I am a little late for this post as Zander is now just over 10 weeks old but I have been quite busy with him so I am going to do this post from 22nd June – 22nd July when he was 2 months old
So what has been going on during the past month? Well those smiles he gave us at one month were lovely although he didn’t smile often now he smiles very often and he isn’t fussy in what he smiles at, the ceiling, TV, Mummy, Daddy, his sisters, the dogs and the wall all get them. He has started cooing too, although not much but definitely cooing.
He does not like to be in one place very long, his bouncy chair, swing, gym, Sit Me Up cosy given five minutes in any of those and then he will start moaning wanting to come out.
Zander is sleeping better waking just once in the night most nights now.
He is growing so much, he doesn’t look a tiny baby anymore he’s so long. He is now in 3-6 month clothes and because it has been so hot a lot of his 0-3 month clothes never even got worn.
When we visited the health visitor at just over 6 weeks he weighed 12lb 13oz and measured 57cm from shoulders to feet. Funny thing though, while he was being measured he certainly showed his distaste by peeing on the health visitor and because he had held it for a while it was a very long pee haha. She is very happy with his progress so far.
We also had the 6 week check with the GP, which I was quite disappointed in as the GP seemed to want us in and out. I know the check is more for baby but I did expect him to ask me some things about me. I told him I had a c-section and I was worried about my scar not healing properly, he then asked if I had an appointment to go back to the hospital. No I didn’t, this wasn’t even talked about at the hospital or by my midwife. Is it normal to go to the hospital for a check-up after a c-section?
Anyway, I said no and he checked the wound, it was fine just a stitch not dissolved yet. It has dissolved since though.
He checked Zander’s heart etc and I then mentioned my concern with Zander and his flat head, he gave it a quick look, felt for soft spots and said he will see us again in 3 months.
Yes my son has a flat head although we have been told it will usually go back to its proper shape sooner or later and it was caused by him getting wedged inside me. Although the GP does need to make sure the soft spot at the back of his head doesn’t close prematurely. If it does I don’t know what they will do. It breaks my heart a little every time I see it. It does now seem to be getting a little rounder though which is good news.
Fast forward two weeks so Zander was 8 weeks then and it was immunisation time. We decided that he should have all vaccines but I was still nervous for him having them done as I know all babies react differently to them but none of my other children had had the Rotavirus vaccine or the Men B one.
My poor son screamed having 3 needles in his leg which lead me to have a meltdown and cry too. He did settle down a few minutes later and we gave him paracetamol as advised within the hour.
A few hours later my poor baby had a baby tummy ache, screaming and bringing his legs up, this was definitely down to the Rotavirus vaccine. He was so unsettled and nothing would soothe him at all. Again I had a meltdown as I couldn’t do anything for him apart from give him cuddles which were not working.
Thankfully about 4-6 hours later he fell asleep and was more settled after that. It did put his night time pattern out of whack for a few days though as he was sleeping a lot more than usual.
And we have that all again in a couple of weeks.
I think that is everything covered until the three month update.