Saturday, April 9, 2011
Isaiah Is Two Months Old!
On Friday, Isaiah had his two month check up. We CANNOT believe our baby is already two months old - life flies by when you have a baby. As if we didn't already know, we have a big boy on our hands! Isaiah weighed in at 14 lbs. 14 oz. and 23.25 inches long. That puts him in the 95th percentile for weight and the 70th percentile for height. Dr. Chu did caution us about his weight and thought maybe we should limit the amount of milk he gets for his night cap because we don't want him to have weight problems in the future. I explained to her that me and all my siblings were big babies and both his cousins were 15 lbs. at two months. She wasn't too worried after that because she's assuming genetics plays into it. I thought it was kind of silly for her to be worried because it's not like Darren and I force feed him - but she of course, doesn't know that! Bottom line: if he's hungry, I'm going to feed him. :)
After going over his weight/height, etc. Dr. Chu had him perform a little tummy time. Isaiah really doesn't like tummy time very much but I do give it to him several times a day. He would much rather have tummy time be tummy to tummy with mommy and daddy. He ended up fussing while doing it for Dr. Chu but lifted his head nice and high and almost rolled over! She didn't let him to continue to roll because he would have rolled off the table but he still got close. This made her worry even less about his weight because he's still able to move and groove like he should. The weight might mean it takes a little longer to roll over but we'll just keep practicing.
After the doctor was done, he got three shots and one oral vaccination. Poor baby! He took the shots like a champ but was so fussy after we got home! Isaiah doesn't cry much so it was so hard for Darren and I to hear him scream for an hour before he fell asleep. There was nothing we could do - the poor baby didn't feel good! He slept most of the afternoon and woke up in a great mood.
Here's the latest on our baby boy:
Diet: Mostly mommy's milk. He gets one bottle of either formula or breast milk at night. We usually start with 4 oz. at 7 or 8 p.m. then by 10 p.m. he usually wants 4 more ounces. So yes, he is a big eater!
Sleeping: He usually sleeps 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. and 6 - 9 or 10 a.m. Then he'll take at least one long nap during the day and a lot of cat naps.
Motor Skills: He grabbed a hanging rattle on his floor gym and is reaching for anything he can grab - mommy's necklaces, hair, nose. He uses the mobile on his bouncer as a punching bag. He also is starting to bring his hands together and sucking on his fists like crazy!
Rolling over: not yet but he's gotten close a few times.
Smiling: ALL THE TIME! He really is such a happy baby - it makes us feel like great parents seeing him so happy!
Likes: looking at himself in mirrors (he really gets a kick out of himself), ceiling fans, bathroom fans, bath time, getting his diaper changed, nursing, his floor gym, bright lights, being held upright, being naked, peeing and pooping on mom, the Bjorn carrier, going for walks, and having "conversations" with mommy and daddy.
Dislikes: falling asleep on his own (he prefers being rocked), tummy time, his car seat (unless the car is moving, he ain't having it!),
Trying to roll over - back to front
Waiting for Dr. Chu!
But I don't wanna go to the doctor's!