Two Months Old

Two Months Old

We had finally started to figure it all out. I had a schedule down, she was on a schedule and now playing a lot more. I was able to take off eight weeks of disability for having the baby, I saved up all my vacation and also received another two weeks. So at eight weeks, I did have to report to work for one day. I had to take her with me. It went okay, she did really great. She slept till she was hungry then I fed her and that is about all we did. It was a good day. I knew I still had seven more weeks with her and that was comforting. My heart goes out to the mothers that have to go back after six weeks. I am so blessed and thankful to have this additional time.

We had started to using her pack n play more for taking naps, along with her pillow. We where able to stop the weekly visits to the doctor to check her weight since at seven and half weeks we stopped breast feeding. She had already been on formula because of the supplementing so I knew she would not have any problems transitioning over. I did my crafts sometimes when she would sleep. Other times I would sleep with her. We where still sleep training, she was still waking up twice a night to eat.

We had started to using her pack n play more for taking naps, along with her pillow. We where able to stop the weekly visits to the doctor to check her weight since at seven and half weeks we stopped breast feeding. She had already been on formula because of the supplementing so I knew she would not have any problems transitioning over. I did my crafts sometimes when she would sleep. Other times I would sleep with her. We where still sleep training, she was still waking up twice a night to eat.

She was eating about four ounces every three hours. So I had decided that if I could get her to each five ounces every three hours, then I could delete one of her feedings at night. Sure enough, it worked. I slowly introduced more at one feeding, making sure not to over feed her. I did not want to push the issue. It’s funny how it all works out, she went from eating 3-4 to then all of sudden wanting her five. Also I was doing her formula wrong. I was measuring total amount of water at the end. It is supposed to be water, then her scoops of formula then divide that out between the bottles. Who knew, well all of you probably do, but I did not. So when I changed this that also changed how much she was getting a day because there where more ounces.

Breastfeeding was so hard because she was so little, I was so big, and she just had the hardest time latching. Since I had transitioned to feeding her through a bottle because I was pumping she knew the bottle. The doctor gave me tips on how to transition her to fully formula, mix the breast milk and formula till there is no more breast milk, then she will be just on formula and will not refuse it because the taste by then will be the same. That worked well and she never refused a bottle.

Breastfeeding was so hard because she was so little, I was so big, and she just had the hardest time latching. Since I had transitioned to feeding her through a bottle because I was pumping she knew the bottle. The doctor gave me tips on how to transition her to fully formula, mix the breast milk and formula till there is no more breast milk, then she will be just on formula and will not refuse it because the taste by then will be the same. That worked well and she never refused a bottle.

My friend had a birthday party, and invited us to go. My mom offered to watch her. So we went out, it was nice to go out and just hang out and not have to look at my watch and wonder do I need to get her bottle ready, when is she supposed to be up. All the things that run through your head constantly when you are new mom. I didn’t miss a feeding did I? Has she slept enough today? All those questions, I was able to enjoy my friends company and my husbands. And show off her pictures of course and talk babies with another lady I met. It was fun.

My mom bought her a Sophie. She immediately fell in love with it. Carried it with her, wanted to hold it. Cuddled it, chewed on its face. She really likes her Sophie even now. She was gaining weight but not much in height. She was now in the 25% on weight and height. Which the doctor said was great considering we started in the 5%. I look at her and think how chunky she was, I mean look at those leg rolls. But shes perfect.

My mom bought her a Sophie. She immediately fell in love with it. Carried it with her, wanted to hold it. Cuddled it, chewed on its face. She really likes her Sophie even now. She was gaining weight but not much in height. She was now in the 25% on weight and height. Which the doctor said was great considering we started in the 5%. I look at her and think how chunky she was, I mean look at those leg rolls. But shes perfect.

Oh Daddy, he had her on the couch while I was putting up clothes, and I walk in and I said what are you watching? Dukes of Hazard. Really babe, your showing her Dukes of Hazard. She likes it, and she really did, she was following along with the car chase and reaching out to touch the iPad and the cars. It did keep her entertained.

This picture of her sleeping in the swing was a big deal. She would not fall asleep just anywhere. It was nice to see her sleeping in it because it meant she was comfy.

In preparation for our commingling vacation trip, I decided to make this car seat cover. My mom had made her a beautiful blanket out of the same colors and so I thought it would be great to have a matching car seat cover. I used a pattern my mom found and I went to town. It took a week to get it done, but it sure was great to have her lay on me and sleep while I crocheted this for her. I was so happy that I was able to get it done before we left on our trip.

In preparation for our commingling vacation trip, I decided to make this car seat cover. My mom had made her a beautiful blanket out of the same colors and so I thought it would be great to have a matching car seat cover. I used a pattern my mom found and I went to town. It took a week to get it done, but it sure was great to have her lay on me and sleep while I crocheted this for her. I was so happy that I was able to get it done before we left on our trip.

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