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Newborn Diaries: Oscar’s 2 Month Update

October 1, 2018

I can’t believe that Oscar is two months old already! I know that they say time flies, but they’re really not kidding around. I missed out on so much of the good stuff with Luke due to PND that I am trying my utmost to indulge myself in the first few months and soak up as many baby snuggles as I can. It’s definitely not always easy though and I am finding some things a real struggle, however, I am still managing to keep my head above the water (just about).

“He’s A Strapping Lad, Isn’t He?”

When people meet Oscar, they always mention his size. “He is a strapping lad” has to be the most used phrase by professionals as well as strangers in the street. They’re not wrong, he certainly is a big boy and he’s very strong. We’ve not had him weighed this month yet (the clinic is tomorrow!), but last month he weighed a healthy 12lb 10oz. I mean, when he was born he weighed 9lb 2oz, so he was never going to be small, was he? He’s currently fitting into 0-3 month clothes – the full sleepsuits in this size are getting a bit snug at the feet. From all of his scans, we knew he was going to be a tall baby, but we weren’t expecting to have to buy the next size up sleepsuits for winter.

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Big Blue Eyes

He also has the biggest, bluest eyes. By now, Luke’s eyes had started to change colour and he now has hazel coloured eyes (Mikey refuses to believe ‘hazel’ is a colour and says that his eyes are brown, back me up here!). I’m actually really happy that Oscar’s eyes have stayed a brilliant, bright blue colour. They’re really striking and they’re much prettier than either mine or his daddy’s. I’m even a little jealous.

Discovering His Voice

Since his last update, Oscar has certainly discovered his voice. We have had big, big smiles for a long while now and I think they may be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Over the past few weeks, he’s also started chatting to us loads. This is also insanely cute and I keep trying to get videos of it but failing miserably! At least I’ve been able to keep track of his big milestones!  He loves have a good old natter and after school, Luke can often be caught have a good gossip with his little brother, much to everyone’s delight. It melts my heart to see my two boys together and Luke is so cute to include him. He always tells him how his day at school was and when Oscar gets upset, he’s the first one there offering him a dummy and reassuring him by saying, “Don’t worry Oscar, Mummy’s coming!”

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Sleep

The boy is sleeping a whopping 7 hours a night. Hurrah! It’s blissful, truly it is. But I know it won’t last long and sleep regressions are on the horizon. For now, however, I’m really happy to have reached the stage where we can get a full night’s sleep. It’s great for Mikey as well because I know the sleep deprivation was something he was really struggling with. For some reason, when I warned him about these sorts of things (as he’s a first time dad), he didn’t take me seriously and he told me that he just assumed I was overreacting. So…it’s his own fault really!

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Hands!

Something that probably helps with the sleep situation is the discovery of his hands. Magical hands that he can shove in his mouth and suck on when he fancies it. We are using dummies this time around (I avoided them with Luke out of stubborness and naivety) but during the night when he wants to soothe himself, he’ll find his hand and suck on his fingers. He actually tends to suck on his ring and middle finger, which means it looks like he’s doing little rock bunnies, much to my amusement!

Loves

He’s so alert and into everything! He loves being talked to and read to. I actually combine work and play with him sometimes by reading blog posts out loud to him. He also loves his bunny rattles. He has two, one from us and one from his grandma and grandad. He likes listening to the rattle but he also loves having the super soft bunny ears run over his face. He gives the biggest smiles when we do this! To everyone’s annoyance, both my boys love Baby Shark. Luke love singing it to Oscar and Oscar loves the music as well as watching the videos on his brother’s tablet. He’s also really starting to get into his play mat, which is exciting! It also makes life easier because it’s another way of putting him down and entertaining him, without having to be holding him 24/7.

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Hates

Well as he’s 2 months old, he very recently had his 8 weeks immunisations. He was okay with the sugary liquid part that they give him first for the Rotavirus. Because he’s been fed expressed breast milk from bottles, he has sometimes suffered from wind and subsequently been given Infacol or Dentinox to help. I reckon that because he’s had these sugary medicines before, he wasn’t at all bothered by the liquid that the nurse gave him. However, the the nurse, who I am sure is a lovely lady, stabbed my poor baby in one leg once and then twice again in the other leg. It was horrible watching him cry. He was actually crying proper tears; they were streaming down his face and I felt traumatised. Typically, ten minutes later he was asleep in his buggy – obviously he wasn’t as bothered by the whole thing as I was. I didn’t give him Calpol for a good two hours, maybe. As he was asleep, I didn’t see the point of waking him up to give him a dosage. I just waited until we got home and he woke up of his own accord. He had a slight temperature that afternoon and did have Calpol when he woke up and before bed. He also had a dose in the morning but by lunch time the next day he was back to his usually bubbly self.

