Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2-3 Months

I've noticed I've created a habit. For some reason, with both children, I just don't quite get to updating my blog when they're two months old. I guess I'm just a little too exhausted and busy during that time :).

2 months stats:
Wt: 12 lbs 6 oz (75%)
Ht: 23 inches (75%)
Hd: 15 3/4 inches

3 Months Stats:
Wt: 14 lbs 9 oz (85%)
Ht: 25 inches (90%)
Hd: 16 inches

~5.5-6 oz every 3-3 1/2 hours (She mainly goes 3 hours between feedings with an extension in the late  afternoon)
~Her typical schedule: 8:00 or 8:30, 11:30, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 or 9:30 + middle of the night feeding
***In between 2-3 months she went through a growth spurt and wanted 6-7 oz! She was acting crazy hungry!

~at 2 months we had just started letting her cry it out a little bit to go to sleep for naps so she still didn't have a solid routine.
~Now, she gets tired after about an hour and a half. So, after she has been up for about an hour and fifteen minutes I put her in the swing so that she gets a little drowsy. Then, at an hour and a half I pick her up, swaddle her tight, turn on her lamb sound machine, give her her paci, and walk out the door. It usually doesn't take her long to go to sleep.
~She is pretty much like clock work during the day!
~However, night time is a different story! She has not been very consistent. She has slept through the night a couple of times (9 pm-6 am and 10 pm-5 am) but still has random spurts when she wakes up. It's usually only once to eat. We're trying to work on that. Sometimes, she wakes up at 1:00 or 2:00 and other times she goes until 3:00 or 4:00 am. It's very frustrating. I think the main culprit is that I did hold her at night for a period of time because she was sick. I've had to break that habit. It's not been fun.

~She started smiling around 6 or 7 weeks here and there. It really picked up at about 8 weeks!
~At 3 months she has been smiling LOTS and LOVES to talk (cue/gurgle) to you!
~She is very strong and can lift her head and chest off of the ground
~The child tries to sit up all the time by herself! I have to buckle her into the swing because she would  
  fall right out of it if she wasn't fastened in!

I never in a million years thought I could love another child as much as I love Susannah Grace, but I do. It's crazy how much love God gives you to share with your children. I love Caroline so much! She is absolutely precious. It brings joy to my heart to see her grow and develop. I think I cherish it much more with her than I did SG because I know how fast it all passes by. I just can't believe she is already 3 months old. It's just amazing how unique and different she is from SG. She is much more quiet. I think she is going to be much more like my mom's side of the family, which is more even tempered, easy going, and gentle. While her personality is easy going, she sure is a squirmy little thing. She constantly moves her arms. I remember feeling her move ALL the TIME in my womb and wondering if she would be that active when she was born. The answer is...Yes! We have to swaddle her (arms and all) because her squirmy arms wake her up. It is so funny. I love every little part of her, squirmy arms and all! Trey and I are so very thankful for her little life. We praise God and owe Him so much gratitude for letting us be her parents.

2 Months

 Sweet Love
 learning to play under the jungle gym
 hanging out with Daddy

3 Months
Sweet smile
Can't you just see the love in her eyes?
This is her silly face
She's got lots to say!
Here she is sitting tall in her Bumbo!

Just chillin in the bouncy seat :)
Tummy time- her little cross-eyed face cracks me up!
winding down in the swing before a nap
It looks like she's waving "Hey" in this one :)
Sleeping beauty :)

1 comment:

  1. Melinda, I love reading about your little family...... SG is so cute and Caroline as well! We have a blog as well
    I read about your sleeping situation w/ Caroline.... Claire slept through the night at 2 weeks but Clymer still wakes up once to eat and he's 8 months old! So crazy how they can all be so different! Mabey sweet Caroline will sleep much sooner than our little man! Miss ya!