Declan turned 2 months old today. I believe that is why the sun is shining after 6 days of rain and cold. ;) It's my theory, ok?!
Here are some notable things from this past month:
Today: October 25th, Declan is 2 months old!
Weight: 10 lb, 4 oz + (he was weighed a week ago)
Nicknames: Decs, Decker, Buddy
This past month...
-We went against our doctors advice and put Declan on Alim.entum formula. It's hypoallergenic and VERY broken down and easy to digest. Besides the price tag (it costs us nearly $60/week) we are absolutely thrilled with the results. It's like we have a different baby. He's so much more calm and happy. Another nice benefit- he's off his reflux prescription and his medicine for constipation. Seems he didn't really have these conditions...it was just a formula issue.
-We've seen him growin' so much! He's 2 3/4 inches longer than when he was born and you can totally tell! This struck me the other night when my 3 year old nephew was holding him and it was such a stark difference from when he was holding his newborn cousin. He has grown out of his 0-3 month jeans but, thankfully, Old Navy has our back so we just went and got the 3-6 month ones! Speaking of clothes, all our newborn clothes are packed away. Crazy.
-He's a big smiler this month and he's starting to coo. So fun!
-He LOVES laying on his back under his Baby Einstein mat. He bats at the hanging toys for 30 minutes or more at a time. He still is a swinger as well. I think he's just a fan of movement in general.
-We've implemented the "BabyWise" theories. It's been great to get him a on a schedule and he seems to be thriving on it too. We are pretty relaxed on his schedule on the weekends but get back on track Mondays.
-Declan's nights are pretty predictable for the last couple of weeks. He eats around 9 or 10pm and stays asleep until 2am and then is back down until 6am. We are both getting a bit more sleep now. Woot!
-Mark and I have continued to be blessed by willing babysitters and we even took in our first post-Declan movie last night.
Check out the little man visiting his Nana at work (note the 0-3 month jean high waters):