I don’t think most babies get carted around quite as much as Jamison has in his 2 short months of life, but he has been doing fairly well with it, for the most part. He’s been back and forth between AZ and CA 3 times now, and he was probably the best traveler of the 3 kids all 3 times. (Ben is at a really rough age to spend more than 1-2 hours in the car.) The big kids both love Jamison to death and are always checking on him and asking about him and wanting to hold him.
We still haven’t had his 2 month appointment – it’s on Friday. But a few weeks ago, in the middle of the move, Jamison became hoarse all of a sudden, which freaked me out. So I took him to urgent care, where we found out he had thrush. Although I’m still not convinced he had thrush… but that’s another story. Anyway, while we were there, he weighed 10lbs 6oz with his clothes on, so that was encouraging. I’m guessing he’s closer to 12lbs now though.
We switched him from newborn to 0-3 month clothes when he was around 5 weeks old, along with switching to size 1 diapers. Now at 2 months old, his 0-3 onesies and footed PJ’s are already getting to short for him. He can’t straighten his legs if we put him in footed PJ’s because he’s so long.
He’s been smiling a lot lately and he’s laughed a few times too. He’s starting to coo quite a bit more and is making good eye contact with us. Sometimes it seems like he looks above your head a lot, but he’ll also look at your face. He was quite cross-eyed for a while, but that seems to have gone away for the most part now.
I’m mostly nursing him still. He gets 1-3 bottles a day, depending on our schedule and his fussiness. Most days Mark just gives him a few ounces after I nurse him at night before we put him to bed, but occasionally we’ll give him one during the day too if he’s extra fussy and not latching on well. I nurse him 8-10 times a day as well, but my supply seems to fall off in the evenings. Last night Mark fed him 5 oz of formula before he went to bed, which was a first. Usually he takes 2-3oz.
We’ve found that he sleeps best when he’s swaddled and when he has white noise near him, probably because of all the other noise in the house. Most of his naps are in the swing. We get up somewhere between 8-10am, depending on the big kids right now, and his most alert, happy time is in the morning. He usually gives me enough time to get myself dressed and Ben dress and him dressed, and then I let the dogs out and feed them and get the big kids breakfast. Sometimes I actually get to eat breakfast without him screaming if I’m fast enough at that, but other times I eat while I nurse him, or I just nurse him and eat later. He seems to take an hour or two nap around 11am and then is up for a few hours and goes back to sleep around 2-3ish for another few hours. He’s usually up while we’re eating dinner and sometimes we can get him to take a little nap after dinner. I try to keep him up until at least 9:30pm and if it’s later than that, even better. He’ll typically sleep until 3am, although I’m not sure he’s waking up because he’s hungry or just out of habit. Sometimes I have gotten him to stay in his bed until 4:30, but that’s with me getting up a few times to give him his paci. He’s not a huge fan of the paci, but sometimes it helps him fall back asleep before he spits it out. Then I bring him to bed with me and nurse him on and off, switching sides a few times until we get up.
He’s not a big fan of the car seat right now, so car rides are a bit of a challenge right now. Which is super convenient considering it takes a good 45 mins to get anywhere from where we live right now. He’s getting to the point where he won’t just fall back asleep in the car, he continues to cry for the entire 45 mins. It’s a bit stressful. He does, however, LOVE baths. LOVES them.
Jamison is a really easy baby overall. And I think we’d think he was even easier if we were actually in our own place with all of our own stuff. It’s just hard having a newborn and 2 other kids in this tiny place without all of our stuff. I am definitely enjoying the newborn stage much more with him than I did with the others, despite being a bit displaced. I’d love him to stay little forever!