Saturday, December 26, 2015

Patrick: 6 Weeks and 2 months

  • Very un-happy camper
  • I know he wants to be a happy baby, I can literally see him trying but he is just o uncomfortable constantly
  • Like when Everett was a baby, we have self diagnosed him with grunting baby syndrome
  • wont sleep ever longer than 45 minutes
  • good eater but likes me to hold it for him if you know what I mean
  • so tiny still, barely out of newborn
  • loves to be held and bounced on the infamous exercise ball
  • baby acne waaaahhh
  • likes his bath but is kind of a diva about it
  • actually takes and likes a soother!!!!!
  • We have tried every colic 'cure' there is. Gas drops, gripe water, probiotics, me going off dairy, soda, and even the chiropractor.  The chiropractor said and I quote 'I have worked with hundreds of colicy babies and he is at the top of the list" ...............Oh thanks for that!!!!
  • HATES and I mean HATES getting his diaper and or clothes changed and also the carseat
  • starting to coo and squack like a little dinosaur
  • smiled a true blue smile for me just once at a month old but not really since
  • mommies boy to the max
  • likes the bjorn and the solly #praisetheheavens
  • always makes the cutest sigh in the whole world after he sneezes, every time without fail

  • We thought he was getting a little better and happier but then the last two days have been his worst ever and it is heart breaking. Hopefully we are at the peak of it now and he's on the up and up
  • With the exception of the last two days, he was sleeping for longer stretches, he even went 6 hours once!
  • He is chunking up and getting those little bulldog cheeks that beg to be smooched a million times a day. Fits perfectly in 0-3 months
  • Celebrated his first Christmas and napped through the excitement
  • Loves to coo and babble and the sound of his voice
  • Smiles all the time now, loves to be talked to, and much better about diaper changes
  • Getting better head control and likes to push and weight bear on his legs
  • On his second antibiotic for acid reflux
  • Likes to be swaddled nice and tight
  • Everett loves him and is a proud big brother and has learned to move of plug his ears if we are in the car and the babe is screaming
  • At two month check up weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces (3rd percentile) 22 1/4 inches long (20th percentile) and 38.5 cm head circumference (35th percentile) 
  • Was blessed in church and didn't cry!
  • Still likes the bath and the bjorn/solly and still despises the car seat
  • The feeling of bouncing on an exercise ball will forever be burned into my memory
  • Nicknames include Patrick Pants, Patty-cakes, Fat Pat and Lil Patty and Paddick (by Everett)
Overall we are doing pretty good, but a colicky baby is no joke-we are tired all the time and frustrated sometimes. One night I was complaining to Ben about how could we have two colicky babies and he said 'maybe Heavenly Father gave him to us because if this baby went somewhere else he would have got beaten by now' I mean that is super terrible but it kind of made me feel better, maybe Heavenly Father knew we could love him beyond measure despite it being hard! I wish I could just make him feel better but the magic couple hours that he is pain free he is so happy that I cry happy tears almost every time! It has been so amazing watching Everett adapt and adjust so much better than I expected and like I said I hope we are on the better side of things! 


chan said...

I will just throw in my 2 cents about something you could try for colic. There certain massages that are suppose to be good for colicky/gassy babies. Some people swear by them. I can send them to you if you want?
Aside from that, he is adorable! You make stinking cute babies,

Jennica Van Blerkom said...

This is seriously heart braking. But Chanel said it. You make cuuuuuute babies!!!!!!!!

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