Monday, July 15, 2013

Stella - 2 Months

Weight: 12lbs, 3.2 oz (64%)
Height: 22 inches (25%)
Head circumference: 40 cm (89%)

Clothes: Anywhere from 3 to 6 months / 6 months
Diapers: Size 1 (only b/c my mom is so frugal that she refuses to put me in size 2 until she uses the rest of size 1.  Squeezing into size 1 by a smudge!  Put me in 2 mom!!!!

Eating: This child is still a beast!!!!!!  She is now a full time formula eating baby!  I just recently stopped nursing all together.  Between not being able to produce enough for her needs and it making me a little crazy - she is a happy, full baby.  She is eating 4 to 6 ounces every 3 to 4 hours.  But she sometimes goes longer.  It really just depends.  She generally eats 6 to 7 times a day.

Sleep: We are officially what you would consider at this age sleeping through the night.  She has been sleeping in either the rock and play or bassinet depending on her mood from about 10:00 at night to 5:30 a.m.  She has been amazing this past week!  I will officially be going back to work full time in ONE week - eeeeekkkkkk which means we will be transitioning into the crib full time this next week.  I of course will be getting no sleep b/c it scares me to death with her laying flat on her back.  The girl has the worst reflux and is constantly spitting up.  That's why most of the photos I post of her on Instagram or Facebook is her in a bib!  She lives in them!!! 

Crying:  Her little crying episodes have gotten better.  She usually has a major fit anywhere between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. every night.  The doctor said that this period is usually because she is over stimulated and just doesn't know when to give in.  I don't mind it too much because usually Steve is home between 6:00 and 6:30 so he helps out when he gets home. 

Milestones: This past month she is smiling and cooing.  She is also doing great at holding her head up whether it be in the Bumbo or her bouncy swing that hangs in the doorway.  She hates tummy time and it usually ends in her puking all over the mat, herself and me (even though all I'm doing is supervising!!!)  On a different note, can I just say that I have been puked on more than I ever did with Lottie.  The girl loves throwing up on me!!  My nose has that constant "puke/spit up" smell dwelled in it!!!!!  Ugghhhhh, makes me want to vomit!

Sibling Love: OMG, I just could just die at how cute Lottie is with Stella.  Every day, she continues to tell her goodbye in the morning and that she loves her.  She also gives her multiple kisses throughout the day!  So cute.  The latest and greatest thing is when Lottie does "Patty Cake" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" with her.  She takes Stella's hands and rows them like a boat.  And when she sings "Merrily, Merrily, Merrily", I just want to melt!  However, I am constantly having to remind Lottie that Stella is fragile.  She is always patting her head, pulling her legs, poking her face and telling me to tell Stella to walk - ha!  Probably the worst part is how loud Lottie is when Stella is sleeping.  Lottie is really into JUMPING right now and pounces all over the house.  There is nothing worse than getting an infant down to sleep after hours on end and your toddler decides the house has suddenly become an inflatable bouncy house!  Steve and I want to strangle her!!!!  (Not really, but you get my drift!)  Other than that, all is good with the two of them.  Lottie is very loving.  The doctor told me that between 4 and 6 months, Stella would be really into Lottie and smile and laugh at everything she does.  He said that she would probably smile and laugh at her more than she does Steve and I. 

Likes: Being held, EATING, riding in the car, going on walks with mommy, taking a bath, putting her warm jammies on at the end of the day, swinging, Bumbo time and playing with sissy when she's not poking or prodding me.

Dislikes: Being hungry, pacifier (she still hasn't quite got the hang of it!), Lottie poking her in the face and pulling on her, sleeping or laying flat on her back, tummy time.

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