Monday, February 12, 2007

2 Months; Colic, Teething, and Playing Chores

This week Baby G turns 2 months old! 2 months already!? The past month has been really fun, and I don't mean that in any sarcastic way. Even with the little bit of colic at night and the feeding issues (40 oz a day!) Baby G has been having a lot of fun. He loves playing "Say Hi to the Baby in the Mirror" and especially loves talking with Mommy; we have very intense conversations. Mommy's favorite games are "Let's Do the Dishes" and "Let's Put Away Laundry". "Let's Do the Dishes" entails putting him in his swing, in the kitchen, and describing to him everything I am doing, he loves the conversation, and I get the dishes done. "Let's Put Away Laundry" entails sitting him up in the Boppy (the best baby item EVER invented!) in the middle of the bed and describing and showing him all the laundry I am putting away. He loves looking at the colors and shapes of the clothes, gets to feel the different fabrics, enjoys the conversation (this boy LOVES to talk!) and again I get something done. The one thing he hates? Tummy Time. He HATES it! But we make him do it anyway. He's getting better, and through his tantrums has managed to start lifting his front end up, and even scoot a little.

Also, he's in love with a lamp.

He's been transfixed by this lamp since he came home from the hospital. It sits right above the computer. (a digression: our living room is situated around the computer because we don't watch television... so we are usually sitting there with him when feeding him) He cries to be held up to it. I think it's because it's a black lamp and the wall behind it is white.

Something that started almost two weeks ago is the drooling. Oh. My. God. the drooling! It's getting worse and last week was accompanied by chewing, on everything. Teething?! At 8 weeks!? Looks like it. When he came out being able to hold his head up already, we knew he would be doing things early, so the teething so early is no big surprise, but is becoming tough with the colic at the same time. I guess I can look at the bright side, he's getting them both out of the way at the same time.
Week 8
Today he goes in for his 2 month check-up. He'll be getting 3 sets of vaccinations, I can't remember the names of them for the life of me. So, that should be fun (that was sarcastic.)

[Update: He got 4 shots; 2 in each leg; DTaP, HIB, IPV, and Prevnar. The poor thing is traumatized. His weight is 14lbs. 2oz., he's still in the 97th percentile for weight and he is 24 inches long; still in the 90th percentile for height. The doctor was not concerned about his weight or his eating, though she said he may be ready for solids around 4 months.]

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