Hi guys! Our baby boy is 2 months old! I kind of already have baby fever, not going to lie. I know, I know, I need to calm down. They are just so dang cute! If it wasn’t for the sleep deprivation, I think I’d have at least 5 kids. Now if only this little dude would sleep more than 2-4 hours at a time! Speaking of NOT SLEEPING, does anyone have any recommendations on how to get a 2 month old to sleep longer than 3 hours at a time at night? Taking ANY and ALL suggestions! 🙂
- Sleeping: Still waking up every 2-3 hours at night. Also still sleeping in his rock n play, but we are thinking about transitioning him to his crib very soon. Any tips for this?? I’ve heard great things about the dock a tot, but it’s a little pricey so I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it. I mean, if it will somehow magically make him sleep for 8+ hours then I’m all about that!
- Breastfeeding: Still nurses like a champ. If he’s awake for a little while without taking a nap, he will nurse every 45 minutes-1 hour, sometimes sooner.
- Weight: This little chunk weighed 12 lb 1.5oz at his 2 month appointment! He is definitely gaining weight faster than Lucas did.
- Milestones: This month he started smiling and cooing a lot more. We’ve even gotten a few laughs out of him, which is the cutest thing EVER. He will also stay longer in his rock and play or his bouncer when he’s awake without fussing.
- Eye color: The blue eyes are staying strong! Lucas had blue eyes for the first few weeks, but they changed to brown. Logan’s eyes are still blue after two months, so we’re thinking his will stay blue like his daddy!
- Sleeping: Again, what is sleep? I’ve forgotten. Since Logan was born, I honestly don’t think I’ve slept longer than 3 straight hours. How am I still functioning? I really don’t know. Very thankful for coffee. Starbucks, you’re the real champ.
- Breastfeeding: I am so thankful that this has come as naturally for me & Logan as it did for me & Lucas. Logan has only been breastfed so far, no supplementing, which is something I am super proud of. I know breastfeeding isn’t for everyone and some people are not able to do it. I worried about my milk supply being enough while strictly nursing, but obviously with how much weight he’s gained I think he’s getting enough milk! Seriously such a special bond between me & my babies and even though it’s a lot of work, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It was a little rough in the beginning, even shed some blood (on my end) but I’m so thankful to be able to do it.
- Weight: I dropped 20 pounds pretty quickly after Logan was born but haven’t seen much change since then. I started working out again but finding the time to do it with two kids is a little challenging. Hoping to get in to some sort of regular routine and eat healthier.
- Feeling: All over the place. Y’all, the world is such a scary place right now, I definitely feel like that has been contributing to my anxiety lately. I just want to raise my babies and keep them healthy and happy. Having two kids now and trying to find a balance between taking care of them and myself while still finding time for my husband is hard. Hoping to find that balance soon, if not I’ll just keep working on it! Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed with how much I love my boys that I cry, then other times I’m so overwhelmed by having two kids and only one of me that I cry. I’m pretty sure being a mom makes you crazy, but in the best way.
At Logan’s 2 month appointment, we did find out that our little guy will have to have a few tests run on him. As his mama, I am FREAKING OUT. Even though his doctor told us that it is not something I should stress over and is even common with babies, I have still been an emotional mess. So, please just say some prayers for our baby boy, and I will keep you guys updated!
Hope everyone is having a great week! Hug your loved ones tight!
Thanks for stopping by! XO Meghan
4 thoughts on “Two Months Postpartum Update”
Nolan just turned two months yesterday and by the grace of God he has been sleeping 6 to sometimes 9 hours! The other night he went 11! Before this he was sleeping only 3 hours and then would get up to eat. Now granted I am not breastfeeding at the moment but he is only getting breast milk. I have to pump every 4 hours even though he’s sleeping those long stretches now. But he started sleeping like that oddly while we were in vacation in gulf shores. I don’t know if it was the over stimulation or being out of his usual habitat but he was awake all through out the day which made him sleep super hard at night. This was last weekend and since we’ve been home all this week he has been eating his last meal around 9 and maybe even earlier and going all night til around 6 am. I’m so grateful bc me and the hubby were getting discouraged. I think it just takes time for a baby to learn their days and nights. Try keeping him awake more during the day ( and yes I know this is nearly impossible with a newborn ). But good luck girl. It will get easier!
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Thanks Sofia! That gives me so much hope! Maybe the secret is going on vacation haha. If so, we’ll definitely have to try that!! 11 hours sounds AMAZING! I’ll try keeping him up more during the day, and hopefully that helps. Thanks so much for the advice! 🙂
What a cutie! ^_^
Cluster feeding (offering to nurse really frequently even if he isn’t showing hunger cues) in the afternoon and evening might help him sleep longer. Or block feeding (I think that’s what it’s called) where you offer the last breast you nursed on so baby gets more hind milk per feeding. Or both! But actually, waking every three hours is pretty good for 2months as long as he’s going right back to sleep after eating. 😊
“I’m pretty sure being a mom makes you crazy, but in the best way.” – LOL, yes!
Praying the medical stuff gets resolved. 💕
Thank you so much! 🙂 he usually cluster feeds already, but I’ll give the block feeding a try. Most of the time he does go back to sleep pretty quickly so I guess it’s not too bad! Motherhood makes all of us a little crazy, for sure 😂
Thank you so much for the prayers! 💕
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