I can hardly believe two whole months have passed since you came into our lives. You have definitely graduated from the infant stage to the full blown baby stage. You have so much more control over your body, and you now will actually cuddle into us when we hold you. Your actions are more purposeful than they were last month, and I'm sure that will only increase. Best thing about this month: coos and smiles. For some reason, I thought that you would go from not smiling to smiling in response to anything fun we did, but it's been much more gradual. You make us work for those precious smiles, and we are making fools out of ourselves to get them. Us laughing usually gets us some smiles, as does blowing on your hair. Daddy gets more giggles than Mama, guess I'm just not as fun, huh?
We had your two month check up a little over one week before you were actually two months. You weighed in at 11 lbs 8 oz (75th percentile), and you are 22.5 inches long (50th percentile). You are in size 2 diapers, and in 0-3, 3 month, and even a couple of 6 month outfits.
Speaking of sleeping and eating, I'm really trying to stick with the Eat, Awake, Sleep plan during the day, (on a 3 hour routine) and you seem to be settling into a little bit of a routine (yay!). After your first feed of the day at 7am you're usually awake for 2.5 hours, then wake up for your 10am feed. Then you only last about 20 minutes, and settle in for a long nap. You eat again around 1pm, then sometimes want to go back to sleep, sometimes want to stay up for a bit, off and on until your 4pm feed, then you're awake for around an hour, then nap off and on until 7pm. You usually eat really well at 7- even feeding on both sides, then we do bath, a book, and pray, then you usually sleep off and on until 10pm. Last feed of the day (sometimes it's a dream feed, sometimes you're awake), and you often take both sides at this feed too, then go right to sleep. We're finally doing just one nighttime feed (4 am), but you still usually wake up more than this, just wanting your paci, or a hand on your belly to settle back down. You will sleep like a rock whenever someone holds you, which we often do- you're just so sweet!
Your doctor said within the next month you should really start sleeping those long stretches without waking and that we might need to start letting you fuss it out when you wake up to encourage you to do so. We have a lot of changes in the next month with your dad working in Missouri, and us staying there with him some, and visiting my family some too, so I'm thinking right now is the not greatest time to really push anything. Once we're moved I'll revisit the idea of letting you fuss it out, but hopefully you'll just start sleeping without waking on your own:)
Your reflux is doing SO much better now that we have you on Prevacid instead of Zantac, and your gas issues have gotten better as well. With your diaper rash clearing up you're a whole new, happier baby! You had your first week in the nursery at church, and you did awesome- the ladies in there just love you! I love having an excuse to put you in all your cute dresses and bows:)
You love to hang out on your changing pad, and you like to watch the birdies on your bouncy seat. You also seem to really enjoy the poms above the chair in your nursery, so I want to add a few more in the new house. And of course, I can't forget to mention how much you love your pacifiers- Duckie and Lamb Paci.
We love YOU, with all our hearts. I am beyond thankful to be your mama, and there is nothing better than watching you grow and become your own little person.