Guess who is two months old today?!
My little girl is growing up so fast! Its so much fun to see her developing and learning new things everyday!
Elizabeth is one fun baby! She laughs and smiles all day long. She very curious and does not sit still, EVER! Once she goes mobile she will keep us on our toes, that’s for sure.
This picture cracks me up, its like she knows how cute she is.
She loves bath time! Never once has she cried during her bath. She always smiles and lays there looking around. She’s a very curious girl, always looking around for some thing new to see. She’s very good at tracking things with her eyes.
THINGS THAT ARE NEW THIS MONTH:
She always has her tongue sticking out!
She also likes it when we stick out our tongues, too.
She’s very good at grabbing things. She always has a hold of a blanket, my shirt when I’m feeding her, or someone’s finger. Today she was holding on to her binky string, trying so hard to get it in her mouth. She loves to suck on her binky and on her hands. She loves to play with her hands, and hates it when I swaddle her in hands in at night.
She’s very playful! And talkative… seems like she always babbling or making some kind of noise.
Sleeping. Just this week she seems to have fallen into a sleep pattern, I hope I don’t jinx it. She’s almost sleeping through the night. I put her down for bed at about 9 pm. She wakes up one to be fed anywhere from 2:30-4 am. The first time she slept from 9-4 I thought it was a miracle! One night she slept so well, I woke up before she did! I was almost worried she had stopped breathing. I’m really hoping this pattern continues for a while.
My proudest sleep accomplishment is that I lay her down in her own bed when she is still awake and she’s able to fall asleep on her own. If she does start to fuss I wait a minute or two before checking on her. Then I give her the pacifier and rub her back a little bit until she calms down then leave again.
Eating. Nursing is going pretty well. Her nursing schedule depends on what time she wakes up in the middle of the night but typically I feed her before work around 7:00 am, at lunch time (12:30 pm), after work (5:30-45 pm) and before bed at 8:30pm or so and then once in the middle of the night. She only nurses for about 10 minutes each time, although over the last few days she’s had some longer sessions.
During the day while I’m at work she gets bottles. I think she usually has about 6-8 oz of milk I’ve pumped each day. Last week we had to supplement with some formula because I couldn’t keep up with pumping, but I seem to have figured it out now. Thankfully, the formula didn’t seem to upset her tummy like it did when she was first born.
Pumping at work was extremely stressful and unproductive. I just was not getting enough milk on my short 15-minutes breaks. Finding a private place on regular basis was hard and I just felt miserable about it. I’ve changed my schedule to 3 longer pumping sessions one first thing in the morning, at lunch, and before bed. It’s made everything much easier and really seem to be doing the job. Although for whatever reason I’m unable to pump on the left side, I try and try but nothing comes out. So I just nurse on the left and pump the right.
Growth. I’m not sure how much she weighs. The home scale says 10 lbs 6 oz but I’m not sure how accurate it is because its just the difference from me weighing myself holding her and then without holding her. I feel like she should have gained more than one pound in the last month, so I’ll just wait to see at her doctor appointment on Wednesday. Where she will be getting her shots. yikes. Everyone tells me that she’s so tiny, but I just don’t agree! I saw a little boy last night who was born 10 days before Lizzy and he was much smaller than she was.
Here are some comparison pictures!
Seriously, I love this little girl!