Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Logan 2 Month Update

Here we go with Logan's 2 month round up!

This month has been all about those first forms of communication: baby sighs and coos! Or as I like to call them, the sweetest sounds in the entire world. Logan loves watching our faces, mimicking our expressions, and giving the biggest smiles whenever we say his name or "I love you." And, of course, he follows big sister (and her loud voice) whenever she is in the room. Tay is definitely in that I'm two and need all of your attention all of the time phase, so Jake and I make sure to give Logan plenty of one-on-one time after Taylor goes to bed. And he eats. it. up.

As far as eating goes, Logan typically downs 6-8 ounces every 4-6 hours, so it was no surprise when he weighed in at 12 lbs 11 oz  and measured 23 1/2" at his 2 month check up. This boy is growing faster than we can keep up! His 0-3 month clothes are stretched to the max, so he'll likely be moving into 3-6 month pieces within the next couple of weeks. As for his sleeping habits, he still cat naps throughout the day but averages 6-8 hours most nights. Taylor began sleeping through the night at 8 weeks old (just as I was returning to work), so I'm hoping that little Logan follows suit before long. Thankfully, I have 4 weeks of maternity leave left, so there's no major sense of urgency this go round.

As I mentioned in Logan's last monthly update, we decided to pull the trigger this past weekend and move Logan to his crib. As a result, we're all getting more (and better) sleep. We figured the transition would be pretty seamless but chose to do it over the weekend, just in case. He fussed for a few minutes and took a while to actually fall asleep but once he did he was out, and we haven't had any issues since. We usually put him down around 11:00 for the night with him waking between 5:30-6:30 the next morning. I feed him and then he's usually back down between 8:00-9:00 for another few hours. This schedule is by no means concrete, but it seems to be pretty constant over the last week or so.

Another first this month was Logan joining Taylor for bath time! Some of my fondest memories (and favorite pictures) are of my sister and I in the bath tub together, laughing and playing until we were wrinkled from head to toe, so these images hold a special place in my heart. Having both of them in the tub at once is a lot easier (and more cost effective) than bathing them individually. Plus, Taylor loves it. She's been good about "no splashing" and loves to help wash him. She's even offered to share her bath crayons with him, which is basically her way of saying he's welcome.

Thanks to the gorgeous weather we've been having, Logan and I have been spending a lot of time outside this month! On weekdays, I usually strap Logan in his car seat (which snaps into our jogging stroller) for a casual stroll around the neighborhood, but in the evenings and on the weekends when Taylor tags along we either break out the double stroller (we have this one and LOVE it) or I carry Logan in my Solly wrap. You guys, this wrap is a total game changer! I was so hesitant to buy it based on the price tag, but I am so glad that I did. Logan falls asleep as soon as I put him in it leaving my hands free to tend to Taylor, something I greatly appreciate now that we've stepped up our potty training game. Plus, what could possibly be better than a sleeping baby snuggled against you? Nothing.

And just for fun, I want to incorporate a side-by-side comparison of Taylor and Logan into these updates going forward. I love looking back on baby photos of Jake and I and finding similarities and differences between us and our children, so why not do it between our kids as well? Below are photos of both Taylor and Logan at 2 months. Is it just me or could these two definitely pass for twins?