Tuesday, June 14

Two Months

Well, I can't believe Braden has been around for two whole months.  Based on his size, it feels like it has been 8 months.

He certainly doesn't feel like a teeny newborn anymore.  I look at pictures of other people's newborns and am bewildered at why I don't have one of those.  He started giving us a few sweet smiles and makes gurgly noises and coos.  Finley is showing a little more interest in him and will even give him kisses occasionally.

He nurses every 2 to 3 hours during the day and less during the night.  From time to time he'll sleep up to 6 hours at the beginning of the night, and then wake up again after 3.  His main sleeping struggle is that he'll wake up every hour or two in the early AM just to say hi.  He doesn't necessarily want to eat, he normally will fall asleep as soon as I pick him up or after he nurses for about a minute.  So I'd really like it if he could just wait a little longer before missing me like crazy.  He's sleeping in a bassinet beside our bed and it's working really well.  As soon as he's consistently nursing a little less, I will start transitioning him to his never been used nursery.

Here are the stats:

Height: 25.5in (off the charts--like 100 percentile)
Weight: 14lbs 12oz (95 percentile)
Head:15.75in (50 percentile)

The doctor said he looked good... although the left side of his little head is getting a little flat.  I am no good at doing tummy time, so I need to do that for closer to 30 minutes a day.  It makes me feel a little like a bad mommy, but I don't think I've done any irreparable damage.  He just needs to do some baby push-ups.

Finley also had to go to the doctor--he was getting his blood redrawn to check his cholesterol.  Sure enough, he is cursed with the Grimmer genes and has high cholesterol.  Poor baby.  I'm supposed to cut out whole milk, sugary foods and things with high saturated fat.  I feel like he eats a pretty healthy diet (he had THREE servings of SALAD last night) but I do try to give him lots of whole milk and yogurt because he's so little.  Our epic battle has been getting him to eat enough to keep gaining weight.  They want us to switch him to skim milk, but after checking his weight (he's lost a few ounces since two months ago) they decided to have us switch to 2% and bring him back in a month to make sure he hasn't lost weight.


I'm currently taking recommendations on high calorie, healthy food for Mr. Finley.  One of the blessings of getting to be home with him is that I can take the time to prepare awesome meals for him.  If anyone has suggestions, please pass them my way!


  1. What about avocadoes? Do those have high cholesterol? I know they have fat, but I thought it was the healthy kind.

  2. He does eat a lot of avocados... that has been a staple since he was little! He's currently chowing down on oatmeal and egg whites and really enjoying it. So that's good!

  3. What about barilla plus pasta? It's the one loaded with protein. Excited for tonight with LL COOL B.

  4. He is getting so BIG! I was going to mention avocados :) We are hosting a link party called “Help a Momma Out” on our blog today! This would be an awesome link up! Please feel free to add it! :) We appreciate it! Have a great day!


  5. wow! he is such a big "newborn"! And poor little Finley is tiny! I hope Braden doesn't beat him in size too soon. Good luck getting Finley's diet figured out.

  6. Braden looks so healthy. He is doing great. I bet you love his settling into a long stretch of sleeping.

    Sounds like a trip to Trader Joe's for Finley food. Dave lowered his cholesterol by us switching to the Belly Fat Cure diet. He dropped to 175, HDL and LDL are both within normal range.

    High protein, high fiber, low salt and low sugar like this diet works! And is very yummy, we love it.


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