Two months old today and baby girl is showing us more of her easy-going, happy personality every day!
Kaitlyn nurses about 6-7 times days a day. Right now a rough estimate is 4:30am, 7:30am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:15pm.. I’ve been doing a dream-feed around 9:30pm and thought it was working pretty well, but now I’m not convinced because it doesn’t seem to be holding her that much longer at night. After all, at 6 weeks old she slept 7:45-4:30 a few times without it. Starting tonight I’m skipping the dream-feed.
She typically nurses on both sides for a total of 15ish minutes. Sometimes she smiles while nursing and it’s pretty much my favorite thing in the whole wide world.
As for the bottles, I’ve really fallen off the wagon. My bottle warmer broke, so I just quit pumping and giving a bottle. I’m sending it off today to get a new one though, then totally plan to get back to it.
Sleep is going OK I’d say. She’s going down around 7:30 for the night, with one wake up between 3:30 and 4:30 where she wakes up, eats while swaddled and goes right back down. Basically a dream-feed. However, I’m not able to go right back to sleep, so though I try to lay there a while, my days have generally been starting at 4:30 which has me pretty exhausted by day’s end.
This has really taken off and I love it! Though she had a grin here and there, she really started smiling at 5 and a half weeks. Now she’s pretty generous with doling them out and making my day.
She’s a really happy baby if I keep her on a routine. She doesn’t really have a schedule yet, but we’ve settled into a nice eat, sleep, play routine that keeps everyone happy. Her naps are 45 minutes and we are living life in 2.5-3 hour increments.
She still likes when we help her stand up so she can look around. She has strong legs already and knocks out a few baby planks a day.
She isn’t wild about being worn in the solly wrap yet. I put her facing out in the bjorn yesterday and she really liked it, so I might sport that one for a while until she gets more comfortable with the others.
Hew jerky newborn movements and starting to subside and she can easily get her fist in her mouth to suck on, but still wants nothing to do with a pacifier.
I’m guessing she is about 10 pounds now, but we will know more at her 2 months appointment coming up. We just moved up to size 1 diapers and she still wears newborn clothes, though I’ve put her in 0-3 once or twice. We’ll probably make the full transition this week, which has me excited for all the cute outifts!
Emotionally, I’m great! No signs of baby blues and I’m feeling more confident in my new role as a mom to two everyday.
Physically, though, I’m TIRED. It’s really just been this week with my days starting around 4:30am. There’s no down time during the day as our mornings are filled with play dates, library story times, etc and our afternoons are often the same. Hailey seems to be going through a mommy phase right now where she is attached to my side and wanting me for everything. I’m not sure if it’s the age or wanting attention because I’m often holding Kaitlyn, but it’s tiring.
I looked up Hailey’s 3 month update this morning and noticed Kaitlyn and Hailey are generally following the same patterns. By 3 months Hailey was sleeping 7:30-6:30, so I’m hoping this awaits us soon! A mom can dream, right?
Overall I have no reason to be complaining. Sleep has just always been my Achilles heel! Beneath the exhaustion on my face there is a full heart that is grateful and happy.
However, this afternoon I just might say screw it, throw on a movie and have us all bum on the couch in our jammies.