Life With A Newborn: Two Month Update

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It’s hard to believe that our little man is already nine weeks old! Whilst he is feeling and looking much less like a newborn, he is still very much on an eat, sleep repeat routine. But over the last four weeks its felt like he has started to wake up from his newborn slumber, starting to observe, interact and engage with the world around him. He is such an easy going happy little boy and really, really content. I love his chilled out temperament and hope its something that stays with him as he gets older. So much changes with these little ones over such a short period of time so here the little guys two month updates.

Growth

I’m embarrassed to say that I still havent had the little guy weighed since he had his 10 day check with the nurse. I was expecting him to be weighted by the GP when he had his eight week check just before we left for our holidays, but luck would have it that his scales weren’t working so I have no idea how much he has grown. He feels pretty heavy to me so I imagine he has probably put on a fair bit. He definitely has baby rolls and creases in all the right places just like his sister did at his age, and he is comfortably fitting into all his 0-3 clothes. He’s also gone into size 2 Pampers new baby nappies recently (sob) so he’s definitely growing quickly!

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has continued to go well, with the exception of the bout of mastitis that I was unfortunate enough to experience around week 6. Next to labour, I have never, ever experienced something so painful. It started with what I thought was a swollen gland again, but progressed into what felt like a really bad case of the flu and lasted for two days. The poor Mr got a taste of what life is like at home with two little ones on your own as I was completely out of it for at least one of the twos days. Thankfully it all cleared up on its own just before we went on holiday. Otherwise the little man is still feeding well and regularly every two to three hours for around 10 minutes each time. I know some people think this is really short and refer to it as snacking, but I think both of my babies just seem to be really efficient feeders!

Sleeping

Sleeping has still been pretty sporadic, especially when we were on holiday. The little guy tends to have one – two hour naps, sometimes longer if we are on the move. At night time he seems to sleep longer waking once or twice for feeds. Since we’ve been back we’ve started to introduce the dummy which has helped him get off to sleep quicker and without a feed which has meant that I’ve also been able to start to push out his feeds from one – two hours to two – three hours now that breastfeeding has properly been established. I noticed when we were on holiday that he would often fuss for the breast to get him off to sleep just like the little lady used to, so it made sense to us to think about introducing the dummy.

Life

Life has been pretty great. Its been full on crazy busy, but wonderful at the same time. We’ve had lots of big family events over the last month including my sister’s wedding and my sister in laws wedding which took us away to Mauritius for our first holiday as a family of four. I had my concerns about both weddings in terms of how the children would cope, and how we would cope as parents with two little ones but it all worked out better than we hoped on both occasions. The little guy pretty much breastfed and slept on cue at my sister’s wedding and the little lady enjoyed the company of all our extended family and the many children that were around to play with. We did however have to head up to our room earlier than we would have liked to as the little ones got tired which is completely understandable. With Mauritius the little guy again breastfed and slept pretty much on cue on the flights each way. If anything it was the little lady that we spent a lot of time entertaining and trying to keep control of. The little man coped extremely well with the weather and change in routine and time on holiday, as did the little lady. We really couldn’t have asked for or expected more from either of them.

Siblings

Its been lovely to watch a little relationship start to grow between our babies. The little lady is so affectionate with her brother, although a little heavy handed at times and I’m often having to tell her to be careful when she is trying to kiss or cuddle the little guy. Now that he can see a little more clearly he is definitely starting to recognise faces and voices and his little face lights up whenever he sees her. He always rewards her with his biggest smiles which makes my heart melt.  I’ve noticed a big change in how the little lady is behaving towards our little guy too. Rather than call him baby, she now calls him by his actual name all the time and there is much less attention seeking behaviour from her. I think she is may finally be starting to adjust to sharing the spotlight!

Milestones

As I mentioned, the little man had his eight week check just before we left. I asked our GP to check him for tongue tie and a maldescended testes which the midwife told us to flag at his eight week check when he was born. The GP was happy that there were no issues on both fronts and was pleased with his overall progress which was great to hear, particularly as I had been worried about the tongue tie after having blocked glands and then mastitis a few weeks in succession which could have been symptoms.

