Toby: 2 Months Old

Toby turned two months old last week.

IMG_0386He weighs 6.6 kgs (14.5 lbs) and is 61 cm (24in) long. He’s well out of newborn clothing and diapers and pushing the limits of his 0-3 month clothing.

IMG_0872He’s had a busy month with lots of outings,

IMG_0338Including his first baby party (which he slept through).

IMG_0104The first half of the month he was still in that lovely newborn sleepy stage.

IMG_0642Passing out anywhere, anytime.

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IMG_0330But when he wasn’t sleeping he was like this:

IMG_0305This boy can really scream.

IMG_0630It 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.

IMG_0048Just before he turned 6 weeks something magical happened and he started smiling. And in the last two weeks of the month he became more settled.

IMG_0513It was a big sigh of relief for all of us. He started cooing and giggling. We still have those red faced screaming moments but not nearly as frequent or severe.

FullSizeRenderToby’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.

IMG_0215Toby 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.

IMG_0654I have a feeling Toby is going to pick up things pretty quickly thanks to having Jude around. Jude seems eager to have a buddy to play with and no doubt cause a lot of trouble.

IMG_0506Schedule 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.

IMG_0387There 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.

IMG_0753Our dear Toby, you are just perfect in every way!

 

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