Friday, February 20, 2015

Baby Harrell [2 months old]

Where has the time gone?!  I can hardly believe our little guy is two months old already!

This past month was a busy one, filled with both Zack and I’s birthdays, cousin Harper’s first birthday party, and Valentine’s Day.  JJ is forming quite the personality and it is such a joy to watch him grow!  Being his mama is my favorite job. :)

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Height:
We went to the doctor yesterday and he was measured at 23.6 inches, he is in the 77th percentile!  He might be tall like his dad!

Weight:
He weighed 11.11 lbs, which is in the 35th percentile.  Long and skinny!

Health:
This past month JJ got his first cold. :(  It wasn’t too bad, thank goodness, but he was super congested.  My parents bought us a nose frida, which is disgusting… but it works SO well.  I gag every time Zack uses it, but it helps JJ so much so I’m not complaining. 

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Likes:
JJ is still a big fan of sleep, which is really lucky for us. :)  He also loves to eat, (no surprise there) and he is such a happy guy in the mornings!  He likes laying on his play mat (see below) and is still loving mirrors and his own reflection.  He hated the bathtub so we tried taking him in the shower and he likes it a lot better!

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Dislikes:
JJ overall is a very happy guy… but he still hates being fussed with when he is asleep!  He also is not a huge fan of his crib… whenever we try to move him there (right now just for naps) he cries a lot.  I’m still going to try to work on having him sleep there for naps, hopefully it will get better and things will go smoothly when we choose to transition him to sleeping there at night.  He also dislikes tummy time a lot… Also something to work on. :)

Wears:
He is growing out of his newborn clothes!! :(  There’s still a few shirts that fit, but his pants don’t stand a chance.  This long, skinny, guy mostly fits in 0-3 month or 3 month clothes… but even then sometimes the arms and legs are too short!  I have a feeling this may be a lifelong problem.  We also transitioned to the small sized cloth diapers (out of the newborn size) so those made his pants a bit more snug too.

Eats:
He is still nursing like a champ. He is eating every 3-4 hours during the day but goes longer stretches at night.  He is also cutting his eating time down a lot too… he used to eat around 20 minutes and now it’s closer to 14.

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Sleeps:
Still a great sleeper… he has been going to sleep around 10pm-ish and usually sleeps until 5 or 6am.  After he eats then he usually sleeps a bit longer.

Our Favorite Things This Month:
-Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym: JJ has started to love this play mat!  There are lights and animals, and rainforest sounds or music.  He loves to lay under it and talk to all the animals. :)
-Gaiam Eco Total Body Balance Ball: If you read this post, you’d remember that while I was pregnant I received this yoga ball for free from YogaOutlet.com.  While laboring at home it was really helpful, and now that JJ is here we still love it!  During his fussy tired times, JJ loves to be held while bouncing on the ball!  It is almost a sure way to stop his crying.
-Pacifier:  We learned after a month of constant feeding and one sore mama, that JJ is a baby that constantly likes to suck on something.  He was becoming pretty fussy at night and nothing seemed to help except nursing—even though he was not hungry.  We were leaning towards trying to not use a pacifier, but now it is one of our favorite things.  It brings him a lot of comfort (and me too!) and it has kept him one happy guy.
-Wet Bag: We are cloth diapering, and we have found that a big wet bag is essential for keeping our dirty diapers contained on the go.  This is the one we have… and we love the Disney print! We also love that it has 2 separate pockets, one for dirty diapers and one for wet clothes.

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Milestones:
-Baby Harper turned one and JJ went to his first birthday party!
-He is starting to really smile—not just when he is pooping. :)  Knowing that he sees and recognizes us is really the best feeling!  When he is being held by someone else and he hears my voice, he will turn to find me… such a special feeling!
-He is getting really great at tracking things with his eyes.  He will watch you move around a lot!
-He got his first set of shots yesterday… not fun for any of us!  Poor guy, but it is worth it in the long run, of course.
-JJ is starting to “talk” a lot more.  He coos and makes little high pitched squeals.  Our favorite is after he sneezes he will let out a little, “ahhh.”  So cute!  He also says, “Hi!”  Obviously he doesn’t mean to, it’s a coincidence… but it’s very audible and pretty crazy to hear.

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We just love him so much! We could not feel more blessed to be his parents.  I think I ended last month’s post saying the same thing… but it’s just the truth!

3 comments:

  1. awww he's so so cute!!! how cute is it when they start smiling...and not just cause of the pooping haha

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  2. Awww... So cute!!! I love that you guys use the yoga ball trick too! That's the only thing that will calm Caleb sometimes!!! And him saying "hi" is adorable! Caleb just started saying "mama" and, even though he doesn't know what he's saying, it makes my heart so happy!

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  3. Such a cutie! How is he growing up so fast?!

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