It's really crazy how, looking back on it, time flies by. I look at all the photos and think about all the stress and it's just all in the last 8 weeks. Insane. Month two of Logan's life was pretty hectic with lots of visitors, getting to experience trying to get him down for naps and sleep in an efficient manner. We spend probably half the month not listening to him with being tired, awake, etc and not realizing what he was needing in terms of help getting to sleep, patience and an open attitude. That resulted in a lot of crying (for both him and me)...
But, I think we're through that for the most part now. I'm sticking with the swaddle for the near term, just putting one arm out every now and then in the middle of the night. Napping during the day is getting somewhat easier. I alternate between using a pacifier to get him out and not using one so that he doesn't have only one way of getting to sleep. I'm still rocking him for a good 10-15 minutes for naps, but am trying to bring that closer to 10. And, I'm experimenting with putting him down a little bit less than asleep just to see if he's getting to the point of being able to settle himself down. It's really a steep learning curve for both of us.
Joe gave Logan his bedtime bottle last night and then put him to sleep. We tried the bottle a few weeks ago when Joe's folks were here and, while it was nice, I still ended up putting the baby to bed (and comfort nursing him to settle him down). I wasn't interested in repeating that experiment and creating what felt like more work for myself, so we just tried Joe doing the whole bedtime routine and it was fabulous. In fact, Logan slept for 6 hours at the start of the night last night - I told Joe that meant that he could do it from now on since he had such stellar success!
We went to the pediatrician today for his two month appointment. Here are the stats:
Weight: 12 pounds 6 ounces (50/75th percentile)
Height: 24.5 inches (95th percentile)
Head Circumference: 40.2 cm (50th percentile)
So, we have a long, skinny baby boy. :-)
And, what would a post be without an adorable picture or two?! Comparing the belly sticker shot to last month - it's obvious how much he's grown (since the onesies are the same). Crazy...