Monday, December 31, 2012

3 months

3 months!

I am doing much better this month at getting this out relatively close to on time. Everett turned 3 months on the 28th.

At 3 months, Everett...

-Babbles much more frequently and gurgles some. He also has started going 'ayayayayay' when he is semi-crying which I think is so funny.

-Celebrated his first Christmas!

-Smiles big gummy smiles all the time. He's getting so close to giggling too. I. Love. This.

-Eats 5-6 ounces 5 times a day. Typically 6 ounces in the morning around 7, then 5 ounces at 11:00 or 11:30, 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30. Still a combo of breast milk and formula.

-Is such a great sleeper. He typically sleeps from after his 8:30 pm bottle to 7 am or so. He's in a really predictable routine right now. He takes a long nap in the morning but usually he wakes up, is awake for around an hour and a half, and then starts to get sleepy and naps for about an hour and a half.

-Still loves being held but tolerates more and more alone time. He will play alone for short periods of time during the first hour he's awake. The last half hour before nap time, not so much. He likes to play in his swing, laying under his mobile, and in his jumperoo even though he's way too small for it. Still no luck on getting him to transition from his little rocker bed to a crib.

-No idea about length and weight. I do know he has thunder thighs. :)

-Three months was not the magic ticket to no reflux for us but it's definitely much improved.

-Has mastered getting his thumb in his mouth and it definitely soothes him. The only problem now is that he sometimes gags himself with it.

-Tolerates a couple minutes of tummy time before crying ensues. He rolled over this week!!

-Still sticks his tongue out most of the day.

-His favorite activity is standing up in your lap and bouncing up and down. Preferably right on your bladder.

Enjoy some pics! We are absolutely loving this age!

Friday, December 21, 2012

2 months!

Well, we're closing in on 3 months around here, but as I warned you last time, these will never come on time.

Now, the tricky part is for me to remember the things he was doing at 2 months since he does a lot more stuff now.  I did take the picture right at 2 months this time though, which is great success if you ask me.  (I actually wrote a post for this on his 2 month birthday and then when I added the picture, Blogger deleted the writing.  And I didn't have it in me to post again.  And apparently it took 3 weeks for me to work up the energy to re-post.  Which makes blogging very similar to running.  It takes me at least 3 weeks to find interest in running after I've done it once.)

At 2 months, Everett...

-Babbles more and more

-Took his first official trip to Aggieland while his daddy was home over Thanksgiving.  Whoop.

-Has totally mastered the baby smile, but it's still pretty hard to come by.  You really have to entertain him well to get a full-face baby smile, but when you do, it's the very best part of your day.  Promise.

-Eats a lot.  This kid loooooves his milk.  He cries every time it's taken away (unless he's mostly asleep), no matter how much he eats.  He eats about 4 ounces per feeding, 6 times a day, a combination of formula and breast milk.  (Sorry, for those of you uninterested or creeped out by that- some of this is just for me to remember.)

-Is such a great sleeper.  He typically goes from about 10:30 pm to 6 am or so.  Sometimes a little bit longer than that, sometimes a little bit less.  I am so very much happier to be getting really good sleep these days.  He's also in a pretty good routine now, so most of our days (schedule-wise) look pretty much the same.  This makes my heart happy.  Mommy hates change.

-Is generally perfectly content as long as he's being held, but he's starting to enjoy some self-play more often.  He loves anything with a mobile - his play mat, swing, or even the mobile in his crib.  (Although he despises sleeping in his crib.  We'll get to that in the 3 month update.  Try to go on normally with your lives until then, despite your excitement.)

-Is now gaining weight like a champ.  At his 2 month appointment, he was in the 15th percentile for weight (10 lb 10 oz), 52nd percentile for height (24 in) and 80th percentile for head circumference.  Yep, 80th.  He's got a big ole head.

-Is still having reflux, but it's definitely getting better.  The medicine he's on keeps it from burning so it doesn't make him cry, and it seems to happen less often.  Come on, three months, when it's supposed to just about go away.

-Is mitten-free and boy does he love his thumbs.  Good grief.  He doesn't usually scratch himself anymore now, so he's allowed to have free rein over sticking those thumbs in his mouth.  And he does so every time they happen to find their way in.  He still han't mastered getting them in there on his own, so it still only happens by chance.  Which apparently is extremely upsetting when you're 2 months old and have such a fondness for your thumbs.

-The paci has lost some of its power.  He really prefers his thumbs.  It still works sometimes though so I  never leave the house without one.

-Remember my comment about loving to be on his belly?  Things change.  He'll nap there if he's already out, but for the most part he naps in his own bed almost every time now so it's not really an option.  He's not a fan of tummy time when he's awake, although at 2 months, we had only done it once or twice.

-Still loves to stick that tongue out.

-Is finally slowing down on the doctor's visits.  All is well with the weight gain (finally - after 6 weeks) so we went to a normal doctor schedule.  And no more specialists.  Except a small circumcision issue that we'll have to address.  Poor little guy.

-The milk belly expansion has slowly spread elsewhere.  His thighs are filling out as well as his cheeks.  Oh those cheeks!  I just love them.  I kiss them approximately 4.2 million times per day.

I love love love love this kid.  (See below the massive change from one to two months.  Oh my word.  So much cheeks.)