So, a friend of mine (who I think reads the blog) was holding Sam the other night and said, "Oh, I didn't know he was cooing now!" I then realized I hadn't really given much update on Sam except for how it applies to big brother's adjustment. Eleven weeks today, Sam had his 2-month check-up last week and weighed in at 12 pounds 12 ounces, which is about 75th percentile. His height was 23 inches, which is 50th percentile. Not sure if it's quite as fast as a weed, but he's grown 3 1/2 inches in the last 10 weeks. Not bad, huh?
In the last 3-4 weeks, he has started to smile all the time...although I'm never ready with the camera (go figure!) He usually smiles when you are interacting with him and smiles all the time when his big brother is playing with him and giving him kisses. Also, "baby sam talking" as Jack says. He makes lots of coos, aahhs and other adorable baby sounds.
He's been sleeping through the night pretty reliably for the last 3 weeks, thanks to my strict Baby Wise regimen. We followed it pretty closely with both of the boys, but I think it worked even more quickly with Sam. He really has accepted his role as the second-born, just being pretty laid back and going with the flow. He doesn't care that big brother is loud and tries to monopolize all of daddy's time and a lot of mommy's too! Granted a few short weeks ago, Sam was hogging all of mommy. I hope we've found a good balance for a little while.