Beckham turned two months old on June 17th, so this Moms on Call schedule and summary is for his second month of life (weeks 5-8). His sleep schedule and milestones are listed below, and all of his pictures (plus a few family pictures as well!) are at the bottom.
At two months old, Beckham weighed 12 pounds, 10 ounces.
The second month was a big month for us, with a tongue-tie reversal surgery and our first real smiles!
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Moms on Call Schedule 2 Months: What to Expect
Moms on Call 2 Month Schedule: Eating
At two months old your baby should be eating around every 3-hours during the day and giving you stretches between feedings at night of anywhere from 4-8 hours.
Beckham was nursing every 3-hours, but he was still taking a really long time to nurse. He was also waking up from his naps early… and hungry! My instinct was that he wasn’t transferring enough milk due to his tongue tie.
The lactation consultant at the hospital diagnosed Beckham with a mild tongue tie and gave me some tips for how to nurse him more effectively. I was told that it might be mild enough that he wouldn’t need a revision.
Since his nursing sessions were taking so long and he was waking up early from his naps, we decided to get his tongue tie evaluated by an otolaryngologist, who agreed that a tongue tie reversal (the technical name is a frenectomy) would be beneficial.
After his tongue tie procedure (more on that below!), Beckham started taking his full naps and was no longer waking up early. Woot woot!
His nursing sessions also started to take a little less time, which was a big relief to me.
If your baby is bottle fed, they should take between 5-7 ounces at each feeding. But remember that allllll babies are so different and have different needs.
At 2 months, Ben was still giving Beckham a bottle for his bedtime feeding, and then I would pump.
Frenectomy Procedure at 5 Weeks
He had his tongue-tie reversal surgery on May 20th.
The surgery was super quick, and although Beckham screamed and cried during it, the actual surgery part only lasted about a minute.
When it was done, they put some gauze around his pacifier to stop the bleeding, and Beckham calmed down immediately.
Later in the afternoon, he was perfectly happy and content and acted as if nothing had happened! If your baby has a tongue tie and you’re considering having the surgery done, I would highly recommend it.
It was so quick, and recovery was a breeze. It looks like there was a lot of blood, but the bleeding stopped really quickly.
During Beckham’s second month of life, he became even better at sleeping in his crib. He was taking about 90% of his naps in his crib (still the occasional swing nap, and a nap on mommy!).
I attribute his great sleep habits to the Moms on Call routine that we followed with him. If you find yourself wondering “How do I get my baby on a schedule?” then you might want to grab the Moms on Call book.
The Moms on Call reviews are amazing, and I can attest to the fact that it works incredibly well!
We still can put him down in his crib drowsy, but awake. (Here is my post on how to get your baby to sleep in their crib!)
Related –> The Best Products to Get Your Baby Sleeping Through the Night
Moms on Call 2 Month Schedule
The Moms on Call book is what we are following with Beckham. It is very similar to Babywise. One of the main differences between Moms On Call vs Babywise is that Babywise has you introduce a dream feed, while Moms on Call doesn’t.
If you’re wondering if you should follow Babywise vs Moms on Call, you really can’t go wrong with either method. Moms on Call does promote crying it out more than Babywise. Moms on Call also has an entire section on how to properly care for your baby, which I skipped over entirely because Beckham is my 4th baby so I’ve got that part down.
However, I can see it being beneficial if you’re a first-time mom!
Moms on Call schedules have you follow the same routine from 4-8 weeks, but does suggest that you can move to the 8-16 week schedule as early as 6 weeks… if your baby is thriving and gaining weight, and that is exactly what we did!
Moms on Call Schedule 4 Weeks
The schedule we followed is the same one that I outlined in Beckham’s one month summary but I will put it below for reference.
- Between 6:00-7:00 AM: Eat and nap right away
- 9:00: Eat, wake time
- 10-12: Nap
- 12:00: Eat, wake time
- 1-3: Nap
- 3:00: Eat, wake time
- 4-5:30: Nap
- 5:30: Eat
- 6:30-8:00 Nap
- 8:00 Bath OR quick wipe down/change into pajamas since we don’t do daily baths
- 8:30: Eat
- 9:00 Bedtime
*Beckham was waking up around 2:00, and started waking up at 3, giving us a solid 6 hours!
We usually then had to wake him up at 7:00 AM to start the day.
