Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2 month check up


You did better than Mommy yesterday! You had 2 shots in your left leg, one in your right, and an oral "shot." I wanted to cry when you turned strawberry red and started screaming but thankfully, it was time for you to eat so you forgot about it immediately after you started eating. After the appointment, you only woke up to eat until night time and even at night, you slept fairly well (for you that means eating twice and mommy or daddy putting you back to bed 3 times). Your pediatrician has no advice for us on how to help you teach yourself to fall asleep. Initially, you will fall asleep on your own (yeah!) but after about an hour, you wake up and cannot put yourself back. It stinks for all of us because we all just want sleep. Daddy and I are just praying you grow out of it by the time I go back to work in 4 weeks.

Exactly 10 pounds 21 1/2 inches long with a head circumference of 38 cm, you are a peanut. 10th percentile in height and 15th in weight! Sorry baby boy but you are probably not going to be the next LeBron James. She said you were strong and when I told you how good you were doing holding your head up, she was happy.

Practicing lifting your head. At this point, you do it the best when you are on someone chest or over their shoulder.

Today is the day we met for the first time. I was changing you on your pack and play and you locked eyes with me and smiled and made noise for about a minute. It was wonderful! Of course, I grabbed the video camera as soon as I could. I didn't catch that moment but I caught you smiling and talking!

You smiling when playing with Daddy

A little over a week ago, you started producing a lot of saliva. You love to lick now, especially my arm! You blow bubbles all the time, just like your Aunt Kimmy did. Earlier this week, we went to breakfast with your friend Summer and her mommy Jenny. It is fascinating to see the differences between you two. You are such an active baby.

Feeling blessed by the Lord,