Past updates: 1 month
// I think I'll skip trying to explain why I am late in posting Hannah's two month update - and just let you read about what's been going on this month!
Last month my home weigh-in said Hannah was just over 10lbs. This month my home weigh-in said she was over 13lbs! Can that be right? I guess we will find out her "official" height and weight stats in a couple weeks when we go for her checkup! But I can attest for the fact that she is growing and seems to be a chunky little thing already. I love this squishy baby stage!
She is still continuing to sleep a consistent 6 hour stretch at night. One night last week she slept for 8 hours and when I woke up to the sunlight peering through my bedroom window, I felt like I was in heaven! Alas, it was just a fluke and she went back to waking up after 6 hours the past several nights. I am definitely not complaining though, she is sleeping good and consistently and that is the important part! Now, if I could just get myself to sleep at the same time she goes down maybe I would actually get a 6 hour stretch of sleep at night too! ;) I have also started attempting to put her down for naps in her crib. She has done really well! I am not consistent with it yet, but every time I've laid her down in her crib (swaddled) she has slept for over an hour! In fact, last time I had to wake HER up because we needed to leave the house. Her "sleep schedule" so far looks something like this: 10:00-11:30am, 1:00-3:00pm, 5:00-7:00pm, 9:30pm-3:30am (quick feed)-6:30am (quick feed)-8:30am. Those are my goals for getting her to sleep. Of course, the only one I'm really consistent at keeping is the 10am & 1pm naptimes and 9:30pm bedtime. Now, if you just read that whole entire paragraph you MUST be a mama (or soon-to-be one!)
She is wearing size 1 diapers (only because I still have some and don't want them to go to waste!) but she could have been in 2's last week. She is also wearing 3 month clothing. She is growing so fast!! If you come over to my house right now, you will see laundry baskets full of 0-3 month clothes she only wore once. Poor things never made it from the washing machine back to the drawers.
She is continuing to nurse every 2 hours. Sometimes I try to stretch it to 3-4 hours, but I only get lucky if she's sleeping. She is a pretty calm baby, unless she is hungry. Then you hear those powerful lungs! I am serious about this - her cry is 10x the sound of Micah's. TEN TIMES.
She has definitely mastered the social smile! We love seeing her little grin every morning. And we think she's going to laugh soon... we're just waiting for her to crack! She is kicking like crazy, holding her head up pretty well, and she just found her hands! It's adorable watching her knaw all over them. Oh! And she's starting to coo a little bit. Her little voice is coming out!
She still loves her pacifier, bath time and getting changed (she always kicks and smiles on the changing table!) and I've just learned that she likes being swaddled. I didn't even try at first, because Micah always kicked out of his swaddle and it never really helped him sleep. But I tried it with her at one nap time and she was out like a light! I promise I am raising two completely different children. It's fun learning every child and their likes and dislikes! They are all so unique. :)
Being hungry! If that even counts as a dislike, haha. Also, her gas pains have gotten much better!
Things I Don’t Want to Forget
Her facial expressions! Many people have commented on how expressive she is. I don't want to forget that. Even though I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to with all the pictures I have taken. Haha! And even though, I kinda do want to forget this - I guess it's important for me to remember this for the future (and also to warn others) - do not trust beach tents to protect against the sun. We went to the beach last week and she was fully clothed and sat in the shade under a tent the entire time, but still managed to come home with a sunburn on her face. :( I still don't know how it happened (I'm guessing the sun reflected off of something and onto her face) but I felt HORRIBLE. She seemed fine. Not in pain or anything at all. I put aloe on her for several days until it faded. And now she just looks like she has a nice tan. I definitely learned a lesson in this - put on a hat or spf clothing, do not mistake shade as a sign of protection!