Friday, August 24, 2012

Jaclyn @ 2 months!

My sweet little girl is 2 months old!!  I can't believe it!!  Time is sure starting to fly! Starting to fly faster now that the nights are moving along a little faster (aka actual sleep!).  She is such a good little girl!  I mean, I needed so badly a calm, content baby to counteract my crazy 2 year old, and God sure blessed that request! (so far!! hahaha).  She is just the sweetest thing in the whole wide world!!  Her facial expressions are to die for!

Even though the first month wasn't near as bad as I remember the first month being with Jaycee, the second month has gotten even easier! :)  I worked hard that first month making sure she didn't get her days and nights mixed up, and now (thank God), I don't have to work so hard during the day to keep her awake. 

 Josh tells me all the time that I have attachment issues with her already.  I hardly ever put her down, and I'm very possessive of her!  I don't even let Josh have her sometimes when he asks for her!! hahaha.  Bad, I know!  I look at her and my heart melts.  I look at her and wondered how I ever had the thought that I couldn't love another child as much as I do the first one!  God sure does just expand the heart!!

Here are her 2 month stats:

*We went to the doctor for her 2 month checkup when she was 9 weeks and 6 days and she weighed 12lbs 6oz.  (80th %)

*She is 24 1/2 inchest long- off the charts!  (my child- really!?!?) Definitely gets that from her daddy.

*She's eating 4 oz every 3 hours during the day, but we give her 5 oz at her bedtime bottle

*We are STILL BREASTFEEDING!!  I'm very proud of this, but because of her acid reflux, unless it's the middle of the night feeding, I pump and feed her.  She doesn't get as much air this way, so it helps with the reflux issues. 

*She still isn't sleeping through the night completely.  But MOSTLY she'll go 7-8 hours without eating.  However, this girl is ready to crash, SCREAMING for her bedtime bottle at 730 every night.  We've tried so hard to get that time to 8pm or later, and she's too far beyond DONE then!!  hahaha.  So therefore she eats between 730 and 8pm.  We get her to sleep, and she's usually in her crib by 830, and she usually wakes to eat around 330-4am.  I nurse her, and she's back to sleep until around 7am.  So it's not too too bad.  I actually don't mind the middle of the night feeding, because she just eats enough to go back to sleep, so I can change her, feed her, and get her back to sleep and in her crib in 30 minutes or less!

*She is one RESTLESS sleeper!!! I'm sure hoping this gets better soon!!  I feel like I watch the monitor half the night because I never know if that noise is just her being restless and noisy, or if she's waking up!! 

*She's holding her head up like a pro! (Even though she totally got lazy at her doc appt and I don't think her doctor believes she can even lift it off the ground!) hahaha. 

*She's able to sit in her bumbo seat now.  Not for long periods of time, but she can tolerate it while I'm washing bottles or we are eating dinner!

*She's kicking, moving her arms, and smiling, cooing, and squeeling all the time.  I haven't been able to get that belly giggle out of her yet!!  I'm hoping by next month I can say that I've heard it!!

* She LOVES HER SISTER!!!  Jaclyn gets the biggest smile on her face when Jaycee is in front of her.  It melts my heart and makes me tear up often!

I think that's it for month 2!!  Time sure is flying, thinking that in just 3 days she will be 11 weeks old! Can't wait to see what she can do by her 3 month post! :) 

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