Emma Kate: Month Two

Guess who turned two months old on Monday? Crazy right?!? The first few weeks went by SO SLOW at times as I waited for her to get out of the newborn-crying-for-no-reason stage, and the needing to eat every two hour stage, day and night. Emma Kate has changed SO much in just a month’s time I don’t even know where to begin!

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I can remember when I wrote her one month update, there just wasn’t a lot to say as far as her likes, dislikes and personality. I realized at that time that well, she just didn’t do a whole lot and had not grown enough to have a lot of personality, but boy has that changed!

Here are some things EK Loves:

-Stretching (like in the photo below)

-watching the monkeys on the mobile on her swing and bouncer

-looking in mirrors

-putting her entire fist in her mouth

-smiling

-‘’talking” to us

-baths

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She has also shown a lot of personality as far as her dislikes. I have a feeling we have a bit of a drama queen on our hands! She does NOT like:

-Being burped

-taking naps. ever.

-clothing going over her head

-bright light/sunlight

-when you don’t pay attention to her

-putting a pacifier in her mouth when she doesn’t want it

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Oh, this kid. We are very fortunate with her nighttime sleep, which is good because day naps are a disaster. About two weeks ago she started refusing to take her morning nap, so she would crash and burn and get so cranky by about 2:00. I can usually get her to at least take one or two 20 minute cat naps, and sometimes she will take a long afternoon nap, but the mornings are a no go.

However, she has been going between 8-10 hours at night which is awesome. The problem is though, when she doesn’t nap well she is exhausted by 5:00 or so, and ends up going down for the night at 6, so the 8-10 hours still puts us at between 2-4 am. If we can get her to stay up a little later it would be awesome if she slept until 6:00 or later!

Emma Kate has been sleeping in her swing. She has been having a good amount of spit up, so sleeping in a more upright position has been helpful, and the motion really helps as well. When she is in her crib and wakes up, that’s it, she’s up, but in the swing, she can soothe herself back to sleep. The plan is to slowly slow the swing down until it’s stationary, then we can start sleeping in the crib again (and hopefully the spit up will get less and less as we go as well).

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She started smiling at just shy of seven weeks, and now smiles all the time, I love it! She has different smiles and grins and it’s fun to watch her try to mimic my facial movements. She is just starting to touch/feel things with her hands open, where as before she kept her fists closed tightly. I think we are on the verge of discovering hands and feet! She figured out she can kick in her bouncy seat and make her mobile move, so she is getting there.

We went to the doctor for her two month shots/checkup early so we could start taking her out more, so she had them done at 6 weeks and 5 days. She was a champ and did really well. At that time she was weight 11 pounds (68th percentile) and was 22.75 inches tall(87th percentile).

She is out of newborn clothing and in 3 month and in some things 3-6 months especially if they have attached feet/since she is so long. She is in size 1 diapers, too. Everyone still goes nuts over how much hair she has. It’s so long and hangs down past her ears. I think I will be able to put it in a ponytail before long.

I can’t believe she will be three months old on Christmas eve. Because of the holiday, her update next month may be a little late. Oh, I am also working on MY two month post partum update, so stay tuned!

QOTD: What is your favorite “baby” age? I am liking this stage SO much more than the first month, but I also can’t wait until she is a little more independent!

WINNER of the WIN detergent giveaway is Ann Wolfe! Ann, please email me at heatherslookingglass@gmail.com to claim your prize!

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