Height and Weight: We had her two month well check today, and she came in at 8 lbs 9.5 oz (1%) and 22.5 inches (43%). The doctor wasn't really concerned, but suggested that when Luke gives her a bottle in the evening to add an extra ounce or so just to give her some more calories. I thought for sure she'd weigh at least nine pounds, but not quite!
Sleep: Nighttime sleep is still great! For the most part, she's continued her pattern of waking up some time around 2:00, and then again in the 5-6 o'clock hour. She nurses and goes right back to sleep. Luke still takes her down to the basement for a few hours around 8:30 and sometimes gives her a bottle if she's acting hungry.
On our first full day in Seattle, we put her down for what we thought would be a nap around 5:30 p.m., and she didn't wake up until almost 2:30 a.m. Almost 9 hours!! Thankfully she nursed and went right back to sleep and woke up again around 6:00 a.m. I think the jet lag and being out of her somewhat normal routine threw her off. Thankfully she slept well the whole time we were there, and seems to be adjusting for the most part since we've been home.
Noelle also started school this week, so now we have to navigate drop-off and pick-up around naps. The first two days have been a little crazy, and she's ended up taking decent morning naps, but can't seem to settle for a solid afternoon nap. Hopefully we can get that all figured out once we all get used to our new routine!
Eating: She mostly seems to want to nurse on and off while she's awake, and I'm a bit worried my supply is not sufficient. But I'll keep feeding her on demand and give her a bottle now and then to hopefully help with that and get her growing more. I didn't pump at all in Seattle, and haven't since I've been home, but need to figure out how to fit that into our new routine as well.
Diapers/Clothing: Newborn onsies are pretty much filled out to the max, and I tried to put some newborn sized footie pajamas on her today, but that was not going to work. Before we left for Seattle I washed a bunch of 0-3 month clothes so we have those ready to go for her. Most are for warm weather, so hopefully it's warm for a bit longer. We also ran out of newborn diapers so we moved her up to size 1.
Social/Milestones: I have gotten a few smiles out of her, but I have to work really hard for them. She's usually pretty content when she's getting changed on her changing pad, so I try to use that time to talk to her and smile at her. We've done tummy time a few times, and sometimes she's quiet for a little while, and sometimes she screams as soon as we lay her down. But her neck control is definitely getting stronger!
Likes: She continues to do well when I wear her in the wrap. That was our saving grace in Seattle- I wore her whenever I could, including through a bunch of our meals. She tends to fall asleep in it, and does really well while snuggled. She also loves the bath! Noelle and Jonah help by pouring water over her lower half, while I pour it over her head. Even when water runs down her face, she doesn't cry. She also seems to like watching Noelle and Jonah move around, at least for a little while. Sometimes their love can be a little over-bearing, but she does well overall!
Dislikes: She absolutely hates the car seat! We had a long day in the car seat in Seattle when we went to Mount Ranier, and we all endured a lot of crying. But I'm hoping that phase passes soon, because we'll be spending a decent amount of time in the car driving Noelle to and from school, and getting to various other activities. During the day, if she's awake and not nursing, she really wants to be held. The swing is not sufficient, and it makes it difficult to get much done. But I'll just have to start wearing her more around the house!
Fun things we've done: We celebrated Holden's birthday, went to Jackie's baby shower, gone to multiple library times, went peach and raspberry picking, first Howard County fair, first plane ride and more! It's been a busy month, and I feel like with school starting, things will only get busier!
We love you, Clara Irene!