Reading back on Ellis’s 2 month update, I was really attuned to her development. Sadly, I have less to say about Asher this go around. He smiles. He “talks.” He is a huge flirt. He is a pretty easy-going baby. He sleeps a lot but for short stretches, unless we are out running around, and then he’ll usually sleep the whole time we’re out. We put him to bed the same time of night as Ellis, and he’ll usually sleep until somewhere around 1am. It usually takes me an hour to get him fed, burped, changed, fed again, burped again, and back down. Then, if I am lucky, he’ll sleep a 2-4 hour stretch, but then after that, around 4am, he wakes every hour. Not sure what to do about that. He’s usually gassy, but I’m so tired at that point that I don’t spend the requisite time bouncing, patting his back, and squishing his knee to his elbow to help relieve some of the discomfort. So he’ll sleep and grunt and fuss and wake up in a continuous cycle until about 6:30, when he fully wakes. Then I’ll feed him, entertain him, and try to get him to nap a little longer while I take care of feeding Ellis and get us going for the day. He doesn’t have a regular routine because our days vary based on Ellis’s schedule. He’s usually ready to sleep after 1-1.5 hours of wake time, and then he sleeps roughly 45 minutes depending. Thankfully, he takes a pacifier (Ellis didn’t), and I can put him down “drowsy but awake” and he puts himself to sleep. I used to think that was bs, but he prefers you just lay him down and leave him alone when he’s tired.
Asher’s in Size 2 diapers and 3-6 mos clothes. He’s the same size Ellis was at 4 months. His lower half seems to be growing faster than his top half because his head looks tiny on his body, though his head is in the 88th percentile or something like that. He has long fingers and toes and because he still keeps them clenched most of the time, he keeps a lot of lint in there that I have to force his hands and toes open to clean out. He hates really any physical exertion: tummy time, pushing up on his legs, being awake too long. He’s my kid through and through.