Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2 Months Old

How is my sweet Jacob Ryan already 2 months old?! It just doesn’t make sense, time is flying WAY too fast! I’m not ready for him to grow up so quickly… although I am ready for him to start sleeping through the night! Smile

He had his 2 month check-up yesterday and he got a clean bill of health! Dr said he looks great, we are doing everything right, and he is, of course, advanced. As I was telling the Dr that he has already flipped from tummy to back all by himself she said that was not normal to be doing it this early and then he started scooting himself up the exam table- which she also pointed out was quite advanced for his little age! Go Jacob! But please, slow down! You’re just like your daddy, wanting to grow-up to fast. I also mentioned to the Doc that Jacob’s grunting keeps the neighborhood awake and his farts can rival that of a grown man’s so she thought he could be lactose intolerant. Say what?! This whole time we thought his reflux must be acting up but turns out he may not be able to handle the lactose that’s in his formula. So we are trying him on Similac lactose free formula hoping it’ll make him more comfortable and not so gassy/grunt-y. He doesn’t seem to gulp this formula down as hungrily as he usually does but we are already noticing WAY less gas, so he better get used to it and start likin’ it cause lactose free his diet will be if it makes him a happier, more comfortable baby. 

Jacob’s personality is really starting to come through more and more each day. He loves to smile now and he talks all the time, which is the sweetest sound. He’s starting to notice his toys and when he’s under his play mat he’ll bat at them on purpose, so cute!  We just love this little guy to pieces and can’t imagine our family without him, he just fits in perfectly. Even Hannah doesn’t want to give him back! Now on to the stats…..

Height, Weight, and Dome-piece Circumference:

24.75 inches long 96 %

10 lbs 13 oz 28%

40 cm head circ 49 %

So we’ve got ourselves a tall, skinny boy. And yes we’ve already got NBA dreams swirling in our heads and he’ll be making us the big bucks before we know it!

Clothes and Diaper sizes:

I have finally packed away all his newborn stuff. He hasn't been wearing newborn clothes since about 6 weeks old but I couldn't bring myself to take them out of his drawers. He could probably squeeze into some newborn onsies but he's prob more comfortable if we don't cram his little body into clothes :) He fits comfortably into 0-3 month stuff, but swims in a lot of the pants.

Size 1 for dipes. 


He eats 4-5 oz per feeding and eats every 3-4 hours during the day, then in the evenings he cluster feeds and about every 1-2 hours he'll eat 2-3 oz from 5:00-10:00 pm, then he “sleeps” for the night. He is still up 1-2 times per night to eat but has been better about going right back to sleep after his feedings.


We are trying to get him on some sort of schedule. During the day he seems pretty consistent with being awake for 2 hours then asleep for 1-3 hours before being awake again. The length of time he sleeps really depends on what or where he is sleeping. He sleeps best in his swings or car seat and sleeping in his crib or pack n play doesn't last quite as long. At night we give him a bath around 8 pm, then feed him and try to put him down for the night around 9 pm in his swing that is upstairs in our room (since the prince doesn’t like to sleep anywhere that isn't a swing or more upright than his pack n play wedge). He then wakes sometime between 1:00-3:00 am for a feeding, back to sleep in the swing and then up between 6:00-7:00 am for feeding and usually awake for the morning. 

Milestones, Fun Stuff, and Factoids about our Boy:

*Holding his head up really well, great during tummy time, and picks his head up from a laying position when we pull him up with his hands.

*Rolled over from tummy to back 3/22/12

*Smiles all the time and almost laughing.

