Sunday, April 12, 2009

Luke is 2 Months Old!

We can hardly believe our little guy is already 2 months old! In some ways, this is sad because is he growing so fast! We had our 2 month check up today and he is up to 12 pounds, 12 ounces, 22 1/2 inches and is about ready for size 2 diapers. In other ways, I am glad we have passed the 8 week mark because he finally turned a corner with his sleep habits at about 7 1/2 weeks. He still gets up 3-4 times a night but the timing is now more predictable and and he can make it for slightly longer stretches in between each feeding. As of now, he goes down for good at about 10:00 pm (after fighting it for about an hour) and then is up for good usually after 8:30 am. I am still very sleep deprived, but coping with it better.

Here are the 2 month updates:

  • 12 lbs, 12 oz (70th percentile), 22 1/2 inches long (40th percentile)
  • The BEST update -- Luke is social smiling! We get the best smiles just after he has eaten and had his diaper changed and is otherwise most comfortable. We can tell he is on the verge of cooing, but we are not there just yet.
  • We had our first illness -- Luke got conjunctivitis last week. My mom says most babies get it 2-3 times in the first couple years. I took him to the doctor and we got his first prescription. While I still had to wipe his eye through the night to get the gunk cleared off, it was not a terrible first illness for me to have to deal with. I think a cold would have been much worse.
  • He tracks us pretty well with his eyes as we set him down and move away. It's fun that he knows Mom and Dad!
  • He no longer wails during every diaper change. Still does sometimes, but has learned that getting clean britches is a good thing.
  • Still loves bath time and we have now incorporated it into a bedtime routine since it relaxes him so much.
  • I mentioned this already, but he finally lost his cord at 7 weeks, 2 days old.
  • wears 3 month or 3-6 month clothes
  • can hold his head up on his own when being held for short periods of time
  • sleeps on back at night, tummy during the day
  • still hiccups frequently
  • LOVES the Baby Bjorn
  • LOVES to be held and cuddled close

Recent pictures
(not the best quality, but we were desperately trying to capture some good smiles):

You can get a good look at his battle wounds in the below picture. Those nails grow so fast I can't keep them cut short enough and the poor guy attacks his face.

This one just gives you a good idea of how big he is now. Still looks tiny, but certainly fills out his car seat better than he used to!

We love this baby boy and can't wait to post his 3 month update!


Nanna said...

I can't believe how much Luke has grown! The pictures are adorable. I can't wait to get my arms around him again. I miss all of you so much! =-)