Thursday, September 5, 2013

Finley {Two Months}

Finley, you are two months old now!

Normally I would probably say, "Wow!  I can't believe she is already two months old.  She is growing up sooo fast!" but I actually feel like she should be older.  I feel like she's been with us forever.  And not in a bad way.  It seems like so long ago when she was born and I really can't imagine our family without her.  I am so thankful to have her with us, even when she won't.stop.crying.  Yes, even then.  Precious girl.

Finley, what are you up to at 2 months old?

You weigh around 11 lbs.  

You wear size 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diaper.

You still have NO schedule.  It use to drive me crazy but I think I am getting use to it now.  

You nurse on demand. I thought this was something that I wouldn't do, but nursing is just so different from bottle feeding.  Ellington was (unfortunately) bottle fed and so having a feeding schedule was natural and definitely the thing to do.  It's just different with nursing so we just do it whenever.  You nurse anywhere from every 1 1/2 to 4 hours.  It just depends if you are sleeping well, awake a bunch, crying, etc. We just kind of go with the flow.  (Soooo not my personality so it was hard to adjust to!)

You usually take a short morning nap, but it can vary because of having to take Ellington to school, ballet, etc.  It definitely isn't usually the best nap.  You almost always take and AMAZING afternoon nap.  

You still sleep in Mommy and Daddy's room in the nap nanny which is in the pack-and-play.  Again, this is something that has really surprised me!  Ellington stayed maybe two nights at the most in our bedroom and then she moved to her own room.  But,'s just different this time.  One of the biggest reasons is that in our old house E's room was right next to ours.  Your room in our current house is on the other side of the house!  And again, since I am nursing this time it's just easier to have you close by.  We will probably work on transitioning you soon, but I honestly can't imagine you not being in the same room with us.  I NEVER thought I would say that! (Obviously our parenting experiences with both girls is very different!  They are super similar babies, but we have done things so differently.  Not really on purpose or just kind of happened!)

You have found ceiling fans and LOVE them!

You usually hate riding in your car seat.

You have started making lots of eye contact and SMILING at us!  It's the best.  Ellington can usually get the biggest smiles from you. :)

You have some eczema/skin issues that we are trying to figure out.  The lotion we had been using on you that has lavender in it made you break out horribly and it took us awhile to put it together!

You have big cheeks and no neck.  It's adorable.

You have started enjoying your swing.  Hooray!

You currently refuse bottles.  We've really got to make some progress in this area because you start going to "school" 3 mornings a week in October. :-(

Finley, these first two months with you have been really really hard and a really HUGE blessing.  We wouldn't change it for anything!

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