He is almost 2 months old. Holy cow!! Anyone reading my weekly updates is probably weary of my shock at each passing week. I assure you, it is always sincere. I think I’ll be exclaiming at how fast he is growing up the rest of his life.
Liam is getting so big!! Over the past week, we’ve started moving some clothes out of his dresser as he is beginning to outgrow them. All of his clothes would still fit if he wasn’t so long! He still fits in most of his 0-3 month sizes, but some brands seem to be smaller than others, so we have had to say good-bye to a few (mostly Gerber brand) sleepers. I have put a few 3-6 month outfits on him, and they are still a bit too baggy. I suspect he’ll be wearing that size regularly before too long, though.
In preparation of Liam’s impending need for new clothes, we went shopping with Liam’s Great-Grandma Shirley on Tuesday. It was his first stroller ride while awake, and he seemed to enjoy it! He spent most of his time at the mall in observation mode. It was a great way for me to get out of the house, and feeding him was very convenient as well. I have a nursing cover to use in public, but that wasn’t necessary at the mall as there were plenty of private dressing rooms we could use! I was glad to see he handled shopping well, as it is one of my favorite things to do!
Liam is smiling, smiling, smiling and cooing, cooing, cooing!! One of the sweetest things he does is smile back when we smile at him. It melts my heart every single time!!
He is getting very adept at holding up his head when we are holding him upright on our shoulders. He can hold it up for a minute or so on his own. It’s still quite wobbly though, so we have to keep our hands nearby and ready to support him at any second, as he has slammed his head into our shoulders many times! It doesn’t seem to hurt him, but I don’t want to risk that happening!
Bath time went well this week. He started to cry at first when we lowered him into his tub, but as soon as he felt the warm water over his skin, he was calm again. He didn’t smile or coo about it as I have seen some babies do, but he seemed very relaxed.
I had my postpartum checkup this week, and that went well. It seems everything has returned to normal, and I have lost all but 7 of the pounds I gained from this pregnancy. I still have some weight to lose from my pregnancy with Madelyn though. Hopefully that will come off easily now that I’m not dealing with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. I haven’t done anything to lose weight – my guess is that everything I’ve lost is thanks to breastfeeding and taking care of a baby.