Sunday, April 7, 2013

Harper: Two Months

Harper Kate, you are TWO months old!  It is amazing how fast time flies and you are already looking more like a “baby” instead of a “newborn” to me.  You are most definitely plumping up, too and I love to squeeze your sweet little rolls!  We’ll find out on Wednesday what your stats are at your appointment. {And we’re praying you don’t react to these shots the way your sister did!}
Your schedule still isn’t super predictable, and if you were an only child, I’d probably be doing something about that, but honestly, I know I won’t be able to keep you on a super strict schedule thanks to your big sister, so we’re just rolling with the punches for now.  You are nursing 6-10x a day, on average every 3 hours.  At night, you will occasionally give me a 5-6 hour stretch between feeds, but your norm is a 4 hour stretch, then every 3 hours from there on out.  I’ll probably regret this at some point, but you take basically all of your naps in the swing right now.
You tend to have a fussy period in the evenings, but that already seems to be getting a little bit better.   You love the swing and the swaddle.  I bought a woombie on a whim before you were born and am officially sold.  We now have three of them and I’m thinking of investing in more because they are so much easier than a regular swaddle blanket.  I’m not sure if that’s the difference or not, but you love to be swaddled, whereas your sister was over it by this age.
You are great at nursing (as we discovered just minutes after you were born) and seem to be a little more efficient than your sister was.  You do, however, have silent reflux, so you are taking Zantac right now twice a day.  Hadley took this, too, but while it didn’t seem to do much for her, it does seem to be helping you. 
You don’t love your car seat, which makes it tough when we have to be on the go for big sister.  We’ve all had to learn to just tolerate a screaming baby in the car on occasion.  If only you were allowed to be in the front seat so I could hold your paci in the whole time!
You are starting to smile more and more and it just melts my heart!  I love to see your sweet little grin and listen to your little coos!  {The picture below says your first smile was March 12th, but it’s really just the first one I caught on camera… you had been smiling off and on for about a week at that point.}
You definitely recognize and prefer me to anyone else right now.  Even when nana was here helping recently (Hadley has ALWAYS preferred nana to me) you would get a little pouty face if I handed you off.  {speaking of that pouty face – it is JUST like your daddy’s; both when he was a baby & now ;)}  This picture of your daddy below could seriously be you!
Your eyes are still blue/gray and actually have looked a little bluer the past couple weeks.  Maybe my prediction will be wrong?  We’ll see! 
Here are your stats for the month: {I’ll update this after our appointment this week}
  • Height: 23.5" (87%)
  • Weight: 12 lbs 8oz (76%)
  • Diapers: Size 1, although I’m thinking when I’m done with this case we may move to 2s already!
  • Clothes: Mainly 3 month
Harper – always know how loved you are!  You are the sweetest addition to our family and I love seeing you grow right before our eyes! You are my little sugar!
Love you so much,
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1 comment:

Kara said...

She's adorable!

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