It's hard to believe that our baby is 3 months old! When people told us that babies change fast, they weren't kidding! In celebration of his third month of life, I thought it'd be a good idea to do a review of his second month.
Ellis had his 2 month appointment a week late, and he measured in the 99th percentile for his head, aka: the "Branson big head." 10 pounds 7 ounces for his weight (which is very low considering he was 9 pounds 9 ounces at birth), and 23.5 inches long.
At his appointment he received his first set of vaccinations. I'm not sure which one of us cried harder, Ellis or me. It was awful and heartbreaking in every way. The doctor was impressed with how alert he is, at his ability to hold his head up, and his leg strength. I am still exclusively breastfeeding, which we've finally gotten the hang of!
Ellis is a very happy, sweet & expressive baby, which made his second month of life so much fun! Here are some memories from his second month of life that I want to remember.
*This is the month that he finally adjusted to tummy time with no tears!
*He has finally figured out how to coo, babble, and make squeaky noises when he's excited.
*He loves to watch The Magic School Bus, Rugrats, and Disney movies
*He does not enjoy having a wet diaper and cries the second you lay him on the diaper changing table.
*He's starting to enjoy bath time and enjoys it as long as Jimmy or I am in there with him.
*He is starting to teethe
*He is an amazing sleeper! Jimmy and I are getting more sleep than people told us we would and we're grateful for that! Ellis still has some nights where he's uncomfortable, but I'm completely okay with that, as I know the days of him needing me as much as he does now are numbered.
*His routine is nurse, burp, have story time, snuggle, get his marshmallow sleeper on, and go to bed between 9:00 and 10:00 PM and he usually sleeps until 6:00 AM (aside from the 3:00 AM feeding that I have to wake him up for.)
*His 0-3 month clothes are slowing being exchanged for 3 month and 3-6 month and I'm not ready for it!
*He's around 11.5 pounds and we're still working hard to put meat on his bones!
*His smiles are my favorite part of each morning. I wake up, lean over the bed to see him wide awake in his Rock n' Sleeper and as soon as he sees my face, he smiles.
*He has Uncle Nick's smile
*He has rolled over from tummy to back one time but has yet to repeat it.
*He absolutely LOVES music!
*He follows Jimmy and I with his eyes and can follow our voices.
I'm a bit emotional that I haven't been able to document the first moments of his life more, but with my recovery, it just wasn't possible. I'm going to make an effort to document the upcoming milestones of his life and our life as a family in the months ahead.
Here are some photos from Ellis's second month of life. I hope you can enjoy them as much as I do!