Hello & happy Friday!
I’m sure I will say the same thing every month (or year) of his life until he has a kid of his own, but how is little man already 2 months old? In just a couple of weeks, my maternity leave ends and I won’t be spending nearly every hour of every day with him. I don’t even want to think about it! :-(
Yesterday was Luca’s official 2 month birthday and also his 2-month doctor check-up. Never again will I schedule his appointment on his actual birthday. Not that he knows the difference, but it just seems cruel since he had a few different immunizations (that resulted in tears, naturally).
The doctor says little man—emphasis on little—is doing well. I’m a bit disappointed he hasn’t gained more weight (he gained 1 pound and 6 ounces since his one month visit, putting him at 8 lbs 14 oz) but he is gaining steadily (which is the important part!). His height increased from 21 inches to 23, which makes him a little string bean. Much like his father (vermicelli man), I think Luca is going to be thin and tall(ish). His head circumference increased just fine from 36 to 37 ¾ cm, so he’s going to be smart like his momma. And his daddy, of course. ;-)
He’s definitely eating well because he’s wetting and dirtying plenty of diapers! At the doctor’s recommendation (to get a feel for how much I’ll pump when I return to work) I let Mark feed Luca a bottle a few times and pumped for those sessions. During last night’s 1 AM session, I got around 5 ounces, which puts my mind at ease since Luca is much more effective at removing milk than the pump is (early on, I was pumping literal droplets). Plus, I’m in the process of trying to increase my supply by taking fenugreek, eating lactation cookies (full of oats, flax, and brewer’s yeast), and drinking Mother’s Milk tea so he has plenty to drink while I’m away.
He’s also right where he should be developmentally. Though not a huge fan of tummy time, he’s able to hold up his head much better than last month. He’s also quite the talker, cooing and squealing all the time. And he’s full of smiles!
Oddly enough he’s grown to love having his diaper changed (he hated it early on). If he’s crying when I take him into the nursery, he almost instantly stops when I put him on his changing table. He’s even getting better with baths, probably because we’ve learned that the water was too cool before. He’s also discovered his hands and loves sucking his thumb (he often goes for the whole fist!).
He still loves his daily strolls and the occasional car rides, too. I’ve also started putting him in the bumbo seat for a bit, but he’s still not quite sure what to think of it.
Like most babies, he’s not a big fan of dirty diapers. He’s napping more during the day (thank God!) often in his swing (which he hated before). He’s still sleeping well at night (I’m usually up anywhere between 1 AM and 2:30 AM for a feed and up again around 5 or 6 AM). This should work out perfectly for my work schedule (which, as I mentioned above I’m not thinking about!).
Happy 2 months, Luca! I can’t wait to spend our first Christmas together and see how much you grow and change in this next month. We love you so much!