Picture timeline – month 1-2!

Here’s month 2! She still did a lot of this:

But! Around a month, we started to transition her to her crib at night. We started putting her in her crib little bits each evening and by about a month and a half, she was sleeping in her crib! During month 2, she’d still wake up 2-3 times a night to eat, but would go back to sleep easily after each feeding. It made a huge difference in our sleep to have Emily in her crib at night.

During the day, she did still spend a good amount of time napping (in her swing – we’re still working on naps in her crib…), but she spent some more time awake!

And she wore some cute outfits!

We also got to try out some of her toys finally!

She loves her play mat! That monkey above her is her favorite. She smiles big at him, talks to him and she started batting at him pretty quickly (she seems to favor her left hand, but I'm not sure it means anything this early). She's now grabbing him and pulling him down! This thing also has music that gets stuck in our heads way too easily, haha.

Tummy time! Early on, working on her neck control.
A bit later in the month, her neck control was a bit better.
First time in her Bebe Pod. She’s not so sure about it.

And gradually, we started to see her smile!

Most of the time, when I tried to catch a smile early on, she’d stop as soon as she saw my phone. This was a smile on it’s way out, but happened to look like our “silly smile”!
Had to capture this smile on the sly. A bit sleepy looking, but it’s getting there!

I love her smile. She gets a little crinkle in her nose sometimes. It just makes me so happy to go into her room in the morning and see her look up at me and smile! And she loves to be read to; as soon as I start to read, she gets a huge smile.

Also, I forgot to mention in the last post, she’s been growing well! If you recall, her birth weight was 6 lbs 10 oz. She had lost only a few oz before we left the hospital and when I went to see the breastfeeding consultant a few days later, was back up to her birth weight. At her 1 week appointment, she was up to, I believe, 6 lbs 15 oz. At one month (and a week – her 1 month got pushed back a week due to snow), she hit 8 lbs 8 oz and at 2 months, she was up to 10 lbs 15 oz! The doctor has been very happy with her growth. She also got her first round of shots at 2 months. She was not pleased. She was in a wonderful mood for the appointment and the doctor commented on how alert and happy she seemed (and also strong, she kept trying to kick him as he was checking her out!), but between the check-up and the shots, she decided she’d had enough of being out and started crying. Once she was given her shots, she stopped crying momentarily, got really red-faced, and then let out a wail. I felt so bad. But after I picked her up, she seemed to quiet down fairly quickly. She was a little grumpy the rest of the afternoon, but slept like a log that night. She also didn’t have much of a reaction to the shots. Her temperature went up to about 99, but that was it. I gave her some infant tylenol and she seemed totally fine the next day.

We also had more visitors during month 2. My mom came back for the first week of January and as she was leaving, Chris’s parents came to visit, and as they were leaving, my sister came to visit! It was nice to have everyone stay with us. I know Emily must’ve loved all the attention. Though, I’m just now realizing, I don’t have pictures from any of our family’s visits. If you guys are reading, do you have pictures of you with Emily from your stay?

And finally, here’s her 2 month shots:



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christopher
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 20:49:09

    Smiles are definitely the highlight of my day. I can’t wait until she starts laughing, mostly because then she’ll see just how hilarious daddy is!



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