KB: 2 Months

by tinysneakers

To imagine our lives 2 months ago is like trying to accomplish the impossible.

2 months

We simply just can’t comprehend what life was like before our little half pint came. It’s as if our memories from the past are incomplete because he’s not in them.

baby in hoodie happy baby baby's first snowfall

To think, just two months ago he was a tiny little bundle of joy.

Now he’s a not-as-tiny, almost-standing bundle of joy!

standing baby baby with giraffe

Parents say it all the time, but I just can’t believe how much he’s grown since those early days in January. I finally understand why adults are always saying to kids, “Look how big you’ve gotten!” I’m fairly certain if I blink too slowly he’ll grow up right before my eyes.

In only 2 short months, our little 6 pound munchkin is shooting right up the growth chart. Now 10 pounds, 13 ounces, he’s leaped from the 5th percentile to the 45th percentile for weight, and to the 18 percentile for height at 21 inches.

So.much.bigger!

1-month-old-baby 2 month old baby

Those scrawny little thighs are growing thick and plump on the goodness of breast milk and breast milk alone. Pretty super stuff, that breast milk is. It saddens me to see how much better that onesie fits at 8 weeks than it did at 4 weeks. I haven’t yet brought myself to pack up his newborn clothes, but I’ve set them aside just waiting to be boxed up. I look at them now and already can’t remember holding a newborn infant small enough to swim inside them.

baby 4 weeks old baby 8 weeks old

The last month has brought new challenges and new victories. I’ve grown to love the little frown that comes at the beginning of a cry. Good thing I think it’s adorable because I sure do see it a lot. Although we’re still dealing with a lot of crying and fussing, we’re no longer {for now- knock on wood} a slave to running up and down the stairs, the hair dryer, or dancing and swinging around like maniacs. We still do our fair share of bouncing and finger sucking though. The little nugget has officially rejected pacifiers, much to my dismay. {And to think I was reluctant to give him one in the first place- my how things change!}

Our little bug hates naps {and sleeping in general} with a vengeance. I think if we can get that skill mastered, we’ll definitely be on our way to a happier baby.

The little peanut is a morning person, much like his momma- most days he wakes up ready to play. Of course the first thing I do is bring him into bed so he can play with daddy before he gets cranky. By play with daddy, I mean wake him up. Winking smile He loves it.

After that the day tends to go downhill, but I’m holding on to the hope that one of the many remedies we’ve implemented will continue to help. Our remedy du jour is getting my milk supply under control. Apparently I have an oversupply which is messing with the lactase-fat ratio of the milk, which could be playing a big role in his level of discomfort.

monster inc baby and mom

{Please excuse the new-mom-so-I-don’t-remember-how-to-use-a-brush-or-take-a-shower look.}

For now we’re just taking it one day at a time and enjoying all the happy moments we get, and enjoying the extra minutes we no longer have to spend running around like maniacs trying to make a baby stop crying. Little victories.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristi March 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Glad to see he’s doing better! I am breastfeeding a 1 month old and having similar problems. How did you figure out you have an over supply of milk and how do you fix it? Thanks 🙂

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tinysneakers March 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Congrats on the new baby! It took me awhile to figure it out {I thought it was normal} but I told the lactation consultant all his poops were green and she immediately suspected oversupply. {Of course I told my doctor too and he didn’t care…} You can fix it by feeding on only one side at a time, or a couple times in a row, such as twice on the right, then twice on the left, etc. There’s some info part way down here http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html as well as some good links at the bottom of the page.

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Cristi March 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thank you so much for the help! My baby has green poops too and the doctor didn’t seem to care either! Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

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Hotpotatokate March 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

Well done on staying sane til 2 months! I’m convinced that our little dude has the same personality as yours! Exhausting 🙂

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tinysneakers March 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

These babies are something else, huh?! Hope yours cuts you a break soon. 😉

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Julie V March 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

He is so adorable, and getting so big! He is on the “big fat breastfed baby boy” plan of doubling his weight by 3 months instead of 6! Be sure you are eating enough, producing all that milk and nursing around the clock is so exhausting. You are doing great, and in 2 more months your life will again be completely different- in a good way!

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ErikaMC March 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I’m not sure I understand the whole “oversupply” thing. I know I had to (and still do at 7 months) is to make sure he completely drains one side to get the back fat milk before offering the other side. The back fat milk is also suppose to make them sleep better.

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tinysneakers March 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

That’s what I have to do too, only it takes a couple feedings on one side to get to the fatty stuff before I can switch to the other side. I think it’s a big part of the reason why his stomach is so upset and he never sleeps!

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