Ian Mac is officially two months old and growing more darling by the day! His smile showed up this month, and we’ve been getting lots of sweet grins. Blowing raspberries, blubbing his numerous chins, showing him his reflection in the mirror, and singing to him are all great ways to get big smiles, although the ceiling fan takes home the lion’s share.
He’s still a big boy! He’s up to 12 lbs. 14 oz. and 22.5″ long, meaning he’s just shy a few ounces shy of having doubled his body weight. No surprise either given that he’s an excellent eater. He’s now wearing size 3-6 months, and I’ve packed away his newborn clothing. For comparison, Isla was still wearing newborn clothes at 10 weeks and didn’t hit the 12 lb. mark until she was 4 months old. I know he probably seems like a normal-sized baby to everyone else, but to me he’s giant!
Mr. Man is also a good sleeper. We’re regularly getting 5-7 hour stretches at the beginning of the night, followed by 3-4 hour stretches. He sleeps pretty consistently from 7:30 PM to 7 AM…except on weekends, when he likes to wake up at 6 AM, just to keep us on our toes. This Sunday, he only woke up once the whole night. Kellen and I were quite happy! Knock on wood that the progress keeps up.
He’s spending a lot more time on his play mat, and he really enjoys looking at himself in his mirror and kicking the bars so his toys jingle at him. We’re still doing a little bit of tummy time here and there, and he’s getting much better at lifting his head up. He can sit up with assistance as well, holds his head up very well when you hold him up on a shoulder, and has even been testing his legs by standing when you pull him up.
He gets quite chatty these days and is becoming a charming conversationalist. Lots of coos and engaging facial expressions. I’m starting to worry I’m going to end up the sole introvert in a house full of non-stop talkers. He’s also still a noisy sleeper, so for the time being, he’s sleeping in our room, primarily in the swing. Until he’s sleeping more consistently and quietly at night, I don’t want to move him into his crib, since he’ll be sharing a room and Isla, and one baby waking up multiple times a night is bad enough.
I’m excited about what the next couple of months will bring. I know by the end of the summer, he’ll be giggling and rolling over and maybe even practice-crawling. Heck, if he’s anything like his sister, he may even be standing up and cruising around. Heaven forfend! It feels like we’re coming out of the newborn haze and getting into the fun stuff, though, and I’m so excited for it.
So far, Ian likes:
- Watching people blow raspberries
- Trying to blow raspberries himself
- Baby in the mirror
- Kicking his toys on his play mat
- Chin blubs
- The ceiling fan
- Being hungry
- Being sleepy
- Diaper changes (although not as much as before)