Weight: 12 pounds 8 ounces
Length: 23 inches
Percentile: Between 25 – 50
Diaper Size: We made the switch to size 1 diapers after the newborns we had purchased ran out, somewhere around 6 weeks. I think Hank was ready for size 1 before we switched. We had a few episodes where we thought he was “sweating” because he was wet on his side and under his arm, turns out the newborn diapers with the scoop in the front were puckering off his body allowing great aim out the top to his armpit.
Clothes Size: After his shower (at a month old) we made the switch to all 0-3 month clothing. Hank had been sleeping in 0-3 month fleece sleepers the whole time, because he had only one newborn sleeper, but now all outfits are at least 3 months. Some of his sleepers are becoming stretched when he decides to lengthen out and they are even becoming tight in the feet. We may be making the 3-6 month switch sooner rather than later.
Feeding/Eating: Where to begin. It’s been hard for me to accept the phrase, “Give the boy what he wants!” I have a fear of over feeding Hank, as I read that can happen with formula fed babies. Shortly after his one month check up we made the switch to all 4 ounce bottles, that lasted a week until we started a 5 ounce bottle at bedtime. He has now been on 5 ounce bottles only since about 6 weeks. He still eats every 3-4 hours and does fairly well through the night. During weeks 6 and 7 we had a hard time getting him to go back to sleep after his second night feeding. Nathan has been a great teammate through all of this. The schedule that worked for us during that time, was Nathan going to bed around 8pm, I’d stay up and feed Hank at 9-9:30, I’d feed him again at 12:30-1 and Nathan would feed him at 3:30-4 and would get up with him and take him downstairs, if he wouldn’t go back to sleep. That allowed me to sleep in until about 6:45-7. Around 7 weeks Hank made it from his 5pm feeding until 1 in the morning! When that happened, I took the first night feeding, which was between midnight and 1am and Nathan took the second, around 3am – 4am. Hank would usually make it until 5am – 6am after that feeding. At 8 weeks, Hank made it from his 7:30pm feeding until 2:30 in the morning and then woke up about 6:30. He showed that up last night after taking his bottle at 6pm and not waking up for another until 4am! It does get better! 😉
likes loves his swing! Nathan’s brother and his fiance bought us a swing with a removable bouncy seat for our shower, BEST GIFT EVER! We’ve eliminated having the swing and the bouncy seat, because it’s all in one. Check it out here. Hank also likes to have his burp cloth over his eyes, when he’s overly tired, it does the trick every time. He seems to like it almost instantly quits crying and closes his eyes. I guess it stops him from being so nosy and having to see what is going on all the time. He also has adjusted well to daycare and his second cousin Bailey is sure enjoying having a peek-a-boo partner and he seems pretty fond of her too. 🙂
Dislikes: For about a good 10 days it was going back to sleep after his 4am feeding. He hated his 2 month check up…damn shots! We also tried the Bumbo…Hank is not a fan.
Favorite Books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Favorite Toys: He can see his toy hanging from the handle of his carseat.
Milestones: Hank moved to the crib at 6 weeks. He started smiling and cooing at his 3am feeding after we moved him into his room. Now, he smiles and coos like crazy, especially in the morning and in the evening. It’s the most amazing thing. You can “Ooo” and “Ahh” to him and sometimes he will do it back. I love it. He also was baptized and made his first trip to Iowa, 5 hours there and back, he did great!
Discoveries: He can make noise and mimic noises you make. Someone may also have a touch of red hair, what do you think?