Monday, January 10, 2011

2 Months Old

Matthew is 2 months old!! 2 big changes happened this for the better, one not so much. I'll start with the fun stuff.
This month, Matthew started doing a TON of this:
We just love his big grin. We had to work hard for Caroline's smiles but Matthew gives them up easily which is great. He has also started to coo in the back of his throat which is my fav! Matthew and I like to have cooing conversations (bet you're glad you don't have to hear that :-) So it has been really fun watching Matthew become so much more social and interactive this month!
This month also brought about another change. My baby boy became a VERY fussy little man. The pediatrician diagnosed Matthew with colic at his 2 month appointment (this is in addition to his reflux). Starting right after he turned one month old, Matthew started having loooooooong periods of crying/screaming everyday from about 5-9 p.m. Long gone was our happy and content baby. It has been so hard when he is inconsolable, and I hate not being able to do anything to soothe him. Unfortunately, this is also the same time Matt gets home from work, we're all hungry, and Caroline needs some extra attention. It has been TOUGH!! Daytime sleep has been very difficult for Matthew as it is hard to soothe him to sleep and he has the lovely 45 minute nap intruder (I hate that thing!) Thank goodness for the swing which is where Matthew takes all of his naps for the most part.
Thankfully, Matthew is doing well at night (probably because he's so tired from crying so much during the day). He goes down for the night around 8:30/9:00 after his 7:30 bottle. Then has a "dream feed" around 10 and sleeps until 3:30 a.m. He's eats at 3:30 then goes back to sleep until 7:30. It's a manageable schedule although it's hard because Caroline was sleeping through the night at his age. I know he'll get there though. The pediatrician told us he doesn't need that 3:30 feeding, but I'm not sure how to cut it out (he drinks a full 5 ounces at this feeding).
Here are some more things Matthew is up to at 2 months:
***he likes his playmat and bouncy chair
***he loves watching our faces and will just grin and coo away...especially on the changing table
***he now really enjoys bathtime (as long as the water is very warm)
***he bats at toys hanging over him
***he adores his sister and watches her/listens to her very attentively
***still wears size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes
***still likes his carseat but will NOT stay asleep in it when the car stops (ugh)
***wants to be held nonstop, all day long, especially in the evening
***has blue eyes that we think might not change...they are more blue than Caroline's ever were
***he has the most adorable dimple on his right cheek (and a VERY tiny one on his left)
***likes to eat about 4-5 ounces every 3 hours
We love our little guy so much even though his colic has been very hard to deal with...we are praying we see an end to it this next month. Everyone says 3 months is the magic month. Oh how I hope that is true although I don't want to get my hopes up!!
2 Months Stats:
Weight: 11 pounds, 10 ounces (50th%)
Length: 22 3/4 inches (50th%)
Head circumference: 15 1/4 inches (50th%)


Katie - a Blessed Mommy! said...

He is cute!
E has a dimple on her right side too- dimple buddies;)
I hate that darn 45 min intruder too- it's been a problem for us the last few days-UGH!
Hang in there
hoping colic goes away soon!!!
Love u- k

Travis and Andrea said...

He is so cute! Hang in there. I hope the colic ends faster than you are hoping.

Emily said...

Matthew has the cutest smiles!! What fun! He and Caroline look so much alike - what fun!
So sorry that you guys have been dealing w/ the colic too. That is sad for everyone involved!!!!