TWO MONTH STATS
Sleep: Right around 8 weeks, she started sleeping 8 hours at night consistently. She eats at around 8:30-9:00 and goes to bed for the night until 5 or 5:30. Then straight back to sleep until around 8:30, when she is still super sleepy after a big meal. She has started to be a little crazy with napping...just wanting to cat nap and not going back to sleep when she stirs or wakes from a nap. Some days it seems like she doesn't sleep at all! I have finally taken to putting her on her stomach for all her naps, which seems to be helping from what I can tell. I got the go-ahead from the pediatrician for her to sleep on her stomach, so I feel really good about that plan.
Tricks: She finally decided to smile BIG at around 6 weeks and hasn't looked back. She is very good at her social smile...smiling back at anyone who smiles at her or talks to her. She is also finding her voice and enjoying her cooing. She doesn't want to hold a rattle and she hasn't shown interest in any rolling yet, but I am not in a hurry for this little one to grow up. I want the time to pass as slowly as possible!
Other: Noelle got her first big set of immunizations yesterday, and she did not do well with them. :( She cried, hard, for what seems like the first time ever. I knew she must be in pain because I have never heard her cry like that, or be inconsolable like she was. If I even moved her around the rest of the day she would start into the same cry, so we went with some Tylenol and tried not to move at all. She slept from about 2 pm clear until this morning, waking up only to eat, and only a little at each meal. She seems to be feeling better today! Seeing your baby in pain is the worst thing in the world, so I'm happy to deal with immunizations rather than the diseases they protect from.
Noelle LOVES watching Rajko. He will dance for her or talk to her, and she keeps her eyes glued on him whenever he is around. It's so fun to imagine how they will be as they grow up. I love my kids so much and I know that being a mother is the greatest blessing a person could ever have. I am loving the newborn experience and I'm not looking forward to leaving my kids again when dance starts. I wish I could take them with me! My biggest hope for the Fall is to find some great in-home help.
Loving loving loving having two sweet kids... stay tuned!