Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cecelia at 2 Months

2 months on September 18, 2016

All I can say is thank goodness we have had such a relatively "easy" time with Cece because this month was a bit trickier than we could have imagined because I had to have another back surgery.  So, not only was Todd taking care of me but also both Lucy & Cece for the first week after my surgery.  After that, I was able to help more with Lucy but still couldn't pick up Cece so we've had lots of help from our parents the last few weeks.

Cece continues to be a good eater and sleeper.  She definitely gets fussy at times but it's either because she's gassy, hungry, or tired which we can help her with two out of three of those things.  It seems like Lucy would just cry for no reason and we couldn't soothe her but with Cece, there's a reason she's crying so it's easier to calm her down.  She has also become so much more alert and aware of her surroundings just in the past couple weeks.  She will turn her head to follow noises as well as turn her head to focus on our faces or a toy.  We got out the activity mat for her to "play" on too and she's started batting at some of the toys that hang above her (unintentionally still but at least it's a start!)  We've been bad with doing tummy time, although she doesn't seem to hate it when we do remember to do it, it's just that she usually spits up when we put her on her tummy.

Weight:  We'll find out at her 2 month appointment on October 4

Length:  We'll find out at her 2 month appointment on October 4

**I scheduled Cece's 2 month appointment and Lucy's 3 year appointment at the same time on October 4 so Cece's appointment will be more like her 2.5 month well visit

Clothes: She's wearing 0-3 month or 3 month clothes and size 1 diapers.  It's stayed warmer a lot longer than I expected so we're basically rotating through the same onesies/outfits since we didn't have a lot of warm weather clothes in that size from Lucy and we didn't see the need to go out and buy more for Cece

Eating: Breastfeeding has still been a breeze this time around and she easily takes bottles too if I'm not around or if we're out and it's too much to try to nurse (for the most part though, I'm definitely over my fear of nursing in public).  During the day, she'll eat every 2-3 hours and typically every 1-2 hours a few hours before going to bed.  She's been sleeping through the night now since she was 3-4 weeks old so she'll go 9-11 hours overnight without eating.

Sleeping: Cece is still a champ at sleeping although I will admit, she sleeps so much better if she's swaddled or in the car seat so at some point we're going to have to break her of these.  She usually takes 3-4 naps during the day with one long (1.5-2.5 hour) nap later in the afternoon.  Her other naps are anywhere from 30 minutes-1 hour.  During her longer nap, I'll swaddle her and put her in the swing.  Her other naps are either in the car seat while we're on the go, in someone's arms, or again in either the swing or bouncy seat. At night, we are so lucky that she is already sleeping through the night!  We gave up on the crib since she was spitting up and figured she'd be more comfortable in the rock 'n play since it's at a slight incline.  We also swaddle her at night too but she's never fully asleep when we put her down so at least we know she can fall asleep on her own (sometimes with a little help from the pacifier). She'll go down between 8:00-9:00 PM with little to no fuss and will sleep 9-11 hours before waking up.  She hasn't been up before 5:30 AM any day in the past month and typically she isn't up until closer to 7:00 AM.

Likes: Bath time, eating, being swaddled

Dislikes: Being gassy or hungry, having her big sister sing loudly in her ear

Milestones: Started smiling, first trip to the zoo, survived not being held my mommy for a few weeks after her back surgery

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