Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jeremiah is 2 Months Old!

As I write this, Jeremiah is two months old! (Posting 2 days later to include stats from the doctor)  I can't even put the last two months into words. Exhausting, sure. Wonderful, absolutely! Confusing, at times. Priceless? Yes, definitely.



Happy 2 month birthday, Jeremiah!
My preemie son with trouble eating? Doing just great. Growing like a champ.  
Length: 23.5 inches
Weight: 12 pounds, 3 ounces (this is 5 pounds over his lowest weight!)
Head: 15.5 inches

Length and weight are around the 60th percentile. Head circumference is 25%

  Jeremiah generally eats about every 3 hours, 3 ounces at a time.  Occasionally, he'll want to eat after 2 hours, but he's pretty consistent with the 3 hours.  He eats  exclusively Mommy's milk but usually from his bottles.   



He's had a kind of rough month in some ways - stomach aches almost every day, his first cold, etc. But he's doing better now, though I wish we could resolve his stomach problems. (The dr. does not recommend changing anything for his food. I was considering soy formula, etc. He strongly recommends against it.)
 He loves being worn in his Seven Sling. Sometimes it's the only thing that keeps him and Mommy happy and the only reason Mommy gets to eat dinner. :)  He usually falls asleep in it.

On his special blanket with his name and birth date
 A lot of times he gets really, really fussy and just when I'm starting to worry, he falls asleep.  It was especially bad when he had his cold.
Most of the time when Mommy is at work, Grandma and Grandpa have been with you.  There were three days though that he stayed with his Aunty Ashley and friend Brayden.  He did great. Mommy may have cried though. Oops.

With his elephant from a friend
Jeremiah still looks mainly like his daddy, but I think he's going to have my eyes. They've lightened from dark blue to a pale blue. John's eyes are dark brown where as mine are light green/hazel, so I think he's taking after me.

He has lost a lot of his hair on top, so I say that's another way he looks like his daddy.
Jeremiah smiled on purpose for the first time on his 6 week birthday!  He still only does it infrequently, but it's super cute when he does. :)

He also has started rolling from his back to his stomach on occasion, but he doesn't like it once he's there.


Now that he's a little bigger, we plan on starting the cloth diapers (at least during the day) within the next week or so.  His size one diapers are getting too small!  He's also outgrown the few newborn outfits he had and even some 0-3 month clothes are getting snug.  


What's that doing there? It's my photo shoot!
Jeremiah makes a lot of noises. He grunts, coos, etc.  He makes noises the whole time you eat and they're very cute.

He is an absolute joy and we are so blessed to have him in our lives - even at 2 a.m. while he waits for a bottle to warm up. :)


Outtakes from the Photo Session:




Leo wants in on the action
"Enough of this sticker!"







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