Weight: 12 pounds, 3 ounces
Height: 23 inches
Clothing size: IT HAPPENED...Liam grew out of newborn clothes. Indeed, my boy is a quick, quick grower. I have tried to 'stretch' his newborn clothes as long as I could...and by 'stretch'...I mean, literally, I would stretch them out and put them on him. Thankfully, he got to wear alll of his newborn clothes at least once, (my favorites he wore much more than once!) He's been in size 0-3m for a while, but now most 3 month clothing fits him as well.
Diaper size: Size 1, and we have a lot to finish of that size, but he can also fit a 2.
Feeding: Still on a 100% mama's milk diet, and I plan on keeping it that way! We've gotten into a routine of him feeding every three hours for 20-30 minutes at a time. Breastfeeding was a bit of a challenge at first, but I'm a firm believer that is the absolute best thing you can do for your baby, so we stuck with it. Now I'm so glad...I can't imagine having to actually pack bottles when we go out, and go through the process of making them, warming them, washing them...bleck! I just pop out the boob, and into the mouth it goes. Also..IT IS FREE! The amount of money we spend per month on food for Liam is 0$. And I just love love love the bonding time that we get while he is feeding. There is nothing like it.
Ok. Off my Breastfeeding soapbox now.
Sleep: Liam started sleeping 5-6 hour stretches at 2 weeks or so. I started on sleep training when he turned 5 weeks. We stuck with a pretty regular routine for 3 weeks, and right before be turned 8 weeks, he had his first 8 hour stretch. BEST. FEELING. EVER!!!!
Now he goes down at about 8-9 every night, and normally sleeps til 5 or so. He wakes up for maybe a 10 minute feed, then goes back to sleep til 7. (Soon we are going to visit family for Christmas, and are changing timezones by five hours, so I have a feeling our nice little schedule is going to become obsolete for a while. Oh well, we'll just start over!)
Milestones: Though he's been smiling for quite some time, we've been getting lots and lots more 'social' smiles--smiles in response to us. He'll often get a huge grin on his face when someone comes up to talk to him after he's been playing alone for a few minutes. He definitely smiles a lot when he gets good interaction/playtime with us, and HUGE grins when we sing to him.
He's holding that head up all the time. He'll push himself up and look around when we do tummy time, and is starting to try and look around toward sounds.
Adventures: We've both met a few new friends this month! Hopefully once we get home from our holiday trip and things settle down after the new year, we can start having more playdates for Liam (And adult dates for mommy!)
Mommy and Daddy could not get through the first two months without:
See my Two Month Fave post!
HELP! During the first two months of Liam's life, my mom came to visit, and then Keith's parents came to visit. It was such a nice breath of fresh air both times. It was wonderful to have them here to help with Liam, and help with things around the house. You really don't realize how hard it is to do dishes and laundry and change the 18th diaper of the day and...dinner? What's that?!
So THANK YOU to our parents for coming to help!