Weight: 12 lbs 4 oz (50th percentile). And he is 23 inches long (75th percentile). Right on track!
Clothes: I put away pretty much all of his 0-3 month clothes and now he is in 3-6 month clothes. And we are about to move him up to size 2 diapers. He’s growing so fast!
Health: Cooper had his 2-month pediatrician’s appointment on Wednesday. He was loaded up with immunizations (DTap, Polio, Hib, pneumococcus, Rotavirus, Hepatitis B). Poor little guy. He cried while he got the shots and was looking up at me with the saddest eyes, but quickly calmed down afterwards. I was so proud of him. In the evening after his shots, he definitely was in pain. We did give him some Tylenol to help with the soreness.
Sleep: The past few weeks have been really hard, sleeping wise. So I desperately looked through all the books that were handed down to me and landed on one called Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems. I read through one chapter – and the book was describing exactly what was happening to Cooper! So we tried the method described in the book. So far so good! He’s back to waking up once a night most nights. We are both loving the extra sleep.
Crying: Improving week by week. He still cries and is fussy when he’s hungry or tired, but his smiling now outweighs his crying during the day. The evening is still fussy time, though. We are trying to read his tired cues (rubbing his eyes, turning his head away from us, yawning) much better so that he doesn’t get to the over tired stage.
Social and Activity: Cooper ran some errands with us this weekend, but slept most of the time. Saturday night dziadek (grandpa) came over to spend some time with Cooper since he was jealous of all the time babcia spends with him during the week. Cooper showed off all his new sounds he has been making.
Likes and Dislikes: Still loving his activity mat, bath time, and his mobile. He loves being outside too. Sometimes if he’s really fussy and I can’t calm him down, I take him for a quick walk around our yard and it calms him down right away.
Diet: Just eating breast milk. We did start to give him a bottle of pumped milk once a day so he starts getting used to drinking out of a bottle. That way he will be better adjusted for when I go back to work.
At the doctor’s office, they also tested his stool again – and there was no blood in it. Yay!! That means the “no dairy” diet is working! The year with no cheese will be hard, but he’s healthier so it’s worth it.
Baby Gear Love: Nothing really new this week.
Milestones: Cooper has been vocalizing more and more. It’s fun to have “conversations” with him. He has also been swatting at toys with his hands – and even grabbing and holding on to them.
Look – I got one in each hand!