July 14th, 2014
12 lbs, 3 oz (36%)
23.75 inches (72%)
We went to the doctor once this month, because Fox was wheezing and had a rash on his neck. Turns out it was just a heat rash and nothing to worry about.
Big Honey, Honeys, Mr.-Man, Baby Hercules, Baby Hulk (when he gets mad!), Schaetzchen (german nickname), Bubbles, Handsome
Breastfeeding is still going well. He usually eats every 2-2.5 hours during the day, sometimes he goes longer, but not very often. He is a quick nurser and will only eat for a maximum of 10 minutes, which always worries me, but he seems to be getting enough.
When he is done, he just closes his eyes and pretends to be sleeping, it’s hilarious. The minute I dress myself again, he is wide awake, but if I try to feed him again…boom, that kid acts like he is sleeping…ha!
That's him, pretending to be asleep! Love that kid!
I can tell when I’ve eaten something that doesn’t sit well with him, he will get VERY upset and refuses to nurse. So far, I’ve had to eliminate blueberries, grapes and tomatoes and I’m also avoiding anything that would make him gassy, like broccoli, cauliflower and garlic.
At night, he goes longer stretches and will eat anywhere from 4-6 hours. We still give him one bottle of pumped breastmilk a day, which is the last feeding of the day (4-5oz). I would like to increase my freezer stash of breastmilk, but it’s hard for me to pump during the day and whatever I pump at night when Katie feeds him the bottle, we use the next night.
He’s still unpredictable during the day. I noticed that he usually has one long nap in the morning and one long nap in the afternoon, but haven’t been able to track down specific times for them. He cat naps a lot during the day, which makes it hard to get any work done. Some days, that’s all he does, he falls asleep, I put him in his bassinet and he wakes up 10-20 minutes later and this cycle continues for hours.
Luckily, he’s a pretty happy camper, even when he’s awake for most of the day.
At night, he usually sleeps anywhere from 4-6 hours straight. Last night, he even slept for 7 hours, but I’m thinking that this was just a fluke, since he was up all afternoon yesterday and barely slept at all! He usually goes right back to sleep after a nighttime feed, but some nights end at 4-5am for us and by the time he is ready for another nap, it’s time for me to get ready for work.
We bought him one of those lullaby aquariums for his crib and it’s been the best thing we ever bought. Instead of falling asleep in our arms, he will now lay in his bassinet wide awake at night and looks at the lights and fish until he falls asleep by himself!
Still wearing size 1 diapers and I think he’ll be in those for a while!
He’s in 3-month clothes, we had to retire all of his newborn outfits, which made this Mama really sad!
Fox has been such a joy to be around. He recognizes us and will give us the biggest smile when he wakes up from a nap. He’s super smiley and will “talk” to us as well, it’s the cutest thing.
He still loves his mirror and mobile. He can entertain himself laying on his changing table looking at the mobile for 20 minutes straight, he smiles and coo’s at it.
He’s been to his first social baby outing at 8 weeks old, we went to a baby swim class and he loved it!
Looking at himself in the mirror, chewing on his fist (see picture below!), whistling, sitting in his carrier (we have the Ergo), sleeping on his mommies, bouncy seat, bicycle legs, when we sing to him, looking at lights or the fan, rocking in the glider in his room, standing (while we hold him of course :)), his pacifier, and bath time!
Naps, when I eat certain foods, being taken out of his carrier (he screams bloody murder each time…ha!), his stroller, tummy time.
I’m fully recovered from the c-section and feeling great! I always thought I would be exhausted having a newborn and having to get up during the night, but surprisingly I haven’t felt too tired at all.
I’m finally back in my pre-pregnancy clothes (most of them), but still have 10 lbs to lose, which I’m not stressing over. They say it takes nine months to gain the weight and nine months to lose…and who has time to work out these days?
I’m currently working 30 hours a week and it’s not easy, but I’m determined to make it work, because I’m enjoying my time with him so much. I can’t imagine putting him in daycare right now and while I wish that I could be a stay at home mom, that’s just not possible for our family right now. I’m so grateful that I’m allowed to take him to the office and work from home!
I’m so in love with this little dude and I don’t want to miss this fleeting baby stage!
I love watching Katie interact with Fox. They have the sweetest conversations and it warms my heart to hear her sing to him.
She just bought a rocking chair for the living room, because she knew how much he loves being rocked!
We miss her when she’s at work, but send her lots of pictures and videos from our day and she always makes sure to not miss important events, like pediatrician appointments or swimming lessons!
Fun things we did:
We’ve become much more comfortable taking him places, which has been great. This month, we visited family and friends, went shopping and out to dinner, we took him pottery painting (he contributed by placing his painted feet on a plate ;)) and to see the World Cup Finale (which was short lived, because those “crazy” fans screamed too loud! :)).
He also had his first swim lesson and loved it!
What we’re looking forward to: