Weight: On Monday Riley had his 2 month check up. He’s 13lb 6oz and 24.5″ long. 98%!!! He’s wearing 6 month clothing. Looking back a photos of him from the early weeks he’s so much more filled out. His little legs are getting thicker, but overall he’s really long and lean still. He got his shots at the check up. He was so perfect and happy until they stuck him with the first shot. He cried. Like real tears cried. Which I don’t like at all, but he calmed down just fine.
What Riley is up to: Lots of smiles and “chatting!” It’s the best/craziest feeling in the world when he looks are me and smiles a real smile. In the afternoon’s he’s very chatty so we sit face to face and talk. I love hearing all the sounds he comes up with. Sometimes I make the sounds back at him, or make a new one that stumps him. He’ll give me the funniest look when I make a growl or blow raspberries. In the morning when I’m getting ready for work I sit him in his bouncy chair in the bathroom. I play music and he loves to “sing” along :)
PostPartum: I signed up for a sprint triathlon so I’m working on getting my fitness back. I started eating cleaner, not that my diet was awful before…but I do feel much better when I eat complete balanced meals. I had my 6 week postpartum check up and everything is healed and I’m back to life as normal. I saw my weight on the scale, but it didn’t freak me out. It’s more about the way I feel and my clothes fit. Since I’m focused on eating better I have to plan ahead. Sunday’s are grocery shopping and meal prep. I cooked chicken breasts, chopped fruit, baked sweet potatoes, roasted veggies and made some quinoa. When I get home from work I just reheat dinner, which is great since I’m often home alone with Merfman at work so I can’t cook a complete meal and baby juggle. I’ve done two jogs this week, and the one last night was easier than the one Sunday. Just have to work to make the time to get out there and do it.
Baby Gear: Cloth diapers! We started using our cloth diapers a few weeks ago and I really love them. My favorite brand is Charlie Banana. We have the Bum Genius all in one, and the inserts but the Charlie Banana ones are SO soft and plush. I do an extra load of laundry which I don’t mind. But I did order a few more Charlie Banana’s to carry us through a few more changes. California Baby Lotion, it smells amazing. Riley loves when I put it on his dry forehead. We’ve just started hanging toys for him to see, he seems to love his Lamaze giraffe that I hang over his pack n play. He looks at it, coos and kicks his feet.
Thoughts: I started back to work last week, and Riley is coming with me! I set him up in the pack n play to nap, and he has a bouncy chair next to my desk. So far he’s doing awesome, napping and eating great. He’s very popular and everyone loves to stop by and visit him. He doesn’t fuss much or cry hardly at all, which is a huge blessing. I started thinking about the holidays this week since fall has officially started…even if it doesn’t feel like it…cough90degreescough. I’m so excited for this to be Riley’s first holiday season. I know he won’t remember it, but I can’t wait :)