The little guy started smiling really early on, and since he did he has been so generous with his smiles sharing them with anyone that has a little chat and play with him. Which is the other thing that he has started to do – coo and chat. He loves cooing at anyone who will listen and can easily spend a few minutes gurgling at you and trying to imitate the noises and faces you make at him. Both make my heart melt and remind me of how quickly he is growing.

Most Difficult Moments

The night times have been haaaaaard. To be fair the little guy still doesn’t wake up that often, maybe once or twice a night but I’m still so out of practice with the night feeds that its exhausting. I feel so out of it when he wakes up in the middle of the night that I have no idea what time it is or how long he feeds.

The other difficult moment was when I had mastitis and could barely look after the little guy which was horrible, especially as I am the only one that can feed him. It really was the worst thing I have ever experienced!

Favourite Moments

My favourite moment over the last four weeks was going on holiday with my little brood. It was lovely to be able to take the little guy on his first holiday so soon. I know he wont remember any of it, but it was lovely knowing that we experienced such a special holiday that we’ll look back on in years to come with him.

So in some ways lots has happened over the last four weeks, and in other ways it’s all very much the same. He is still a newborn, but not so teeny tiny!

What did your second month look like with your newborn?

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25 Comments

  1. August 31, 2016 / 7:57 am

    The smiles are the absolute best thing about the newborn time aren’t they, just heartmelting! It must be so lovely to watch your two start to build a really close relationship too – I grew up really close to my sister and I always love seeing that relationship in other children. Super impressed you managed a holiday, and it sounds like it all went so smoothly! What a lovely time to remember! #bloggerclubuk
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Oh they really are. I love having two little ones although I have to admit its much more challenging on a day to day basis that I ever expected. I know that itll be totally worth it though, I cant wait to watch their little bond and relationship grow as they grow πŸ™‚

  2. August 31, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    It’s true to say that it just flashes past in a haze of newborn-ness! Our daughter is now 6 so it’s long time ago but I can remember the night feeds (and she was a good night baby too!). #BloggerClubUK
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    • September 2, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Life just flies by once you have children. Hes still little but even so I cant believe that hes as big as he is!

  3. September 5, 2016 / 5:18 am

    This is a lovely update and he’s doing so well. I think the fact you’ve not had him weighed is nothing to feel guilty about at all. As you say he’s got chub in the right places so you know he’s gaining weight! I need to get Pops weighed actually now we’ve started weaning….
    So glad you had a good holiday as it could easily have been quite stressful with two of them on the heat! Sounds like the big one is being a bit testing but you’re very diplomatic!!
    Thanks for hosting as always #marvmondays x
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  4. September 5, 2016 / 6:22 am

    Oh newborn smiles are sooo lovely! And it’s great to hear that the sibling relationship is developing so well. My youngest always saved her best smiles for her sister which made me so happy. It sounds like he’s had a very eventful life already with 2 big family weddings and a holiday abroad already! Wow. He seems to be coping really well. Well done to you all. #MarvMondays
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  5. September 5, 2016 / 6:56 am

    So glad you all enjoyed your lovely holiday together and that feeding is going well. The mastitis must have been really hard to get through but I’m glad it was only for a short time. I think I would struggle with the night feeds again! I was terrible with Evie, I hardly ever got her weighed but I think that’s down to the bad experience I had more than anything. #marvmondays
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  6. September 5, 2016 / 7:42 am

    Lovely update! I sympathise with the mastitis, I got it with four of my five and ended up on antibiotics every time, it’s agony isn’t it? It’s funny about not having him weighed, with my first I had him weighed every week without fail, with the youngest three I never bothered! I used to stand on the scales sometimes and hold them and work out a rough estimate just for nappy size really! #MarvMondays
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  7. September 5, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Such a gorgeous little guy, I love reading the updates! I love when siblings develop their relationship in the early days. Mastitis is so sore, well done for getting through it. He’s growing up so quickly, can’t wait to read the next update! #marvmondays

