Month Two

The fact that I am getting a post out about Dylan’s second month on the week he turned four months old, tells me I am getting somewhere and making progress…It also tells me that I have two more months of stuff to get caught up on…and I can’t believe he is four months already! Okay, time to rewind time again.

The second month Dylan really started packing on the pounds and putting on the baby chunks.  Even though he was not due back to his pediatrician until July, we ended up there in June for Jacob (when Dylan was 6 weeks old).  So while we were there I asked the nurse to weigh Dylan since it was obvious that he was gaining weight and I was curious how much he weighed, and the answer was 11 lbs 14 oz.  When we went back for his two month follow up he was a whopping 14 lbs and 11 oz and grew to 24 inches long!  His pediatrician said he checked out great and then he got his shots, during which he cried for about 30 seconds then was back to his smiley self.

He grew out of his 3 month clothes and started sporting his 6 month clothes.  For a little guy who got a slow start at the beginning he is definitely making up for it now!  In fact, we had a family wedding to go to when Dylan was 5 weeks old and he had gone through a growth spurt a few days before.  When we were getting ready to leave for the wedding I realized that the outfit I bought for him to wear was a bit snug and it took some work to get it on him, I actually had to cut some slits in the arm holes to keep from cutting off the circulation in his arms!  Later that evening when changing his diaper, I couldn’t get his clothes off of him.  I ended up having to borrow some scissors from the front desk of the hotel to cut him out of the outfit!  Thankfully, I had some extra clothes with me for him to wear!

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Dylan really started to coo and smile with recognition.

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Around 6 weeks, he started loosing his hair and new hair started growing in.  So far he still has pretty blue eyes and dark hair, I am hoping it stays that way.

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The best part about this month is at the beginning he was sleeping longer stretches (5-6 hours) at night and by the end of month 2 he was sleeping through the night!  I am praying that he will be as good of a sleeper that his big brother was/is.

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We started giving Dylan a bottle every once in a while, to give me a break and to give Justin some one on one time with Dylan.

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He really has been an easygoing baby and adapting to whatever situation he is in, going with the flow and sleeping whenever he needs sleep, including during the middle of mom trying to pay bills.

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And I leave you with the weekly photos for month 2…

5 weeks

Dylan 5 wks

On this day Jake wanted in on the action. So here are a few extras…

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6 weeks

Dylan 6 wks

7 weeks

Dylan 7 wks

8 weeks

Dylan 8 wks

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