Baby F had his two month appointment this morning (he’ll actually be two months on 6/29). He weighed in at a whopping 14 lb., 15 oz.! In terms of percentiles, he is “off the charts” on weight. His height is 23.5″ (65th percentile). The nurse referred to him as a marshmallow. Ha! Poor guy had to get an oral vaccine as well as 3 shots. This displeased him, but a little time at the breast afterward helped calm him down.
He is one big baby. He is also beautiful, healthy, and happy. He has started giving us gummy grins lately and he is much more alert and has more awake time as well. F still sleeps like a champ – generally going to bed around 7:30 and then I get him up when big brother wakes up (around 5AM – GROAN!) and change his diaper and put him in his swing, where he’ll sleep until about 9-9:30AM. He is an easy, unfussy baby. We are very thankful.
We are still very much in our “babymoon” phase – just loving our little guy and having fun spending the whole summer together as a family. I go back to work when Monkey goes back to school (mid-August) but I work from home, so it’ll be a much easier transition than last time around. We still need to work on getting F to take a bottle. We’ve only tried it once or twice and he didn’t want it either time. Sigh. I don’t really mind, but it’s a problem when I need to get my hair done or have an appointment that isn’t conducive to having an infant with me.
Big brother Monkey has started getting a bit aggressive toward his little bro. He is still sweet and gentle most of the time, but he will lash out on occasion, so we’re having to monitor him a bit more closely. Monkey has also stopped napping, even though he really still needs that nap. He goes to bed these days around 7PM and is still up for the day between 5-6AM. It’s only been a couple of weeks, so we are still hopeful that he might squeeze in a bit more sleep in the AM.
Monkey also started soccer last Wednesday and is doing really well with it. It is the first activity that he’s been involved in that he hasn’t gotten bored and run off within 15 minutes. He sticks with it and seems to be having a great time. We tried one-on-one swimming lessons earlier in the summer, but it didn’t go very well. We are going to try again with group lessons and see how it goes. We have a pool at our condo complex and he loves it, so we just have to find the right instructor/lesson type and I think he’ll be good to go.
And in closing, how incredible was that SCOTUS ruling yesterday??? We are now legally married in the state of California and in the US. Now to get these rights across the country. I feel pretty confident that it will happen fairly quickly. Here’s hoping!