Posts Tagged ‘2 months’

Finnegan: 2 Months

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Finnegan is 2 months old!

(Lincoln: 2  Months, Caroline: 2 Months)

If tiny babies are good at one thing, it’s making you appreciate how easy tiny babies are when compared to toddlers. But since this isn’t a Lincoln update post, I’ll try to avoid talking just about him. But you guys, the Terrible Twos are in full swing. SO MUCH SWING.

Speaking of swings, Finnegan really loves his swing. He sleeps longer in it (like his sister did) and it calms him down even if he’s fussing. I’m a little afraid we’re going to create a monster who ONLY sleeps in his swing and never flat in a crib, but I also really like sleeping for more than 45 minutes at a time so for now he can swing as much as he wants. I’ve managed to leave the house without him FOUR times in the last week (all for work, because October is crazy for photographers, even photographers who aren’t really trying to work). He’s still so-so about taking a bottle but it’s not really negotiable for me. I need to be able to let someone else do baby-care for a few hours, for my own health and sanity. I’m averaging just under 5 hours of sleep a night, at least half of which is with the baby on me.

Baby Finn is wearing 3-6 month clothes almost all the time now, and I’m not buying anything smaller than 6-9 months. He’s enormous: 14 pounds, 8 oz at his 8 week check up, which puts him in the 90th percentile. I feel like he’s only going to get chubbier too, since the only energy his baby life currently requires is being awake enough to eat and poop and he’s mastered doing both of those in his sleep. He doesn’t hate the car or the store or going places, but he doesn’t seem to really enjoy anything yet. Besides snuggles. He enjoys snuggles. Lots and lots of snuggles.

He also liked sitting in this chair for his 2 month photos, which seems weird to me. Are 2 month olds even allowed to look so big? I don’t think so.

Likes: eating, sleeping, looking at things, his siblings, being warm

Dislikes: gas, pooping, bad dreams, having cold feet

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2 Month Milestones 

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Vocalizes: gurgles and coos – Sometimes, not a ton
Follows objects across field of vision – With a lot of head bobbling
Notices her hands – He started sucking on them, but hasn’t really “mastered” that
Holds head up for short periods – You can even see his neck!

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Smiles, laughs – Lots of smiles, but nothing I’d call a laugh
Holds head at 45-degree angle – I’ve never understood this question
Makes smoother movements – There’s definitely less startling than as a newborn

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
Holds head steady – No, he’s a bobble head
Can bear weight on legs – Occasionally
Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup) – Hahaha I’d have to put him on the floor to see this and I never put him on the floor. He’d get trampled.

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Lincoln: 2 Months

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

2 Month Stats from today’s appointment:
Height: 22.5 inches
Weight: 13 lbs 7 oz
Head: 41 cm

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I went to find the milestones from Caroline’s 2 month post so I could use it for Linc, and then I ended up in a blog hole of NO STOP TIME SOMEONE SLOW IT DOWN HOW CAN MY BABIES GROW UP SO FAST??

Which means it’s time for a side-by-side-by-side.

The Evan picture isn’t great (I lost all the photos on my external hard drive and apparently didn’t post many pictures on the blog back then) but I think he wins in the “Who does Linc look like?” game. Although all three of my babies seem to have a serious case of the chunks around 2 months.

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CLEARLY all you people saying he looks like Caroline have forgotten what Evan looked like, because DUDE.

Linc is still good at being a baby. He likes to eat and sleep and be held and tickled and smiled at. He had to come with me to a newborn photo session last week and he showed that newborn how it is DONE: sleeping like a rock the whole time. He was also literally twice the size of the newborn, mostly thanks to his mad nursing skills. I don’t exactly know how much he eats, but I can pump more than ten ounces in 5 minutes and he’s eating way more than 5 minutes at a time. I’m guessing he’s going through a growth spurt, based on my slightly sore nipples and waking up in a puddle. Motherhood is super glamorous.

Speaking of glamorous, I’ve probably said “It’s totally normal for breastfed babies not to poop every day” to other people a million times but until Linc I didn’t really believe it. It’s just one of those things you say to people. But my baby likes to save it all up for the worst possible moment (like as soon as I take off his diaper). Honestly, if that’s my biggest baby complaint, we’re doing well.

He had three shots today, which he did NOT enjoy, but I bought extra swing batteries and baby tylenol so I think we’re going to survive.

Likes: smiling, laughing, animals, white noise, nursing, sleeping, cuddles, being wrapped, the swing, the rock-n-play, the car seat, water.

Dislikes: gas, being constipated, when the batteries on the swing die, tummy time, shots.

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2 Month Milestones (Originally from BabyCenter, now copied from previous updates)

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Vocalizes: gurgles and coos – Says “goooo” and giggles
Follows objects across field of vision – Moooostly? His eyes are still a little prone to crossing and unfocusing
Notices her hands – Not in the stoner way (Whooooa duuuude my hands are so handy) but he likes to wave them around
Holds head up for short periods – Killer head control, although I still have a bruise on my left jaw from when he suddenly loses the ability to control his huge noggin

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Smiles, laughs – So smiley, so laughy.
Holds head at 45-degree angle – From…the ground? Probably not, I never put him on the ground. LOLZ poor third baby ain’t never going to roll over
Makes smoother movements – Still has a crazy startle reflex but isn’t as flail-y as before

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
Holds head steady – Mostly
Can bear weight on legs – Ehhhhhh. It’s not his favorite. I remember Evan trying to stand almost from day 1 but Linc likes to be carried
Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup) – He mostly supermans it (head up, legs up) but his arms aren’t involved

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The Paper Mama Photo Challenge: Red

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Oh look at me, pretending I’m some sort of photographer instead of just someone who spent a boatload of money on a camera she can barely use. I just recently added The Paper Mama to my Google reader. She’s super cute. I has a jealous, so I thought I’d play along this week.

