Henry Joseph is two whole months as of this past Tuesday (November 25) :)
We went to his 2 month check up today and baby boy weighed pretty much 12 lbs! (11lbs 14.5oz to be exact) And he was 23 inches long. He’s in the 56th percentile for his weight and 43rd for height, and his head circumference of 39 cm was in the 27th.
He got his first round of immunizations and was pretty sad the rest of the day. :( But other than that all was well and we have a healthy little boy!
He is such a big boy now. I know he’s still just a little baby, but I feel like he is so different from the 6 lb 7oz baby I first met two month ago. It’s been fun to see him grow!
Here are some of the new things Henry has learned!
Smiles! I am not too good at capturing his happy faces on my nicer camera, but my phone camera is full of his chubby cheeked grins. Along with smiling he coo’s and has even giggled a few times, it’s completely precious. :)
Now instead of rooting when he’s hungry, he sticks his tongue out repeatedly. It’s pretty cute.
He sleeps through the night! We put him down around 10pm and he wakes up around 6 or 7am, and then after a quick feeding he’ll stay asleep again until 9am when we start the day. We realize we are very lucky.
He is now on a routine. He picked this routine out himself, and I’ve noticed that when we follow it, we have an awesome day! When we don’t… it’s rough. He eats at 9am, Noon, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm and 6 or 7 am. (I’m hoping to eventually lose the 6 or 7am feeding.) After eating, he has some alert time, and then depending on how tired he is, he naps from anywhere as long as 2 hours and as short as 30 minutes. He normally gets an hour to an hour and a half. I just try to follow his cues.
He loves spending time on his back kicking the day away
He recognizes his mama :) I love that when he sees me in the mornings he gives me a big cheesey grin. It’s been fun to get better at knowing what he needs, and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of things. His face in the picture below cracks me up. It's kinda hard to get little babies to make cute faces for pictures. :)
He still hates tummy time, but now after a few minutes of fussing he’ll just kind of hang there, and he’ll have this cute face that’s like “fine, I guess I’ll do it if I have to.” and he’ll stay with that face on for however long we do tummy time for. We captured the look in the picture below. :)
Yes those are socks on his hands- those little mittens never stay on!
And now for a parade of pictures:
At the beginning of his 2 month appointment- happy boy!
His face when we told him he had to get some shots...
His saddest (yet still cute) cry-face after his shots
Sucking his pacifier for comfort after shots (he rarely ever uses his pacifier- he just doesn’t love it)
Henry is just too much fun, we sure love our happy guy and love having him in our family!
And here’s a quick look at how he’s changed over these two months: