Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two Months

oops... posting this really late! 

Dear Owen,

I feel like your second month was so much more, well, everything, than your first.  If that trend holds true, we are going to have one fabulous time together.  You were more smiley, more active, more happy, more awake and best of all, you learned to sleep more during the night during this past month!  You most certainly started to eat more.  You had two doctor's appointments last month and we were amazed when they weighed and measured you at both.  You are growing like a weed and doing all-around fantastic.  It is not always easy for me to try to figure out how much to feed you I think we must be doing something right because you are mostly content and well-fed.

We had a check up with your pediatric urologist when you were six weeks old.  You have one kidney that got a clean bill of health (and I ALWAYS forget which one, maybe it's the right?) and the other we will go back and check at the end of the year but it was nothing that concerned Dr. Ewalt.  Last Friday, you went to see Dr. Watkins for your regular two month baby well-check.  You did awesome during your shots and fussed more while we were chatting with the doctor because you were hungry than you did about the actual needles.  I was really proud of you because you were so brave.  Yes, I think you were brave!  Maybe I am biased but I think babies can be smart and brave just like you are.

We took two trips to San Antonio this month.  You were a rock star for both of them.  You slept most of the car rides down and back.  The doggies ride in the back seat with you and all of you were very good boys for our trips.  You met so many of your family members on our trips:  lots of your great-Uncles and great-Aunts and several of your cousins and family friends.  As usual, you were happy to be passed around and as long as someone was feeding you on a regular basis, you were not sad to be away from you Dad and me for awhile.

You had two big firsts on June 16th.  It was your first Father's Day and your first time to take a dip in a pool.  We went to brunch to celebrate your Daddy at Taverna and then spent the afternoon at the pool with Uncle Dave, Sharon, Alli Rae and Sharon's family.  You loved being in the water!

The Blackhawks finished their awesome playoff run with a Stanley Cup this month!  We had lots of fun watching playoff games together.  It was special for us because you were born on the first day of the playoff run.  You looked awesome sporting your sweet Blackhawks onesie and luckily for you, Miss Charlotte and Miss Kristin gave you a bigger one that you can grow into when this one becomes too small.  Miss Heather also sent you a really funny t-shirt with the Stanley Cup on it.

When you were six weeks old, we started a new bedtime routine and moved you into your own room.  We do a bath at least every other night and read a story while you have your last bottle before going to sleep.  It made a world of difference and so far, you have had a stretch of sleep that lasted from 9:00-6:20 as your longest.  Most nights, you wake up between 4 and 5 but go back to sleep until 8:30 or so after a diaper change and bottle.  It's wonderful and makes for a very happy Mommy!  You aren't big on long naps during the day but we can't complain because you get such great sleep at night.  At your pediatrician appointment, Dr. Watkins said we should keep doing what we're doing since you are ahead of the game in terms of sleeping through the night.  He also gave us the ok to feed you whatever you "demand" as long as you aren't throwing up from eating too much (which you never really do).  You are a healthy young man!

You smile regularly now at us!  You still make TONS of grunting noises all the time and coo at us when you are really happy.  You are working REALLY hard to not be a wobble-head anymore.  Seeing you grow and show us more personality has been so fun for us.  We love you endlessly!


Stats and Milestones:

Height and Weight:  24 inches (90th percentile) and 12 lbs. 9 oz (75th) on 7/28/13
Diaper Size:  been in size 2s for a couple of weeks already
Clothing Size:  mostly 3 months with a couple of 6 months that you can wear, your little 6 months t-shirts from the hospital that you sleep in are becoming too small! 

First shots at the pediatrician:  June 28th
First road trip (to San Antonio):  June 6th
First Father's Day:  June 16th
First time in the pool:  June 16th
First full night in your own room:  June 10th

You sleep in long stretches at night, usually the first one is 6-9 hours.  
You are eating some breast milk and 32-38 oz of formula a day.
You hold your head up really well and are working on sitting up.  You grabbed a big chunk of my hair the other day but I'm not sure that we can definite it as purposeful grasping just yet.  You're doing really well with tummy time! 

Nicknames:  Owen Bear, Mr. Bear, Beary-Boo, Mr. O
Things you love:  sleeping in your own room, swimming in the pool, bath time, being entertained and smiling back at Mommy and Daddy, your activity mat, your crib mobile, being outside, being held and eating
Things you don't love:  when you finish a bottle, when you are hungry and we're in the car and can't feed you at that exact second, when you're impatiently waiting for someone to make you a bottle, your crib

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