Saturday, February 14, 2009

2 months today

I can't get over the fact that Micah is 2 months old today. We have been through so much already, and I'm amazed by how much he is growing and changing. Here is a general update on Micah at 2 months:

  • Breastfeeding is finally going well! He is latching without a nipple shield, nursing efficiently and able to get what he needs from me without formula or even bottle supplements of breast milk. I'm even able to get in a pumping session every day and now have a bit of a stockpile of breast milk!
  • He has graduated this week from the newborn size diaper to a size 1. What a road . . . we started out and the preemie diapers were big on him!
  • Micah is officially able to wear the 0-3 month size clothing. He hasn't outgrown the newborn size yet, but that looks like it will happen in the next 2 weeks. I can't believe that the preemie clothes were huge on him when we first brought him home, and now he is wearing those "giant" 0-3 month outfits.
  • Micah is holding his head up and can even roll over!
  • He has started showing an interest in toys/objects. He is fascinated by the mobile and his playmat, and he now smiles at me and notices when I leave the room. He also recognizes me - he calms down when he sees me or I pick him up. He also is recognizing some of the songs I sing . . . "You are my Sunshine" immediately quiets him down now.
  • Micah sleeps through the night! He is officially sleeping at least 9 hours at night (I hope I don't regret posting that)!
  • We are starting to develop routines . . . for napping, nighttime sleeping, etc. I am actually liking the predictability right now - it is nice to know that I can go out and do something during certain times of the day.
  • We've met some wonderful people through our Baby & Me class, and it looks like we have a playgroup forming!
  • Micah now enjoys bathtime, and he doesn't shriek bloody murder when we change his diaper.
  • Micah can sit quietly awake and not need to be held.
  • He is starting to exhibit his personality, and has definite likes/dislikes. I think I have one stubborn little boy!
So . . . happy 2-month birthday, my little Valentine.


Krissy said...

How sweet!!

"You Are My Sunshine" is Andrew and I's song as well!!! My mom sang it to me when I was little so we passed on the tradition!

Me said...

Krissy - my mom always sang that to me, too! I also had this little stuffed sun that played you are my sunshine. I hadn't been able to find a stuffed animal with a music box that played that song, but my mom actually found a stuffed animal that sings it, so Micah has it in his room now.

Chele said...

It's wonderful he's sleeping through the night! Derek was our dream baby and Jake was our reality check. lmao! He didn't sleep through the night until he was 4 years old. He still doesn't require as much sleep as the rest of us.