Two months! I am already so sad because Riley is growing WAY too fast……looking back at pictures from when we were still in the hospital he looks so little compared to now! And he continues to change so much every day. I’m trying to savor all of it (even his fussy times) because I know his childhood is going to go by so fast.
Riley had his two-month appointment with Dr. B last Friday morning. Here are his official stats:
- Weight: 12lbs 6oz
- Length: 23 inches
- Head circumference: 15 inches
Dr. B said he is growing very nicely, and everything else checked out great, too (normal temperature, limb movement, and ear/mouth exams). His collarbone isn’t a factor at all anymore!
Riley also got three shots at this appointment: a combo one for DTap (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), hepatitis B, and polio; one for Hib (haemophilius influenza type b); and one for pneumococcal meningitis. He also received the rotavirus vaccine orally. Amy was so quick giving him the shots that he only cried for a little bit and settled down pretty quickly after it was all over. We were so proud of him!
Here are some things of note from Riley’s second month:
- He’s still a pretty good eater, taking 3.5 ounces or more at most feedings. He’s also more active when he eats during the day now, too: really waving his arms around and turning his head from side to side. The good news is that he doesn’t get the hiccups nearly as much as he used to. However, he’s started taking less milk at his last feeding before he goes to bed because he falls asleep before he can finish the bottle. Oh well.
- He’s still sleeping great. He stays down for at least 6-7 hours most nights, and he’s even given us 9 hours a few times and 10 hours once! He is still getting fussy in the evenings but it’s not too bad to deal with. Kenny has taken to calling him Mr. Squiggles because of how squirmy he gets. However, he’s very recently started to get fussy in the mid-afternoons as well and I have no idea why! We’re doing everything we can to try to calm him down, but lots of times nothing works. It breaks my heart to hear him cry the way he does during these times, and I hope he gets past this spell soon.
- He has moved up to a size 1 diaper and is officially out of newborn clothes as of the beginning of October. I’m thinking he won’t be in the 0-3 months size for too much longer!
- He has definitely started “talking” to us: his coos are just too cute! He’s also smiling at us consistently as of week 7, which I just love. I can’t wait to hear him laugh out loud.
- He has gorgeous long eyelashes that I noticed a couple of weeks ago. On the other hand, he has yucky cradle cap that became very noticeable in weeks 6 and 7. We tried the oil treatment once, which worked decently. Upon mentioning it at his doctor’s visit, Dr. B recommended using Selson Blue shampoo on him three times a week and gently scrubbing the flakes away with a soft infant brush. That has worked pretty well, too. It definitely could be worse, but I hope he doesn’t have this issue for too much longer! Luckily he is enjoying bath time now that his cord is gone so we’ll see if the shampoo treatment continues to help.
- He’s still doing great at tummy time, and we try to work on it a little bit each day. He also still enjoys being in his bouncy, under his playmat, or in his swing. He’s started to notice the toys hanging from the bars on his playmat more and he loves looking outside while in his swing. Kenny came up with the idea to turn his swing towards the window and it has worked wonders for keeping him quiet for short periods. He also seems to like music when I have my iPod playing. So far he has enjoyed Michael Buble, Santana, Shedaisy, Michael Jackson, and songs from Glee and Wicked.
Here is his official two month pic, as well as a cute video. Remember his very first video, while in the womb? This boy apparently just loves to move his mouth. See below for a short video of him sucking in his sleep, without a pacifier!