The second month has been cloud 9 compared to the first, and I know that things are only going to get better! Learning her has been so much fun! Learning her personality, her facial expressions, what makes her happy, what calms her down, even learning what different cries mean has been surreal! At different times, I'll just look at Josh and i'm like, "she's ours!, we made her!" God is so good! :)
Here she is at 2 months old!! She is such a cutie! And she's usually always up for a good smile and some sort of a laugh. It's almost like this little squeel tone that comes out when she's having a good smiling moment, like when mommy is being goofy!
She loves to smile and whenever she gets really excited about what is going on, she throws her arms around and kicks those legs while she's smiling (hence the blur in her arms..it was an action shot!) I usually have to act pretty crazy to get that to happen. She probably thinks, "my mom is nuts!"
And this is her on her play mat looking up at a twinkling lady bug that she just loves! I tell ya, this girl loves color and anything that flashes or blinks! She gets mesmorized!
So this past month, I have stopped breastfeeding and she is now taking formula like a champ! She's like her mom, if it's food, it's good! :) I think she was 5 weeks when we attempted her first bottle, even of breastmilk. I was told that sometimes you have to go through a few bottles, b/c they can be picky on the nipple. Boy, we went through 4 bottles before we found one that she would take. And of course, when I went to go buy the bottles that she would take, I was not happy to find that they are the most expensive ones out there!! Josh said, "did you expect anything less from her!" hahaha. But at 2 months old, she's downing 5 oz at every feeding which is every 4 hours during the day!! whew, we've got a chunk!
Here are some of her 2 month milestones:
*We have changed to formula with no problems. I was afraid of belly trouble and all that, but so far, so good!
*She is now sleeping through the night. She started that at about 7 weeks. Her last bottle is anywhere between 930 and 1030 at night, she wakes back up usually around 6 to eat breakfast! (Mommy sings her praises and prays nightly, that this is for good!)
*SHE IS NOW IN HER CRIB IN HER ROOM!! Hallelujah!! :) Can you sense my excitement!?! For the first 7 weeks of her life, she slept in her bouncer in the living room and I slept on the couch! I missed my husband and my bed!
*She does have acid reflux so she sleeps in a thing called a snuggle nest, that is slightly inclined but she seems to sleep really well in it.
*She definately started smiling this month, and just within the past week, she has really started to "coo" all the time! I love it. I read to respond back to them when they do this, b/c it's there way of talking. So we have multiple conversations a day. She tells me all about it! :)
*She's holding her head up like a pro! We hardly have to ever hold it anymore! It wobbles from time to time, but she can always regain control of it before we have to intervene.
*She still isn't a fan of tummy time, but she's slowly trying to raise that head up when she's flat on her belly.
*We no longer cry during bath time. I think she likes the warm water now! I enjoy giving her a bath and it always seems to help with the nighttime routine. I think it calms her.
*We have pretty much established a schedule with her and I am very proud of that. She has taken to it very well. Before the nighttime feeding is bath time, and then when she's eating that last bottle of the day, we do it with the lights out and noise level down and I rock her while she eats it, and I think she knows that it's bedtime after that.
*She had her first ER visit actually last night with a high fever. She is ok, and nothing serious is wrong, but she handled that very well. I was so proud of her! She handled it better than mommy! I told her she ruined my goal of never having to take my child to the ER. I guess I had unrealistic expectations!
I think that's it for month 2!! I love how she is changing and growing daily! I feel like she does something different everyday! Can't wait to be able to tell you the things she can do at 3 months! Stay tuned! :)