Every baby book says that 6-8 weeks old is the peak of baby's fussiness, and we definitely found that to be true with Nash. If you are having a baby, or plan on having a baby, just lock yourself in your house that second month with earplugs and a box of tissues and have someone hide all of your sharp objects. Just kidding. Kind of... The good news is that right around eight weeks, they start crying less and less and you can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This month it has been crazy to see how much he has grown and changed. He discovered his hands and likes to suck on his fingers, he is smiling and "talking" back when you talk to him. He weighs almost eleven pounds and is 24 inches long.
Nash sleeps so well at night! We are crazy lucky in that regard. Babies are technically "sleeping through the night" when they have a 5-6 hour stretch of sleep at night. Well, he has been doing that since he was a week old. This month he has been sleeping from 8pm-ish to 6am-ish most of the time, which is amazing!!! Maybe twice a week, he will get up for a middle of the night feeding. However, during the day, it is less amazing. He still only napped all month in a carrier, or on your body.
He also started getting really fussy when he ate, which was frustrating for both of us. However, we just found out that I am not producing enough milk, so hopefully that will help the eating/nap issues. We are working to solve the problem with supplemental formula, herbs, and lots of pumping. So fun. :)
Because of the feeding issue that we didn't know about until a few days ago, our big newborn has become a skinny two month old. He is 24 inches long and weighs 10 lbs 10 oz. He has outgrown almost all of his 0-3 month clothes, and literally in the next week, he will probably outgrow the last few things that still fit in that size. He's definitely lost the newborn look.
|one month • two months|
He sort of hates tummy time, but he loves to be held and hold his head up and look around. From the moment they put him on me after he was born, he has been holding his head up trying to check out all of the action.
And the best thing that happened this month was that Nash learned to smile! Everyone kept saying, "Just wait until they smile. It makes things so much better!" Well, that's true. They look really cute, and they seem more like a human being. And Nash isn't a pro at smiling yet, so it's a lot of hilarious looking half smiles. So precious!
Well, that's it for month two. It was worse than the first month in some ways, but better than the first month in other ways. I'm pretty sure it will be like that for the rest of his life, but we can definitely see how fun it will be when he can interact more. We sure love him!