Guess which little sweetie is the big 0-3… months. Ok, that saying doesn’t work very well here, but it’s Kaitlyn!
Following the same format as my other updates, let’s dive right in.
Kaitlyn eats about 5 times a day, though WHEN that happens is a bit all over the place. It’s typically about every 3 hours, once during the middle of the night. She generally takes about 15 minutes to eat, though the 2ish pm feeding can sometimes be a leisurely one, taking 45 minutes if we are just hanging out at home.
The bottle is a disaster. She hates it. Well she hated it the ONE time I tried it two days ago. Shame on me for being lazy and not attempting the bottle more often. I’m going to start trying it once a day, when she’s not starving I read. I just hate pouring pumped milk down the drain. Still, I really need to be more consistent with attempting the bottle or some upcoming events might be challenging for me to get to!
Sigh. This is where I’m most frustrated, though NOT with Kaitlyn. She’s a little rock star. The poor girl has no semblance of a daily routine because she gets toted around with big sis. Still she manages to go to sleep by 7:30 pm and only wake up once a night, usually around 3:00 am, and goes right back down until about 7:00 am. The funny thing is, she doesn’t always even eat that much in her mid-night wake up, which leads me to believe it’s comfort, not a meal she is after. On her 3 month birthday she slept all the way THROUGH THE NIGHT. 7:30 pm- 6:30 am. It was an amazing tease, as it was a one time deal.
I feel guilty she has no routine. At three months old, Hailey had a pretty set routine and was sleeping 7:30 pm- 6:30 am pretty regularly. Let me clarify that I’m not upset Kaitlyn isn’t sleeping 11 hour stretches, but I feel bad that she doesn’t have a routine of predictable nap times. Does anyone have any suggestions on scheduling for a second child?
She still sleeps swaddled and loves it. She will sometimes take a paci, but isn’t a big fan. She still sleeps in our room, though I’m ready to move her to the nursery. I’m just waiting for summer to cool off a bit, as our AC sometimes has trouble keeping the nursery cool.
Oh this girl.
She’s a happy one!
Besides fussing when she’s tired, she is a very content little girl. I’m starting to be able to see some Kaitlyn-specific character traits. First of all, she likes to be UP. She likes us to help her stand or be sitting up, but don’t you dare hold her like a typical baby.
She has her hands either in her mouth or clasped together 98% of the time. If you talk to her, she chatters away right back to you and looks so sincere about whatever she is ‘talking’ about.
She rolled over at 2.5 months from back to front and started rolling both ways a week later. Sometimes she still gets ‘stuck’ on her belly, but usually she just rolls herself around and off of any play mat I try to keep her on.
She isn’t a fan of the Ergo yet, but will stay happy forever in the Bjorn.
I know, I know, the Bjorn is not supposed to be good for their hips, but she’s not in it for long stretches of time, and it’s a life saver sometimes.
Overall Kaitlyn likes to be up- sitting or standing. She likes to be looking out and seeing what is going on. She likes to be moving. She is not a fan of her carseat (so that’s a lot of fun). I really think she’s going to be a busy one, so when she falls asleep on me with a full belly I sit and soak it up for a while.
Some have asked for an update on how the girls are doing together. It’s like a scene out of Pleasantville. They love each other.
Hailey loves to ‘teach’ her sister things like how to ‘hold a cup’ by forcing a play teacup into her hands. She lays on her back right beside her to point out the butterflies on the play mat. When she talks to her, quite often saying aw, you so cute baby Kay-lin, Kaitlyn busts out some serious smiles. I know they will have their moments down the road, but for now it’s incredibly heartwarming to watch them together.
Hailey hasn’t had any noticeable jealousy issues. She has, however, turned into a mini-mom. She imitates everything I do with Kaitlyn and I get the biggest kick out of it.
Golly, I always intend to keep these updates succinct, but end up jabbering on. I guess you can tell, I really love this mom gig, even with it’s messy parts.
But I really would love your input on second child scheduling.
Should I focus on trying to get at least one nap in at home? Which one?
Moms of two kids, how do you manage it?