Friday, September 27, 2013

1-2 months


     During the first and second months the boys have really become more alert and more focused on objects and people.  First, we noticed that the boys were watching their mobiles on their swings.  They would stare for long periods of time at the mobiles above their heads.  Then, we noticed, towards the end of the first month, that they could focus more on our faces.  They began to smile at us towards the end of the first month as well :)  It has been fun to interact with them a little more!
     Although there were smiles during this time, there were also fussy days
:(  At this time we noticed that the boys were having a lot of issues of spitting up and gas.  We were so concerned that we took Cole, who seemed to be struggling the most, to the pediatrician on August, 27th.  He determined that the boys were suffering from reflux.  So, the boys were prescribed Zantac liquid twice a day as well as a new formula.  Since birth, they had been drinking Enfamil.  The doctor had us switch to Enfamil GentleEase.  There did not seem to be any change, so then he switched them to Similac Alimentum.  This did not stay down at all for the boys!!  So, we decided to try them on Similac Sensitive.  Finally! A formula they could keep down and actually seem to enjoy eating!  They have been on this formula ever since and are now eating 4-5oz. every 3 hours.
     The boys also both experienced their first stuffy noses:(  For about a week and a half we had to use the "big blue monster" aspirator to help them clear their noses.  Needless to say, this was not a happy time! 
     Happy times were also a part of this stage in their lives.  At the end of August, they got to meet their great-granny (Herndon).  Carson and Cole also visited with great- Grandpa and Grandma Alsup.  The boys had many visitors from grandparents, aunts/uncles, to friends, to new acquaintances.  A few of the moms in my MOMs group were kind enough to bring meals or help out with a feeding or two.  
 Spending time with Grandpa
 Carson is dressed up and ready to meet great-granny Herndon.
 Cole is a sharp dressed man.
Cole studying Grandpa's face:)
     During this stage, the boys started holding their head up longer and started doing "tummy time" more.  Wake time was also introduced since they were becoming more and more observant.  Wake time consisted of reading a book, singing or talking to them, tummy time or swinging in their swings.  By the end of the two months, the boys were sleeping 4-4 1/2 hours at night.  It took a while to get to this point, though! We enjoyed snuggle time with the boys as well.  Lastly, Carson moved up to size 1 diapers at 6 weeks.  Cole followed soon after, at 7 weeks.  They are getting to be such big boys!! 

Tummy Time!

     I finally figured out the best and easiest way to feed Carson & Cole at the same time when I am by myself.  I set them each in their own high chairs and sit between them in another chair. This does not hurt my back!! And they are elevated up enough that the amount of spit up is greatly reduced! So I am happy and they are happy:) They enjoy sitting in their high chairs in the kitchen next to me while I wash dishes or cook as well.  They have even fallen asleep in their high chairs! Sweet boys!!

 So stylish!
At the 2 month check up I weigh 11lb. 14oz. and am 21 1/2 inches long.
My first smile was on September 17th.
I still love to snuggle and prefer to be held!
At the 2 month check up I weigh 11lb. 10oz. and am 22 inches long.
My first smile was on September14th.
I am still more independent and love to study faces and smile!
 love <3
My Men
This is the first book the boys received from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program,