Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kingston: 2 Months

As of 8.23.14
12lbs 4 oz -- 50% 
23.75 inches -- 90%
Blue eyes still. 
Strawberry birthmark on crown of head and back of neck.  
Looking exactly like his daddy but with my forhead/bottom lip/hands/feet. He has the chubbiest cheeks that get too many kisses from CT and me. 
Baby acne on his chin.
Craddle cap gone. 
Penis adhesion gone. 
He has a lip tie but thankfully it hasn't affected his nursing. We will meet with a pediatric dentist after the new year to see if it needs to be addressed. 

Clothes: 3 month pieces fit the best but I'm cramming him into 0-3 month outfits. I have packed away all his newborn onesies and pants. =( 
Diapers: Still in size 1 disposables and we are using Target brand. We are cloth diapering during the day while we are at home and during short trips out of the house, and he's in disposables at night and at all other times. He has the best fit with his AIO Regular NB Happy Flutes with an added CBI (the one with the wide crotch). He leaks through the narrow crotch NB and the OS diapers look huge on my little baby. I'm trying to perfect the fit and what works best for him so we can make it as easy as possible for daycare next month. 
Shoes: Baby shoes are my weakness. He has a few of size 1 soft soled shoes and I'm obsessed with leather moccasins.

My little boy is growing like a weed and is gaining steady weight. He doesn't really cry letting us know he's hungry but when his little tongue starts moving like crazy we know he's ready. He usually nurses every 2.5-3 hours during the day starting at 6am and starting his last nursing session about 830pm. Poor guy has a little case of acid reflux but for the most part he keeps everything down if we make sure to get out his massive burps. 

 I'm up to about 215oz in the freezer for my milk stash. I pump after feedings maybe once a day and then at Kingston's first feeding of the day he only nurses from one side so I pump the other. He has taken maybe 5 bottles (tommie tippie) total and is continuing to get better. I plan to have him take more of them so when he starts daycare next month he will be a pro. 

It's crazy how much can change in one month. Last month Kingston was giving me 2.5-4 hour stretches of sleep during the night and now he is consistently giving me 6-8 hours and last night it was 9. Thank goodness for the principles of BabyWise and a good routine! 

His night time routine (usually between 8-830p - but we aren't strict on this): 
daddy changes him out of clothes while I get his bath ready with the perfect temp and lavender bubble bath, bath time, daddy dries him off, we lather him up with lavender lotion and change him into pjs, he then gets swaddled, nurses, we pray for him and then put down in his crib. He usually falls asleep while being burped and sleeps until about 5am. If he peeps after we lay him down we give him his paci and he goes right back to sleep. 

During the day Kingston takes better naps during the morning and early afternoon and is more alert during the evening. His usually is awake for an hour to 1.5 hours and we know it's nap time when he starts to yawn. He naps better swaddled and he usually takes them in his crib or laying in his mamaroo swing. I have come to learn that he loves something by his face so we usually put his minky taggie blanket by it and pop in his paci and he's out. He will only take his pacifier if he's tired - any other time he will chew on it and spit it out. I love finding out his quirks what works for him! 

Sleeping through the night.
Cooing and mimicking his daddy. 
Smiling. (But he doesn't give them out often. If you get a smile you should feel very special!)
Starting to grip things.
Bringing his hands to his mouth more. 

Football games - in person (outside) or on TV.
Looking at the fan. 
Bath time. 
Worship music at church.
Being cuddled. 

When driving and the car stops moving. 
The paci when he's not tired.

He doesn't really have many dislikes and we are so fortunate that he hardly ever cries. Usually the only time he cries is if he's super tired or if mama drops the baby wash on him during bath time. :/


Kicking on his play mat. 
Spending time outside in his stroller. 

Kingston is starting to like his swing a little bit more. We might be able to get 10 minutes out of it before he doesn't want anything to do with it. Usually we put it by the window and open the blinds so he can look outside. Kingston has also started to slobber like crazy and he is starting to track us when we move about the room. Also, he and Bentley still haven't become friends but I think that's right around the corner. 

When people say that having a baby makes the time fly by, they weren't kidding. I love watching him grow, change and learn new things but it makes me sad to think that I only have a month and a half left to witness it all full time. I'm going to soak up as many moments and snuggles as I can before I have to return to work. My goal is to make him a mamas boy before he is spending all his time with daddy at school and home! 


  1. Wow, good job on the pumping! Are you planning to continue breastfeeding/pumping once you go back to work? Power to you for doing it ahead of time. I have probably around 100 oz frozen, but I keep adding to it little by little every week!

    1. Thankfully at work we have 'mama' rooms and you can reserve them as many times each day as needed to pump. I plan to send frozen with Kingston to daycare and then pump while at work. My goal is to make it to a year before we switch to whole milk!

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