June 13, 2012

Happy 2 Months, Bacon!

I know I'm a few days late but I wanted to wait until his 2 month check up with the pediatrician today.  
Weight: 12 lbs., 4.5 oz
Height: 23 inches
Head Circumference: 16 inches
So despite Bacon's problems with reflux, the little porker is living up to his name and gaining weight and growing well.
He's being fussy though.  Not sure if that's because of his shots or the little amount of sleep he got last night.   

I know each baby is different but it's hard not to compare Bacon and Eggy.  The only thing is, I don't really remember what Eggy was like when she was a newborn.  My memory is awful now.  I feel like Bacon is a lot fussier and cries more than Eggy did.  But that's probably because I let him cry.  With Eggy, I was so afraid of her crying that I'd scoop her up any time she made a noise.  I remember one time she was grunting in her sleep and I picked her up right away and she was still asleep.  I was so annoyed, especially because it was the middle of the night.  Anyway, sometimes I have no choice but to leave Bacon to cry for a bit because I have to help Eggy or something like that.  
And I don't know if it's because of my experience or a better milk supply but I think Bacon is better at nursing than Eggy was.  From the first time he was placed on my chest, he latched on right away.  I don't even think I needed to have his frenulum cut but oh well, too late now.  Since he's a better nurser, it really doesn't take long to feed him which is nice, especially during the night.  Also because of his reflux, I have to cut him off anyway even though the experts say you should just let the baby nurse for as long as he wants.   If I let him nurse for even five minutes, he'll spit up a ton so usually I stop after just 3 or 4 minutes.  But he's growing and having enough dirty diapers so I'm fine with that even if it means I have to feed him more frequently.  And we have to hold him up for awhile after eats so he doesn't spit everything up.  That's not so fun during the night when I just want to go back to sleep.  I've fallen asleep a few times holding him.  Yikes.  
The other thing that Bacon is doing better than Eggy did is sleeping.  Maybe.  I don't really remember details but I do remember feeling really frustrated with the lack of sleep.  Maybe I just know better now and know what to expect.  His naps are hit or miss.  Sometimes he'll just take cat naps of 30 minutes and other days like yesterday, he'll take a 2-3 hour nap.  He's not really on a schedule yet.  I just put him to sleep when he seems tired which is usually within an hour of waking.  He gets really fussy after 5pm.  It's hard to get him to go to sleep at night though because he almost always cries but it's getting better.  Once he's down, he wakes up every 3 hours or so, eats, and goes right back to sleep.  (Although last night was bad with hourly wakings.)  Eggy used to wake up and she wouldn't always go back to sleep.  But that was probably partly my fault too because I'd always rush to pick her up whenever she made a noise instead of giving her a chance to settle down.  Who knows?  Anyway, his sleep is okay for now, not great, but could be better.  Hopefully he'll start stretching those 3 hours out soon.  

He found his hands and sucks on them, preferably his right hand.  Ew, his hands are stinky too.  And I'm always fishing out lint from his fists.  

He "talks" back to us.  He's a lot more vocal than Eggy was.  

He's smiling a lot more now.  Mornings are his happiest times.  And he smiles the most for his noona.
Most people have been saying that Bacon looks like me.  I don't see it.  Maybe certain parts.  He has a slight dimple on his right side just like me.  The first time I saw Bacon I remember thinking, "He looks like my dad.  Oh no.  Poor kid."  Hahaha.


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