Age: 2 months
Stats: 11 lb 10 oz/ 23 inches long
She is also able to focus on objects. She loves watching the birdies in her swing and watching Mommy shake her rattles and toys. She isn't grabbing anything yet, but I try to help her grab on to them.
Reese took her first bottle this month. I have been trying to pump a few oz a day so that Brandon can give her a bedtime bottle. I am usually really needing a few Mommy moments to myself by the end of the day, and want to give B some bonding time with Reese. Well, she isn't really a fan. She will drink an oz or so, and then gets really, REALLY upset. Lip quivering, purple face upset, like we have lied to her with this artificial nipple. We are going to keep working on it.
Sleep: We are sleeping a bit differently this month than last. During the first month, I worked really hard to establish a routine: eating, diaper change, swaddle, rock and shush to sleep, put in Rock n Play and rock til I know she's out. Sometimes she would make it 3 hour stretches, sometimes an hour. But in the middle of the night, I had the hardest time getting her back down after a feeding. She would wake up as soon as I laid her down. And this mama was getting tired!
I gave up, in some sense. And gave in to what she wanted... Her mama. We are co-sleeping right now for the most part. She sleeps so good next to me, that its a hard habit to break. She never wakes up upset when she is in bed with me. It's easy to just whip out the boob and nurse her in bed, we both fall asleep that way. It keeps us both well rested. But poor Brandon ends up in the guest room most of the time. I have been feeling really guilty about it, cosleeping. I have been feeling I'm spoiling her, and that she will be in our bed forever, and I'm not doing the right thing for her. But ya know what? I'm doing what works for us. And I think right now, being close to me IS what's best for her. It's exactly what she needs right now, so that's where we are at.
We wake up sometime between 7-8 am, and usually back down til 11am after a good feeding and diaper change. She cat naps during the day, a half an hour here and there. I'd really like a longer nap time during the afternoon but she wakes up as soon as I lay her down. Any tips? Help? Pleeeeease?
Favorite moments: Our favorite moments this month, have definitely been watching her interact with us. We love talking to her and watching her smile and twirl her tongue around like she's trying to respond to us. It's the cutest thing. Bath time is fun too. She gets so relaxed, and loves the warm water.
Worst moments: Mommy had a bit of the blues for a week or two. Reese has wanted to be in my arms all the time, day and night. So between cosleeping, and having to hold her all day, I had been feeling a bit touched out. I wish you liked to take naps in your crib or pack n play during the day.