Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Months of Malcolm

STATS: Weight:  7 lbs 0.5 oz  Length: 20 inches long   Head Circ: 17 cm--- For kicks and giggles, this time I actually asked what his percentages were this time, the doctor deadpaned: "Oh, negative 2%."  Again, she reminded me that he's a preemie, so we won't be seeing him on the chart any time soon--- as long as he continue to grow, everything is fine.  His growth did curve off a little this month, but she said the RSV and mostly likely Flu back-to-back probably had something to do with that.

SLEEP:  He still sleeps all the time--- he's spending a lot of time growing and healing from being sick. His sleeping patterns are still unpredictable; I really hope we can find a consistent bedtime in the next couple of weeks, so we can all be more rested.  Just like all of our babies before, he doesn't like to nap in his pack-n-play during the day, but he sleeps just fine in the baby chair we've had since Baby Jared.

FOOD:  This area was the biggest concern last month and boy, what a difference a month makes.  Mal is now almost exclusively breastfed.  I really didn't think that was going to happen.  He FINALLY figured out how to latch on the unlatchable side last week--- all while sick. Hopefully, it goes well.

PLAYING/TOYS:  He smiles a WHOLE bunch now and it's so much fun to see. The best smiles are always reserved for Jared, Annabelle and Luke. As a mom, that is the best feeling to see.--- We've been trying to do more tummy time, but it's hard when he almost gets run-over by his siblings and/or pukes and smears himself in it.--- Out of the four babies, Mal has been the most receptive to a binky, we'll see if it sticks.

PERSONALITY:  He's a super happy baby, but when he has feelings on any certain situation, he will let you know. He seems to be watchful and I'm eager to see if that'll continue, since he's the youngest of four.

MILESTONES:  First shopping in the Ergo*** First sickness*** First ER Visit *** First Hospital Stay ***First Smile*** First babble goos***

RANDOM:  Everyone LOVES the baby. So so so smitten. It's great considering how little sleep we are getting. :)

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