“Little” Guy turned 2 months old today! He’s actually huge though! At least, it feels like he is huge after having some of the teensiest little girl babies around. haha He weighs 13 lb 6 oz and is in the 75th percentile for weight. He’s 22 3/4 inches long.
He outgrew all of his 0-3 month clothes and currently is wearing 3 month outfits. I think he’ll be moving on to 3-6 month clothes soon! It’s a workout to keep this kid clothed. If only it were garage sale season….. SO close, yet so far away. It’s funny because if we would have taken in a girl, we would have been set for any size nb – 4T, but boy clothes aren’t overly abundant around here.
Although Buddy rolled over multiple times when he was younger (on accident), he hasn’t been doing that anymore. I’m sure he will rediscover it soon though. He is such a strong guy! Sometimes I have to adjust the way I’m holding him because he actually will hurt me with his clawing and movements! He can hold that head up like a pro and loves to crank it back and stare down whoever is holding him. It’s a little more difficult to get that head up when he’s on his tummy on the floor, but he sure does try!
He still plays pretty happily on the floor. He used to just fall asleep wherever, but lately he’s been a little more whiny about that. He will still sleep great and fairly often, but he prefers I pick him up and put him to sleep (this only takes about 1-2 minutes and he’s out). With 2 busy, needy girls, he doesn’t always get his way, but when I can I will. He usually naps in the boppy pillow up on the couch or sometimes on his play mat on the floor. He has to be pretty tired for the play mat though since he doesn’t usually prefer sleeping flat on his back in the middle of everything.
Sleeping at night has been absolutely amazing. I mean, absolutely amazing! At least, I think so!! He’s been doing 8 1/2 hour nights for the last few weeks and it’s SOOoooo, SOOooo nice!! He’s much fussier in the evening, and I usually let him kind of cry off and on after his 8 p.m. feeding. That wears him out fast and then he has his biggest night time feeding (4 ounces) at 10:30 p.m. and goes RIGHT to sleep. He stays that way until I go in at 7 a.m. and wake him up – yes, I actually wake him up in the morning!! He is awesome. Maybe I’m just used to nursing babies who usually can’t make it nearly that long, but wow! I wrap him in a snuggly thing for bed and lay him down awake and he just goes to sleep in there good as can be!
Little One enjoys the girls talking to him and keeping him amused. He’s starting to like watching them and having them around more and more as he gets older. Abby is a sweet caretaker with him and will gently try to calm him down when he’s upset. She will lay by him and put her finger out hoping he will grab on to it. She loves “teaching him” how to grab the hanging toys on his play mat. Evie is more rambunctious with her love. I think she would actually smother him with love if I wasn’t constantly watching. I’m glad he’s a big baby, because he doesn’t seem to mind when she “hugs” him (aka practically lays on top of him). She enjoys laying on the play mat by him and talking to him. They both love “Baby Boy” a lot!
Baby finally started smiling about a week ago and has been doing it more and more. He LOVES being talked to and will get all excited about talking back. He does intentionally grab at his toys sometimes although it’s still pretty hit and miss for him.
It has definitely become “normal” for all of us to have BB with us. He’s become a part of our family, although we have no idea if things will eventually be changing. He’s a sweetie.