Friday, June 29, 2012

2 Months - Tummy Time Boot Camp

This week Carson went to see Dr. B for his 2 month check up!  Yes, 2 months.  By this time in Griffin's short life I had probably already done about 30 blog posts and taken 2,000+ pictures.  Well Carson, your life might not be as well documented, but that doesn't mean we're not enjoying every second.  It just means that life is busy and you have done such an amazing job of fitting in seamlessly with our regularly scheduled program.  (If you don't count the 8 uninterupted hours of sleep I use to enjoy.  That has certainly been interrupted.  I know those late night feedings will eventually come to an end though and some crazy people say I might even miss them some day.  We'll see.)

So, you did GREAT at your appointment.  Dr. B confirmed our beliefs - you are perfect!  She "oooohed" and "ahhhhed" at how strong you are, how you are doing such a good job of making eye contact and moving your mouth to mimic hers.  She did tell us that we need to really step things up in the tummy time department and turn your head a certain way when you're sleeping.  Translation - you're getting a lop-sided head!  Mama and Dada promise to work on that.  Even though you get pretty cranky after a few minutes on your tummy, we're putting you through tummy time boot'll thank us later!  (Really Dr. B didn't seem to concerned at all but it is something we're going to work on.) 

Luckily Griffin was along to help out with the check up.  I just love how Carson is looking at Griffin here.  They really do love each other. 

You have REALLY started to smile and coo lately.  I'd say it started at about 6 weeks and you are showing more and more personality each day!  So rewarding to get that sweet smile (even if there is usually spit up running down your chin simultaneously).

Griffin (the "yucky big brother" - he can't pronounce his L's yet) is trying to keep you happy while Mama is cooking dinner.
There's that precious smile! 

You are rarely without a bib due to the amount of spit up we see on a daily basis.  I try to remember to take it off for photos, but that's pretty risky.

I can't believe how much you've grown in just 2 months!  You seem chunkier bigger than Griffin did at this age, but the stats from your appointment were pretty similar. 

Carson at 2 months:
11 lbs. 15 oz.  (56%)
22.5 in. (32%)

Griffin at 2 months:
11 lbs. 1 oz. (40%)
23 in. (50%)

Some more about you at 2 months: you love laying on your play mat and looking up at the toys hanging down.  You love face to face contact and conversation.  We can get big smiles from you by just talking to you (in that silly voice that only parents can appreciate).  You are still waking up at night around 2 or 3 to eat (that has got to stop soon, right?) and then waking up for the day between 6 and 7 - though the past 2 mornings it has been before 6 thank you very much.  You do a FANTASTIC job of eating and going right back to sleep though, so I'm not going to complain too much (yet).  You love riding in the car - no matter how cranky you are you calm down or fall alseep as soon as the car starts moving.  I hope your love for the car continues because your brother certainly hated the car for a long while.  You're not much of a paci lover and I keep wondering if you're going to be a thumb sucker.  You like to suck on your fist, but can't seem to find the thumb yet.  We shall see! 


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