down further into the water and mommy has to hold you up so you don’t get water in your ears! You usually start to yawn in the bath, and that’s mommy’s cue to get you out. After drying off and getting a nice clean diaper on, mommy rubs you down with lavender bedtime lotion. Sometimes you like this, sometimes you don’t. If you’re REALLY tired you get a little cranky and just want to go to bed. After your lotion I get you dressed in a long sleeve onesie and a warm pair of socks then wrap you up in your nice warm Sleep Sack. Once you’re swaddled in your sleep sack you get one more ounce of formula. You’re pretty much dozing by then, so daddy rocks you a little to make sure you’re good and asleep then puts you down in the Rock n Play on mommy’s side of the bed. You usually sleep until 1:30ish, depending on what time you began eating last (usually about 4-4.5 hours from the time you started your last bottle). You get another 5oz bottle and diaper change if needed, then you go back to bed — now WHERE you go back to bed is the question! We had trouble getting you to sleep in your bassinet in the beginning, so we bought the Rock n Play and you loved it! Here lately you don’t seem to like to go back into the Rock n Play after your first middle of the night feeding. You’ll sleep maybe 30-45 minutes and then get restless and grunt and grown until you finally start whining. Once we pick you up to hold you you’re right back to sleep, so you usually spend your middle stretch in bed with mommy or in the recliner with daddy. Not ideal, but we’re trying to figure out a better plan. You might start sleeping in your crib sooner than we thought! (First we have to move it into our bedroom!) You’ll usually wake up around 4:30-5:00 again for another bottle and at that time you usually go back into the Rock n Play pretty easily where you’ll sleep until 7:30-8:00 and then we’re up to start our day!
What do your routines look like?
Your routines are still pretty much based on eating and sleeping. Like I said before you eat about every 3-4 hours. After you eat we play for a little while…daddy likes to tickle under your chin and make you laugh. Mommy bicycles your legs and sings our bicycle song to you. We try to fit in some tummy time too but you don’t like it too much. Sometimes we let you lay in your crib and watch your mobile go round, you seem to really love this and kick and giggle the whole time! Sometimes you’re content to sit in your bouncy chair, you seem to really like sitting up and seeing what’s going on. You usually sit happily in it while daddy and I eat dinner. About an hour to an hour and a half after you eat you start to get a little sleepy and fussy. We swaddle you up and rock a little then put you down in your Rock n Play in your room for a nap. Depending on how long you nap, you either wake up ready to play or wake up hungry. This routine continues throughout the day until we start your bedtime routine that I went over earlier.
What size clothes and diapers are you wearing?
You are a growing boy! You are wearing mostly 0-3 months clothes and some 3 months clothes. You are still in size 1 diapers, but we will probably buy size 2 the next time we buy diapers. We get the big box off Amazon and I’m afraid you wouldn’t make it through another big box of 1’s 🙂
What are some things you love?
You love to EAT! Haha. You love warm bathes, you just look up at me and grin the whole time! You love when daddy tickles you. You love your mobile in your crib. You LOVE your bouncy chair and you love shaking your toy keys!
What are some things you don’t love?
You still don’t like waiting for your bottle….Sometimes that warmer is just not fast enough! You don’t like sitting in your carseat unless it is moving. You really do not like tummy time!
What can you do?
You’re still holding your head up like a big boy! Getting less wobbly everyday! You smile a lot on purpose and you even laugh and giggle too! You coo and “talk” and make new sounds everday. You’ve found your hands and you love sucking on them!
Who has visited and watched you?
You’ve had plenty of visitors from family…Sometimes mommy gets tired of everyone dropping by! Your grandma (on dad’s side) stayed with you a couple hours one day while mommy and daddy went shopping. Aunt S and Uncle C stayed with you one day while mommy and daddy went out to eat and run errands. These were trial runs too because Aunt S and grandma will be taking turns keeping you on Fridays along with your nana (mommy’s mom).
What are some of your nicknames?
We call you “Guy” a lot (like ‘Hey Guy, what’s wrong?’). Mommy calls you Piglet while you eat because you’re so eager and a little messy!
What are we looking forward to in the next month?
Before you turn 3 months you will have your first set of shots (Thursday!) Yuck! You will stay with your sitters for the first time when mommy goes back to work. You will work on tummy time some more and really get those neck and arm muscles beefed up 🙂 You will celebrate your first St. Patty’s Day but sorry Guy, no pub crawl for you! 😉