*Coo's and talks all the time

*Drooling, chewing on hands and binkie

*Loves his bath and will calm down instantly as soon as he sinks into the warm water



Of course I’ve gotta end with the crying “I’m over getting my picture taken” pose

Thursday, March 22, 2012



This little boy is quite the over achiever. As you can see in the sequence of pictures above he is completely rolling from tummy to back on his own. There was no help or nudge from anyone. Promise. And this is not the first time he’s done it. Starting from his first tummy time at days old he was hiking his legs underneath his tummy trying to get on his back. “He can’t possibly be trying to roll over yet” is what I thought, even though he was doing that every single time we put him on his tummy.  Then he kind of gave up on rolling for awhile until last week, as soon as I put him on his stomach he pushed off with his arms and went over to his back. “Must have been a fluke or I just set him up on his arms just right” I think. Until today, not yet 2 months old, I put him on his tummy, he gets his knees up underneath himself, pushes off with 1 arm, then kicks his leg over to finish the roll and tah-dah! He’s on his back. I know he’s doing it on purpose and I just can’t believe it!

We keep joking that he’s doing things far beyond his age should allow and that he’ll be walking by next week. At this point nothing surprises us with this boy. At 3 weeks old he was eating 5oz per feeding while the pedi is telling us he can’t eat that much, that’s way too much for a 3 week old. Well, he is eating that much, sorry! And no I’m not going to try to just give my demanding infant the 3oz you think is enough for his ever growing tummy. He was smiling on demand, and not just from gas, consistently since 2 weeks old. And we swear he is teething. Our younger than 2 months old baby is gumming at stuff, trying to find his hands to chew on them, chews on his binkie, and has started drooling the last 2 weeks. I know they say the second child seems to do stuff earlier cause they have a sibling to learn from, but these milestones he seems to be hitting are out of control! He can slow down at any moment…


I better stop updating the blog or he may apply for college while I’m otherwise occupied.

Modesty?! Since when??

Our sweet girl has no modesty. She has never minded cracking a huge smile while sitting on the pot…


Or running bare bummed down the hallway with a fireman hat on…


Or taking a moment from her quality reading time to smile ever so sweetly… again, while on the pot.


This chick will literally come out of the bathroom, whilst wiping tush cause she “Just had to tell us something real quick!” But the other day as she’s getting dressed in her bedroom (with the door wide open, mind you) I go to tell her to not forget to brush her teeth and she proceeds to furrow her brow, point down the hallway and tell me “I need privacy! I’m trying to get dressed!” (Queue closing door so as I can’t see her finish getting dressed). I guess now is a good as time as any to learn a little modesty. Now here’s to hoping she starts listening to us when we tell her to finish going to the bathroom completely before coming out to tell us something “just real quick!”

Man I love kids.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A small victory

The number on the scale will.not.budge. BUT yesterday I threw caution to the wind and slipped stuffed my body into my William Rast pre-pregnancy jeans! They didn't quite fit like I want, I had a slight buldge here and there, but I could put them on and button them, too! These days it's the small victories that I should be proud of, right?!

Not the best picture of the actual jeans but I promise those are not maternity jeans. Woo hoo! Unfortunately they are the only pair of pre-pregnancy jeans that come even slightly close to fitting but one step at a time.


Yeah, I have NONE of that. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Sleep deprivation after 6 weeks is finally catching up with me. I’m exhausted and have very little motivation for anything more than sitting on the couch. My poor 5 year old should really learn to fen for herself. Not really, but it would be nice if she could reach the milk and cereal so she could make herself some breakfast. This infant of ours has got to learn how to sleep at night sometime very soon, or I will quite literally be catatonic here before you know it. I’m really surprised I don’t have caffeine on an IV drip… that sounds like it could do wonders for my day, but alas, insurance won’t pay for it. So, nothing exciting or interesting to write about besides my woes of not getting any shut-eye means you get a photo dump of my sweet darlings that are the reason I’m in such a state. Enjoy!


Hannah’s weekend with the kindergarten mascot, Duck.


First tummy time adventure. He was trying to roll over instantly, I think we have another advanced child on our hands.





Tummy time getting better… er, maybe not


Valentine’s Day.

Love her posing face hahaha


Everyone’s first time in the bumbo.



Participating in family game night


Crazy hair day at school


Loves his bath time. Calms him right down if he’s fussy.



As you can see, Jacob’s day consists of a rotation of: being held, swing, sitting in boppy, laying under playmat, rinse and repeat all the live long day.