We're two months old today! Boy have we grown! Peyton is up to 10 lbs now according to my super accurate weighing system (me weighing myself holding him and not holding him, ha!). Daddy is taking him to his two month checkup today and I unfortunately am returning to work, boo. I am so thankful for my job, but I totally wish that I was able to be a stay at home mom (SAHM) / work at home mom (WAHM). I think I like the WAHM title better, because we all know staying home with a child is a full time job! Maybe in future I will be able to, but for now it's back to work I go.
Back to Peyton's development! Of course we are not up to speed with a typical two month old since he was 6 weeks premature, but that was to be expected. I use The Wonder Weeks app to track his development and cognitive leaps, which by the way is awesome, you should download it if you haven't already! Right now Peyton should be going through his second leap which is the Patterns Leap (starts between 7.5 weeks and 9.5 weeks) but since we go by his adjusted age for development he's technically only 3 weeks old which means he hasn't even reached the first leap, Changing Sensations (starts between 4.5 weeks and 5.5 weeks). The adjusted age is just a guideline for us and we know he will be behind and some areas or he could be right on track or even ahead. Interestingly enough he has, in my eyes, concurred the first leap and done things from the second leap, but not all of them yet. From the first leap: he is now looking at something longer and more frequently, responding to touch differently, giving a social smile and is more awake and "busy". From the second leap: he is able to hold his head up better, he is beginning to turn his head towards sounds, and makes short, explosive sounds. We are still waiting for him to start flapping his hands against toys, discover parts of his body and observe patterns.
It's really interesting what he has done and hasn't. I didn't expect for him to be so advanced so early, but I am proud that he isn't too far behind other babies his age! Heck, I was stunned when he rolled over three times in one day when he was only three weeks old! He's still doing it, too, no flukes here! He's also sleeping 4.5 to 5.5 hours through the night. A handful of times he even slept 6 hours! I think that's pretty darn amazing for a 6 week preemie, don't you?!
I'm having so much fun capturing his growth through pictures! I am amazed how much his face has filled out compared to when he was only one month old. I just love this little boy!