>> Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – Lane Monthly
-13 lbs 9.5 oz
-approximately (by my tape measure, LOL) 25.5"-26" long (whoa tall!)
-Still just breastfeeding, taking a bottle 3-4 times a week of pumped milk when I go to my workout class at night
-Around 9 weeks, Lane all of a sudden became more efficient at nursing- moving to 12ish minutes/side instead of the 15-20 he had been doing. Then around 9.5 weeks he went to closer to 10 minutes per side and by 11 weeks he was down to around 9 minutes per side. I was actually worried at first that I was losing supply because he was finished so much quicker and around the same time he also started pulling and fussing around while nursing- turns out he got more efficient and went through a growth spurt at the same time!
-This month Lane also started pooping a lot less- woo hoo! Instead of every diaper, he is now down to 3 or 4 times a day- progress!
-He nurses every 2-3 hours the day, sometimes 4 hours during nap
-We phased out the 0-3 month clothes toward the end of the month and are now fully in 3-6 (or 6 months depending on the brand)- he got too tall for one pieces in 0-3.
-Lane still has blue eyes!
-At 9.5 weeks, Lane had record nights and slept for 7 hours straight (9-4) and then 8 hours straight (9-5). It also seems like he is starting to sort himself out with real naps instead of just cat naps all day long. He has been taking 2-3 cat naps in the morning, anywhere from 15-45 minutes, and then a longer nap in the afternoon, 1.5-3 hours.
-By 11.5 weeks, Lane was pretty consistently sleeping 6-7 hours for his first stretch and then would nurse and go back to sleep for another 3-4 hours, waking for the day at 6 or 6:30 happy and ready to go. He also started to go to sleep earlier at night, pushing bedtime to 7:30 or 8.
-Around 12 weeks he started sleeping 8-9 hours straight as a standard and even had one night of 9.5 hours straight!
-9.5 weeks had our first bath without screaming!
-This month we also had Lane's first holiday-Easter! He also went to church for the first time and did pretty well. I wore him in the Moby and he pretty much slept the whole time.
-The best part of this month- at 9.5 weeks Lane started SMILING SO MUCH! He makes eye contact and smiles and giggles. I can carry out conversations with him and he chats back. It is the best! I was a little worried because everything has said he would begin smiling between 6-8 weeks and he wasn't and was just so serious all of the time.
-Lane had his first cold this month- he was stuffy and coughed a little. I Nose Frida'd the heck out of him with saline and within a week he was all clear. Thought it might have been allergies but apparently babies cannot have seasonal allergies- who knew?