Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tracey Ann - Two Month

Our Baby turned Two Months Old yesterday!  How is that possible?  I can hardly even remember life before her -- well, somewhere there is a faint memory of sleeping 10 uninterrupted hours.

2 months!!!
Weight: Unofficially, probably 10-11 pounds... she has her two month appointment next week, and the Doctor will give us her official weight.  She is growing SO well!  She's got little pudgy cheeks and a milk belly now.
Length:  She was 18.5 inches at birth, and I haven't measured her since... but she JUST outgrew her newborn sleepers -- like two days ago was her last day wearing them.  I can't believe she has outgrown clothes already.  Where is time going?
We adores this little girl!
Clothing size:  Just out of newborn clothes and into size 0-3 months.  Of course, everything depends on the brand.  Some of the 0-3 month clothes are larger than others, and since we're down in Arizona with warm weather, she's even wearing some summer 3-6 month dresses.  They are really big on her, but she's able to wear them.
Look how sweet she is looking at her Daddy with adoring eyes!
Eating:  Living on breast milk, and still has not yet had her first bottle.  This next month we will have to work on that, but we're into a really good rhythm with breast feeding and its hard to find time to pump on top of being available for her feedings.  During the day she eats every 2-3 hours, but at night she goes up to 6 hours between feedings.  She usually has a good solid 4-6 hours of sleep, and then she'll sleep another 2-3 hours.  Obviously some nights are smoother than others.
Family picture in Arizona at sun set
Sleeping:  She is sleeping less and less, which is a lot of fun.  She likes to be awake during the day time, and pretty much only takes cat naps from about 10am-9pm.  At night, she will sleep a solid 4-6 hours, and then another 2-3 hours, and 1-2 hours before being awake and ready for action.
The most precious sight in the world!
New things/discoveries: 
  • SHE SMILES!!!  This is the best sight in the world!!!
  • She has started to look at hanging toys more, and sometimes touches them when they are within reach.  She is not coordinating her hand-eye coordination yet, but she's getting there.
  • She seems to really like the song "Let It Go" from the movie FROZEN.  So far, she always calms down and stops crying when she hears it.
  • We started using cloth diapers just a few days ago... we're still getting the hang of the, but so far, so good.
What a character!
  New Accomplishments: 
  • Fun facial expressions -- she is hilarious!
  • Showers with Daddy and baths
  • Her swing
  • The vibrate feature on her swing and bassinet
  • Being held
  • The song, "Let It Go"
  • Mama and Daddy singing
  • Eating
  • Being swaddled at bedtime
  • Trying to swim in a cool swimming pool
  • Spitting up
  • Being in the car seat for long periods of time (around hour 6, she is ready for the trip to be over)
  • The sun in her eyes (like in the car)
  Places She Went:
  •  Muskegon, MI
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Daddy's school and classroom
  • Church
  • Arizona (she's now been to 10 states in 2 months!!!)
  • A couple of stores -- Buy Buy Baby and Costco
  • Food club... dinner at someone else's home
She spent her time at Daddy's school in a mixture of sleeping, crying, and looking around with wide eyes.
Special Memories:
  • Meeting some aunts and uncles and a great grandpa in St. Louis
  • Aunt Elizabeth making trip out from New York to meet Tracey Ann
  • Her first smile, when she was 6 weeks old, at Daddy when he came home from work
  • Dressing her in her first little dress (it is warm enough in Arizona for some dresses).  She is like a real life little baby doll.  It is moments like these when it sinks in that I have my own baby GIRL!  I have always wanted a baby girl!!!
  • Her first trip to Daddy's school - Chris was practically busting buttons he is so proud of her!
Meeting Great-Grandpa Miller

Meeting Aunt Becky, Uncle Daniel, Cousin Zivah, Uncle Nick, and Aunt Mandy

Meeting Aunt Elizabeth

  • Tracey Ann
  • Tracey
  • Baby Girl
  • Beautiful
  • Pumpkin
  • Punky
  • Precious
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