Month number two was a bit easier than month number one. Thank God.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m now kinda used to having a baby to care for or if the sleep deprivation is just so normal now or what, but this month seemed easier (a little, and definitely still not EASY).
We’ve finally found a formula that works for Landon and are no longer desperately seeking other options to try next. Y’all, I’m so unbelievably thankful for this! I felt so helpless knowing that Landon was struggling so much with his milk, so now that we’re doing SO MUCH BETTER in this department, I’m on cloud nine. Well, let’s be honest – it’s more like cloud eight, because we’re still struggling in the sleep department. But he’s content with his feedings now and is burping so much easier and quicker! It’s still not perfect (let’s face it, he’s still just a baby!), but it’s a huge improvement and I’m just over the moon about it. Landon is a super hungry baby and we’ve had to increase the amount of milk per each feeding, but he seems to be doing great with it. I’m just paranoid about overfeeding him. But in the meantime, I also don’t want to starve the poor kid if he’s truly just hungry! This mom life is a huge “guessing game” that I was totally unprepared for, but I’m just trying my best each day. Landon is still alive, though, and is fed and seems pretty happy, so I’ll take it!
Speaking of sleeping… he’s finally doing a ‘little’ better! We’re stretching out those two hour intervals, and every now and then, he’ll push it to four. It’s not consistent yet, but it’s progress and I’ll take it any way I can get it! And any stretch of sleep that I can get for more than an hour or two is an absolute blessing.
Landon started daycare this month and I went back to work. Boy was that a struggle at first! Well, it still is some days, but we’re kind of settling into a routine (ish). It’s only been a few weeks, so I know it’ll only get better and easier as time goes on. I truly do miss him during the day, though, and am always so excited to pick him up after work! The ladies at daycare say that he’s improving and always does so well there, which just makes my mama heart happy. To know that he’s loved and well cared for during the day while I’m at work means the world to me.
We’ve spent more time with Cory this month, and it’s truly amazing to watch him as a father. He wasn’t super thrilled about the “newborn baby” stage of having a child and always says he’s ready for him to just be four years old already, but he’s really started to get more attached to Landon this month! The way he looks at him and talks to him now just makes me melt. Seriously. And don’t even get me started on the way Cory picks on Landon! Ha! He’ll tease him on purpose with a bottle or tickle at his feet when he’s hanging out or trying to fall asleep. He also loves to put Landon’s pacifier juuuuuust out of his reach so he has to struggle for it until he cries that he can’t figure out why it’s not in his mouth. Of course I yell at him (well, not “yell” per se), but he just laughs and I can’t help but smile. He’s bonding with his son and I’m just loving every minute of witnessing their relationship grow. Yes, even the moments when we’re both just craving sleep and want the other to get up to feed the screaming baby. *sigh* Some days/nights are a thousand times harder than others.
This month, Landon has officially started smiling at us on purpose! It’s not just gas anymore! He’ll really look at you when you’re talking to him and will just start grinning and smiling. We had a “family moment” of this interaction this month that literally had me in tears. It was just so emotional to witness Cory’s reaction to Landon smiling at him for the first time and how much more in love with Landon we fell. I couldn’t help but cry! These are the moments I live for and will absolutely cherish forever. His teachers at daycare also commented on his smiling more often after him only being there for a little over a week. So precious!
L A N D O N L O V E S
Being covered up and warm
L A N D O N H A T E S
Not having his pacifier in his mouth
Waiting to eat (poor kid, he acts like we starve him! haha)
At two months old, Landon is 13.6 pounds and 24.5″ long! Our sweet boy is healthy and growing like a weed! He’s doing great on his reflux medicine and takes it morning and night like a champ. We are just so in love with him and can’t wait to see what fun and joy [and tears] next month will bring!