Boy Update

Man, this kid (the boy) is growing. To me, he no longer seems like a newborn. Heck, he doesn’t even seem like he’s only just about two months old! He’s eating a lot – I am sure that helps.

He’s also doing great at night. He’ll go down sometime between 8:30 and 9:30, and wake up just once between then and about 6:30a. He usually has one long sleep (waking up around 2:30a – 3:30a), and one short. Although he occasionally, like last night, swap (wake up at 12:30a). One night he didn’t has his first wake up until 4:15a! It usually takes as short as 45 mins to get him back to sleep to as long as 1 1/2 hours.

During the day, he’s pretty laid back. He’s gotten to the point where he can amuse himself for short stretches, staring at lights, or his black & white shapes in his bassinet, or the dragon above his crib.

But perhaps the most important sleep/awake developments have been: (a) he seems to be able to sleep through noise because, well, he has to, and (b) he seems to be okay if, when tired, we put him down sleepy, but not asleep, and he will get himself to sleep.

Other than sleep/awake developments, he is slowly learning how to smile. Right now, it is still just a bit of a smirk. But he definitely gets excited when he sees me. His mouth will open, his arms and legs will flail, and he’ll shake all over. It is very cute, very sweet, and melts my heart.

He’s also enamored with his big sister. He will stare at her, and attempt to turn his head to see and follow her. She has always been enamored with him, even when taking her frustrations out on him (not physically!).. I think she is learning to adjust to not being the absolute center of attention.

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3 Responses to Boy Update

  1. Darren says:

    He sounds great. Thanks for the update.

  2. L.A. Daddy says:

    We’re only a 3+ weeks into it and we’re already seeing the changes. She looks less like an alien and more like a baby. She’s holding her head up. And she’s staring at lights, too.

    I can’t wait for her to smile and get all googly-moogly when she sees us. That makes the wacky sleep patterns almost bearable. Almost :)

  3. Noise is something my wife and i have discussed once little one comes along in a few weeks. We have a house where all noises reverberate around all rooms so being quiet during sleep times will be impossible. So we are going for noise, play music, talking, stomping. We have two dogs in the house that will bark once in a while. I wonder if this will work for us in the end?

    [Kaz: We said, when our first child was born, that we would not try to be quiet so that she was used to sleeping through noise. Well, we wound up sneaking around the house -- I will admit, I was much more guilty of trying to be quiet than Ms. Kaz -- anyhow. With a second child, it became almost impossible to be quiet. And you know what? We've been pleasantly surprised that he has been sleeping through all the noise. Good luck!]

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