Aurick turned two months on the 7th of December.
He had what is, I think, the most significant of the Wonder Weeks this month–in that it always seems to mark the great change between being a sleepy newborn lump and an active, responsive infant. This change replaces some serious fussiness where previously there was calm, eye contact where there was aimless wandering, and the sweetest little coos you ever heard. There’s a lot less sleep in this leap, but everything usually evens out around two months. (Until the next leap, anyway.) We are officially not a newborn anymore.
Now that he’s no longer a lump, feeding finally evened out somewhat, though it still hasn’t exactly become “efficient”. Weight gain was slow in the first month–slower than I was comfortable with–but we made up for it in the second month. He around three pounds altogether, and now all of his clothes fit properly, and the wrinkles on his backside have filled out and disappeared.
At the beginning of this month, Aurick was still randomly falling asleep anywhere, with any noise, in any state, unswaddled or not, held or not. Now he is much more picky. But he will now fall asleep quite easily so long as he is double-swaddled. Sometimes he has to be swayed, but not so much lately. I’ve moved him back to our room for most of his naps so that he can sleep uninterrupted. That seems to be working very well at the moment. (And at this age, “at the moment” is the best you’ll ever get.)
He really loves when his siblings come to talk to him. He has an abundance of smiles to share. Beatrice is a frequent recipient of smiles, as she is the one most frequently admiring him (“Baby Aurick!” She exclaims.) He occasionally will talk to you, and has also been known to laugh, though he will not laugh at me. He does laugh in his sleep, though.
At his two month appointment, his pediatrician confirmed that he has an umbilical hernia. This should resolve on its own; it doesn’t seem to bother him at all.