Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gavin Reid, you are TWO months old!

What have you been up to???

At your 2-month check up you weighed in at 12lbs. 6oz. (70%), you were 23.5 long (73%), and your head circumference was 40 cm (52%).  Such a big boy!! You also had to get a bunch of shots and I was so worried, but of course you were super tough and took them like a champ. The nurse was very fast-she gave you all 3 shots and had band aides on them before you could even let out your first wimper!
You are wearing size 1 diapers and all of your newborn clothes are too small now. You are wearing 0-3 month and looking like such a big boy!

You are a pretty good sleeper! Except, when we lay you down each night you almost always do what we like to call "the 5-minute fake-out". You pretend like you are fast asleep for about 5 minutes and then you  wake up and we have to rock you again or give you your paci...little stinker!  You usually sleep 4-6 hour stretches and then wake up every 2 1/2 hours after that.  You usually go to bed between 10 and 11 and wake up between 3 and 4 to eat. Then you always go right back to sleep! However, you are NOT a morning person and when you wake up at 7 to eat you don't even open your eyes while you are eating or when I am changing your diaper. Since I'm not a morning person either, we sometimes go back to sleep until 9....shhhhh ;)

You also take a few 1-2 hour naps throughout the day! You like to take naps in your swing but don't like to be covered. You always kick your covers off after I wrap you up so nice and cozy!

After you eat is your happiest time and we get lots of cute smiles and coos!  Basically any time your tummy is full and you have had some good sleep! My favorite face you make is the bottom lip pout. We have tried to capture it on the camera but we can never quite get it. Usually, this face precedes a cry but sometimes you don't even get a chance because we are laughing so hard.

When you are hungry you get MAD if your bottle is taking too long or if I'm taking too long getting ready to nurse you. I didn't know something so small could produce a noise so loud!  You are eating every 3 hours during the day which is about 6 feedings a day and daddy gives you a bottle before bed every night!

We can tell you are very strong. You are holding your neck up all the time and you are constantly kicking your little legs and trying to push/crawl during tummy time. We even tried the Bumbo since you are sitting so well! We sat you in front of the couch so you could rest your head back. You weren't sure what you thought about it!

You LOVE your play mat and will lay there for an hour or so either staring at the hanging squirrel (he's your fav)  or grabbing/reaching and kicking them to hear the chimes. I love that you are so independent and can entertain yourself.

We also caved and bought the nanny napper chair with the last of our gift cards. It is wonderful and you love to lay in it after you eat. Sometimes we put it under your play mat and you like it because  you can reach all of the pieces even better. 

You are still sleeping in your cradle in our room, but I have tried putting you down for naps in your crib during the day as practice before we move you to your own room eventually. It only worked once. You prefer your swing and nap in it most days.

You also have a few nicknames: G-Reid, Gavy, Gavinator and little prince :)

Happy 2 Months Baby Boy!

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