Wow, two months old. It’s amazing how fast she has grown out of her newborn phase already. She is SUCH a great baby in so many ways. She teaches me new things every day. She’s such a happy, laid-back baby and gives us so many big smiles all day long. The world really needs more ‘Adele’s’. I learn from her daily. I can’t imagine my life without her, she is just so wonderful.
This month was full of so many great things. In no particular order, here is the recap!
ADELE LOVES HER DADDY
Adele’s love for her Daddy is so adorable to watch. When Irving comes into the room, her face lights up and she gives him the biggest laughs. He is not afraid to make funny faces and noises (even in public) to make her smile. She laughs even before he makes those sounds because she knows what’s coming.
Contrary to popular belief, Adele thinks I have an amazing singing voice. Her favorite is “The Wheels on the Bus”, but she also settles for “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “The ABCs” and “Rock-A-Bye Baby” too. My favorite one to sing to her is “You are my Sunshine”. We also learned a bunch of new songs in our Mommy and Me class that I add into the rotation each week too. She really likes my voice (I know, I can’t believe it either) and she focuses on my face when I sing to her. She flatters me.
MOMMY AND ME CLASS
We both do a weekly class together where we sing songs, meet new friends, and talk about development and all things baby. I really love the class because of its social aspect. Lots of great ladies in there and all of the babies are around the same age. It’s fun to compare notes, ask questions and hear about other people’s journeys too. Last week, I learned some new Tummy Time techniques that Adele seemed to love.
Ok Moms, don’t hate me…Adele has been sleeping 9-10 hours straight through the night since she was 3.5 weeks old! She usually goes to bed around 9 and wakes up between 6:30a and 7a each morning. I’m not sure why or how, but I attribute it to her champion eating during the day. She eats about 5 ounces every 2.5 to 3 hours throughout the day and then doesn’t need to eat overnight. Knock on wood, but she’s 9 weeks old now and still going strong. People keep telling me this will end soon, but so far, it’s been 6 weeks straight of solid sleeping. She’s just like her mama!
To sleep at night, we still (triple) swaddle her, make the room really dark and put on white noise all night long. She’s been in her own crib since she was 4 weeks old. She sleeps best in her own room, so far, it’s working for us!
The downside to having a great night sleeper is that she’s a terrible napper. We’re lucky if she takes one half hour nap during the day. She might cat nap for 15 minutes a couple of times, but for the most part, she’s up all day long. If we know she’s tired, we’ll put her in the carrier, go for a drive or push her in the stroller and she’ll be able to catch some Zzzz’s, but never really at home. (Makes it hard to get things done during the day, but the tradeoff is a solid night’s sleep! I’ll take it!)
She LOVESSS Bath Time still. She is so zen in the tub. She really relaxes in there. It’s my fussy-time fix when I’m home with her at night. She only cries when I take her out—even if the water has started to get cold! She’d probably stay in there for hours if I’d let her!
We’ve successfully taken her on three trips so far! Palm Springs, Avila Beach and Yosemite! And we have a few more coming up too! We knew when we got pregnant that we’d have to adjust our traveling lifestyle a little bit, but so far, she’s keeping up with us and loving it! We bring the Pack N’ Play and she sleeps like a champ in that too! She’s really flexible and goes with the flow. As long as her needs are being taken care of, she’s happy to come along for the ride!
She’s so curious about everything around her. When we go out, she’s constantly looking around, following people around the room and taking in the scene. She looks out windows, into mirrors and over our shoulders. She is fascinated by the simplest things. She refuses to nap sometimes because she doesn’t want to shut her eyes. She enjoys being upright more than lying flat. I think it’s because she wants to see what’s going on all the time! I really hope to raise a curious child. It’s my #1 goal for her.
Right now, she loves mirrors and her playmat. She also loves anything with blinking lights or bright colors. She can’t grab onto things just yet, but you can tell she wants to soon! She does still like the MamaRoo too, but I think she might be outgrowing that soon—I think she finds it boring.
As of this week, she’s finally in Size 1 diapers. We tried to stretch our last box of newborn diapers out, but alas, she has officially outgrown them. At the doctor’s appointment this week, she was 10 lbs, 4 oz which puts her in the 25th percentile for weight. Her height was 21.5 inches (also 25th percentile). She’s healthy, proportional and happy.
(She also got 6 immunizations this week! SIX! One was an oral vaccine and the other 5 were shots in her thighs. OMG it was horrible. She did great though, I think I cried more than she did!)
Her diet still consists of 100% breastmilk. We’ve gotten into a great groove and it’s going really well. I’m pumping here and there when I know I need an extra bottle or two during the day. I hope I can keep it up when I go back to work and keep my supply up enough to feed her all day long when I’m not there. But I still have some time to worry about that later.
It’s been an awesome month, time is definitely picking up now. She’s already almost 9 weeks old! I can’t believe it! Happy two-months old, baby! We love you!
(Don’t forget to check out her weekly update pictures here too!)