The Paper Mama

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Caroline: 2 Months

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

We are still in the sleepy infant stage of Caroline’s babyhood and I have to say it’s such a nice, peaceful time. She likes to sleep, will sleep anywhere, sleeps through noise, sleeps in your lap, sleep sleep sleep. Every once in a while she has an ESPECIALLY sleepy day and I sort of…forget I have a baby. I’m secretly scared I will actually forget her one of these days and drag a the screaming toddler, giant diaper bag, four hundred bright plastic musical toys and enough snacks for a pack of rabid wolves off to Stroller Strides…only to realize Caroline is still at home strapped in her car seat sleeping soundly. The chances of this happening are greatly reduced by my slightly obsessive worry that it could happen – it’s hard to forget a baby when you check to make sure you didn’t 40 times for a 10 minute car ride.

When she’s not sleeping like an angel, Caroline is happy to just look at people. Smiling is her favorite. Even when she’s upset if you just smile at her face enough she’ll mirror it back. I don’t remember Little Evan ever caring this much about my attention – maybe it’s a second child thing – but it makes me want to spend hours and hours just staring at her and smiling. It also makes the daily 5 am feeding a lot less sucky.

For a 2 month old, she’s put herself on a pretty strict schedule. I swear I am an on-demand type of parent (mostly because I am too lazy to enforce anything else) but she is a baby of habit. She’s awake for an hour or so in the morning, sleeps through Stroller Strides, wakes up around 11:00 for a snack and some smiling, goes back to sleep around 12:00 (just in time for Little Evan to take his nap – HORRAY FOR DUAL NAPPING) wakes up a few times in the afternoon for eating and pooping and then spends the evening throwing a baby party. Sometimes it’s a loud party, but even at her worst she’s no where NEAR colic/reflux/omg whyyyyyyyyyy levels of screaming. She’s down for the night around 11 and usually sleeps SIX FULL HOURS until that 5 am feeding/diaper change. It’s so…predictable. I like it.

Stats from last week’s appointment:

Height: 22 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 11 pounds 15 oz (75th percentile)
Head circumference: 40.3 cm

So that’s what Caroline is up to at 2 months old – Sleeping, smiling, pooping, sleeping. And get ready for a zillion pictures (scroll down for milestones if for some reason you hate adorableness):

Thigh rolls! Finally!

Jeez Mom, enough already!!

2 Month Milestones (from BabyCenter, as usually)

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Vocalizes: gurgles and coos – I swear she says “goo goo gaga” just like a freakin’ cartoon baby.
Follows objects across field of vision – Yes, with BIG GIANT EYES.
Notices her hands – She’s always been amazed at her hands but she’s still not doing anything with them.
Holds head up for short periods – Up from what? My shoulder? This permanent bruise on my cheek where she keeps whacking me while trying to look around says yes.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Smiles, laughs – Smiling’s her favorite! No laughs yet but we’re close.
Holds head at 45-degree angle – Maybe they mean from the ground? Then no, I don’t think so.
Makes smoother movements – Ehhhhh, she’s still got a lot of that OMG WHUT? jerkiness to her flailing.

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
Holds head steady – STOP ASKING ABOUT HER HEAD. I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.
Can bear weight on legs – Sometimes. I’d actually forgotten babies didn’t always do this.
Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup) – Uh, I dunno? I guess we need to do some tummy time. Evan HATED it so much we almost never even tried but maybe Caroline will tolerate it better. Yes! I put her on her belly. She does better push-ups than I do!

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You & Me Always

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Considering the amount of time spent comparing the baby’s features to our own (I think he has my nose but E’s eyes but my hair texture and E’s color but my toes and E’s wrists and my elbows, etc etc etc), it’s amazing it took me this long to actually dig out some old baby pics and compare tiny Baby Evan to Baby Suzanne and Baby E. It’s extra fun because my birthday is only 5 days (and, uh, twenty*cough*cough*cough* years) after the baby’s. So in July and September and December we’re almost the same age.  This is probably the last time I ever enjoy having a birthday so close to my son’s.

So is he definitely my kid or what?

I supposed I should include his father in this little game too, although I think it’s pretty clear Baby Evan got most of his cute genes from me.

Oh. Well. Ok. Fine, then, I guess MAYBE the baby got a tiny bit of his father too.

But just let’s not forget Baby Evan is just as much Glidden* as I am:

*Ok, so this relative isn’t actually a Glidden but it’s still my dad’s side. Whatever, I’m not a genealogist, you want historical accuracy go talk to someone who gets paid for that sort of thing.

(Edited so hopefully y’all can see the pictures. Anyone know WHY they wouldn’t work on some screens?)

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