I swear that every morning when Catelin wakes up she looks bigger than she did the day before! We had her 2 month check up last week and she is doing great (and growing like a weed)…
Weight: 12 lbs, 2 oz (60%) ; Height 24.25” (90%)
Our pediatrician couldn’t believe how much she had grown- she gained 3 pounds and almost 3 inches in one month! With all of the nursing problems that we have had, it is nice to know that she is getting what she needs.
Eating habits: I am still mostly feeding her on demand (every 2-3 hours). I try to nurse her when I have time (since she still takes forever to nurse), but she is mostly getting pumped breast milk. She eats 4.5-5.5 ounces at a feeding. (hungry girl)!
Sleeping: at 2 months, she was sleeping from about 9:30 PM to somewhere between 4:00 and 5:00 AM and then back to sleep until around 8:00. However, over the past 10 days, she has been sleeping until around 7:00-7:30! I’m sure I am jinxing this by announcing it on my blog, but it has been wonderful. :) She usually takes 2 long naps and a couple of cat naps during the day. Since we are on the go with the boys most days, her first nap is almost always in the car seat (which she LOVES), and her second one is usually swaddled in the crib.
Likes: She likes to look at anything that is brightly colored (toys, books, tv, the playmat, etc). Ceiling fans are still a big hit as well. She enjoys sitting in her baby swing and rainforest chair. She LOVES her brothers – if she is crying, they run over and start talking or singing to her and she immediately stops. She is definitely the princess in our house!
Dislikes: tummy time, loud/scary noises, and being buckled into the car seat (she doesn’t mind the seat itself, just the few seconds when we strap her in).
Accomplishments: she has been smiling for a few weeks now and it melts my heart every time. She is starting to coo and make all of those cute baby noises. Her head and neck strength continues to improve as well.
I started back to work August 1st – we implemented a new electronic medical record system in the office that kicked off that day. Even though she was only 8 weeks old at the time, mentally it was much easier to go back knowing that I am only working 3 days a week. As crazy as the first few days were (especially with the new system), I loved being there and seeing all of my wonderful patients. The transition to part time has been such a great thing for me and the kids – I feel so blessed that this opportunity was available for me.
It is tradition to go to Steve’s office with our new addition before I go back to work (I have done this with all of the kids). The boys love seeing his office (which, not suprisingly, has fish and deer heads mounted on the wall…atleast they aren’t hanging in our house!). Catelin had a great time visiting for the first time…