Monday, March 21, 2011

Two Months

Mikaela turned 2 months on the 14th. She grows cuter every day. Life is slowly starting to calm down as we figure out how to manage taking care of two girls. For the past couple of days, Mikaela has slept for longer stretches, ranging from 5-7 hours. Yesterday I actually had to wake her up on the 7th hour because she was making us late for church, which happened to be her baptism service.
She is coo'ing more and more each day, and seems to be an incredibly happy, laid back baby. She'll smile at you when you talk to her, or when she hears music. She especially loves when Naomi talks to her and will immediately stop crying and sometimes even start smiling and laughing when Naomi sings and dances to try to calm her down.
She's happy during the day and doesn't need to be held as much which is a huge relief on my arms and back. But she definitely still likes to snuggle, and there are definitely times, mainly when I'm trying to get things done, that she'll scream in protest if she's not being carried.
She's spending more of her hours awake during the day, although she still likes to stay up way later than she should. Every night I try to get her into bed for a longer stretch by 8pm. Every night she'll refuse to be put her in her crib til right around midnight. Then she'll sleep for a huge long stretch. I guess it's really not that bad of a situation since it means that once I finally do get her down in the crib, we both can sleep til morning time.
She's also decided that she will no longer drink from a bottle. She was fine with bottles from day 1 (she was jaundiced so we supplemented with formula), and even as late as 6 wks, when Austin and I went out for dinner. But last week she decided she no longer wants a bottle and only wants to nurse. Ugh. Naomi went through the same thing and when I went back to work actually went on a feeding strike for about 3 days. She'd refuse to eat during the day, and then nurse and nurse when I got home. Not fun. I was hoping that since we started the bottle early with Mikaela we could avoid that problem. Oh well.
At her 2 month doctor's appt, she got 3 shots and had another oral vaccine. She handled them all like a champ and only cried for a few seconds after she was picked up. She's growing nicely too. Here are her stats:
Weight: 10 lbs (20th percentile)
Height: 21.5 inches (12th percentile)
Head: 38.7 cm (60th percentile)

So just like her big sister, she's not exactly a giant...but has a big ol head to fit her big ol brain =) We looked up Naomi's stats in her baby book ( I apparently didn't blog about them at this point yet) and she was 10 lbs 12 oz.

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