Alana: Two Month Update


Alana Update

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….

Firsts: Smile!!!


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.



Coen: Two Month Update

Coen Update

Thursday Coen turned two months!  He had his shots and he is still growing like a weed! This last month was not without some trials and tribulations.  Coen must have been going through a fussy stage at around 6 weeks to 8 weeks.  He is by far not a difficult baby but has his moments.  It is amazing to see the changes a month brings.  I feel like he has grown so much since he was born.  Just right when he hit 2 months is when he really started smiling and laughing.  Even after a night of not so great sleep his smiles make it all better!


Height: 22.5 inches

Weight: 13lbs 3oz!!!

Likes: His pacifier, eating, funny noises, being cranky at night!

Dislikes: He is starting to not like being in his swing.  Before we could have him in it and not hear a peep.  Now he seems to get fussy after being in it a few minutes.

Sleep: Not much has changed on the sleep front.  I would love to say he is sleeping through the night but that is far from happening.  I am up at least twice a night or once if I pump before bed my husband feeds him around 11.  We really are not on a schedule yet but we plan to at least start a solid night time routine at the same time every night.  I usually have my last feeding anywhere from 7:30-9 and then try to go to bed.  If my husband is going to feed him he will feed him at about 10 or 11.  He usually will wake around 2-3 to eat again and then sleeps till 6ish.   But every day is seems to be different.  We have been transitioning him into his crib which he did good for the first few days but now he does not like it at all. He sleeps in his crib for naps with no problem so go figure.  We have moved him out of our room entirely for the past week and put him in his rock and play with the monitor on him in his room.  I hope next month I can say he is sleeping at least 5-6 hours straight because I will be back at work.

Eating: Coen obviously has no problem eating and is still eating every 2-2.5 hours despite everywhere I read says he should be at 3-4 hours.  I think I need to stop reading up on what a typical baby is supposed to do.  He seems to not follow any of those guidelines! He is down from a few feedings a day but still rarely goes past 2 hours.

Diapers: We went through approximately 258 diapers this month.  About 100 less than last month! He is still in size one but I think after we go through the next 100 or so we have left he will be in twos.

Clothes:  He is fitting well in his 0-3 month clothes but I bet in the next few weeks they are going to be too small.

imageCoen rocking out in his guitar gown!