  8. September 5, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Awwwww he is so cute. I need to walk away from the laptop now because this post is making me broody! He sounds like he is doing amazing, as are you! I hope that the night times get easier soon #MarvMondays
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  9. September 5, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    This is making me feel really excited and scared at the same time!! It sounds so wonderful with some hard bits of course. Sorry about the mastitis – I thought I had that last time but managed to massage the lump away. Your holiday looked awesome and I’m so glad the sibling relationship is blossoming. Must be lovely to watch. Can’t wait to read the next update. Thanks for hosting x
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  10. September 5, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Gosh it’s been 2 months already? From an outsider it feels like that time has whizzed past. It must be so lovely to watch the two little ones bonding X #MarvMondays
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  11. September 6, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Aw your boy is gorgeous! Him and Lily have to meet up one day seeing as they nearly share a birthday! I hate that term ‘snacking’ , you’re right, they are just efficient feeders! And I’m the same with Tyler, he loves to kiss Lily but is so heavy handed! xx
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  12. September 8, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I don’t think I can remember the second month with either of my two – it’s a bit of a blur! I will try and remember third time round though! #marvmondays
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  13. September 8, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    What a beautiful little man you have there. Totally true that newborness disappears so fast. Sounds like a good couple of weddings and a holiday too! Thanks for linking up yo #familyfun. Hope you can come back next week

  14. September 8, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    My baby girl is 7 months old today and we are still breastfeeding. Only about 2x during the day now and more often in the evenings anad still 2 night time feeds. Looking back at month 2 – Same as you, my baby girl used to feed for about 10 minutes at a time aaand every few hours. They just grow so fast xx
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  15. September 9, 2016 / 3:54 am

    Awesome post and congrats on the little guy! My baby is just about 7 weeks and she is very similar to your baby. The only thing is she is very fussy in the mornings and we have been managing reflux which completely sucks! It even triggered eczema on her skin so we are now managing that too! But the smiles and the coos make up for it all πŸ™‚ #MarvMondays
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  16. September 9, 2016 / 6:15 am

    Your mention of mastitis had me wincing. It’s awful, isn’t it? The first time I had it I didn’t even realise. I just thought I felt sick and shaky and sweaty and headachy because I was so tired from having a newborn!

    Really lovely his little sister has already accepted him.

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  17. September 9, 2016 / 6:18 am

    I don’t remember the second month with either of my two, I just remember being very tired and everthing becoming a blurry mess! Well done on the weddings though – my sister-in-law is getting married next month and I am dreading it! It is so lovely to record detailed memories like this – something I always wish I had done at the time! #FamilyFun

  18. September 9, 2016 / 6:28 am

    Oh he is gorgeous! Gosh yes nights are hard when you are out of the swing oh it. I had mine so close together I was still in the poor sleep routine whe number two arrived. That being said we had progressed from the few hourly newborn routine and I remember getting up thinking – what am I doing. I am so tired. But a year on and they both sleep all night so it was short lived. I love your cover image it looks like a magazine layout it’s amazing. Glad the little man is doing well, sorry to hear about the mastitis it is horrendous isn’t it. Hope the two continue to build the relationship and you adjust to the sleep, or lack of. Thank you so much for joining us at #familyfun. Hope you can come back next week xx
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  19. September 9, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Such a lovely update. Your little guy sounds totally adorable. I am so thrilled that you all had such a wonderful holiday and he sounds like he was perfect throughout your time in Mauritius. The mastitis sounds horrid but I am really glad it got better before your holiday. And it is so adorable when they start smiling and interacting more. Those first smiles are the most gorgeous sight any parent could see. Hugs Lucy xxxx #MarvMondays
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  20. May 18, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Love it!

    Reminds me of when Zoey, my youngest was 2 months old and had pretty much all the same milestones. Although she LOVED being warm. Being cold though! SHE WAS NOT HAVING IT!

    They only get better, funner, and just more awesome as they get bigger. Then they turn into little hellions, then it’s back to awesome!

    Be ready! for the love of god, BE READY!!!
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