Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Zeke is 2 months old!

Zeke was two months old on Friday, July 17th! He has really lost that 'newborn' look and is growing and changing so much!

  • Zeke weighed 14lb 1oz and was 25 inches long at his 2 month check up today. That's the 80th percentile for weight and the 97th percentile for length. He is a growing boy! He is the same length as Arabelle at 2 mo. and just a couple of ounces lighter than Bo was at 2 mo. 
  • He is doing really well on the eat, play, sleep routine. In the mornings, he's going 3-3.5 hours between feeds,  and usually 2.5-3 hours in the late afternoon/evening. He wakes once or twice/night to nurse. Those one time/night times is pretty nice! His best night was final feed at 9pm and slept until 4am! He still sleeps swaddled in his crib.

  • Zeke seems to be over that awful newborn gassy phase. He very rarely has stomach pain from gas, which has helped his sleep!
  • Zeke is doing better in the car. He doesn't scream his little head off anymore, but still doesn't seem to like it. 
  • He has a little 'witching hour' in the evenings. He isn't fussy really, but he wants to sleep and can't seem to stay asleep. All the kids have done this and have been going to bed at an earlier time by 3 months, so we're just hanging on and working through it. He usually is settled for the night by 10 with lots of little cat naps from 8-10. I've been waking him by 7:30 in the mornings if he's not up by then. 
  • He is taking 4 naps/day and eating after each nap. Usually he's nursing around 10:30 or 11, 1:30-2, 5, and 7:30, and a couple of times between then at 10 if he just won't settle. With all that evening feeding, he usually spits up a lot too, then gets the hiccups. 

  • He is still taking 40 minute naps. I don't think he's slept longer than 40 minutes the entire month. I just get him up, give him the pacifier, and bounce him a little on the exercise ball, then put him in the swing to finish the nap. It works for now and he's getting the sleep he needs. He always goes RIGHT back to sleep, so I know he needs more than 40 minute naps. But short naps are ANNOYING!!!!!

  • Zeke is in a size 2 diaper and 3-6 mo clothes.
  • He has really started smiling and cooing a lot the last week or so! Here's a couple of videos of him 'talking'. 

  • There's no shortage of attention for Zeke around here. Arabelle, Bo, and Mae all adore him and love to get on the floor and 'play' with him. 
He is such a sweet and content boy! 

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