Ryan will be two months old on July 11. Here’s how he is doing.
By the end of this month, Ryan â€¦ SHOULD be able to:
-smile in response to your smile – yes
-respond to a bell in some way, such as startling, crying, quieting – he startles, a lot, fortunately, it doesn’t wake him too often.
â€¦ will PROBABLY be able to:
-vocalize in ways other than crying – he’s started to coo.
-on stomach lift head 45 degrees – yup.
â€¦ may even be able to:
-hold head steady when upright – yes, he’s a little wobble, but it’s quite remarkable how good he is at this.
-on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms – not yet.
-roll over – he was doing last month, this month, he prefers to stay on his back.
-grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers – nope
-pay attention to an object as small as a raisin – yup.
-reach for an object – nope.
-say “ah-goo” or similar – nope.
â€¦ may POSSIBLY be able to:
-smile spontaneously – yes. It’s so fun to make noises at him, he will start smiling.
-bring both hands together – yup.
-on stomach, lift head 90 degrees – yup.
-laugh out loud – nope.
-squeal in delight – nope.
-follow an object held above face and moved 180 degrees – yup.
Ryan has impeccable timing. When Alex wakes up in the morning, so does Ryan, hungry for food. When it’s supper time and I’m making dinner, Ryan is up with cries to eat too. When it’s time to put Alex to bed, Ryan would rather be fed first. It’s definitely making it quite interesting juggling the attention of both of them at the same time.
So Ryan is one month old now. Taking care of a little baby is definitely easier the second time around. I actually feel like I know what I’m doing this time. So here’s how he is doing.
By the end of this month, Ryan … SHOULD be able to:
-lift head briefly when on stomach on a flat surface – yup.
-focus on a face – yup.
… will PROBABLY be able to:
-respond t a bell in some way, such as startling, crying, quieting – he startles.
… may POSSIBLY be able to:
-lift head 45 degrees when on stomach – yup.
-vocalize in ways other than crying (e.g. cooing) – not yet.
-smile in response to your smile – he smiles, usually when sleeping, but other than that he doesn’t do it otherwise.
… may even be able to:
-lift head 90 degrees when on stomach – not yet, but close.
-hold head steady when upright – he’s close, he can do it for 2-3 seconds at a time.
-bring both hands together – yup.
-smile spontaneously – I guess this relates to the smile above.
Just a quick post to say that more new pics have been posted here and on facebook.
So today was the day! Nikki had an appointment with the OB-Gyn LAST Friday (the 2nd) and was informed that, while he’ll make a follow-up appointment for the 10th, she won’t need it. So we’re on Condition Orange alert all week, taking the guy at his word.
So she goes in on the 10th for her appointment and he decides that if she hasn’t had the little guy by today they’ll give us a call, we’ll head in and he’ll break the water. We’re sitting around at home most of the day waiting for the call and just before 4pm it finally comes – so in we go.
At about 5:30-ish they finally use a sitck to do the job and then it’s just a matter of waiting. Lots of walking, checking the heartbeat, etc. About 7:00-ish the contractions start coming fairly regularly and the decision is made about 7:30-ish to start prepping for the epidural. After a couple false starts by a resident doctor, she goes off to get her boss. The boss comes in probably around 8:15 and starts to do the whole process over when it’s decided by the baby that the epidural is too late. He’s coming out now! Before we know it, the little goobers crying away and in Mommy’s arms by about 8:35 with a birth time of 8:33pm.
Pics are up in the gallery of the event thus far.