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Baby

Greyson Michael: Almost 2 Months

April 26, 2017

Can you believe Greyson is 8 weeks old already!?

He is such a sweet, sweet baby. He has been a good sleeper and eater, and also has a very calm personality. Both Michael and I are also much calmer this time around, so that could be contributing! Greyson has naturally fallen into a good schedule of feeding every 3 hours during the day and sleeping through a lot of the night, most nights. (More on his schedule to come)

 

 

Adjusting with a newborn isn’t as half as bad as thought it would be. When I was pregnant, I kept saying that I was excited to have another child but not for the newborn phase. Now I really can’t remember why… maybe Greyson is way easier than Sutton was? Or maybe I just know more what to expect? Either way, I will take it! This really has been the sweetest couple months. Don’t get me wrong, he does have his unsettled newborn moments, but they seem far less hard this time around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stripe Blouse  // Studio Romeo Blanket // Greyson’s Onesie Gap Kids

Photography by Morgan Foitle

As we approach his 3-month mark, he will start going to daycare a couple days a week so I can continue to work. I know it is going to be so hard and a big adjustment for both of us. To prepare him for that change, I want to make sure he is able to take a bottle and get a full feeding, since he has solely been nursing since he was born. Even though I stayed home with Sutton, I also felt it was important for her to be able to drink from a bottle as I have the freedom to leave her with Michael or a sitter. So many times I have heard that babies won’t take bottles and the mom has to be home every 3-4 hours to feed or that they reject the breast after using a bottle. This is why I love Chicco’s NaturalFit bottles. They mimic not only the feel of mom’s nipple, but they also mimic the form and function of breastfeeding. The angled nipples create ideal positioning for feeding him and he latches on perfectly. Greyson had no problem taking this bottle in the first few weeks. Since Grey sleeps through the night, I wake to pump around 5am and I am able to leave a bottle ready for Michael to feed Grey if he wakes before 7AM (his first feeding of the day). Then I get an extra hour of sleep and Grey also gets used to taking a bottle and eating from someone other than mom. Win win 🙂

I wanted to answer some other questions I received regarding breastfeeding, pumping and feedings.

 

How often do you breastfeed/ fed Greyson?

Greyson is currently 8 weeks old and he eats about every 3 hours during the day. That can vary to 3.5 hours to 2 hours (evenings are more fussy). During the night, he will sleep from 10PM to 5/6AM. Since Greyson is healthy and gaining weight (like crazy) my doctor told me that longer stretch in the night is just fine. I try to have him take a bottle every couple of days from Michael to keep him familiar with the bottle, even if I am home with him right now. 

How often do you pump?

I want a pretty good supply of breast milk ready to go for not only when Greyson starts daycare but also for upcoming work trips I have so I pump every day at 4/5AM when I am most full. If I wanted to pump one more time, I would pump again after his first feeding at 7AM.

 

Is Greyson on a schedule?

Yes, I started a schedule for Greyson around 4 weeks. I try to wake him the same time every day and then feed him every 3 to 3.5 hours (I will wake for feedings). In the evening his feedings are closer every 2 to 2.5 (cluster feeds) to get him nice and full to sleep through the night. In the evening (on a good night) he will sleep from 10pm-6/7am. 

 

If you guys are interested in a more detailed schedule, let me know! I am happy to share.

 

Xx

 

In collaboration with Chicco NaturalFit.

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  1. Congratulations on your bundle of joy! Would love to hear in the future your favorite clothes, bras, etc for nursing and how to still be stylish!

    • Thank you, babe! I plan on sharing a post on all of that sometime in the near future! Thank you for stopping by!

    • I used the Medela Freestyle with Sutton and I like it and now I am using the Ameda Purely Yours and like it as well. If I had to pick a favorite Medela would be it, but both get the job done. 😉

  2. Hi Becky! Sutton is so cute. I agree the second time around you’re a little calmer when it comes to taking care of the baby (my second is 3 months old) however it’s been really hard for me to manage the two. I’d say the first 6-8 weeks I felt incredible guilt about not having the time and attention I used to have for my oldest. You wouldn’t imagine all the tears I shed about that. On top of that I lose my patience more and that kills me. I think I have to ask him to forgive me many times a day.

    • Thank you, girl! I completely understand how you feel. Life is definitely more busy now for me, but I just remind myself to enjoy every minute of it! Having two makes life more entertaining and exciting! I think as moms we feel guilt all the time and that will never go away, no matter how much time we spend with them!

  3. Greyson is absolutely adorable. Can you share with us your routine for the first 4 weeks and how you got on this schedule?

  4. I would love your schedule my little guy is also named Grayson and will be 4 weeks old I just started pumping and want to give a bottle also but unsure if pumping/bottle feeding! Your scheduled would be great thank you!

  5. Love your Instagram feed and little Greyson is so cute! Our little ones are only a day apart, so it’s been nice following your journey. I’d definitely be interested in a more detailed schedule. 🙂

  6. What beautiful photos! When I see his face, I see some of Sutton! Glad to hear he is adjusting well and letting you sleep through the night!

  7. How wonderful to hear he is adjusting so well! I agree that you are probably more comfortable & calm the 2nd time around, which helps… PS you make me wanna have another 😉

    Barbie-Parlor Girl