Monday, March 30, 2009
The main thing to report is the smiles...She smiles all the time! When she's not crying, she really is a happy baby! She is doing all the cool things that a two month old should be doing, and according to babycenter.com she is actually ahead of her average baby peers. I took some pictures today to commemorate the two months because I know how hectic Thursday will be. Here are a few.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
As of last Saturday, she weighed 10.6 pounds. I guess this is good. She doesn't go back to the doctor until April 13th. She is doing REALLY well sleeping through the night. Last night alone she slept over 8 hours. What a blessing...I needed it after the last few days I've had (hold on, I'll explain...). Bath time is much better. She rarely ever cries anymore. I guess she figures it's going to happen whether she likes it or not, so she complies. I wouldn't say she loves it, she just doesn't hate it as much. We got some lavender baby bath (her "purple bath") and that has appeared to aide in her sleeping. Her best mood is right after she has her first morning bottle. She smiles, coos, and is just overall happy. This is my favorite time. I am sad that this time with her will soon be non-existent, but I can't think about that. She LOVES the shelf/polka dot on the wall in her bedroom. It seems as though her favorite place to be is on her changing table looking at that spot; we're just not sure exactly which one makes her so happy. She got a new rocking chair two weeks ago and seems to like it a lot. It has hanging toys that play music, so she stares and smiles. Oh, and it vibrates, but that doesn't seem to phase her at all. She holds her head up regularly and for long periods now. She will sit in her Bumbo (I've called it BumPo for the longest...I was wrong.) now in the kitchen and watch us cooking or cleaning. She just likes being with us, which is cool. Two nights ago she was sitting in it on the counter while Michael cooked spaghetti. She just watched everything he did. It was really cute (but I was working really hard and didn't have time to go get the camera out of the car...). In her Bumbo she looks like a little Buddha or mini-Alfred Hitchcock. This is an example:
She doesn't have to be propped up anymore, but she still looks squatty in it!
I am getting better in interpreting her cries. It's mainly based on time of day, but I can tell now when it's hunger vs. tired. She gets really whiny right before she needs to sleep. She hasn't rolled over officially yet- that other time was definitely a fluke. But, she is getting closer. We have seen her several times do the weeble-wobble thing with her booty, but she always lands back on her tummy.
Well, I think that's about it, right now, for her.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Olivia's (makeshift) snowman! With no other snow in the yard...