Two Months Old

3-25-13 S 2 Months

2 months old!
22.5 inches long (50th percentile)
10 pounds (45th percentile)

S is already two months old!  She’s very alert and loves looking around.  She’s still a pretty easy baby.  She does her share of crying, mostly when she’s been put down in the swing or bouncy seat instead of being held. Her hardest times seem to be in the morning when I am trying to get M ready for school, although it’s working well to wear her in the Moby Wrap, and in the evenings when we’re eating dinner or getting ready to start bath time.  She gets a bath every night with M. M is in the big tub and S is in the little tub. We’ve just taken out the infant sling this week.  We usually start bath time by 6:30pm and then I nurse her and put her to bed while R puts M to bed. She’s usually asleep by 7:30 or 8. I wish I could say the same for M, who seems to enjoy singing in her room for quite a while before falling asleep these days.  S has had a few really great stretches of sleep. On my birthday, also her 8 week birthday, she slept from 8:30pm – 5am! She’s also done some stretches until 3 or 4 am. However, last night she was up five times (she’s got some wicked gas)! Hopefully she’ll start trending more towards the 5am hour soon. But I really can’t complain, because when she gets up at night, I feed her and she pretty much goes right back to sleep. She is in no way up screaming and upset like her sister was.  Poor M will have to hear stories about how S was an easier baby. I blame the feeding issues and the reflux for M’s colic. S has neither of those working against her. She took a bottle every day this week while her Grandma Jane was visiting. She’s still adjusting, but did well overall with the bottles. As of now I am just pumping one side once a day (while I nurse her on the other side), usually in the morning.  I am pumping just enough for the bottle for the day, but saved up some milk last week. I could pump more often to build up a supply, but I am nervous about over pumping and causing engorgement, as this was an issue with M. I am really flying by the seat of my pants, but it seems to be working out just fine.

Here’s M at 2 months old. Fun to look back at her as such a small baby.

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