I know I am always going to start all these posts the same… something along the lines of where has the time gone! What with Monkey’s birthday and party to get ready for I feel as though I have spent very little time with Kipper over the last couple of weeks. We’ve had the professional baby photos back which I am very happy with (post coming soon) and are currently in the process of applying for his first passport. I am hoping we will manage to get away before Monkey starts school. He has also had his six week check at the doctors and got a clean bill of health – although I am not looking forward to our next appointment which will be when he gets his jabs!
Generally he is a very happy baby as long as he’s fed he doesn’t tend to cry at all. Although he’s still being sick after every feed the wind seems to be subsiding a little. Unless of course I am just getting use to it, we go through about four muslins a day!
Weight – The doctors check up was one day before Kipper turned 2 months and he weighed 13b 40z. Which means he is still putting on about one lb every 10 days or so, not bad for a breast fed baby!
Height – 23.2 inches
Clothing Size – Kipper is now well into his 0-3 month clothing, with the British weather the way it is there is a chance that he won’t get to wear some of the Summer clothing he has been gifted. We are still struggling with poppers due to his body length and some of them gape a bit around the tummy. Although its not chubbiness its all muscle! He is still just about in size 2 nappies, once we run out I will be buying size 3s.
Health – Last month I mentioned that Kipper had a few black heads due to his oily skin. These are now clearing up and we are still eczema free. Monkey’s came on at six weeks so I’m really happy we have no signs. He’s still windy although the chiropractor trips are helping and she has also been removing tightness in his jaw. We are currently looking for signs of chicken pox since Monkey came down with it two weeks ago. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will not get it, but have ordered in some baby scratch mits just incase. At our doctors sign off he was given a clean bill of health, the doctor especially mentioned that he has good strong muscles, so I guess the tummy time is paying off! We are also avoiding the dreaded cradle cap thanks to a little brush I was given at the baby show.
Loves – Kipper is still loving cuddles with Mummy and will often only settle for me during the day. We have been using the sling more and more as if he’s not settling he will generally fall asleep in the sling against me. Daddy plays a game with his dummy which normally elects a giggle which is very cute to watch.
Although his bouncy chair is still a firm favourite, Kipper likes anything which gets him up high. I have also noticed that while in his car seat he likes to look upwards at the billowing sun shade. I often get smiles after he has been fed which is pretty typical in our house, just like his daddy he likes his food! Kipper also loves the bath, no tears even when he had his first one with Monkey. He likes to kick around in it, although I have also noticed he quite often will turn his head on purpose to try and drink the bath water.
And I hate to say it as Monkey didn’t go anywhere near the television until he was at least 12 months old! But with Kipper its been a different story, he has loved laying and watching the football games and anything Monkey may have on – I keep telling myself its the bright colours and he’s not already addicted to Peppa Pig – honest!!
Hates – Thankfully the hate for the carseat is disappearing and he is much better with vests and getting changed. He really doesn’t like missing out on anything and I do sometimes wonder if he is a little bored at times!
Habits – Kipper loves to suck his hands, although hasn’t found his thumb yet. He also likes to spit his dummy out in a manor which reminds me of Maggie from the Simpsons.
Development – I got my first proper smile on my Birthday when Kipper was six and a half weeks old. Very soppy I know but it brought tears to my eyes. That recognition. He doesn’t give smiles away very easily although he has smiled at Monkey on occasion, I tend to benefit from them most. I must also crinkle up my nose when I smile as he has started to try and do this too which is hilarious. He’s also trying to talk, making grunting and gurgling noises in response to conversation. As far as head holding he’s practically there which makes life easier, unless he’s really tired.
One thing which I’ve really noticed him doing is looking at plants and trees, especially when the wind is blowing through the leaves. When we went to the flower show last week he was mesmerised.
Sleeping – Kipper’s last feed is between 10-11pm on a good night he will then go through to around 4am, we have even managed 4.30am. Then he will tend to cluster feed until about six. So although he’s not where Monkey was at this age, he’s not far off. I am hoping that it will eventually stretch out.
Eating – Even though we are half way through the most recent development leap generally Kipper is feeding every three hours during the day at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm as these timings generally work around whatever I have going on in the day. Of course if he needs more frequent feeds then he gets them. I am no longer feeding on both sides every feed unless he is particularly hungry or its a hot day!
Toys – Hubby got the play mat down from the loft and Kipper enjoys kicking around on it, in the last week or so he’s started batting some of the the hanging toys.
Favourite outfit – A little green and white striped baby grow with a yellow duck on the front going fishing from John Lewis along with a navy wool cardigan with little teddy bear ears on the hood from Marks & Spencers. I am sad that he will soon be too big for so many of his baby grows, so I have decided to try and make a bear out of them.
Things I don’t want to forget – How soft and fluffy his new hair growth is, that first smile and how thrilled and happy it made me feel. Secret early morning snuggles – I’m not meant to be co-sleeping!!
Looking forward to.. enjoying some gardens together when the weather finally improves and spending some quality time outside
Check back next month for some more cute photos and an update on his development