Can you believe that our baby Juju is already 2 months old?! I can’t. . . These last few weeks have been a beautiful haze. We can officially say that we are sleep deprived, caffeine fueled parents. Although, as the days go by it has gotten much and much easier. He’s growing quicker than we thought and my husband and I want to have him as a little newborn forever.
Sadly, that’s not possible.With that being said, baby Julius is not the little tiny newborn we once knew. He is growing and exploring the world around him everyday.
Baby Julius now weighs 11lbs and he has just started to sleep longer throughout the night. He only wakes up once around 2am for a bottle feeding. After that, he wakes up around 8am and stays awake until 12-1pm. He sleeps throughout most of the afternoon. We discovered that waking him up around 5 to 8pm was going to be our best bet for a good nights rest. I know it seems a little late for a bath but we start his night routine around 9pm and he falls asleep right after that. It has been working great for us because it’s the only way that he sleeps throughout the night.
His sleeping schedule has definitely gotten easier compared to the first month. He would NOT want to sleep during the night and he would cry for hours and hours. We quickly discovered that he had colic and gas that was causing him to wake up. My husband and I looked for many ways to relieve his pain. Changing his formula and using gas drops was the best thing we did for our little JuJu.
Baby Julius is also such a head strong baby. Sometimes, I get so paranoid that he is going to fall off my arms. He will lift his head away from my chest and squirm around when he is uncomfortable or hungry. Julius has also discovered baby noises. My heart gets all gooey when I hear his little baby talk. On top of baby noises, Julius is also such a screamer. Sometimes, he screams as if it was a cry so that my husband or I will pick him up. We always joke around about what a little trickster he is.
JUJU LOVES TO…
Baby Julius is such a curious baby. During the last couple of weeks he has been exploring his surroundings. It is safe to say that he knows exactly who mama and dada are. I have also noticed that he has been paying more attention to his mobile and to the noises around him. Currently, he loves listening to lullabies before bedtime. He will get all wide-eyed and slowly fall asleep.
Currently, Juju loves cuddling on my chest. My husband will try to cuddle with him the same way but Julius will not have it. He wants me and he is not afraid to scream until he gets what he wants.
Also, he is starting to eat more and more each day. We used to feed him 2oz. every 2 hours and now its almost 3.5 oz every couple of hours. Before you start to judge, let me just say that I totally do get scared about overfeeding him but I figured he is probably going through a grow spur. We are basically feeding him on command now. As long as he isn’t spitting up uncontrollably we are pretty much okay with feeding him on queue. (I know a lot of parents won’t agree with me on this)
As for me, I feel comfortable in my new role as a mom. The first weeks were tough but as the time goes by the fears I had about entering motherhood have started to fade away. I am also starting to feel comfortable about my weight and c-section scar. Exercise has been something I’ve been putting to the aside mostly because I don’t want to re-open my scar. I’d rather wait until I feel like it’s fully healed before I take on the challenge to regain my body back.
So far, one of my favorite things about motherhood is knowing that at this moment in time I am the only person who knows how to comfort Julius. Sometimes, I just know instantly exactly what he wants. It’s like we have this connection that I have never experienced before. My voice, my touch and my arms calm him down instantly. It’s sounds cocky and a little selfish I know… but it’s such a wonderful feeling. I wouldn’t change this feeling for anything in this world. I can’t wait to see what this next month will be like. Will it be full of new milestones and surprises or will it be similar to this month? I can’t wait to keep sharing with you the growth of baby Juju!
Hearing other women’s stories about motherhood made me realize that every journey is different. It is a challenge that can only be conquered with experience. Every one has a different road through motherhood. I would love to know what your experience was like! Share your story, comment down below!