Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shortcake: Two Months Old

And just like that, we have a two month old. I really like snuggling newborns, but something magical always happens when you hit that 4-6 week mark. Our little man smiles, talks, and most recently laughs! So much fun to interact with and see that recognition. In other milestones, he has found his hands. No longer are they clenched tight 24 hours a day. They explore the space around him and make it to his mouth for some sucking action. He has also developed the important skill of making spit and drool. Bibs here we come. We had his two month appointment on Friday and not surprisingly he weighs 12 pounds and 9 ounces (62%) and is 24 inches long (73%) with a head circumference of 40 cm (87%).  All in all, a very healthy little man.

He still sleeps a lot throughout the day and is only waking up around once per night. While he has had some more crying spells, he is still a fairly calm and relaxed baby. He nurses well about every three hours and takes a pumped bottle when needed. His sisters love to be all over him and he tolerates it pretty well, but at times just gets overwhelmed and need momma to come to the rescue.
We are so blessed to have our little Shortcake in this family. And while I can't wait to see who he grows up into, I kind of want to bottle up this time as well.
Here is Cream at 2 months.
And Peachy at 2 months.

1 comment :

  1. Oh wow! I can really see the resemblance to the girls now that he's getting a little bigger! And all that hair already!