Owen is 2 months old! It is still so surreal That he’s here and now two months old. He has adjusted to our family so well and it feels as though he’s been here all along. He truly is our little blessing.
Behavior: Overall, Owen is such an easy baby. I don’t believe in “good babies” or “bad babies”, I believe it comes down to understanding your baby’s cues. He’s pretty easy to read and figure out what he wants. He is calm and very observant to everything around him.
Sleep: Since he was born, I let Owen lead. At one month he set a schedule of feeding every 3 hours on the dot. At night, he would be up at 12, 3, 6, and 9am. Now that he’s a bit bigger, he’s adjusted the schedule. Nowadays, he goes to bed anywhere from 9:30-11pm and sleeps until 5 or 6AM. Let me just say that I LOVE his new schedule! Even though Owen sleeps through the night, I still awaken a few times just to peek at him and make sure he’s alright.
Eating: As you can tell from his photos, Owen is no tiny baby. He went from newborn size clothes from day one to six weeks, then skipped size 0-3month and is wearing size 3 month. Some of which are already pretty snug! When he awakens between 5 and 6am, he nurses for about 30 minutes and promptly goes back to sleep and usually sleeps until 8am. Then, he’s up for a wakeful period and begins his daytime schedule of eating every 3-4 hours. Late in the evening he will eat more frequently. We call this “tanking up” for bedtime.
Physical Features: Owen’s skin is so fair and so sensitive. He definitely takes after me in the complexion category! But poor baby, when in contact with something his skin can’t handle he immediately breaks out in a red rash with bumps. See photo below for example. Now that he’s got a little chunk on him, he’s getting baby rolls.
I just love his hair! The color depends on the lighting. Sometimes it looks brown, or blonde, or strawberry. Also, there is so much of it! At two months Aiden had begun to lose almost all of his hair and Evan was already bald. It’s so neat that Owen has so much still.
Owen’s family life: Owen absolutely loves his brothers! When they’re close they always come check him out and say Hi. Throughout the day they ask me if they can check on him for me (Even if i’m just in the kitchen making food and he’s in my view). It is so sweet and makes my heart melt that they love and care for him so much already! Owen also loves Daddy. When he gets home from work, Owen and Daddy love to make faces back and forth. Again, heart = melted. Owen loves me, too! At least I hope it goes beyond me feeding him all the time, haha.
Owen’s 2 month checkup: Owen’s two month check up was a pretty big day: his first round of immunizations! He did great, only cried for a moment. His poor little thigh was sore for a couple of days but he’s just fine now.
At two months, Owen is 12 pounds 10 ounces, and 23 inches tall! He’s hanging out in the 70th percentile for both.
As you can see above, Owen has the red bumps. It only takes a few seconds for the rash to appear once he has contact to other detergents and soaps. That day, my shirt was in contact with clothes not washed in the free and clear detergent and immediately the rash appeared.
QOTD: This is my first baby to have super sensitive skin. What are some ways that you handle your child’s sensitive skin? Did you child ever outgrow it?