Friday, December 20, 2013

Olivia - Two Months

When I was little I loved playing with baby dolls. I would feed them, dress them, and carry them around - secretly wishing they were real. I even had one where you could feed it water in a baby bottle and it would go straight through her into her diaper to be changed! Being a mom to Olivia has been nothing short of my childhood fantasies. I love dressing, feeding, and carrying around my baby girl. Life is perfect. I hope she stays this little forever. ;)

Our little nugget is already two months old. I guess this means she is no longer a newborn, and now actually a baby. 

Weight: 11 pounds (40th percentile)
Height: 23 inches (70th percentile)

Sleep: She sleeps in her crib and goes down very easily. She goes to bed right around 10pm, wakes up around 2:30 and then is up for the day around 6:30. The consistency of her nighttime routine has made a world of difference. I know approximately when she is going to wake up and how much longer I have to sleep.

I let her morning nap be in the bed with me, so I can nap too! Other than that, the naps are kind of a crapshoot. She'll nap in the bouncy seat, carseat, the moby wrap (attached to me) and in our arms. In the carseat, it has to keep moving constantly, strolling constantly, etc. In the moby wrap, I have to be walking, and she can tell when I'm just pacing in the house (hello 2 hour walks outside). In our arms or the bouncy seat, the house has to be perfectly quiet. Naps are much harder, but at least we've figured out what works and what doesn't.

Eating: Girl likes to eat. She eats every 2.5-3 hours during the day, and then has her 2:30 and 6:30 feeds at night. She takes a bottle before bed to fill up her tank - anywhere from 4-6 ounces. If she is still hungry, she will scream. We never have to wonder if she ate enough. She will let us know!

Best Moment of the Month: Her first belly laugh. Seeing my little girl interact, smile more, and then laugh out loud has been such a joy. I am seeing more of her personality come out, and it is so much fun. The pediatrician even said, "She is a very social baby!" 

Parent of the Month Award: This one goes to me again. I thought for sure I would rotate. We can blame it on the fact that I am with her more often. I had a super cute outfit for her with a white bow. I made her wear it for a couple hours when we were introducing her to people. When I took it off her there was a full dent all around her head from the headband. Poor girl. The price I made her pay for fashion.

Milestones: She's laughing a lot more. She can follow faces and stares people dead in the eye. She has full on conversations with you. She can hold things and she looks so grown up when holding her rings. She rolled from stomach to back once but I think it was a fluke. She has since forgotten how.

Clothes / Diapers: She fits perfectly into 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diapers. She will definitely outgrow the 0-3 month in length before anything gets too tight. 

Favorites: She's really liking the Nuk pacifiers these days - they stay in her mouth better than the soothies. She no longer likes being held like a baby, she wants to look out and sit up (minus not having the head control). She likes to be on the go. She wants me to walk around, push her in the stroller, walk her in the Moby wrap, the car to move, etc. (I have never hated red lights more!) She is a very alert baby and doesn't like to sit still. We're in for a real treat when she starts crawling!

Dan and my favorite is her little "who" sound. We keep saying 'Olivia the owl.' She does this side smile just like her daddy. We love that her little personality is showing through. I love our stroller and the Moby wrap - both a great ways to get her to nap. 

And more pictures from her two month birthday. All blurry, but I couldn't help but share.

Her tights had ruffles on the butt. Can't handle the cuteness.

And the outtake. Most pictures looked like this:

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