Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Two Months!

Happy two months, Lillian!  You have started developing in so many ways this month.  You have really taken to smiling, which is a highlight to everyone's day.  You smile especially big when you hear Mommy, Daddy, or Evelyn's voices.  Evelyn also gets some big smiles when she dances and sings for you.  I can't wait to watch the two of you grow to be best friends!  Along with your smiles, you have started cooing at us when you like something.  Some sure fire ways to get this response is to massage your cheeks, tickle your ribs, or lock eyes with you and get you to smile.  You have definitely started focusing on faces, rather than looking past people.  Sometimes you will laugh, although laughing is pretty spontaneous at this point.  You really do like tummy time (for the most part!) - at least until we leave you there for more than 10ish minutes, then you let us know that you. are. done.  You are developing some pretty healthy lungs!  All that tummy time is starting to pay off - you hold your head pretty steady when you are facing over our shoulder, especially if there is something or someone to look at back there!  On your tummy, you consistently lift your head over 45 degrees, but some times you will life it higher and get closer to 90 degrees.  You are starting to enjoy your play mat more, especially since you found the rattles and rings that make noise when you kick them.  Now Daddy can see why Mommy complained of her ribs hurting when she was pregnant with you!  You are not a fan of being left in a room by yourself.  We always have to leave the TV, music, or some sort of noise on to keep you happy.  If it's quiet, you cry.  You start out with a little warning cry or two, but then it's a full on, "come get me, guys!" cry.  You have started sleeping for 5-6 hour stretches most nights.  One exception is during growth spurts.  You eat like crazy during those days and tend to not sleep much.  Mommy is always appreciative for the 5-6+ nights!  At the end of this month, we started to introduce a bottle to you.  You were not a fan, at all, the first time, but you have started taking it better.  Mommy just hopes you don't become more attached to it than her like your big sister did!  With taking a bottle, you have also started having some one-on-one time with Amber.  Your first day away from Mommy and Daddy was a day that Evelyn was at school, so you had Amber all to yourself.  It took you a few times to finally take a bottle with her - fortunately you are becoming more comfortable with it!  This month has been so fun to watch.  You bring such joy to our hearts, baby girl, and we can't wait to see what the next 2 months (and beyond) bring for you!

We had your 2 month appointment with the pediatrician today.  You are still growing like a weed!  Too many shots for a little girl today...Dr. Perez has a new nurse that is not my favorite, so the process was a little rough.  You took them like a champ, though, and were asleep before we were in the car (even though it was time to eat!).
Here are your 2 month stats:
Weight: 12 pounds, 13 ounces (up 1 pound, 14 ounces from 1 month) - 84th percentile
Height: 21.75 inches (up 1.75 inches from 1 month) - 91st percentile
Head Circumference: 41.25 cm (up 4.25 cm from 1 month*) - 99th percentile

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