Weight: 8lbs 1oz at birth, 7lbs. 5oz at discharge and 10lbs. 11oz at his one month appointment! The "milk bar" is working! As soon as we take Mac for his 2 month appointment, I will go ahead and update this.Hair: I would be lying if I said I wasn't so excited that Maclane continues to have dark brown hair! It looks like it's beginning to thin a little (not that he had much to start with) which means there's a good chance he'll suffer the same bald fate as his older brother and not grow too much hair until his first birthday. The "peach fuzz" that he was born with on his back, shoulders and upper arms is starting to fade; this hurts my Mama-heart!
Eyes: It looks like Maclane's eyes are changing but to what I'm not sure! They started out as a dark navy and if I had to guess they're either quickly becoming brown or hazel! Some days they even have a grey cast to them.
Diapers: Size two's. This chunky monkey has quickly outgrown his size one diapers.
Clothes: I cannot believe Mac has already outgrown his 0-3 month sleepers. I feel like I was just writing his one month update and telling you all how he "swims" in his 0-3 month clothes! I cannot believe how quickly this boy is growing. He's currently wearing all 3-6 month clothes and even then, some of them are a bit.. snug.
Eating: I continue to exclusively breastfeed and am growing ballsier as to our nursing locations by the day! So far Maclane has chowed down in a few local parks and the Panera at the mall! He's becoming a bit wishy-washy when it comes to taking a bottle in the evening. I notice my supply takes a major dip in the evenings around 8pm and previously this had provided The Husband the perfect time for him to give Mac a nightly bottle of 4 ounces, however over the course of the last few weeks, he's developed quite the distaste for anything with a rubber nipple.
Sleeping: We continue to co-sleep, much to my husband's dismay. He's ready to have "our bed" back but I can't quite give up the ease of pulling Mac over to me at 3:30am for his nightly nursing session. Mac typically goes down to sleep between 10 and 10:30pm. He wakes to eat around 3/3:30am like clockwork and goes right back to sleep after a quick session and diaper change. He's up again around 7am and after another quick nursing session and diaper change, he's back to sleep until 9 or 10am.
Nicknames: Mac, Squeaks, MacAttack, MacNugget, Mac-A-Doodle, Mac-A-Rooney
Oh my sweet smiley boy! Over the last couple of weeks, Maclane has started to really show his playful personality. He loves to sit back and stare up at our faces, coo-ing and gah-ing away. It's absolutely the sweetest sound and he surprises himself each time he makes a noise.
Let's talk about expressions. Maclane is, hands down, one of the most expressive babies I've ever seen. He has a face for everything and spends much of his days with a stern, furrowed brow. It's as if he's always examining things, always judging.
Outside of coo'ing, he's a rather quiet baby, only fussing if he's wet or famished. He continues to live up to his nickname, "Squeaks," as when he does cry out, it sounds more like a series of little squeaks.
He continues to love any type of interactive time whether he's in his swing gabbing away at the fishy mobile or on his tummy or back enjoying some play gym time. He started reaching for and grabbing the dangling animals on his play gym last week and with a natural kung-fu grip, he often refuses to let go.
Much like his brother, Maclane already has such incredible head control for his age which reassures me as I'm putting him down to sleep on his belly. Also, much like his brother, Maclane is a belly sleeper. No comments from the peanut gallery.
He still refuses to take a pacifier and despite this, I am not ready to give up yet. I think we've tried six or seven brands and although we may be down to slim pickings, I plan to forge ahead! I just might lose my mind if this baby doesn't take a pacifier!
Mac loves to travel, whether by car or by double stroller. We went for our first "off-road" walk through the neighborhood trails and Mac slept through it all- even my complaining. He truly is a mellow, go-with-the-flow kind of baby and we couldn't be more thankful.
I cannot believe Maclane is already two months old. The days are passing so much quicker now than they ever did when Carter was a baby and I find myself feverishly trying to make them slow a bit.
Every day brings with it newness- new expressions, a new "routine," a new day in which I get to watch Carter interact with his new built-in best friend, whom by the way, is absolutely enamored by him.
I absolutely love watching these two boys grow together every day.
And to think.. I only wanted two kids. I have a feeling that may change.
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