Our Nicholas Jay is two months old! He is such a happy, content baby! He loves to coo and talk, play on his activity mat, and smile at familiar people. The poor thing has cradle cap just like Alex did, which is driving me crazy but seems to not bother him. He has huge, beautiful eyes that I still can't determine the color of. Sometimes they are that baby blue-gray, other times they look hazelnut brown. Only time will tell I guess! He has started to "tick-tock" in his crib and move himself 90 degrees. He just had his first vacation away to the White Mountains and he did fantastic in the car, only waking up to nurse once each way. We are so in love with our little Nick!
Size: Nick had his two-month appointment (complete with oodles of shots, poor baby) on October 7. He weighed 13 pounds, 15 ounces! No wonder my back is tired, haha. And he is over 24 inches long. These stats put him in the 91st and 93rd percentile. He can still wear 0-3 month clothes but most of them look a bit like capri pants and three-quarter-length sleeves. The 3-6 month stuff fits well, although still a bit bunchy. He is still wearing size 1 diapers, but I think once we finish these up we are moving to size 2.
Likes: Nick still loves snuggling on my chest. To get him to sleep once he's riled up, he likes a very specific combination of wiggling his bottom up and down and patting his back, done simultaneously. I am now a pro at this. Nick likes being in the baby ktan wrap much more now that I've switched to "hug" position instead of "kangaroo" position. He loves batting and kicking at the animals on his activity mat, especially the giraffe. He loves to coo and talk and smile when you hold him up close to your face. He is very alert!
Dislikes: Being cold and when he has been awake for too long. Having his nails clipped. Being put down when he's all snuggly and asleep in your arms.
Sleeping and Eating: Nick has started doing extremely well at night. Last night for example I fed him while we were eating dinner (he literally could not wait any longer), which was about 7:00. He nursed from both sides, which is something Alex rarely ever did, and then he went to sleep on my chest around 8:00. I put him in his crib around 9:30 and then he didn't wake up to eat again until 5:00! Some nights he still wakes up at 2:00 or 3:00, and other nights he wants to eat closer to midnight once more before really going down for the night but still...excellent progress! :)
|October 8, 2014 (they are one day late, poor baby had too many shots the day before!)|
|My favorite face! The little love!|
|Those big eyes and beautiful lashes...be still my heart.|