Saturday, December 1, 2012

Caleb 2 Months



I've said it now hundreds of times but I cannot believe how big this little boy is. He even has neck rolls in the back (see photo below). It's mostly good that he is so big. It's easy to see that he is growing well and I didn't have to worry as much when he couldn't eat during his hospital stay but my arms and back are killing me.

He coos often and will smile as he gazes into your eyes. Watch out though, if he does this to you it will completely steal your heart. He is such a lazy boy. It has always been difficult to get him to nurse thoroughly. He will only bear weight on his legs for a moment. So for now we think he will be bit slower to reach the physical milestones and a bit faster with the verbal ones.

We are still bottle feeding him most of the time (I pump). He drinks 7-10 ounces 5-6 times in 24hrs. The bottles will dribble a bit of milk and so we always tuck a burp cloth under his chin before feeding him to catch the dribbles. When he feels that burp cloth he either wiggles in excitement and smiles/giggles or completely stops fussing and roots around for the bottle.

He has been sleeping 7-8 hours most nights waking to eat (it usually only takes 20 minutes for him to be fed 9 ounces and changed twice) and then he goes back down for 3-4 hours. He has recently slept through the night from 8ish to 7ish. It was amazing. I get to rock him to sleep every nap and at night. Caleb and I love it. He also loves his swaddle sack and I am worried there will be trouble soon since he is so wide it almost won't Velcro and yes he's in the largest size.

He has discovered himself in the mirror and will coo and babble while staring at himself for an hour at a time without fussing. He still loves the fan and his mobile will fascinate him too. He loves to be read to; it cures his evening fussiness like magic.

He is such a happy baby.

 
His length is mostly in his torso. That shirt is labeled size 6-9 months and we almost couldn't button it up.

 He is such a big little thing!

 The neck rolls on the back of his neck.

 Note the Buddha belly hanging over his jeans.

We love this little guy like crazy. I is so fun to watch him grow.

2 month stats:
Weight: 15lbs 9oz... 98th percentile
Length: 24.25 inches... 96th percentile

 ...and of course we had to get a couple with big brother...

 Their faces say it all.

 Archie, kiss Caleb! *head butt*... close enough. Sorry Caleb.

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