Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

month 2

IMG_3585dear Cora,

in your second month of life, you had three major milestones. you smiled at your daddy for the first time on January 29, 2013. he was making funny noises at you and you thought it was pretty entertaining. on February 5, 2013, you rolled over from your stomach to your back. you have since only done this one other time (in your crib, but the mattress is pretty soft so I think it might be easier to do than on the floor).  on February 11, 2013, you had your first bottle with daddy.

you have been much more alert and sociable. you are “talking” a lot and we love to listen to your stories. since your first couple of tentative smiles, you have been smiling up a storm. we get smiles every day, but we usually have to work a little for them, making funny faces, telling you how much we love you, or singing to you. your smiles are so happy, no matter what kind of day we have had, it brightens it.

you love your mobile in your crib. you smile, talk to it, and kick your legs whenever we lay you in your crib with your mobile on. you love being held upright so you can hold your head up and look all around. you still don’t like being strapped into your car seat, but riding in the car puts you to sleep. you discovered your tongue this month and you enjoy sticking it out a lot. you like to stand with assistance. your legs are really strong and if we sort of hold you upright, you will do all of the work to keep yourself standing.

you are wearing size 1 diapers and mostly size 0-3 month clothes. a couple of your newborn clothes still fit, but not many.

you aren’t a good daytime sleeper. there isn’t really a pattern to when you like to sleep during the day, but any sleep you do get is more in catnap form – usually about 20 minutes or so and if I put you down, your eyes immediately open. we will probably start working harder to change that next month. you are a great nighttime sleeper though! you almost never sleep less than 4 hours in your first night-time stretch and usually it is at least 5 to 7 hours. then we wake up so you can eat and I hold you upright for 20 minutes after you have finished eating to try to avoid spit up since you aren’t a great burper. then you go back to sleep for another 2 to 3 hours (usually 3) before we repeat the process again. although, when I say back to sleep, I mean back in your bassinet because you never fully wake up in the night. sometimes your eyes will open and you will give me a smile but they are always shut by the time you are eating. you usually get 12 to 15 hours of sleep per night this way. you are always in a good mood when you wake up.

your daddy was back at work this month, so on week days, you hang out with me while daddy is at work. we run errands, or shop most days to get out of the house. for the most part, we do these things while you sleep. we also go for walks so I can get a little bit of exercise and you can see a little bit of the world. your mimi tries to come visit every week, although a couple of weeks she hasn’t been able to come. she holds you and plays with you for a little while, and then we go out to lunch. you usually sleep through lunch too. your grammy and grandpa try to come by every weekend to see you.

at 6 weeks, we felt ready to introduce you to larger crowds and we returned to church. on your first sunday back, we had a dedication service, where we dedicated you to Lord, and dedicated ourselves to raising you in a Christian home. your mimi, grammy, grandpa, aunt jess, uncle kyle, and cousin G all came to church to celebrate. after the service, the church through you a reception so the church family would have a chance to meet you.

I can’t believe you are already 2 months old! at your 2 month check up (which technically wasn’t until March 4th), you weighed 10 pounds, 13 ounces, and were 22 1/4 inches long. you are getting so big!

favorites

Cora – your mobile, but we got it second-hand at a store called Once Upon a Child so I don’t have details on that, bright starts activity mat, miss mushroom, and you still love your swing

Me – motorolla video monitor, target nursing tank – these are so much more supportive than the one I have from motherhood maternity, and they are a couple of dollars less expensive too. kindle paperwhite – the fact that it is backlit makes reading at night sooo nice! I don’t have to turn the light on for those middle of the night nursing sessions, baby girl doesn’t wake up.

month 2 pictures:

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snuggles & smiles

I don’t think there is anything sweeter than having your sleeping baby snuggled on your chest. Except maybe when she smiles at you in the middle of the night making it completely impossible to be annoyed at being awake again in the middle of the night.

Every day with this sweet girl is such a blessing.

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