Crikey we got to the 2 month update quickly. Well he’s actually 9 weeks so over 2 months old. My little baby boy is growing so fast, but I’m actually not feeling emotional about how quickly the time is going anymore. I’m just loving watching him develop and change everyday.
His smiles are infectious and his baby chat just melts my heart. I’m so in love with him it brings a tear to my eye. Which isn’t something I expected to feel so early on if I’m totally honest, it took a lot longer with Lamb due to my severe baby blues.
My little guzzler is still feeding pretty regularly. There’s no pattern to his feeds and unfortunately our 3 hourly night feeds have gone out of the window. After his first leap at around 4 1/2-5 weeks his feeds can be anywhere from every 1 1/2 hours to every 3 hours. Yawn.
Breastfeeding is full established and I haven’t needed to give him a bottle. I’m producing plenty of milk for him and he’s still gaining around 3/4 of a pound every 2 weeks. Last time he was weighed he was 10b 14oz, so I’m sure he’s at least 11 1/2 lbs now.
I’m sure you can tell from how often he feeds he’s obviously not sleeping for long periods of time during the night. Having said that he has definitely learned the difference between day and night. He’s much more awake/alert during the day and at night even when he’s ‘awake’ for a feed his eyes are almost always closed and he’s straight back to sleep after 5/10 minutes of feeding.
Over the last week of so I’ve started putting him to bed on his own. He’s really good at falling asleep on his own without crying. I can tell when he’s tired as he gets pretty agitated and shouts at me. His bedtime is around 8pm and he will usually sleep until midnight. That’s his long sleep. after that its every 2-3 hours.
He doesn’t sleep for long periods of time during the day either. I thin he’s quite a light sleeper so easily startles himself and can often have quick 10 minute naps (hence why the blog is a little neglected at the moment!)
Unlike his brother BB hates his car seat. Hence why it took us 9 hours to drive back from Wales yesterday. He literally sleeps for 10 minutes then wakes up screaming. If you were a fly on the wall it would of been like a comedy sketch. We had to stop so many times. Yes, I also cried.
His smiles and coos are happening daily. He’s definitely trying to ‘talk’ to me and it’s the cutest thing ever. He has a super strong head and seems to enjoy tummy time (certainly more than his broth did).
I’ve noticed BB watching his dad enter and leave the room. Obviously because I’m breastfeeding he spends most of his time bonding with me, close to me, and his poor dad has to work hard for his attention. But to our delight he definitely knows who his daddy is and really does follow him with his eyes as he leaves the room. It’s lovely.
We get lots of smiles when Lamb is mourned BB, he really does love his brother and recognises his voice. I think this is why I’m not so emotional about him growing so fast. I just love seeing there relationship develop.
At exactly 8 weeks BB had his first immunisations. He did so well considering they have 3 injections and one oral medicine. The poor guy cried but was soon comforted by a bit of boob. I gave him calpol straight away, but completely forgot to give hi a second dose 4-6 hours later and he soon reminded me. His temperature didn’t rise luckily but he was obviously suffering. He was totally fine the next day and only needed 3 doses of calpol.
That’s it for now. Come back next month for his 3 month update 🙂