Well our little baby is now two months old. He is growing so fast! We had his check-up yesterday and true to Clayton form, he's a little on the large side. He weighs 14 lbs, 14.5 oz, which is in the 97.65th percentile. His length is 24.25" (89th percentile) and his head is 16.7" (96th percentile). Big guy! Of course that's nothing when you compare him to his big brother at two months: Jack was a whopping 16 lbs, 14 oz!! Hard to believe!
Charlie had to get four immunizations yesterday - three shots and one oral. My poor baby was so upset - I saw his first real tears. That is one thing that doesn't get easier the second time around. He also wasn't a fan of the doctor poking around on him, so the visit was just overall a rough one! The doctor was impressed with Charlie's head control and his strong legs. The other day I tried to have him do a baby sit-up by slowly pulling his arms towards me while he was laying down (practice for neck/head control) and the little peanut popped right up to his feet instead of sitting. Funny guy.
Charlie is quickly making his way into 3-6 month and 6 month clothing, with several of his 3 month outfits getting a little too short for his torso. He's wearing size 2 diapers, but we have to buy the Snugglers or other smaller brands - the regular size 2s (like the Target brand we use for Jack) are a little too big.
We're still getting decent sleep at our house, but not quite sleeping through the night consistently just yet. For a solid week he went 8-9 hours between feedings, which was essentially sleeping through the night in my mind (I don't enjoy getting up at 6:00am, but that's going to be the norm in a few short weeks when I'm back at work anyway). But ever since we returned from our trip to New York and turned our clocks back for Daylight Savings Time, he's been going more like 6 hours. I figured out (I think - I'm still experimenting) that he's ready to go down for the count after his feeding that's usually between 7:00pm-8:00pm. I have been waking him 3 hours later to try to get one more feeding in him in hopes that his 8-9 hour stint would start later. That doesn't seem to be working because (at least this week) he's been still waking at 4:00am (about 6 hours). If I just put him in bed after the 7:00pm feeding, he generally will go to 4:00am as well (more like 9 hours). SO lesson learned: stop waking him and just make an effort to push that 7:00pm feeding a little bit. We'll see how that goes!
Breastfeeding is still going great - he eats about every 3-4 hours during the day. He has taken more bottles now and does great with them. We've still been using the Dr. Brown's and haven't tried to go back to the Avent bottles yet. When he takes a bottle, he eats about 5 oz. I've had some extra supply so I pumped about once/day for several weeks. I counted the ounces in our deep freezer a couple weeks ago and I had 200 ounces saved. Sounds like a great start until you start doing the math...5 oz/feeding, eating about 6 times/day = 30 oz per day. That means that all that milk will only feed him for 6 days. Yikes.
Charlie is smiling all the time now and loves watching us when we talk to him, especially his big brother. He's cooing a lot too and loves to just lie on his back and talk to us. Fun!!
Here are some side-by-side comparisons - he's grown a lot in one short month!