Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Abigail - 2 Months

......just a week late in posting this.  been busy with munchkins and holiday hub-bub.


WEIGHT: 9lbs 14 ounces (25th percentile)
HEIGHT: 22 inches (50th percentile)
HEAD: 39 cm (75th percentile)
*given all the nurse did not stretch her out, so I think she is longer and the nurse had her finger tucked in the tape measure on her head, so I don't think her head is that big at all

2 month checkup went okay.  My doctor fussed at me a bit saying she should weigh more and that her only feeding 5 or 6 times a day is not a enough.  She was in the 75th percentile for weight at her 2 week appointment but that was just a starting point, in my opinion, not a growth point, so she didn't slip greatly in her growth pattern.  She is a petite thing.  Everything about her just seems so precious and tiny (except for her long feet).  She is wearing 3 month clothes for the length and her toes seem squished in her footie pajamas.  Anyone know where I can get peep-toed footie pjs?

Abigail sports a fantastic, but sadly thinning a bit, mohawk.  No amount of combing can tame it.  Abigail is a great eater and sleeper.  We are still having a really easy and successful time breastfeeding and I couldn't be more pleased with that.  She has started sleeping 8 hour stretches at night (thank you, baby girl!) but she is still just mainly cat napping during the day.  Of course we have our occasional "bad night" but those aren't super frequent.

She LOVES baths. Only screams when you take her out - but who does like to get out of a nice hot bath?

Unlike her big brother who was quite the stoic child and content to hang on his own for periods of time in his bouncer and swing, Abigail wants to constantly be entertained and held and is full of TONS of smiles (the above was quick and easy to get) and is tickled pink to coo at us and make gurgling/giggling noises.  She especially loves to coo at her Daddy.  Similar to Wyatt though, she is a big fan of ceiling fans and will talk to those as well.  She gets toted in the baby wrap a lot of the day which probably only adds to the "I want to be held 24/7" demands but I have to be able to play with Wyatt and get things done around the house, so I let the little princess get her way for now (even though my back is tired of it).  Truly I think she is a bit bored at times and will be less frustrated when she can do more things.

She is not as strong as Wyatt was - she is still our sweet little bobble head but does bear weight on her legs a lot and would prefer to be standing while gabbing with you. 

She is already flipping herself over from tummy to back - mainly b/c she is not a fan of tummy time, but is getting better about it.  She doesn't mind it as much when I let her cheat with the little crescent shaped pillow that goes with her mat.  On days where she wants nothing to do with it, she will scream with her face pressed into the play mat and do froggy kicks to propel herself across the floor and if that doesn't work, she fights until she flips herself over to her back. 

Wyatt still enjoys her and is super sweet to her when she fusses, rubbing her head and saying "ohhh baby.  ohhh baby."  We can't get him to say Abigail or any form of it yet - but heck, the kid doesn't say his own name either.

She is just the cutest sweetest thing (yeah, maybe I am a little biased) and we can't imagine our lives without her.  She really makes our family that much more complete.  We are so blessed and JB and I are always saying how lucky we are and how much fun it is to be parents....even on those crazy tough days.

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! Happy to hear things are going well.