Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2 Month Well Check

Yesterday I took Tanner to meet Dr. Scott and have his 2 month well check. This was not his first visit obviously but he saw a different Dr. last time! Tanner is very healthy and growing very fast! He is 13 lbs and 6 ounces (90th percentile) and 23 1/2 inches long (75th percentile). It's strange to have a baby on the complete opposite end of the spectrum as Izabel! He has a little reflux and Dr. Scott recommended we elevate the end of his crib and give him a little less at each feeding to try and get him to stop spitting up! He said the average 2 month old is sleeping about 6 hours at night which we are still a little shy of but I'm hopeful that will start happening soon! We talked about giving him a vitamin to help him get a few extra nutrients that he doesn't get from breast milk and that was about it. Then the nurse came in a gave him an oral vaccine and three shots! Tanner didn't mind the oral part but he got pretty mad about the shots. He got red all over and screamed but as soon as I picked him up he was fine. He doesn't go back until he is 4 months and hopefully by then he will be moving around more and sleeping through the night! All in all he is very healthy and happy and we couldn't ask for anything more!

Monday, June 8, 2009

2 and 20!

Today Tanner is 2 months old and Izabel is 20 months old! Tanner is really starting to show some personality. He has been smiling for quite a while but now he'll smile when you talk to him and he makes an effort to look at you. He's also making sounds other than crying which is always nice! He's wearing 0-3 or 3 month clothes and size 1 diapers but we'll probably move to 1-2 diapers the next time I buy them. He spits up all the time just like Izabel so that's no fun. We go to the doctor tomorrow and that will be something we talk about but he's probably just a spitter like his sister! He's still not quite making it through the night. I feed him at 9 and he goes down about 10 or 10:30 and then sleeps until 2 or 3. Then I feed him again at 6 before I head off to work. Through the day he eats about every 3 1/2 hours. If I could just get him to skip that 2am or 3am feeding I would be feeling a lot better but I know we'll get there. Izabel was sleeping through the night at 5 weeks so I never had to get up with her and still go to work but at least this is my last week of work until August! By the time I go back Tanner should be on a much better schedule and hopefully he will be sleeping through the night!
Izabel is so funny! She has such a little personality. She loves to be outside and go for walks which we do as often as we can. She loves to dance and even when she is strapped into her car seat she will bob her head to the music whenever it is something upbeat. She loves when we have American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance on tv because she'll dance along to the songs and then clap at the right time when they finish. She gets so excited when the audience starts clapping along with her! Her new favorite food is fruit snacks! The gerber graduate kind were on sale one day so we tried them and they were a huge hit so I bought a box of the Brachs kind at BJs this weekend. Each little bag only has 6 or 7 pieces in it and she only gets one a day but she gets so excited when I pull them out! She's a great big sister to Tanner. She loves to hold him and gives him lots of kisses. She tells me when he needs to eat and gets me a diaper when he needs to be changed. Her new favorite thing to do is burp him. She comes running over when I sit him up to burp and she starts patting his back. She gets pretty mad when I try to do it instead but she does a pretty good job getting a burp out of him so it works! She's not great at taking her nap anymore but I have no intention of letting her give that up so she's spent some time crying in her room. Hopefully she'll figure it out and she'll sleep better when I'm home and we're doing things in the mornings!
Everyday brings new and exciting things with each of them and even though I am exhausted and busy trying to keep everything taken care of at home I am trying to remember to enjoy this time with them because it all goes by so fast! I'm hoping to have a great summer with them both and I am looking forward to lots of great adventures! Let me know if you have any ideas for things we could do that aren't expensive! I hope everyone has a great week and I'll be back tomorrow afternoon with all the info from Tanner's well check!