Davis Two Months
I’m managing to get this post written before Davis turns three months, go me! Haha! Davis is just the sweetest boy and I’m so in love with him. When we found out we were pregnant with baby #3, I was sure that it was going to be another girl and that I would be a Mom to three girls, but I’m so happy that we have a boy. He is so mellow and go with the flow. He only fusses when he’s hungry and is quite predictable. He is starting to give us lots of coos and smiles and it just melts our hearts to get these interactions from him.
Davis is starting to sleep better and is getting into more of a pattern. He has his witching time in the evening, usually around 7 to 9 PM, which makes it a little challenging since that is when we are trying to get the girls to bed. I nurse him in our bed and then we transfer him to his Rock n’ Play around 10 PM. He will usually sleep until 2 AM, at that time, I get up and pump and Hubby bottle feeds him. He usually goes right back to sleep and sleeps until 5:30 AM or so (if I have a late start at work I’ll nurse him before leaving). He’s had nights with longer stretches and some with shorter stretches, but overall, he’s getting into a more predictable pattern.
Davis had his two month check-up a couple of weeks ago. He also had his vaccines and was a champ, barely any tears and he actually did a seven hour stretch of sleep that night, his longest stretch ever.
Two month stats:
Weight: 13 pounds 2 ounces (68th percentile)
Length/Height: 23 inches (47th percentile)
Head circumference: 15.94 inches (85th percentile)-Big head like Mommy and big sister Jemma
Davis takes about 3.5 ounces every three hours. I’m pumping at work (every three hours) and both nursing and pumping in the evenings and weekends. I usually pump between five and seven times a day. Davis is getting breast milk exclusively and I have some stockpiled in the freezer. Granted there is only one baby to feed this time, but it’s nice to give him all breast milk and to be building a surplus. With the twins, I don’t think I was making enough for even one of them, and I really didn’t have any milk to spare. I pumped for close to eight months with the girls, I would love to go at least that long with Davis and with the frozen supply, hopefully he’ll be able to have breast milk beyond that. I’m taking 12 capsules of fenugreek a day and also drinking Upspring Baby Milk Flow drink. I think both supplements are helping.
Davis only has a BM about once every 3-4 days and it’s very watery and yellow. The doctor said this is very normal for babies who are only taking in breast milk. His occasional BMs tend to be blowouts if we don’t catch them early, but since it’s only 1-2 times per week, it’s not too difficult to deal with.
Davis enjoyed his first Christmas, surrounded by lots of family and meeting one of his Uncles for the first time. Christmas was kind of crazy for us, I’ll be posting all about it soon.
Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!