Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Are Growing - 2 Months

Dear Baby Girl,
You are now 2 months old. It is so hard to believe how quickly the time has gone. Every day with you is a new exciting adventure.

This past month you've visited with a lot of people. Daddy surprised mommy with a party for her birthday. Even with all of the noise, you were very happy. We didn't see you much of that evening because you were passed from one person to the next because everyone was so excited to see you. You even met with our Bradley Method instructor and the other mommies and daddies she taught. She helped to make sure we had all the knowledge we needed to be prepared for your arrival.

There was also your baby shower. You met a lot of daddy's side of the family who came together to celebrate YOU! They were all so happy to finally meet you and get to hold you. Shortly before I went to work, we took our first road trip to see Aunt Ginnie for the afternoon. Did made the trip go smoothly since you slept most of the time.

Mommy's best friend had a baby this month. I know you and he will grow up to be good friends as you two grow up together. You have a new playmate! We can't wait for the two of you to start having play dates when you're a bit older.

There's also been a lot of changes. We haven't been having much luck with breastfeeding. You had another case of thrush and then mommy got mastitis which made her feel really sick for a few days. We decided to stick with bottles and expressed milk from now on. Sometimes you don't seem to like it because we have to take the bottle away so you can burp.

Other than sometimes making you mad, the bottles seem to work. You've not had another case of thrush, nor have you been sick at all! At your doctor's appointment you weighed 10lb, 10oz and were 24 1/4 inches long. You are a long skinny Minnie!

While you were at the doctor's office you got part of your 2 month vaccinations. 1 was liquid you drank. The nurse said you were the best baby she's given it to. Then you got two shots and you were so upset you screamed and made mommy cry. I spent the rest of the day cuddling with you even though you were back to your normal self after you woke up from a nap.

During the past month you've become much more aware of your surroundings and yourself. You've been kicking your legs like crazy and you've been noticing your hands more. Everything interests you to the point that sometimes it is hard to get you to nap. You don't want to miss anything by being asleep. When you do sleep, you continue to sleep in the napper in mommy and daddy's bedroom. Soon though, you'll be sleeping in a crib in your own room. We are also working on getting you in cloth diapers.

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