Having a baby has definitely changed my life and the way I go about my every day business. My world is so focused on keeping this tiny human happy and alive, that everything else is thrown on the back burner. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc. I mean, it’ll get done eventually, by either me or Matt (okay, so it’s usually him). But I’m over here trying to raise a smart and strong little girl who is going to take over the world! Or at least her daddy’s.
The 2 month mark was a pretty tiring one. I probably got 6-7 hours of broken sleep a night and showered about every 2-3 days. Bailee’s witching hour(s) were in full effect in the evenings and wanted to just reek havoc on her dad. She’d fuss the whole time he held her before she went to bed. And for him it was exhausting, especially after a 14-hour work day.
She got to meet her grandparents (my mom and dad) for the first time at 6 weeks old. And let’s just say, they’re in love with her. Of course who wouldn’t be, especially being first time grandparents!
Sleep: Her sleep pattern was all over the place. I swear this child hated naps (still does). She would sleep 4-6 hour stretches at night, but catnap during the day. They say “nap when baby naps”, but it’s really not that easy! It takes me forever to fall asleep.
Feeding: Breastfeeding every 2-3 hours and occasionally taking a bottle at night by dad to help with bonding.
Growth: At her 2 month check up, she weighed 10 lbs (3 lbs more than her birth weight) and measured 22” long (2” longer than birth length).
Strength: She was already holding her head up on her own with the occasional hand support by us and her legs were getting super strong. She loved pushing against you with her legs. She’s not a huge fan of floor tummy time, but has no problem doing it on the boppy pillow.
Interests: She was starting to get her own little personality. One word: sassy. Ceiling fans and the shadows of trees were some of her favorite things to look at. The outdoors has been a godsend with this little one. If she is ever fussing, you can take her outside and it stops almost immediately. She’s learning to smile and sit up (while supported by pillows).
All in all, it was a month of learning (for all of us) and growth in life and love. I wouldn’t expect any less from the upcoming months.