Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Grow Baby Grow {Paige} - 2 Months

Well, here we are! Does it feel like Christmas 2 months ago? Because it seems amazing that Paige has been part of our family for 2 months! She is such a combination of her brother and sister - in looks {she is a  mix of Trent and Drew but looks more like Trent} and temperament {she isn't quite as chill as Trent but also isn't nearly as fussy as Drew}, and even though month 2 wasn't a cake walk, she is such a blessing to our family.

Weight: 12 pounds, 5 ounces {75%}
Length: 23" {75%}
Head circumference: 15.5" {75-90%}
Clothes size: 0-3 months
Diaper: size 2 {still haven't started cloth, this may be a ways off}
Nicknames: Smoochie/Smooch, Paigey Waigey, Pretty Paige, Sweet Girl

Her doctor said she is doing great! The only thing we need to do is focus on tummy time because she has a slight flat spot on the left side of her head. Ugh. So we're just going to do it every wakeful period for a few minutes and hopefully build up a lot.

Paige is nursing great. She typically eats every 2-3 hours. She hardly ever spits up and usually only does so if she's overeaten. Such a blessing after Drew's yearlong reflux battle.

She started smiling at about a month old. It's hard to tell when they're real, but I got a few good ones early in month 2 and knew they were real. The cooing wasn't far behind, and now she talks up a storm.

Paige has had 2 bottles. The first on February 1 and the second on February 6. I probably should do them more often to make sure she'll keep taking them, but it is extra work!

She's still not sure about the bath. She's stopped screaming during them but just kind of sits there with a skeptical look on her face. She usually gets worked up when we get out and she's naked and cold! So right now we bathe her once or twice a week and wipe her down the other days.

She likes her bouncer seat and just stares and stares at the animals on it. She can get overstimulated by them pretty quickly though so if I need to do something {like shower} I won't put the animals on the seat.

Paige loves to stand up! She is just like her brother and sister - this was a favorite past time of theirs too.

She randomly slept through the night on February 9 and then we had 3 nights of hell the next week where she was up every 20-30 minutes. We bedshared a few times just to end the agony of getting up every time she cried but that was awful too. Luckily that only lasted 3 nights and she got back to our 'normal' routine.

Speaking of her routine, she typically goes to bed sometime between 8-9, normally 8:30. She gets swaddled, we nurse, and she goes into the rock 'n play in our closet. On average, she wakes up once or twice a night. If she makes it until after 4:00, then that's usually it and she can last until 7:00 or so. But if it's closer to between 2:30 and 3:30, then she is usually up another time. She isn't super easy to settle in the RNP, but I've learned I can jiggle the seat for a few minutes and that's almost always enough.

She uses the pacifier, but it isn't as important to her {so far}as it was to Trent. We hardly use it at bedtime - once she is swaddled she doesn't really need it. She loves to have her hands by her face and they tempt her so much that the paci is a big help during naps. I wonder if she will ever figure her hand out and suck her thumb or some fingers...

I hold her for most of her naps. It's a quirk of mine that I hate swaddling during the day. This drives Brent nuts because it makes me virtually worthless a big chunk of the day. I do wear Paige in the Ergo in the afternoon/evenings so I have my hands free for the big kids. She is typically taking about 4 naps a day.

Like her big sister, she is hit or miss on the car seat. More often, miss. Unfortunately, she is in the car for a good 30 minutes or more a trip so that is SUPER fun for the rest of us to listen to.

I'm excited to see what month 3 brings. Paige brings joy to everyone because she is such a smiley, happy, pretty easy baby. She has her siblings wrapped around her finger - they love to hold her, try to entertain her during tummy time, talk to her. I can't wait to watch their relationships grow! It feels good to know our family is complete. Paige is the perfect piece to finish our puzzle.


Emily said...

I was terrible at tummy time too! To be honest, I feel like it's overrated and kids will get there in time haha. I'm surprised the doctor attributes tummy time to fixing the flat spot? I would think just holding her all the time would be quite sufficient, as long as she's not flat on her back a lot!

Karen Peterson said...

She's just so cute! I love her face!