Sleeping Pattern: Hayden is more alert this month. He will go to sleep for the night at 10pm and sleep in 3-4 hour stretches until 7am. He’ll be awake for an hour and sleep for 1-2 hours, repeating this all day. So far, the longest length of time he’s slept has been 6 hours…and that was a one time occasion.
Eating Habits: He is fed breastmilk with 1-3 supplementary bottles of formula during the day, every 2-4 hours all day and night long.
Development: His strength has grown by leaps and bounds this month. He spends most of his waking hours standing and sitting up with assistance. Even his pediatrician was shocked over his wonderful head control.
Mischief: Hayden has been on his best behavior this month! He down has less frequent poopy diapers, but when they happen, they happen BIG. He is not a fan of the car seat, but if we can simultaneously get him sucking on his pacifier (his life line!) and moving, then we’re good.
Cuteness: He’s started to smile every once and a while!
Talking: Nope, just cries and a few coos. So cute!
Favorites: The side-to-side swing is our lifesaver. He sleeps in that all day long. He also loves his floor mat while laying on his back, looking at the toys above. He also loves the pacifier and the bottle.
Firsts: Hayden got the flu for the first time at 6 weeks old. He smiled for the first time at 8 weeks and 1 day old. Hayden also took his first road trip at 7 weeks old to see his great grandparents (his maternal father’s parents) on Hilton Head Island. We made the trip in one day, so it was a total of 6 hours in the car. Phew!
Concerns: Nothing except I think since he’s started to supplement with formula, he’s gotten lazy at breastfeeding. He starts crying when he has to work for it. Silly boy!
A Day in the Life: The day begins around 6:30am when Hayden feeds and decides it’s time to play. He’ll stay awake for about 1 hour and then sleep for 1-2 hours (depending on if we have errands to run). Then, he’ll be awake for 2 hours and sleep for 1-2 hours for the rest of the day. There will be at least one 4 ounce supplementary formula bottle in the late afternoon, if not two. Once it’s around 6pm, he’ll stay awake until 9:30 or so when he has his final feeding before bed. During the night, he’ll sleep for 3-4 hours and repeat this twice until we wake up for another day!