Friday, October 28, 2011

Jack: Two Months


Age: 2 months


Weight: He was 12lbs 5oz at his 6 week check-up.  That means that he gained a pound a week since his 2 week check-up.  When I stepped on the scale with him this morning, there was a 14 pound difference - he's such a big boy!
Length: He was 23 1/4 inches at his 6 week check-up
Size: He has started wearing a few 3-6 month outfits in the past week, but he is still mainly wearing 0-3 month clothes.
Hair: It seems like his hair is starting to get a little lighter, or it's just stating to thin out a little.
Teeth: None yet, thank goodness.
Sleeping: Jack has made some major sleep progress this month!!  He is consistently sleeping 7-8 hour stretches at night - yay!  He has started going to bed earlier, though, so mama still has to get up around 4:30 to feed him.  He is still sleeping in a bassinet next to our bed, but we think that we're going to try moving him to his crib at night soon (he naps there during the day).
Eating: Jack has finally started spreading his feedings out longer, which makes mommy very happy.  He eats for longer at each feeding, which I think helps him last a little longer before needing to eat again.
Movement: He has really started purposefully moving his arms and legs recently.  He will bat at a toy, but he still doesn't control his arms very well at all - he often smacks himself right in the face!
Milestones: Jack has started giggling this month, which is the funnest thing to watch ever - I think I could just sit and make him laugh all day!  He is also leaving for his first weekend trip (and first hotel stay) today to see Uncle Zach in Chicago.
Favorite Toys/Activities: He is really enjoying his playmat recently.  He will stare at the toys and bat at them for several minutes before wanting to be picked up again.  
Dislikes: Not being included - he would really prefer me to hold him whenever I'm doing something.  My baby carriers have been very helpful recently.
Words & Sounds: He has started making more distinct coos and sounds at us - not just whiney noises.  Uncle Ross also wanted it noted that he is very good at making noises with his hind end, too!!

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