Isla Mary: Two Months

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Dear Isla,

Today you are two months old. I think month two went by even faster than your first month! It is amazing how much you are growing and changing from week to week. You hit some big milestones this month! You started smiling which just melts my heart. You are especially smiley when you first wake up in the morning. Your favorite thing to look at is your reflection on your play gym. In fact, I wish you found mommy and daddy as hilarious as you find yourself. When you are laying there looking in the mirror, you get very excited and start kicking your legs and waving your arms.

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While on your playmat doing tummy time on Sunday, Dec 22, you rolled over for the first time! You were not a huge fan of tummy time that morning so you just turned yourself over. Then you did it again! You have done it a few times since. I’m happy that you can’t roll over from your back just yet though since that would mean that we can’t swaddle you anymore. I’m not ready for that yet! We have found that you tolerate tummy time a bit better when we put  pillow under your armpits or when you are on daddy or my chest. It is amazing how much you hold that little head up now when we are holding you.

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We decided to introduce the bottle this month and like everything else, you adjusted so well. We had a whole master plan of different tricks to try but you took the bottle with no problems at all! You are such an easy baby so far and just a joy to take care of. I’m so glad that daddy can feed you now too.

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You continue to be a good sleeper. We have a loose schedule. You are still sleeping in the co-sleeper but we try to put you to bed in your crib so we can start that transition in a few weeks. I’m not ready for that yet either! You are amazing though – we just swaddle you, give you a pacifier and you can fall asleep on your own.  You typically “go to bed” between 9 and 11 each night and sleep for 6 hours before waking up for a quick feeding and then you sleep another 3 hours. A few times in the past week you slept for 7+ hours and I had to wake you to feed you. After being very alert for an hour and a half in the morning, you usually go back down for a 30-45 min nap. You don’t nap very long during the day unless you are snuggled up on someone or on the go in your car seat. You definitely need a nice three hour nap in the early afternoon so we need to figure out how to make that happen in your crib.

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We started cloth diapering this past month now that your bum has grown a bit. We love the cloth diapers! They are so cute and now you don’t get diaper rash anymore. We have to wash the diapers every other day – but it is not too bad.

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Probably one of our favorite adorable things you started doing this month is your aborted sneezes. You sneeze a lot but sometimes you gear up to sneeze and realize that you don’t have to but you still make a little yell/sneeze sound. We can’t stop laughing at that!

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On January 7th we have your 2 month checkup. I can’t wait to find out how much you weigh! My guess is over 11 pounds. You will also receive your vaccinations. Thank you for another amazing month sweet baby girl! I can’t wait to see what the next month brings but I hope it goes a bit slower since it is my last month of maternity leave.

Love, Momma

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