Toby turned two months old last week.
It was pretty horrific. He would get uncontrollably upset. We suspect it was mostly due to gas. Feeding was the only thing that could calm him down (which of course makes the gas worse). We discovered that warm baths also did the trick but as soon as we took him out he was back to screaming.
Toby’s more zen-like state has been more enjoyable for all of us – especially Jude. Big Brother did not react well when Toby was upset. Oftentimes it results in both boys crying AND wanting to be soothed by Mom.
Toby loves watching Jude and I as we go about our daily play sessions. Jude often sits by Toby when he’s on the bouncer and will chat with him or point out his body parts. Toby is a champ when Jude is overly enthusiastic with his pointing and gets poked in the eye or has his nose picked.
Schedule wise we have had to be pretty flexible with Toby. He usually has around three naps a day but the times and length vary. This is usually because I can’t spend heaps of time trying to get Toby to sleep with Jude around and when Toby is finally asleep there is a high risk he will be woken up by toddler noise. Thankfully his nighttime sleep is pretty good- he usually goes down around the same time as Jude at 7pm and then will wake up around 11pm or midnight for a feeding. At this point I bring him into bed with me and we sleep until 3 or 4am and then again until 7am when Jude gets up. He will usually settle right back to sleep during the night. I haven’t felt nearly as sleep deprived as I thought I would.
There is something so nice about having a newborn again – especially now that we know how quickly he will grow and change. For now we are just trying to take in all his sweetness. We love everything about this little guy – his tiny features, funny reflexes, sleepy smiles, and newborn smell.