Friday, July 29, 2011

2 1/2 Month Stats

Weight = 13 lbs 6oz (71.73%)
Height = 23.5" (53.35%)
HC = 41.5cm (73.09%)

Some how Troy and I have a baby that is bigger then average????

We love our chunky MAX monkey!!!

From what I have read breast fed babies grow faster in the first couple months and then slow down later on so I suspect that may explain things a bit.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Max - 2 Months

I can't believe how lightning fast the last 2 months have gone. I swear someone has taken hours out of the day, or days out of the week, maybe a little of both since we became a family of 4.

Max has been a delightful little boy during the last two months. We are so happy he is apart of our family.

He doesn't have his 2 month appointment until the end of this month so I don't have official stats, but I suspect he will weight at least 12lbs.

He is a great sleeper. I usually get up with him once a night. He has been going to bed around 9pm, wakes around 3 or 4am and then goes back to sleep until 7 or 8am. One day last week he slept from around 9pm to 6am. He also will fall asleep on his own. It is so nice having a baby that sleeps.

He eats really well. He eats about every 2-3 hours, for about a total of 10-15 minutes. We've given milk in a bottle a few times and he seems to take in OK. I have found he takes it a lot better from the Playtex bottles with the disposable liners.

He has started to smile but mostly reserves them for dad.

It has been fun to see the similarities and differences between the Max and Parker infant experience. I feel a lot more confident this time, but maybe part of that is because I have a baby this is a lot easier to please.

Fruits of My Labor

I love to work in the yard. I find it very theoroputic. It is a lot harder now with a 2 year old that doesn't understand the difference between the corn stalks and the dandilion, but I have still managed to squeese in a little time in the yard. This year in our garden I planted tomatoes, red bell peppers, eggplant, peas, spinach, green onions, pumpkins, acorn squash, butternut squash, zuchinni, yellow squash, cantaloupe, cucumbers, watermelon, green beans, and corn.

The cataloupe and cucumbers died or were eaten, the peas and spinach did ok, only a few of the green onions came up. I'm still waiting to see how the winter squashes, corn and watermellon will do, but it seems like the summer squashes are going to be keeping us fed for the next few months. The beans seem to be doing OK, but I think next year I will plant two rows of them instead of just one.

My favorite thing about about a garden is harvesting. It feels so rewarding.

I'm most excited and proud of that AWESOME eggplant.