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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Retired and Moved Out

Retired and moved out.  Me?  No, my 2-month and his clothes.  I can't believe how quickly he's growing and learning things!  This little guy never ceases to amaze me.

He Moved Out!

"Did he really move out?" you ask.  No.  Well, Trey didn't move out of the house, but he moved out of our bedroom.  We had him in a bassinet for the first 2 months of his life to make it easier for me to feed him during the night.  And {confession alert!} I co-slept with him from time to time.  Scott was actually the one to suggest it after I decided to comfort Trey while laying down and realized how much more sleep we both got the next morning when I woke up and Trey was next to me.  I was scared when I woke up and realized I forgot to put him back in his bassinet and thought about all of the "what ifs."  I, initially, resisted co-sleeping but finally gave in.  Thankfully, we have a king sized bed so that gave us more space.  But after hearing horror stories from friends of how long it took for them to get their child to sleep alone when they got older, I thought now would be a good time to transition the little fella to his crib.  And since he's sleeping for about 4 hours at a time now, I'm able to get more sleep in between my walks down the hallway when he wakes up.  Next week, I'll share more about how I got him to sleep alone last night and how it all panned out.

Retiring Clothes

We had his 2 Month checkup a couple of days ago and found out that he's 14 lbs 11 oz and 23.6 inches.  He's in the 90th percentile for his weight and the 79th percentile for his height/length.  He's gained exactly 6 pounds since he was born and has grown 2.1 inches!  This means a lot of his clothes no longer fit and are, therefore, retiring.  So long 0-3 month clothes!  Hello 3-6 month clothes!  I'm trying desperately to get him into every outfit he can still fit into so they don't "go to waste"; I fell short of this with his newborn clothes.  Hopefully I can pull it off this go 'round.

2 Month Sensory and Cognitive Markers

At 2 months, here are the sensory and cognitive markers Trey should be meeting:
  • Beginning to look at close objects

Trey has been enjoying looking at close objects for a few weeks now, but it's amazing to see his attention span increase each day. 
  • Coos
He started cooing at 4 weeks, but his cooing has increased; a baby's coos may be one of the sweetest sounds ever! 
  • Different cries means different things
I'm starting to be able to distinguish different cries with him.  Here is a short list of some of his primary cries:  I'm tired, I'm hungry, I want you to hold me, I want you to hold me standing up with me on your shoulder, I want you to get me out of this car seat and never put me in it again (I hear this almost every car trip).  

I think the cry shown in the picture below is an "I want you to hold me standing up with me on your shoulder" cry.   
  • Head turns from side to side with sound at the level of the ear
Trey is a curious little boy and likes to look all over the place...especially when he's held standing up and he has better view to check out his surroundings.  

  • Smiles
Man, do I love his smile!  It's a great start to my day to see his little smile in the morning when I sing to him after he wakes up.
  • Responds to familiar voices
2 days ago was the first time Trey was crying and stopped crying by simply hearing my voice.  Before, I would have to physically pick him up before he'd even consider stopping.  He loves to hear his daddy's voice on speaker phone; when Scott starts talking, Trey smiles.  I love it!

Did you ever track milestones with your child(ren)?

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