Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Miles 2 months

Miles Patrick you are 2 months old!

What have you been up to this past month?

Weight: 9 pounds 7 ounces (.94 percentile) 
Height: 22 inches (5th percentile)
Head circumference: 15.75 inches (68th percentile)

Dr. Kolsky was concerned about your weight since at your 1 month appointment you were in the 40th percentile for weight, and this month you were below the 1st percentile for weight! You spit up ALL.THE.TIME. After I nurse you, it literally seems like you throw up everything that I just fed you. You need frequent burping, and end up going through multiple burp cloths, bibs and outfits daily. It seems like I don't get to see your cute clothes very often, because they are either covered up by a bib or soaking wet with spit up! Thankfully, spitting up does not bother you at all. You don't even seem to notice that it happens and for that I am so grateful!

The transition to 4 little kids has been great. Life doesn't stop, you just fit right in and come along for the ride! You have such a laid back, easy personality that it has made the change easier. You fall asleep in the car seat and do great being toted around from place to place, activity to activity. 

You are beginning to have more awake periods. You have a couple hours where you are awake in both the morning and evening. You are the sleepiest in the middle of the day. 

You still wear newborn size diapers and mostly newborn clothes. You can fit into a few of your 0-3 month outfits.

Nursing is going well. You nurse every 3 hours during the day.

At night you are sleeping 4-5 hour stretches. I feel horrible because you will wake up at night because you have spit up everywhere. To help with the spit up, we have the head of your bassinet slightly elevated. You still sleep in the bassinet in our room.

You got your first set of shots this month and tolerated them well!

You have the biggest, most charming brown eyes.

Besides the constant spitting up, you are an absolute dream baby. So easy and content!

You cry when you are tired or hungry. You will also stop crying almost immediately when someone picks you up. I think being 4th child, you are learning to cherish those times you get held!
You are a cuddler, and loves to sleep upright on our chests.

At home, you sit in the bouncy seat or on the boppy, watching the chaos of your brothers and sister playing around you! 

Although they are not your favorite, you are tolerating baths better. I tend to just shower with you instead.

You still have lots of hair. It gets oily fast from all the little fingers touching it and kisses you receive!
Your brothers and sisters love you. Matthew and Mason like to say hi, and hold you for a few minutes at a time. Your sister on the other hand, is like a second mommy to you. She LOVES to hold you, and is a big helper!

You got circumcised at 5 weeks of age. You did great!

You love to be swaddled. You sleep swaddled at night and for some of your naps during the day. If you are ever fussy, we can just swaddle you up and it seems to settle you right now. 

During tummy time, you just lay your head down and fall asleep. Your brother Mason used to do the same thing!
You take the bottle really well.

 Grandpa and Gabby love to babysit you! 

You stay with Banna every Monday and Wednesday when I take Matthew to preschool. What a special time you get with her, all to yourself!

We love our Fridays with Gabby!
No smiles yet, they're coming though!
You love to hold your head up and look all around.

You are tracking fingers held up in front of your face really well.

Miles Patrick, we love you so much sweet baby! What a little blessing you are to our family!