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Graham Russell: Two Months

graham 2 months

Month 2 is already in the books! How crazy is that? I am a person of many countdowns (and ups) and I’ve done the math a million different ways. 10 months left until 1 year. He’s already 1/6 of the way there. Half way to Christmas. Blah Blah Blah. I am still mind blown by how much I can love this kid, and how I love him just as much when he’s fussy as when I’m getting the cutest smile in the world. Speaking of count-ups and a million, I bet I’ve kissed those soft chubby cheeks at least a million times in the past 2 months, probably more!

2 month pic

2 months

Weight: 11 lbs 15 oz – I’m constantly getting comments about how big he is, and there for a few weeks I could tell and feel the difference every week. But for the past couple weeks he’s only gained a few ounces each week and I feel like maybe he won’t be a super chunky baby after all. Either way, we are happy he is nice and healthy!

Eating: We are sticking with the nursing, as much as I’d love to quit sometimes. Instead I’ve set a goal for myself to save up a big enough stash to quit at 8 months and make it last until he can drink cows’ milk. Graham might not have the best nursing technique, but judging by his weight he does just fine! He eats every 3 hours during the day and eats 3oz when we give him a bottle. I’m trying to decide if it’s time to move up to a 4oz bottle??

Sleeping: Still a great overnight sleeper. He even slept through the night twice this month. Once from 8:30pm-6am and another night from 8:30pm-5am. Mom enjoyed a full night of sleep both nights too! On a typical night he goes to sleep around 9 (but has last feeding at 8:30) and sleeps until about 3:30 or 4, then wakes up to eat every 3 hours after that. I find myself going to sleep the same time as him most nights :)

Mood: He is becoming more easily entertained every day and doesn’t need to be held quite as much as last month, however it’s still his favorite place to be. He’s starting batting at toys and has started to enjoy his bouncy seat occasionally. I’m pretty sure he has a lot of gas and belly aches, so when he is really fussy I think it’s due to that. We are hoping it gets better after month 3 as his digestive tract continues to mature. We are starting to get more and more smiles and those are the best moments of the day. I love when I get them when I’m not trying, such a fun surprise!

Likes: Being held, having his lips tickled with his paci or your finger (it’s the easiest way to get him to smile), watching lights, and his mommy

Dislikes: Cuddling while you’re sitting down, tummy time. Unlike last month, I wouldn’t say he dislikes diaper changes and baths anymore, but they aren’t exactly making it to the likes list either!

I am: amazed at how time works. These are the slowest and fastest days of my life and I can’t believe he is already 2 months. I’m a bit guilty of saying “I can’t wait until…” but I am just so excited to watch him grow and learn new things. I am also much more exhausted this month – carrying around a 12 lb baby all day is tiring! Good thing he is so dang cute!

Will is: having a bit of a hard time with Graham. I’m not sure if it’s the lack of feeding abilities (ahem) but he has a hard time calming Graham down. While I obviously don’t think he does everything quite as well as me (haha!), I can’t exactly pinpoint where he’s going wrong. I think Graham might already be kind of attached to mommy. Whoopsie! But Will was the first one to get really big smiles out of him and still has the touch for that most of the time! Despite their differences right now, Will is a proud dad and loves showing the baby off to friends and family.

What I want to remember: The day Graham smiled for the first time, rolled over (accidentally but whatevs) and slept through the night in the same day! I’ll have an entire post dedicated to this later this week!

Bring on month 3! I’m ready for a super smiley baby who starts really playing with me! (Is that backwards? Should I be the one playing with him??)