Bowen :: Two Months Old
Weight: 12 lbs 5 oz. 65th percentile & wearing 0-3's. The newborn clothes are officially packed up. 22" long. Cheek chub, thigh chub, arm chub. Chub chub chub. I love it.
Eats: 5 oz of formula, 5-6 times a day. I didn't realize how much had changed until I went back and read his 1 month update - he's dropped at least 2 feedings while bumping up 2 oz per bottle. And, he no longer chugs his bottle like it's the first meal he's had in a week ... but he also never leaves a drop behind.
Sleeps: Oh you had to ask, huh? Up until last week: in his swing, all the time. He was consistently doing 6-ish hours at night with just one feeding and 2-3 naps a day that were an hour or two long. So of course we had to go mess up a good thing. We started "crib bootcamp" this week to try and get him to sleep in his crib. I figured the earlier we break the swing habit the better, right? To say it has been a tough week would be putting it mildly. We're back to short naps and 2-3 wake ups a night. Sigh! He is also still swaddled but now thanks to the miracle blanket, no longer breaks free. This month we started a bedtime routine of bath, books & prayers. Loves loves loves bath time. Also, I have now memorized an entire Sandra Boynton book.
Hair: Still blonde, still a mullet in the back.
Eyes: Still blue! He focuses very intently on anyone who talks to him, but also loves lying on his back on the activity mat and looking into the mirror or watching his bird friends go in a circle on his swing. And ceiling fans! And lights! So much to look at.
Nicknames: Bo, Bowie, Biscuit, Fussbucket (still)
Milestones: First smile! And then lots & lots & lots more smile. Maybe the best thing I've ever seen in my life. Tummy time has become less fun now that we do it regularly, and I suddenly understand why everyone talks about babies hating tummy time. Lots more coos and noises! Still loves to sit in the babybjorn bouncer and occasionally is successful at making one of the toys attached to it spin. Mostly by accident. Loves the wubba, holds it constantly and also jerks it out of his mouth constantly. And of course, cannot put it back in yet.
Firsts: First smile! I had been waiting for that one. First tailgate & football game. First round of shots. First night in his own room. First nap in his crib. (Followed by many non-naps in his crib.) First overnight stay (at Aunt Katie's house.) I've gotten much more comfortable with taking him out now (diaper bag with LOTS of extra bottles & diapers makes me feel secure) and I've tried to taken advantage of the fact that he IS relatively portable and can nap in his car seat still to try and get out on a regular basis. We've taken more walks, gone on more errands and visited friends more this month. It's been nice to venture out from the confines of our living room.
Happy two month birthday, Bo! We just adore you, little guy.
And of course... lots of cute baby spam to follow.