Saturday, August 21, 2010
Gabriella is 2 months old!
11 lbs 10 oz and 23 inches long - around the 75th percentile for both!
She can hold her head up at a 90 degree angle no problem, and she's starting to tolerate tummy time on her mat way more. Proof:
She smiles all the time, and sometimes I expect to hear a laugh come out of her, based on how her face lights up and how huge her open-mouthed grin is. I'm sure that will come soon enough! As for rolling over and all that, she still hasn't done it on her own (she did roll from front to back during tummy time, but she had a little rolled up receiving blanket under her chest so I'm not sure it counts).
Last night, perhaps as a 2 month birthday gift to me, she slept from 10:30 to 5 a.m.! I was absolutely thrilled with this, as we've been doing 3 a.m. feedings pretty regularly. We'll see if it's a new habit or a one time fluke.
Speaking of feedings, nursing is going great - I know they usually say it's tough for the first 2 weeks but to stick with it and it will get easier... and it's so true. I can see how formula can be so tempting - first of all the companies that make it send out "checks" for it weekly practically giving it away, and one even sent a full sized tub of it to my doorstep. And second, it would be so easy to not have the sole responsibility of feeding LO. But I really do enjoy nursing her and being able to say that she's had strictly my boob juice since birth. It's crazy for me to stop and think that I've solely sustained this amazing, precious little life for two months now. Ahhh, don't let me get all emotional now!
Here are some random pics from the last month:
Totally mesmerized by daddy...