Weight: 8lbs 1oz at birth, 20 inches
10lbs. 11oz at 1 month
15lbs. 4oz at 2 months, 24 inches
17lbs. 5oz. at 3 months
(We're going to start calling him Gigantor)
Eyes: His eyes are definitely a' changing. Dark navy at birth, it looks like they are most definitely turning green to a green/hazel. The Husband has blue eyes, I have dark brown. Apparently without drawing up a Punnet Square, green/hazel is a possibility.
Diapers: Still wearing size 2's although certainly not for much longer. We're still diapering his tush in Pampers Swaddlers and Luvs and we've been lucky in the blowout arena. He rarely pees or leaks through a diaper. We did try a short stint with Huggies Lil' Snugglers during Maclane's first trip to New Jersey and let's just say our experience was quite the opposite. Once we're finished with our current stash I have a feeling we'll be moving him up to 3's.
Clothes: It's official. Maclane is wearing all 6 month clothes. I've packed everything else up until that size. Not even 3-6 months are still hanging in his closet. We're talking legit 6 month clothes. Sigh.
Eating: I'm still exclusively breastfeeding and Maclane makes it so incredibly easy. Not only am I exclusively breastfeeding but I'm also only doing so from one side. It was around this time that we started adding rice cereal to Carter's bedtime bottle but since Maclane isn't too fond of a bottle at the moment (or anything else with a rubber nipple for that matter) we'll be holding off on the cereal.
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 around 4 or 5am for his "nightly" nursing session. He's been typically going down to sleep between 10 and 10:30pm and waking to eat between 4 and 5am. After a quick nursing session and diaper change, he goes right back to sleep until 8am. He's up for a bit to eat and play and then he's usually asleep again until 10:30am. After 10:30am, he only takes a long nap from 1pm-3:30pm. He's been napping in his crib for a few weeks now.
Nicknames: Mac, Mac-A-Doodle, Mac-A-Rooney, Mac-A-Pie, Mac-A-Boy, FattyMac (I'm sorry about the last one but I just can't help myself).
You continue to be the sweetest, easiest and most mellow baby. I know I say this a lot but you hardly every cry and you are always content no matter where you are. You smile all the time and have even begin to laugh on occasion!
You are absolutely enamored by your older brother. You just love to stare at him and he loves you so much. You've recently begun to blow raspberries at each other and it just melts this mama's emotional heart.
You're not doing a whole lot other than laughing, smiling, cooing and yelling just to hear yourself yell. Although you absolutely love tummy time, you're such a fattie that it's difficult for you to roll over, no matter how hard you try. You just can't do much with those chubba thighs of yours. It's okay though- we don't hold it against you!
You took your first trip to New Jersey this month and did amazingly well during the 4 hour car rides there and back.
You still refuse to take a pacifier but will suck on your pointer finger and middle finger at every chance you get. You have become a drool machine this month and it makes me wonder if you'll be getting your teeth a bit earlier than your brother.
You had your first sick visit to the pediatrician this month when you suddenly broke out in a head to toe rash. At first we thought it might be because I made you wear this ridiculously cute wool romper one day but it turns out both you and your brother came down with a case of strep throat. Despite such a terrible sickness and angry rash, your mood, sleep and eating habits hadn't changed one bit! Hopefully the ammoxicillan does the trick and you're better in no time.
We love you so much Mac Allen!
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