Saturday, November 29, 2014

2 months

Holden started pulling out five hour sleep stretches after his six week growth spurt.  Then they started to drop down to four hours and then back to three.  He likes to be rocked to sleep.  I'm sure I've started a bad habit by rocking him all the time, but he's only going to be little once so I'm pretty ok with it.  He also lets out the best little belly laughs while he's sleeping and I'm so glad I don't miss those.

Holden maintained his good appetite this month.  He moved from 3 ounces bottles to 5 ounce bottles and continues to eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  During his growth spurt from 6-7 weeks, it seemed like he was always hungry and would eat about every two hours.

By the time Holden reached his two month birthday, he had already outgrown a few 0-3 month outfits.  He outgrew one of his swaddles by about 6 weeks, and his little legs were scrunched up in his Halo swaddle by the end of his 8th week.

The crying improved so much this last month!  He did cry quite a bit during his growth spurt, but that's to be expected I suppose.  Otherwise, he pretty much only cried when hungry or tired. Hallelujah!!

At six weeks, Holden started the new trick of sticking out his lower lip to let us know when he wasn't happy.

Holden got his first cold this month.  He didn't have a runny nose but he sounded really congested.  He sounded the worst in the morning after getting up for the day.  He'd even cough a few times and learned how to clear his throat.

At his two month check-up, Holden weighed in at 13 lbs. 12 oz, (92nd percentile), was 23 1/4 inches long (66th percentile), and his head circumference was 16 1/4 inches (84th percentile).  Poor guy cried quite a bit during and after his three shots.  He did a good job of swallowing the oral vaccination though.

He's a strong little guy,  He gained quite a bit of head control over the month and rocks his tummy time.  This (blurry)picture was taken at seven weeks.

By the end of six weeks, Holden finally started to like his swing - when it's not swinging anyway.  He really prefers to sit it with just the seat vibration on.

He also likes to blow spit bubbles when he's just hanging out, so much so that he earned a new nickname of Bubbles from both David and me.

Some other likes include stretching out on the ottoman, listening to music, being naked, taking baths, putting his face in your armpit or crook of your arm while falling asleep/sleeping, and riding in the car.

He also likes to hang out with his daddy. :o)

Holden doesn't like having his coat put on, wearing hats, or being held like a baby when he's just hanging out (he thinks he's a big boy now and likes to sit up to look around).

- 1st Halloween

- 1st road trip on November 1st to meet his Great-Grandma Smith (25 days before her 102nd birthday)

- found his tongue around six weeks and loves to stick it out
- lots of cooing started around week seven
- some social smiles started in week four but they were much easier to come by starting in week five {unless the camera is on him....then most of the time he just likes to start at it ;o)}

Monthly Comparisons