Little lady is now two months old! She is such a cutie and is really smiling a lot now. There was a lot of improvement on the nighttime sleep this past month. Naps on the other hand went down hill between 6-8 weeks. Those two weeks were extremely trying as Alana was super fussy. I remember Coen went through this and I think it was a mix between a wonder week and growth spurt.
Height: 22 3/4 inches
Weight: 13 lbs!
Likes: Singing, baths, talking, eating, cuddling and fighting naps!
Dislikes: Naps! Being overtired and her car seat….
Nighttime: Nights have significantly improved….. We went from 1-2 wakings a night that she was up 1-2 hours to only one waking and she falls back to sleep much easier. She is sleeping roughly from 9/10-3/3:30 and then once I feed her she sleeps until 6:30 when I wake her. Over the next few weeks I am going to have to adjust this to 6am so I can get her ready for me to leave for work.
Naps were tough this month. If she is not in a room that is dark with a sound machine she tends to stay up. She occasionally falls asleep in the swing. She takes anywhere from 4-6 naps ranging from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. My attempt to get her on a schedule was an epic fail so I think I have given up. I remember this happening with Coen and he fell into his own schedule around 4 months.
Eating: Most of this month Alana was eating every 2 hours with an occasional 3 hours in between feedings. Toward the end of the month it seems like we are getting more 3 hour intervals. We still cluster feed at night and these are usually 4:30, 6:30 and then her last feeding is around 8:15. She has a witching hour most nights between 7-8 so some nights I do feed her earlier. This feeding may change if I start to put her down earlier.
Diapers: We are using up the last of size 1’s and are moving on to size 2. We use size 2 already at night because I usual don’t change her. We went through 180 diapers this month. I am using a lot less diapers with her than I did with Coen. Second baby maybe?
Clothes: She is still fitting in size 3 month clothes but I think she will be moving onto 6 month clothes fairly soon. Most of our clothes are hand me downs so the onesies are pretty well shrunken.
I really am slacking on updates. If there was only more time in the day…..of course if there was I would probably just use it spending time with this cutie!
Weight: I would assume close to 20.5-21lbs. We will find out at his 9 month appointment.
Likes: Rolling around, babbling, spending time outside, sitting up, walks, BBQs and meeting new people. He is still not crawling or even close to it. Trying not to let it bother me as every baby develops on their own time.
Dislikes: Getting a third nap, being overtired, bellyaches, being bored!
Sleep: We decided to sleep train again this month which went great. He now sleeps anywhere from 6:30-7 to 6:30 with a feeding at around 5. I am fine with this! We were waking a lot during the night the past few months. Why did we not do this sooner?
Eating: We went to the Dr about his belly issues with solids and started off real slow. We give him about 1/2 package in morning and 1/2 at night which will will slowly increase. He tends to get constipated so the Dr. has us giving a lot of P foods and some miralax as needed. I am still going strong breastfeeding/pumping and he eats anywhere from 2-4 hours.
Diapers: We are still in 3’s. We went through 204ish diapers this month. Lot’s of blowouts…maybe time to move up to size 4s?
Clothes: Mostly 6-9 Month clothing. He has some 12 month stuff that he can fit into.
I figured since Coen will be 8 Months next week I should at least post a quick 7 Month Update!
Weight: 20lbs 1 oz
Likes: Touching everything, drooling, his exersaucer and jumperoo, reaching out to us, rolling onto his belly, babbling, spending time outside, sitting up, walks.
Dislikes: Getting a third nap, being overtired, his infant carrier. This month he decided it was much more interesting to be in the BOB on walks rather than in his infant carrier. He is definitely a touchy baby when it comes to being overtired.
Sleep: Again this has been all over the board. After we sleep trained he started sleeping great and then all of a sudden he started waking at 3-4am again. When we introduced solids he started waking more and more.
Eating: Introducing solids became an issue with his belly so we backed off. He still eats every 2-3 hours as of 7 months.
Diapers: We are still in 3’s. We went through 174ish diapers this month.