Being on a solid schedule helps babies so much. I have found that my babies are so happy and well rested. Routine and structure is good for everybody, right?
Moms on Call Schedule 6 Weeks
Since Beckham was doing so well on his Moms on Call sleep 6 week schedule, I felt that he was ready at 6-weeks (well, he was really about six and a half weeks haha!) to make the transition to the next schedule… with a few adjustments.
The main differences between the 4-8 week and 8-16 week schedules are that 1. bedtime is earlier, and 2. the baby has awake time after their 7:00 AM feeding instead of going straight down for a nap.
- 7:00: Eat, and awake time
- 8:00: Nap
- 10:00: Eat, awake time
- 11:00: Nap
- 1:00: Eat, awake time
- 2:00: Nap
- 4:00: Eat, awake time
- 5:30: Catnap (usually lasted about an hour)
- 6:30: Awake time, bath, or a quick wipe down
- 7:00: Eat
- 7:30: Bedtime!
- He woke between 4 and 5 am
*We kept this schedule only for a few days and then introduced a dream feed. See more below on how and why.
The Moms on Call schedule does suggest giving the baby an hour and a half of awake time during the day with an hour and a half of naps, but my babies have always done much better with a solid two-hour nap at this age.
Since we started the 8-16 week schedule early, Beckham was not ready at 6 weeks for an hour and a half of awake time.
Now here is the crazy thing: shortly after we transitioned to this schedule with the earlier bedtime, Beckham started extending his nighttime sleep. He was previously waking up between 2-3 AM, and he started sleeping until 4 or 5 am!!!!
Most nights he was sleeping from 7 pm to 5 am. That’s ten hours. TEN. HOURS. At 6 weeks old!
Even though Moms on Call said that they could sleep that long, it was so crazy to me that it actually happened.
Curious about what exactly we did to get him sleeping that long? This post outlines the Moms on Call Soothing Methods we used that helped Beckham sleep longer at night.
A well-rested baby is a happy baby!
Introducing a Dream Feed
While I loved the fact that Beckham was sleeping ten hours, it ended up being slightly problematic. He did really well for several nights, but then he got to a point where he would wake up to nurse at 5:00 AM, and not want to go back to sleep.
It was as if the ten hours of sleep was enough for him and he was ready for the day!
The problem was… I was NOT ready to be awake for the day. Since he was only 6-weeks old, there was no way that he was ready for me to try to help him extend his nighttime sleep longer than ten hours.
So I decided that the logical step was to introduce a dream feed.
We really struggled with finding a good time for the dream feed. A dream feed can either work really well, or it can completely mess up your baby’s sleep cycle and make them wake up even earlier.
It took two weeks of experimenting, but we finally found that 11:00 PM worked the best. I knew that we still had several weeks until he was developmentally ready to go a full 12 hours, so it was worth it to me to find a time that worked so that I didn’t have to wake up for the day at 5:00 AM.
Read –> How to Establish Good Sleep Habits Straight From Birth
Moms on Call at 2 Months: Two Month Old Milestones
The second month was a big month of milestones for us!
The Wonder Weeks Leap 1 (Wonder Week 5)
Around 5 weeks old, Beckham started to be incredibly fussy during the day. He wouldn’t nap in his crib, and almost every single nap ended up in his swing.
He also started waking up at 2:00 AM (which was his normal time to wake up at 5 weeks) but then NOT GO BACK TO SLEEP.
I couldn’t figure out what was going on, and at first I thought that his tongue tie procedure wasn’t working and that my milk supply was dropping and he was waking from hunger.
However, he would nurse and then show zero interest in nursing anymore. He simply wanted to be held.
While this is common for many babies, he had gone 5 weeks without doing this and I really felt like something was up.
Finally, it hit me. I downloaded the wonder weeks app, and sure enough… he was going through his first leap!
Once his leap was over, he went back to sleeping as well was he was prior to the leap.
We had a few smiles that were maybe smiles and maybe just gas, but starting at 6-weeks, Beckham started to give us some real smiles! They weren’t very frequent, but they still happened.
Discovering His Hands
Your baby may discover their hands at 2 months old… Beckham did!
Now, he wasn’t actively picking up toys and playing with them, but he would stare at his hands and try to reach for his toys.
He also loves to suck on his fists, so we might have another thumb sucker.
Theo, Josie, and Margo all love Beckham so much.
