Sunday, June 28, 2015

Two Months of Ellia



Age: Two months
Height: 22 inches
Weight: 10 lbs 4.5 oz - the doctor said both her height and weight were in the 30-40th percentiles, but didn't give me exact numbers.
Clothing size: 0-3 months.
Diaper size: 1. 
Eating: Girlfriends still got a healthy appetite!  She eats about every 2 hours during the day sometimes more, sometimes less (usually more).  At night, I'll typically get one 4-4.5 hour stretch out of her (woo hoo!).  I'm trying to decide when I will switch her over to formula.  I wouldn't be considering it yet if I wasn't going back to work in a few weeks but I'm not sure how pumping will go logistically when I'm traveling around to different clients, especially trying to keep up with her current demand! It might take up half my work day.  I will definitely be sad when we do make the switch.  Breastfeeding can be a pain sometimes but I totally didn't think I'd actually enjoy it. Mostly just the time cuddling my girl :) and not having to get up in the middle of the night to make a bottle!  Tyler gave her her first bottle around 4.5 weeks.  I said I would give her a bottle a day to get her used to them but considering I kind of hate pumping, that stopped pretty quickly.  I am just a little bit dreading the transition, especially because she does a lot of comfort nursing... Not sure it's going to go over too well for either of us! 
Sleeping: She's now sleeping in our bed every night. I just found she slept so much better with us (actually the only way she would sleep for more than 15 minutes at a time), so it made the most sense since I liked getting a little more sleep, too!  She's been pretty consistently going to bed around midnight.  Other than that, there's not much of a schedule being followed.  I guess most nights she'll wake up sometime between 4:00 and 4:30, and then every 2ish hours after that until she finally gets up around 10:00.   Some nights she'll still get up every 2 hours though.  The biggest difference from the first month is that about 95% of the time, she'll go right back to sleep after she eats so I'm not doing laps around the house at 3 am trying to get her to sleep.  She just kind of cat naps all day. Sometimes I'll get a solid hour nap out of her, which is nice if I want to actually try to accomplish something!   She still grunts and snorts like crazy when she's waking up - little beast! ;). 

Tyler took this picture one morning before work. How could I say no to that little cuddle bug?!  She hardly takes up any room - see? :)



Favorite toys:  She is really liking her activity mat now!  It can entertain her for like half an hour at a time. She stares and kicks and squeals. It's pretty cute. :)


Loves:  Still loves being held and eating!  Definitely enjoying her baths now, too.  Cannot get enough cuddles, especially from mama.  She loves to be the little spoon! She loves being on the move - just walking around the house or in the car (not a fan of the car seat if the car isn't moving though).  She also likes watching TV.  

Ellie loves to talk and kick her little legs!  She's also learning to scream, so she'll do that randomly.  She's got really good head/neck control now and loves to show it off.  Most of the time, she's got the most serious face on but she's getting more and more of a personality, which is so cute to see.  She's growing so much, so fast!

I'm almost certain we have the cutest child that ever lived. :)

Happy two months, Ellie Belle!










 Those CHEEKS!
 




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