Friday, March 11, 2011

Two Months Old!

Today The Bean is two months old!

-He still loves to be held. I think if we held him 24/7 he would be quite content. He's not discriminating about who's holding him at all... just as long as he's being held.

-He fusses when he's hungry, pooing or passing gas, and when he's tired. Bouncing him and patting him on the bottom seem to sooth him, unless he's hungry, then only Jen will do.

-He started using a pacifier when he was about 6 weeks old and LOVES it. It almost always helps calm him down when he's fussy. This is one of those things we weren't going to do, but when he was crying unless there was one of our fingers in his mouth for him to suck on, it seemed like an amazing alternative.

-He continues to gain weight, but is still below the 5th percentile. Our little boy.

-He makes eye contact and smiles at us. He is especially smiley in the mornings when we change his diaper. He now loves being naked! He also loves it when we talk to him (particularly in a high pitched voice) and ask him questions.

-He is starting to make little grunting and "cooing" noises at us.

-He is gaining head control. He'll hold his head up for long periods of time and place it back down rather than just flopping down. We've started giving him tummy time somewhat regularly. Twice he's rolled over (front to back) when we've had him on cushier surfaces where he has something to push against.

-He's starting to sleep for longer stretches of time. He's even gone as long as 6 hours when we initially put him down between 7 and 8pm. He now typically gets up twice in the night, rather than 3 or more times, like he used to.

-He fits into all his newborn clothes now, and we've started putting him into 0-3 month clothes on occasion, although the pants especially are still too big. We also moved him up to the next size of cloth diaper from the diaper service, but they're also a little too big.

Words cannot describe how happy I am to have this little boy in our lives. I was smiling on my way home from work yesterday, thinking about spending the evening with him and Jen... my two favourite people in the whole world.