How is my baby already two months old?! How am I already back at work (for a whole week)?! Time is moving so quickly! Caleb turned 2 months old on Thanksgiving day, which I thought was fun. We were with our families then and got to share Caleb with them.
We started swaddling him at night and, apparently, I should swaddle him for naps, too. I have had little success getting him to nap at home but he does so like a champ at daycare. He usually sleeps from about 8-9 until 230-330, when he still wakes to feed. This past week he has been waking u at 5am (about an hour and a half sooner than before). I'm not quite sure I can handle that long term!
At his last doctor visit, he weighed 10 pounds 3ounces (15%) and was 22.5 inches long (45%). His head is 75%. He also got his shots. That was hard on him and this mama! Despite being a pediatrician, when it's your child, all is different. When she stuck the first needle in his leg he just let out this awful scream. My eyes filled with tears and throat got tight..."this hurts my baby" I thought! BUT it is what he needs! He was so tired the rest of the day, taking two long naps. Then he woke up screaming and wouldn't soothe. He would eat for a few seconds then suddenly scream. I was so sad and cried myself because I couldn't hel him. Finally he calmed down and was my happy baby later that night.
We are still breastfeeding. I pump milk for him to have while I'm at work. Let me tell you, pumping is hard!!! We do so much better breastfeeding. So far, I'm keeping up with him. I'm hoping things will improve the more I pump. I figure, he's growing well, no need to change anything.
Caleb, what a blessing you and your sister are to us. She loves you, if you can't tell! Thank you for your smiles, your cuddles, and your trust. I will try to give you what you need. I will try to be patient and wise but promise to love you always!!! I ray that as you watch me, you learn what to look for in a wife and that as you watch your daddy you learn how to be a godly and loving husband. We love you and are enjoying watching you grow!