Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Titus at 3 months

Titus had his 3 month birthday yesterday. He has been doing fairly well. I've been trying to figure out his allergies through a process of elimination and testing. Basically, I don't eat a lot of food and then if he has a reaction to something I try to figure out what it was that I ate. Right now I am on a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and egg-free diet. Since I became much more strict about what I was eating, Titus' eczema cleared up, and he seemed to be happier. Previously, he would struggle with a stuffy nose and also had difficulty pooping. He also had eczema covering almost his whole body and had terrible cradle cap. He would also get red circles around his eyes.

pictures of Titus' red, splotchy eyes and the eczema covering his arms/body

Weight: 15 pounds
Height: 24.5 inches
Diapers: size 2. Using cloth & disposable about half/half the time

Titus is still sleeping pretty well. He is very easy to put down to sleep. He will be awake 45 minutes to an hour and a half or so, then start to get whiny. I set him in his crib, give him his paci and leave the room. Most of the time I don't have to go back into the room after that. Sometimes he requires a bit more attention, but for the most part he is simple. He takes probably 5-6 naps throughout the day. At night, he feeds 2-3 times. I usually feed him before I go to bed, and then he does a 5 hour stretch followed by another 3 hour stretch. When he wakes up, he is starving and frantic for food, so someday I hope he sleeps longer, but it seems that he needs to eat when he wakes up.

He is still a very quick nurser. He can be done with a meal in 3-6 minutes. Occasionally, he will want to linger, but he still hardly ever eats for more than 10 minutes. During the day, he eats approximately every 2 hours. He wakes up from a nap, eats, then has some play time.

Titus is constantly chewing on things. He loves sticking his hands (or my hands) in his mouth, especially. He does seem to like soft blankets too, but his favorite is his hands. He is fairly close to rolling over. He is good at batting at things, grabbing things and kicking things. He is content playing by himself for a while. When he is awake he spends a lot of the day hanging out on the floor, watching his big sister run around.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

comparison, 2 months

When I got a picture of Titus chewing on his hands this last week, I was reminded of this picture of Georgia.

I thought it was time for some more comparison pictures. There are lots of people that say Titus looks just like Georgia. I see many more differences than similarities at this point.

Titus weighs probably 1 pound more than Georgia did at this point. He is also a bit longer. His skin is paler. His eyes seem like they will be brown someday. He has less hair than Georgia did. His hair seems to be fairly reddish colored.