Hi Pumpkin!! It’s time to give you a little update on your monthly progress and show off just how fabulous you are…
Growing, Growing, Growing. As of your checkup last week, you weigh 14 pounds, 2 ounces (55%), are 25 inches long (50%), and your head is 17cm (95%)…I knew you had a big head, but Dr. Barrow assured me it’s because you’re so smart ;). You eat every 2-2.5 hours and we have officially started formula in your bottles…as of now, you get about 2/3 breast milk a day with 1/3 formula. You have taken to it pretty well, and mama is thankful for some help because my supply wasn’t keeping up with your milk needs. I thought Caroline loved to eat, but you drink her under the table. You rarely want to nurse anymore because you have figured out the bottle gets to your belly way faster, but sometimes you’ll humor me. You are working your way into the 3-6 month clothes now and are still in size 1 diapers. This week we tried rice cereal and you didn’t seem to mind it so far…just a few spoonfuls here and there! I cannot wait to dive head first into the land of baby food!! I am ECSTATIC for this because it breaks up always having to fill you up on milk and makes meal time WAY more fun…and messy, too.
Sleep My Little One. In the sleep department, you’re amazing when it comes to nighttime habits. I give you your last bottle about 8:30PM and then wrap you up oh so tight in the swaddle and off to bed you go. We transitioned you to your crib in your nursery this month and it’s been smooth sailing ever since. You sleep from 9PM to 7AM everyday and it has made a world of difference for all of us. Of course you still make funny noises in your sleep some nights and I can’t help but watch you on the monitor, but I don’t mind. One day I will look back on all this and know it was a fleeting moment and I’ll miss it wholeheartedly so I’m soaking it up! You also nap 3 more times throughout the day-once around 9:30, then down for a long mid-day nap at 12PM, and then a catnap around dinnertime. You finally enjoy naps in the swing, too!
What Keeps You Occupied. You still can’t get enough of your hands. You slurp on them all day, everyday and who needs a paci when you have a built in soother right at your fingertips? (literally) You have also taken to Sophie the Giraffe, and love to give her sugar too. Just this past week you decided you’d give it another go on the pacifier so the Wubbanub has made a reappearance…at least for now.
Major Milestones. I have to admit, at first I was nervous milestones wouldn’t be as exciting for #2 since I had gone through this before, but low and behold, it’s almost better because I don’t feel so much pressure to ensure you does everything “on schedule” like I did with CC. Just last week, you rolled over for the first time (stomach to back) and you’ve been doing it everyday since. It’s so much fun to watch!! Your head control has gotten much better this month, too and you love to look around and see the world around you. I heart you Carson.
You are amazing my little bit. You make everyday better by being in our world and we love you to the moon and back button… OXOX