Weight: 15 lbs 1 oz (50th percentile)
Length: 26 inches- (80th percentile)
Health: In general he's been very healthy. We did experience our first cold right after his baptism in early October but besides the stuffy nose he was still his happy laid back self. We have had a lot of issues with spit up but he's a "happy spitter" meaning he spits up a lot but doesn't experience any pain or reflux. I'm not sure if changing my diet would change this or not- my pediatrician doesn't seem think that will help and that some babies just spit up.
Diet: We went 3 months with exclusive breastfeeding! Right over the 3 month mark in early October he tried his first bottle of formula because I was having major supply issues and I was supposed to be away from him and was worried he would starve if I couldn't pump. He drank the formula down like a champ and didn't seem to care at all (which made me half happy and half sad). Thankfully everything worked out and I was able to pump enough for that day but he's had a few formula bottles here and there since then. Unfortunately ever since he hit 12 weeks my supply has been awful. I have tried making milk cookies, fenugreek, mother's milk tea, excessive amounts of water, and tons of extra pumping. Let's just say it's been an exhausting few weeks. My goal was to make it to 6 months breastfeeding and I'm hoping to be able to keep that up to some extent but I think I'm going to have to start supplementing or adding in one bottle of formula a day. I had a ton of guilt over this at first but I'm starting to come around to the idea that formula will probably keep all of us happier.
*I never knew I would feel such guilt over having problems with breastfeeding and I see nothing wrong with formula I just never realized how hard it would be if I had problems breastfeeding*
Sleep: Sleep has been rough the past 2 months! Miller went from sleeping in his pack n play or crib to refusing to sleep flat and was back to waking up every 3 hours a night. We think this might be a combination of being hungry and his spit up problems. So he is currently sleeping in the Rock n Play sleeper in his own room next to his crib. We have started giving him a bottle of pumped breastmilk or formula for his last night feeding and that has helped fill him up and keep him sleeping longer. I was concerned about still using the Rock n Play but my pediatrician said he will soon grow out of it the more mobile he becomes and won't want to be in it. We're slowly working on the transition back to the crib.
Baby Gear Love: Angel Deal lovies, FP cradle n swing, FP rainforest activity mat, Baby Jogger City Mini, Diaper genie, Rock n Play sleeper, Baby Bjorn, Dr. Brown Bottles, Bumbo seat, Brica Baby in Sight Magical Firefly Auto Mirror, Baby Einstein Take along tunes, Sassy Baby Keys, Sophie the giraffe.
Likes: Eating, playing on his playmat, the bumbo seat, baths, taking walks in the stroller, his lovies that he has to be holding or on his face when he's sleeping, he's discovered Layla and loves to reach out to pet her since she's soft (we realized he loves soft things to hold or rub on his face), grabbing on to his car seat toys
Dislikes: Pacifiers and being hungry
Crying: He only really cries when he's hungry, otherwise he is a happy little guy. He seriously never stops smiling.
Milestones: First laugh, Rolled over from back to front, Rolled over from front to back, Got baptized, starting "talking" more and more and loves to hear himself scream
Social/Visitors: Now that he doesn't hate the car seat and can be entertained with toys getting out has been much easier. We've been to PA to visit family and friends, and DC a few times to visit friends. We had Miller's baptism and had family in town to visit. It's also been so much easier for me to get out and run errands or take him anywhere in general now that the car seat doesn't cause blood curdling screams.
Postpartum: I've been doing well. I still haven't been exercising too much besides walking the dog 1-2 times a day and this exercise I blogged about two weeks ago. I have lost all the weight I gained pregnant except for 2lbs and I'm just about back in all my pre-baby clothes. I still have a few "skinny" jeans that don't fit but I'm back in all my tops, dresses and most pants.