at yesterdays appointment she was 9lbs 2.8oz
do you like my muscles? ive been working out
it appears we are growing a bobblehead... her 2 month stats were- head 15.25inches (67th percentile), 21.5 inches long (11th percentile), 9lbs 2.8oz... 6th percentile! haha. her head really doesnt look to be disproportionate to her body by any means, i just think the numbers are funny. shes just gonna be super smart with a huge brain! the doctor said everything is fine with her weight but wants us to come back in at 3 months instead of waiting for her 4 month check up to just make sure she is gaining enough. we also had a little bit of oral thrush earlier this month and had to give her some oral medicine for that. i was also put on some medication so that my boobs didnt get infected. fun stuff (but yay it worked!). although it was annoying to remember/fit in giving her the medicine 4 times a day, she took it like a champ.
just packed up the last of her newborn sized clothes. the onesies still kinda fit, tough to get over her head though (see above). 0-3 month clothes fits the best, and 3 month clothes is pretty big on her but she wears it anyway. we have tons and tons (and im serious, tons!) of short sleeve onesies (we actually have tons of clothes in general!), sadly most wont even be worn im sure (i do turn the heat up during the day but her circulation in her hands sucks so i try to keep her mostly in long sleeves). she hates wearing socks, just like her brother at this age. she sleeps in onesies and pants inside fleece sleep sacks because the 3 month pajamas with feet make her crazy- she kicks her legs and feet so much and her feet come out from the bottom foot part and she cant get them back in (they get stuck up in the leg) and it just becomes one big hot mess. one morning i took her out of the sleep sack and she had somehow gotten herself out of her pants. i dont even know how that is possible.
its now been over one week straight that she has slept in the bassinet! she still naps in the rock n play (and both the bassinet and rock n play have a vibrating option that she apparently needs to have on at most times, and she wakes up when it shuts off. not ideal but we'll get through it). shes a great sleeper, getting anywhere between 4 to 6.5 hours during the night. naps during the day are shorter but frequent. i feed her before she goes to bed around 8pm, then i pump around midnight (and get the most milk during that pumping session) so i will still continue to do that for a little while longer (overall i am getting a total of about 8.5 hours of sleep on average at night, just with one or two feeding/pumping sessions breaking that time up). she is, for the most part, able to soothe herself to sleep, sometimes needing her pacifier but not always. we have started a nighttime routine of changing her clothes in her room, singing to her and putting on nighttime lotion just like we did with henry. it worked really well with him so we figured we would start early with her as well.
E rarely cries unless she is hungry or wet and we havent gotten to her ahead of it. she does, however, have a pretty precise witching hour at night where she is basically inconsolable. for a while i was the only one that could help her (not ideal) and even sometimes i couldnt help her, but that has gotten better. if we keep her fed it seems to help keep her happy. go figure. overall she is a very happy little girl.
she has very good control of her head/strong neck (and has since almost right after birth). she has strong standing and walking reflexes, grabs onto fingers and blankets, tracks your voice, smiles, coos... all of the things babies i guess should be doing around now. she is much more awake during the day and is starting to like tummy time a little bit more. she also will mimic funny faces that we make at her like opening our mouths really wide and sticking our tongue out.
just like henry (apparently in his 2 month blog as well!) E is loving the fisher price discover n grow kick and play piano gym. she hadnt enjoyed being on her back recently but i thought i would get it out and try it, and she loves it! also like her brother, E enjoys looking at herself in the mirror on the bar above her. although this isnt necessarily for the baby, i am getting good use out of the "haakaa" hand breast pumps. i ended up buying a 2nd one because i used the first one so much i wanted a back up to have incase the other was still drying. i typically use one when i am feeding (on the opposite breast) to catch any let down dripping, and i also use one if i am just pumping on one side. all of this is very new to me since i was not really able to breastfeed henry for long (and pumping for him was awful and short lived).
where dont we go? lots of trips to target. weve been going to skowhegan every weekend while daddy hunts (which allows me to sleep in because henry hangs out with grandma!). E went to grammy nee and grampy dee's house for the first time this past weekend while i ran a 5k. she is a great traveler and falls asleep within about 5 minutes in the car. we also were able to visit the mellen street market one last time before grampy dee retired from working there.
and you better believe when we go out im super stylish!
not an outing, but the red sox won the world series!!
we just used up the last of the newborn sized seventh generation diapers. i didnt like them to begin with (and almost sold them) but i stuck with it and just used them because we had them. size 1 diapers are a little big but work well (only a few blow outs, most stays contained). i havent started using cloth diapers yet only because im already feeling overwhelmed with the amount of laundry we have i just cant. but i will. (i set everything out in preparation... soon... i also think i will be the only person doing it this time).
99.9% mommys milk!! i could write an entire post about this (maybe i will)... what a different experience than with henry. twice i have given her 1oz of formula because i was wanting to make sure she didnt have an adverse reaction to it incase she needed to take any formula while i was at work. she got super gassy (worse than she is normally, which is pretty bad in itself), so i threw the rest of it out (it was a small sample we got in the mail). i have over 100oz of breast milk saved, so i dont foresee us needing to use formula in the near future. im not sure exactly how much she is drinking (at this point we knew henry was taking 4oz bottles at a time)- she pretty much just feeds on demand. overnight i am pumping between 3.5 to 5oz so im sure she is around that when she eats. the middle of the night feeding she eats like a bird which is why i pump first, and she eats the most first thing in the morning.
E loves eating, sleeping, farting, and being super cute! she loves loves loves the changing table (and spends a ton of time there!). she likes to fall asleep on your chest and is slowly beginning to like the bouncing seat. she also loves her brother (and her brother really loves her!)
just like henrys blog, she hates being wet. must be a baby thing... although to be honest, i would hate it too (and actually get to experience it most every run i have done haha).