This has been a long month. Poor Mr. Speedy was extremely fussy. He screamed every time he was in his car seat. He screamed in a bouncy seat. He screamed in the swing. It even got to where he screamed if he was swaddled and held in a baby carrier. It was a long month. He has reflux and has had to sleep upright, which means I get to wear him in the sling while he sleeps during the day, and I sleep propped up with pillows and him on my chest at night. Did I mention that it was a long month? Thankfully, things seem to be going much better after his two month checkup and a prescription antacid. I can actually lay him down to nap! It has only been a few days, so we haven’t attempted the nighttime laying yet.
Speedy began giving us lots of smiles and coos and almost giggles. He giggles in his sleep, which is just precious, even though it wakes me up since he is on my chest. He smiles at Sugar and Bud, even though Sugar can be too rough and too close to his face most of the time.
He is getting so big! He was 12 pounds and 23 inches at two months, and almost outgrowing many of his 0-3 month footie pajamas.
He likes being outside, being worn in the sling, and nurses often throughout the day. We are struggling to manage the oversupply (it seems more abundant than the past babies) and the poor kid chokes at every feeding, despite block feeding for longer and longer periods. It definitely didn’t help the reflux. Here he is with his future best bud and next door neighbor who is only four days older than him. So fun!
He is such a sweet baby, and even through all the difficulties of this month, I can honestly say that I am enjoying him as a newborn more than I have ever enjoyed a newborn. He is just so sweet and snuggly!