Milestones and other habits:
*He moved to his crib at 7 weeks.
*He started getting fussy consistently around 7 PM so we started putting him to bed at around then which seems to be working pretty well. He can be tough to get to sleep sometimes, but having a rowdy 3-year old sister doesn't help that, either.
*He gave me his first 5 and 6 hour blocks of sleep. He is getting closer to sleeping through the night and I can't wait. Now he goes to sleep at 7, eats at 10:30 and is back down by 11:15, sleeps until 5 or 5:30, back down at 6, and then up for the day around 8. He may still wake up sometimes around 2 AM, but I bring him back to bed with us and he goes right back out until time to eat. I am so blessed to have 2 great sleepers. I really hope that continues.
*He smiles all the time.
*He started cooing and loves to have "conversations" with us.
*He will now suck on his thumb or fingers if he spits his paci out.
*He is starting to follow things with his eyes and loves to stare at the mobile in the pack 'n play and swing
*He went from 3.5 oz of milk to 4.5 oz but also went from 8 to 6 feedings
*He loves bath time and sitting up in our laps.
*He hates being left alone and waking up without his paci.
Mason had his 2 month check up on the 15th. He is 22 inches (20th percentile), 10 lbs, 3 oz (25th percentile) and his head is 39 cm (25th percentile). Dr. Honeycutt said he is a little one but very proportionate. Of course he had pooped in diaper shortly before I put him on the scale so I had to clean him up right there and bravely carry him naked back to the exam room so I could get another diaper. Dr. Honeycutt was glad to hear his bowel movements were improving and that his face had cleared up. She was shocked that he is drinking 4.5 oz of milk now, but after I explained he is only eating 6 times a day she said he was right on track then. She said he looked great and praised me for going dairy free despite the challenge it presents. The nurse came in to give him the dreaded first round of shots and even though I was more prepared for the reaction it still broke my heart to see him in pain afterwards. Luckily his paci and some cuddles afterwards made him better so it wasn't too bad. Hopefully this will be our last doctor's visit until his 4 month visit because I am so tired of seeing the inside of a doctor's office. He did end up sleeping a lot of the afternoon after the shots and was running a fever and super fussy before bed time. But a little dose of Tylenol knocked the fever out and he slept like a champ.