As part of my blog slacking, I haven’t been recording too much info about our cute little #2 He finally had his “2 month”checkup this week and his stats were
Weight: 14 lbs 3 oz (nearly 2x his birth weight!)
(When he was born: Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz Height: 19″)
So those are the details, lets see what he’s up to these days…
Lots of squeeling, He sounds like a very excited guinea pig most afternoons
Lots of sleeping – He’s been doing 9 hours straight (8-5) for almost a week now, and prior to that 10-4:30
Lots of eating – my boys love to eat – he does a few cluster feeds in the morning after his long stretch and before he goes to bed to prep for his long stretch. He seems to be a great self-regulator.
Lots of growing – we just put away all the newborn clothes and so he’s wearing mainly 3 month sizes with a few 6 months sizes mixed in (though they are baggy still). He’s got the chubbiest little thighs and rolls on his arms. And we can’t forget his thick neck, chubby cheeks and double chin. He’s just so squishy I want to nibble on him all the time.
Lots and lots of smiling – He is so so so smiley. Ollie never was big into hamming it up, but this kid will charm your socks off. he just loves to smile and give everyone big grins. He especially loves when his brother comes over to say hi.
Lots of brotherly love – Ollie adores his little brother and loves to give hugs and kisses and say “hold” when he wants to hold him. Leo just loves seeing his big brother and smiles so big for him.
It’s interesting how child 2 is so different from child 1. Not just in personality, but also in the way you approach parenting, the amount of time/energy/attention you have etc. It’s just a completely different experience. There is definitely more “vying for the parents attention” from both of the boys. More of “just wear whatever is clean!” Nothing has to be perfect or scheduled or planned out like with a first child. I wouldn’t change how I was a parent with one child, I think both are just a situation based on different circumstances.
Adding a second has been quite a challenge – changing our schedule, the way we think, how we fit things in, what rolls we all fill etc. I would say the learning curve has been a good 3 months in the making. Just barely are we starting to feel like we’ve got this, and even then there are days (and nights) that you want to end and get a do-over. But thats a big improvement over the first few weeks when I was convinced that we were not having anymore children because it was just too hard to get through the day (and especially night). So it does get better, and quicker than you think. And now, of course, we can’t imagine our life without our little squishy.
Here’s a few (phone) pics from the last month or so ( looking through pics I just realized that I take TONS of shots while he’s sleeping):
I love all my boys!