Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pep Talks

Owen is a pretty good sleeper, for awhile now he's only been getting up 2 times a night. I've read a few articles that say once a baby weighs 12 lbs and at 3 months they no longer have the physical need to wake up and eat in the middle of the night. We'll Owen was 14 lbs at his 2 month doctors appointment, so I figure we can at least cut out one of the feedings. A few nights ago, I started giving Owen pep talks saying you can sleep longer you can cut out the midnight feeding and just wake up around 3. That night he didn't wake up tell 3:45. Yea I slept. The next night I gave him the same Pep talk and he slept tell 3:30. I was excited it worked I was only feeding him once a night.

Then we had a relapse. He woke up at 1 and around 4, the rest of the night I lay there listing to him moan and groan. Ahhh No sleep. Last night I gave him his pep talk again and he slept tell 4!! Since he starts crying and acting tired at about 7 and I give in at 7:30 and let him go to sleep that like 8 and a half hours of sleep for him straight. To bad I can't get him to stay up an hour later so I can get more sleep. Oh well he's usually pretty good about going back to sleep and if he doesn't I put him in his swing and I go back to bed.

Monday, February 6, 2012

All About Owen!

Owen turned 2 months a couple weeks ago and today I took him to get his shots and wellness check.

Owens stats are:
Height 23.3 inches (53%)
Weight 14lbs 3oz (91%)
Head circumference 40cm (44%)

While he was laying down exercising or getting his kicks out at the doctors he was holding his legs up I never thought anything of it but the doctor says oh he's holding up his legs that's hard to do. He's doing Pilates moves. My strong baby.

Somethings Owen likes:

Looking at himself and Mom in the mirror. I say look there's Owen and Mom and he smiles at me.

Playing with Dad and having Dad bounce him on his knee then dip him down.

Laying under his play mat and watching the toys and lights. He will accidentally hit the toys as he swings his arms around. He has to be in a good mood for this one.

Sleeping in his swing all though the doctor told me I need to start sleeping training him and get him to fall asleep by himself.

Laying on the floor and watching the TV (even if its off) as I change him.

We can do Tummy Time for a couple minutes on the floor but for longer on Mommys Tummy.

And of course he likes attention! Owen Cries A Boo A Boo if he doesn't get enough attention.