They love playing with him and helping to give him his bedtime bottles.
We are still doing lots of tummy time. He doesn’t seem to mind it, but the big kids love to have him do tummy time lying on them and it’s so so sweet.
Struggling with tummy time? My tips are here!
Bearing Weight on Legs
Right before he turned 2 months old, Beckham started bearing weight through his legs. I’d be holding him in a sitting position and he’d straighten his little legs and push himself up.
I was shocked and felt as if it was so early for him to be doing that, however when I looked it up I read that it is common anywhere between 2 and 4 months. So he was on the early end, but it wasn’t uncommon at all.
It’s funny how many things you forget from baby to baby.
First Zoo Trip
Beckham had his first outing to the zoo this month! How I hope that by the time he’s old enough to recognize the zoo, masks won’t be a requirement.
Last Day of School
While Beckham obviously didn’t have a last day of school, he had to make an appearance in our last day of school pictures!
We celebrated the last day of school with a picnic at the cove near our house! I got the big kids bubble blowers, water squirters, and glow necklaces as a fun little welcome to summer present.
First Beach Outing
Beckham had his first (of many!!) beach outing this month. He slept in his car seat and then nursed on the beach.
I was also able to leave him at home and take the big kids to the beach, which is a huge perk of Ben working from home.
He is such an easy baby, that Ben can give him a bottle, and then he will just happily chill on his playmate or in his bouncy chair until it’s time for his next nap.
Here are some pictures of the big kids at the beach:
Going to the beach with toddlers? Here’s my post on the essentials to bring to the beach with toddlers!
Beckham is the sweetest, happiest baby and we all love him so much!
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Thursday 30th of June 2022
Occasional nap on mummy is a must! ;) I love these moments. On the other hand I love that Oscar is also a good sleeper, falling asleep with no problems at all if accompanied by white noise machine. According to Susan Urban's sleep training book (here: https://www.parental-love.com/shop/baby-sleep-training ) I should start thinking about quitting the white noise soon and he'll be 4mo. But it's working for now and I'm upbeat about it for now.
Wednesday 30th of March 2022
Hi! Your blog is very helpful ! Question about the tongue tie release because you mentioned recovery was quick, 1) did you do the laser or scissor release? 2) did he tolerate the tongue lift exercises after the procedure ok? 3) any body work?
My daughter had the release performed with the laser and recovery was rough and painful. I likely need the procedure done for my son(who’s almost 2 months), but afraid to go through the recovery period.
Saturday 30th of April 2022
I'm so sorry for the delayed response! I am so behind on answering comments. We did the scissor release and the recovery was a breeze. We didn't have to do any of the exercises. The doctor said that he would use the muscles enough nursing, taking bottles, etc, that it wasn't necessary.
Saturday 30th of January 2021
Hey! Found your blog and have really enjoyed. I too am following MOC. We moved our 6 week old to the 8-16 week schedule because his naps and feedings were off and he was sleeping from 9pm to anywhere between 3 and 4 am. So he goes down now about 7:30 but has been waking up 11:30 pm-12:30 am! We have been doing the MOC soothe and have gotten him till like 1:45 am to 2:45 am. Did you experience this? Should we try feeding at his initial wake up? Any insight would be helpful thanks so much!
Sunday 28th of February 2021
I am perpetually behind on responding to comments so I'm so sorry! Best way to get me to respond immediately is to DM me on Instagram lol. Anyways!! We had this problem as well. MOC almost works TOO well and we had that an awkward 5 am wakeup. He then wouldn't be hungry and want to wake up at 7:30. We ended up adding in a dream feed, so we'd put him to bed at 7:30 and do a dream feed around 10:30 and he'd sleep until 6:30/7. I will say that a dream feed took a lot of experimenting to find the right time!
Sunday 27th of December 2020
Your blog was EXTREMELY helpful to come across! Thank you!! I’ve been trying to use the MOC method. This helps me know how important it is to put her down earlier. I’ve also been working through adding dream feeds and figuring out what time works best. I’m gonna try 11pm!
Monday 4th of January 2021
I'm so glad it was helpful! I always find it helpful to see what other people do because all babies are so different!
Tuesday 22nd of December 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience. Really enlightening. I am currently still on the 4-8 week schedule but our little guy still has short nights where he will feed twice.
I was wondering if you transitioned to the 8week schedule gradually or cold turkey and saw what happened.