Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Felicity 2 Months

2 months old

Our little doll baby is two months old! Felicity Rose has grown and changed a lot in the last month. She's still technically a newborn, and has a newborn sleep and eating schedule, but she's so strong and active that it's hard to believe she's so young. She can hold her head up really well and she does pretty well at tummy time. When she's awake, and not nursing, she has started kicking her legs and waving her arms and if you hold her trunk, she'll bounce and "walk" all the time. We call her Miss Kickety. She is really energetic. I have a feeling she'll be chasing Wilder far sooner than we expect.

Felicity is such a sweet baby. She loves to smile, and her talking sounds like a little dove. It warms my heart to see her smiling happy face every day, and I love to watch her fall asleep in my arms. She really really, REALLY likes to be with me at all times. There were several days just last week where, between her sleeping on me at night, nursing and me wearing her in a wrap because she wanted only me, I figured I held her for 21 hours in a day, several days in a row. But then she went two nights where she slept 5.5 hours and 7.5 hours straight all by herself in her bassinet on the bed. So it's a toss up. I know these days are fleeting, and I'm going to miss all these snuggles, so I keep thinking of that when my arms and back hurt. She does sleep well in her swing, and her bassinet next to me at night. I'd estimate that she takes about 4 naps in a day for anywhere from 1-3 hours (the long one is thankfully usually at the same time as Wilder's long nap) and nurses around 3-4 times a night on average. Her most wakeful time is right before bed, and she wakes up slowly in the morning (like mama wishes she could!) Hoping to move more of her naps to her bed in the future, but for now, I can do some work while she sleeps on me in the boba wrap. LIFESAVER, that babywearing.

Nursing is going great. After the tongue and lip tie revision, chiropractic work and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) to release the restrictions, we are golden. No pain for me, she's getting more efficient and she's decided that laid-back nursing is her preference. She likes to be tummy to tummy, and I'm pretty sure she'd rather sleep on her belly if I would let her.

Her two-month visit is next week, so I'll update with stats then, but she is solidly in 3 month old clothes, actually outgrowing some of them already. She weighed 12 pounds two weeks ago! I can't wait to see how she's grown at her pediatrician appointment!

Felicity is a big fan of her big brother. She watches him whenever he is nearby, and I think if she could, she would walk herself on over to him!  Every morning Zach brings Wilder into the bed and we sit and read books (Wilder will body slam the pillows) and talk before breakfast. And in the evening we also read books before bed. She likes when we all read books together and she pays close attention. Wilder likes to talk about her ("Baby sister. So tiny. So LITTLE. Lookit her.") and he's started to want to hold her hand. Today he wanted to hold her! Progress :-) He laughs so hard when she kicks her legs like she's riding a recumbent bike in the bouncer.

We've switched her to a convertible car seat and she seems to like it better than the infant seat. I'm excited because we got her a purple one! In her short 8 weeks of life, she's been to San Antonio twice, and will go a third time this weekend. She has been a champ on the road!

Here are some more photos of my little nugget. We're so blessed with our baby girl and look forward to watching her grow!

Eyebrow at the horse. lol!

This is her Kickety face

trying to figure out that horse!

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