When we had Matthew...everyone would tell me how the time was going to fly by and before I know it he would be 2 years old. I didn't believe them but looking back on it they were right. I do remember, however, that the first couple of months seemed to creep by so slowly. You see Matthew was a cryer....he cried all day long in pain with reflux and was very colicky. I spent most of the day at wits end and questioning everything I was doing. Most of the time I would cry right along with him. Looking back, I probably didn't feed him enough...I should have listened to his hunger signs but then again I didn't know what the heck I was doing because I was too stubborn to get any help from a lactation consultant or the La Leche League.
Since I learned (the hard way) that I didn't know it all...I decided to swallow my pride (this time around) and go to LLL meetings and now my SIL is studying to be a lactation consultant so I have a GREAT support group. Jackson's first two months have literally FLOWN by. I can't believe how much he has grown and changed. I miss him so much as a scrawny little guy and have almost forgotten the feeling of holding my little man for the first time. I wish I could rewind back to Dec. 22 just to do it all over again. He has been and is one of the sweetest, mild tempered little guys I have ever seen or been around. Now he is vaccinated and growing into a little man...oh so quickly.
Now Jackson is nursing 8-12 times per day...usually grazing or cluster feeding all afternoon about 3-4 days per week. He also like to eat/graze from 9 til 11 every night. I think he is mostly using me as a pacifier and is not getting milk the entire time but he loves the comfort =) I think he does overeat at times which leads him to throw up...but he is very healthy.
At the doctor he weighed 13 lbs 3 oz....he was 23 inches long.
That puts him in the 62nd percentile for weight and 31st for height. Matthew was much smaller at 2 months but it was before he lost interest in eating.
He is starting to track and follow with his eyes and he will smile back at me when I smile at him. We are still working on getting him to lift his head during tummy time...I am kinda bad about getting him on his tummy for tummy time on a daily basis. He kinda gets upset on his tummy (quite possibly because he overeats).
He loves going to church, hanging out with daddy, eating and has went to his first union meeting (a true Jimmy Hoffa in the making).
Here are some pictures of my little Jackson at 2 months...
Just for comparison...here is a side by side picture of Matthew at 2 months and Jackson at 2 months.
Jackson...you are so special to me and I can't wait for you to do all of your "firsts" but slow down a little....your growing up way too fast!!!
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