Thursday, July 28, 2011

Month Two

Dear Ben Jammin,
You are such a cool little dude. You're pretty chill and laid back and just go with the flow. We are so lucky to have you as our son. We are getting so many smiles, laughs and coos from you and those are just the best and melt my heart to pieces every time. You give them to Halle the most. She knows how to get you to smile. She loves to get right in your face and make silly faces, and crazy loud noises and every time she gets too in your face and I'm about to tell her to take a chill pill you give her the biggest smile and that just makes us both crack up. You have been holding your head up strong for a while now. When you are in your bouncy seat and get antsy you push with your feet and try to roll out of it. It won't be long before you can do it. You're sleeping okay at night. You sleep from about 7pm-12am and since dad is a night owl he does your 12 feeding and sometimes you like to stay up with him for a bit then you wake at 4 for me and then up and ready to go with smiles on your face at 7am. If you could live outside you would. You love to take naps outside in your bouncy seat or the hammock. If it's a good day, which is the norm, you will nap for three hours straight. We are pretty much living outside this summer. haha. 
1 month stats:
Length: 22.5 inches (89%)
Weight: 10 lbs 1 oz. (47%)
Head: 15 inches (79%) 
2 months stats:
Length: 24 inches (90%)
Weight: 11lbs 5oz (28%)
Head: 15.75 inches (79%)

Today you had your 2 month checkup. I had been a little concerned about your head because you favor laying on the right side of your head and it has become slightly lopsided. I just thought it was normal because your bones are still fusing together. The doctor said it is normal but yours is more than normal. It is a condition called torticollis...AKA the muscles on the left side of your neck are tight and you will need physical therapy to help stretch it out. We are really working on tummy time. I'm sure you will be fine and you may need a helmet but we won't decide that until you are 6-9 months. We are also struggling with nursing. You don't seem to be getting enough from me so we are having to supplement. The dr. was concerned that you didn't gain that much this month but you are strong and healthy so not to worry. You are such a blessing Ben!!! We love you so much buddy!!!

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