Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gray Is Two Months Old

The months are clicking away a little faster than we would like.  How can it already be two months since we brought this bundle of joy home from the hospital?!?!  The last several weeks have been marked by a lot of changes. 

During the first month, Gray would get a little fussy at times, which was completely normal for newborns.  During the second month, he has become so much more laid back and chilled.  He will pacify himself when he gets sleepy and then drift off.  He rarely needs or wants the pacifier.  He loves to take his naps in the swing.  He is a big fan of bath time.  Usually Brent handles bath time and both boys enjoy it.  Owen loves to take his in our garden tub, so he will put Owen in the garden tub and then Gray will take his bath in his infant tub on the counter.  Gray just looks around and grins in the tub.

At his two month check up, he was 12 lbs 4 oz. (63 percentile) and measured 22 1/4 (63 percentile) inches long. He has grown so much and looks so much bigger to us.  He usually goes 3-4 hours in between feedings and takes around 4 to 5 oz each time.  He is now wearing 3-6 month clothes and stage 2 diapers.  I packed up all of his newborn clothes this week, and it made me a little sad.  I can't believe he is already outgrowing some of his clothes. 

Gray seems to be getting into a pattern of waking up, eating, and then having awake time.  He likes to lay on his play mat and he does really well during tummy time.  He has really good neck control and can lift up and hold his heard for a pretty good while.  He is now cooing and trying to laugh.  I think it startles him a little bit when he starts to laugh.  He smiles at us so much and seems to be very happy and adjusted.

The week before his checkup, he was going about 7 hours at night without waking up.  For two tired parents, this was a true blessing!  Everything was good until he got his shots during the visit.  He started running a fever and kept it for a couple of days.  The doctor said it was pretty typical and should go away soon.  Nighttime was definitely different after that.  He started waking up again and couldn't get comfortable since he had a fever.  We felt so bad for him!  Several days after the fever broke, he started back sleeping around 7 hours straight.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that this continues.  It has been a busy month for us and we are looking forward to more summertime fun

Owen (and Henry of course) at 2 months

Gray at 2 months


carroll1954 said...

Gray, you're gonna have to get Henry out and check your growing like Owen did. Lol


carroll1954 said...

Gray is growing up so fast, he really favors his big brother Owen. They are both handsome little fellows!

Love You,
Papa and Mimi