Sunday, August 22, 2010

Almost 3 months

My little baby is going to be 3 months old soon! Its all happening so fast. Drakey got his 2nd round of shots this week which wasnt as successful as the first as he cried a lot more this time. After 2 weeks Drakey weighed in at 9 lbs 15 ozs so he gained 4 more ozs in the time between shots. Mommy is going back to work in September and Drakey is coming with so Mommy bought herself a Beco in anticipation of that. The last few days Drakey went through a growth spurt that threw mommy and daddy off a ton. He started to wake up every 3 hours again at night to eat meaning Mommy was exhausted causing a decrease in pumped milk. Now that the spurt has ended Drakey is back to sleeping 5-6 hours a night whew. Drakey has a few playdates this month before Mommy goes abck to work and he just finished his 4 week Baby and Me class.

On to the pictures!

Tough guy (I think he looks like on of those greasers from the 50's with the upturned color)

But still lovable right?

Puppy love

Hanging with Gus

And another friend


Osbert the penguin (I made this penguin after discovering the book)


Love this guy
Pint sized indeed!

A new friend
Who are you?

I think I like him

Best buds!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Two months

Drakey turned 2 months old on Wednesday but as usual Mommy is late with her post. He went to the Drs on Friday for his 2 month shots. Drakey did wonderfully. He was such a good baby all morning, happy when waking up and smiling the whole time, that Mommy hated to have to take him to the Dr to ruin his good day. At the Drs even after getting undressed he was happy. Mommy wrapped him in a blanket and sang to him while they waited for the Dr and he smiled several times. He liked the ABC song a lot.

His stats as of 2 months were

Weight: 9 lbs 11 ozs (only 10%)
Height: 23 inches (50%)
Head: 16 inches

Mommy was a little sad to hear that Drakey was only in the 10% for weight. The Dr said it was a little low since he only gained 1 lb in 2 months while most babies gain 2 but since he was growing and gaining not to be too upset. Mommy had gone in for a weight check the previous week and Drakey was 9 lbs 7 ozs so he gained 4 ozs in a weeks time which the Dr said was good.

Drakey did wonderfully for his shots. Mommy broke up the shots so he got 2 injections and the oral immunization this time. He will go back in 2 weeks for the other 2 injections. The nurse gave Drakey the oral immunization first and he happily gobbled that down. Mommy thinks he was still swollowing some of that yummy medicine when the nurse pricked him with the shots which is why he only cried for a minute or so after. Mommy scooped him up to soothe him and he was better within a few minutes. Afterwards he fell asleep in the car on the way to breastfeeding support group and slept much of the time there. After class Mommy went to lunch with a few girlfriends from the class and Drakey was great almost the entire time. He got fussy after a while and fell asleep on the way home and then napped on and off in the afternoon between feedings. He was such a good baby and Mommy was so proud of him for being so brave.

Here are some recent pictures

This was his 2 month photo shoot

Who are you?

Such a happy baby. He smiles a lot more these days

More smiles (the day before 2 months)

Hanging out in his bouncy chair

Dexter the cat found a new snuggle buddy

Monday, August 2, 2010


Drakey will be 2 months old (where did the time go??) on Wednesday. I went to the XDr to get his weight checked last Friday and he was 9 lbs 7 ozs so doing well. He has his official 2 month check up this coming Friday where he will be getting some shots. The last few weeks Drakey and I have ventured out a lot more and have met some new friends. This week we start a new class so hopefully we will meet even more friends! He is also starting to sleep longer stretches which has made Mommy slightly less tired then normal.

And without further ado pictures of Drakey in no particular order because Mommy is too lazy to sort them well

Loves his pacifier and swing

Hanging out with grandma

Milk coma

Mommy (tries to) takes a daily picture of Drakey in his bouncer in the bathroom (better lighting)

Passed out

Mommy's best friend came to visit twice this month. She brought her 5 month old son Dean.

Dean and Drake's first meeting wasnt so eventful as Dean was sleeping much of the time

Who's that next to me?

The second time was better

Mommy and Drakey

Drakey was having a great picture day and Mommy couldnt pick which picture was best

Mommy's heartbreaker

Wink wink
Staring at his mobile

Playing on his play mat

Bath time is much better these days

Family photo

Friday, July 16, 2010


Drake is 6 weeks old today! The big news is we made it to 6 weeks of breastfeeding, something I never thought we would due to his tongue tie as well as the usual frustrations that come with breastfeeding, cluster feeding, long feeds, exhaustion, etc. While I cant say i love breastfeeding still I am happier these days and dont feel like throwing in the towel everyday. Best of all Drake is growing well. At his one month check up he was 8 lbs 11 ozs so over birth weight yay! He is in the 25% for weight and the 75% for height (22.5 inches) Everyday he changes and discovers new things. Its such a joy to see his little face everytime I wake up.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bath Time

Doesnt always mean fun time

This was after Drake's first bath when he was around 2 weeks old

Afterwards daddy tried giving him a faux hawk

Since then its gotten better Mommy and Daddy arent as incompetent for one thing

Doesnt mean we always love it though

But its getting better

Daddy still likes to mess around with the hair though