Monday, June 17, 2013

Grace: two months

My darling Grace,

You are TWO MONTHS OLD, pretty girl, and you are getting more fun each day!

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Here are your two-month stats:

Two Months at a Glance

Weight:  11 pounds, 10.5 ounces (52%)
Length:  22.5 inches (75%)
Eating:  3.5 to 4 ounces per feeding
Sleeping:  6 to 7 hours at a time at night
Diapers:  size 1
Clothes:  some 0-3 months (but you're so long that some are getting hard to snap!) and 3 months
Things You Love:  your MAM pacifiers, cuddles, Dr. Brown's bottles, bath time (as long as we keep your legs covered with warm wash cloths), being swaddled, conversations with Mommy and Daddy, being held upright, your play mat, sleeping in your crib
What You Can Do This Month:  smile in response to our smiles, laugh (we've only heard a few so far), hold your head up even better than last month, watch Mommy and Daddy move around the room, roll onto your side from your back, "stand" (with Mommy and Daddy's help!), "talk" (although only you know what you're saying at this point!), lift yourself up on your arms during tummy time

You've started "talking" to us this month, and we love it. You've also started smiling at us when we talk to you. It's the sweetest thing, and we do just about anything we can to get a grin. You're sleeping better and better at night, and you're napping like a champ during the day. You're on a great schedule, and Mommy's so thankful that you're so predictable. Basically, you're a dream baby. We're the luckiest parents on the planet. :)

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Eating:  It turns out I was overfeeding you when we first started formula last month.  After a few days of you fussing and spitting up after each feeding, I bumped back down to 3.5 ounces, and you did much better.  You're still taking 3.5 ounces for the daytime feedings, but I let you have 4 ounces during the night.  Since I'm no longer breastfeeding, we switched to Dr. Brown's bottles early on this month, and they seem to really help with fussiness and spit up.  You still spit up occasionally, but not usually very much.  I may try the Playtex bottles with drop-in liners once we bump up to the 8 oz. bottles, but for now we're sticking with Dr. Brown's.

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Sleeping:  We started sleeping you in your crib for naps at 5 weeks.  You did amazingly!  So we made the transition at night shortly thereafter and you did just as well.  It was hard to move you out of our room, but we all sleep better this way, and now you definitely prefer sleeping in your crib to anywhere else.  We swaddle you for naps and at night and will probably do so until you can roll over completely (although you have, a few times, rolled over onto your side - you surprised the heck out of Mommy when I looked at the monitor!).  Although you consistently go 6 to 6.5 hours at night between feedings, Mommy has been having to wake up and give you your paci.  But last night you went 7 hours and 15 minutes - no paci needed!  You woke up once and fussed for about 10 minutes, but you put yourself back to sleep.  Fingers crossed it wasn't a fluke. :)

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You're still oh, so happy most of the time (despite what the picture above suggests :)), and being around you is so uplifting.  Everyone who meets you comments on your crazy hair and your pretty face.  You're a doll, love. 

See how you've grown?

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Can't wait to keep watching you grow!



Emily said...

She's beautiful!! Glad the Dr. Brown bottles are helping you guys, we love them as well!

Jessica K said...

I love the updates. It's amazing how one month can make such a difference! Looking good Grace!

Colleen said...

omg, she is so precious!!! Loved seeing these.

Annabelle said...

I over fed my monkey too when he was this little. It happens. Glad you figured it out! Being spit up on after being over fed is gross compared to regular spit up. To me it is anyway. Glad she's sleeping well! Hope that you and Micah are doing good too!

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