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What About Mummy?

This past month has been quite tough. In some ways, having two children isn’t really that different. Mostly the routines are the same and wherever we go, Oscar goes. The only thing I am really struggling with is trying to fit everything in. I just can’t seem to get the work/home balance right. Currently (not for much longer), Luke’s dad is doing the school run, which should give me an extra two hours of my day.

However, being at home with Oscar and trying to make a living from being a self employed blogger is bloody hard work. I haven’t yet missed any deadlines and I’m still making a reasonable profit, but my workload is mounting up.

It seems impossible to type out a post in one hit. What used to take me an hour to write now takes up a whole day in chunks – not easy when your work day starts at 8:45 and ends at 3 because your eldest gets back from school. I can totally see why influencers like Louise Pentland employed a nanny for a few days a week. I’ve no idea how she was doing it all herself for so long – my workload is nothing compared to hers and yet she was bossing it for quite a while.

I am also finding it difficult to just get all the life admin done. Where’s the time to do the washing up, cleaning and laundry? How do I find the time to eat? It’s something that I’m really going to have to work on and try and find a balance because I can feel myself starting to crack under the strain. It seems like some things are going to have to take a back seat for a while, I just need to figure out which things!

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25 Comments

  • Sarah Bailey

    October 1, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Aww what an amazing update, how quickly have 2 months gone by as well. I bet it is amazing seeing him grow and change in front of your eyes.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:27 am

      It has absolutely flown by!

  • Hannah Wood

    October 1, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Awwww I remember when my two was at that age so amazing to see them grow up, and look at his stunning big blue eyes 🙂

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:27 am

      It’s a gorgeous age, isn’t it? I want him to stay a baby forever!

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    October 1, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Look at him – so adorable. I’m pleased to hear that you are feeling OK albeit overwhelmed with blog and life admin – I don’t think anyone is ever on top of those tasks so don’t fret too much

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Thank you! Yes, it’s all a bit too much sometimes and I’m just going to have to learn how to let a few things go.

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    October 1, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    He’s absolutely gorgeous! Wow that he is sleeping 7 hours a night – I’m glad you are getting a good nights sleep!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Haha, 7 hours for now…I doubt it’ll last long.

  • rebecca | AAUBlog

    October 2, 2018 at 10:10 am

    so, so adorable, and i think those milestone cards are great. It is a juggle going from one to two but it does get easier to get all what you need to get done, done

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 3, 2018 at 10:19 am

      The parenting side of things is fine, it’s just learning how to juggle the rest of life!

  • olivia jade

    October 2, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Cute post! The cards are a really nice idea, great way to hold onto memories 🙂 He will look back on those one day and be amazed 🙂 x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 3, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait to look back through them with him in the years to come.

  • Rhian westbury

    October 2, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Wow that is an impressive nights sleep for a baby so young, his eyes are so striking x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Thank you! They certainly make an impression on everyone who meets him.

  • l dove

    October 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Oh he is just gorgeous! I love reading these updates, I so wish I had done it with mine. You forget so quickly!!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Aw bless you, thanks so much!

  • Amy – aLl about a Mummy

    October 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    What a cutie! And 7hrs sleep! Wow! I feel your pain re. Life admin! I’m constantly so far behind I have forgotten what relaxing feels like!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

      have no idea what relaxing is. I used to love a good bath, now I’m lucky if I can stay in the shower for longer than 3 minutes.

  • Kara

    October 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Awww I loved doing updates when my kids were small, sadly they are all in baby books hidden in the loft these days

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Blogging and other social media sites does give you that advantage, having everything just a few clicks away when you want it is a lot easier than digging around in the loft.

  • Melanie williams

    October 3, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Aww how cute is your little Oscar. Love his peter rabbit outfit x

  • Louise Smith

    October 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    He’s absolutely gorgeous, Rachel. And he looks super cute in that Peter Rabbit sleeping bag <3 Bless him.

    Louise x
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  • Eva Katona

    October 3, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    AW what a cutie. I agree: colic or colicky symptoms are so very bad and no one really knows why. It’s heartbreaking seeing these wee little babies suffer.

  • Nichola – Globalmouse

    October 4, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Aw he’s adorable. What a lovely thing to have to look back on.

  • WhatLauraLoves

    October 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Aw its amazing how quickly they grow isn’t it. The time flies, enjoy it with your little man! xxx

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