Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Two Months

Yesterday was Little Buddy's two month birthday and two month well-baby check up. Here are his stats:

Birth Weight 8lb1oz, One Month 10lb4oz, Two Months 12lb6.5oz
Birth Length 21", One Month 22.75", Two Months 23"
Birth Head 13.5", One Month 14.5", Two Months 15.75"

The pediatrician was happy to answer our questions and declared Little Buddy perfect, obviously. She did note that, although he is perfectly proportioned and growing well, he is a little slow up the growth curve (rounding the curve rather than shooting up it). We talked about his Asian genetics and how that may cause the European growth chart to show him slightly behind for a boy. But our little man is above the 50th percentile in all measurements, so we aren't sweating it. We know he will most likely be short for a boy (bio father is only 5'9") and that's fine with us.

Although Little Buddy's baby acne has mostly cleared, we are continuing to keep an eye on it. I've started having just a touch of dairy (stopped buying the expensive dairy-free chocolate chips for my lactation bars) and haven't noticed an increase in his acne. The doctor cautioned me not to go crazy with adding dairy back into my diet., though, and that we will reassess at his four month visit.

We had his first round of immunizations and it sucked, as expected. Poor little guy had three shots and one liquid in this batch. He did the horrible crying where they stop breathing and no sound comes out. Broke my heart!! He ended up sleeping most of the day yesterday and I emotion-ate throughout my waking hours. Ugh. I hate doing it to him but truly believe it is in his (and our community's) best interest to vaccinate. My poor buddy. Thankfully he is back to his happy self today.

Sleep has been going surprisingly well! I really expected the eight week sleep regression to kick our butts but it was really just two days of fitful sleep. Since then, Little Buddy has settled into a great sleep cycle with only one big wake-up per night. What a blessing! Naps are continuing to go well, too. I fully expect our sleep to get worse when we hit the four month sleep regression and am staying on top of my reading at Troublesome Tots. Although it is early for true sleep training, we are aiming to start every night with Little Buddy sleeping on a separate surface from us (either the Rock n' Play or Pack n' Play). Last night he fell asleep in the Pack n' Play without his swaddle and without me having to soothe him to sleep! Score!!

As for me, I've started working out again and have lost another five pounds. I gained 40 pounds during my pregnancy (gulp) I have ten more to go before I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight and then fifteen until I'm where I really want to be. The good news is that my clothes (size 10) are fitting well and I can see my stomach flattening every day. Not too much longer!

Wish I had some pictures to upload but we've been mostly taking videos now that he's chattering and I can't manage to figure out how to upload those. Bah. I'll work on it!


  1. Glad he (and you!) are doing so well!!

  2. Glad you guys are doing so well and that he is sleeping well too! I don't think 40 pounds is much weight gain at all but I bet you feel great losingit :)

  3. Great to hear an updated - glad you are all doing well and getting sleep!

  4. Sounds like baby and mommy are doing great!!!

  5. What a great update! So happy to hear y'all are doing well.

  6. Happy 2 month birthday to your little one! :-)