Friday, September 16, 2011

Two Months Old!

Dear Natalie,

Yesterday you were two months old! Today you had your two month check up with your pediatrician, and you are exactly nine weeks old!

This month we have experienced alot! We got through the day you were supposed to come into this world, and you were exactly six weeks and four days old that day!

When you were born you weighed 4lbs even. At your one month checkup, you weighed 5lbs 13oz. Today at your two month checkup you weighed 8 lbs 3 and 1/2 oz! You are getting SO big! At your one week checkup you were 18 1/4 inches long. At your two month checkup you were 20 and 1/2 inches long.

Last month you were drinking 2 oz of Enfamil Enfacare formula every 3 hours. This month, we switched you to Enfamil Newborn, and you drink 4oz every 3-5 hours! You are still really good about sleeping and have even started sleeping longer at night, from about 12 or 1 am until 7 or 8 am, and then you go right back to sleep for another 2-3 hours! We are getting better with your burping: you seem to like it better and burp easier if I put you up over my shoulder to burp you.

You are still wearing newborn sleepers, 0-3 mo onesies, and newbown sized diapers. You have officially outgrown ALL of your preemie clothing! The newborn sizes are starting to fit you better and some things are actually starting to fit you really well! I'm starting to think you're not going to stay in newborn clothes much longer!

We figured out this month that the nasal congestion you were having was from you getting excited or worked up and snorting some of your bottles up into your nasal cavity. Not uncommon to happen, and it's totally fine. It doesn't seem to bother you, because you never cry when it happens.

You had baby acne like CRAZY this month! It was all across your cheeks and your forehead and even some on the back of your neck! But, Daddy and I worked really hard, bathing you every day, to get rid of it, and I am happy to say that it is almost gone! If you are anything like your Mama and Daddy, this will not be the last time that you have to deal with acne, sweetie. Mama's sorry!

We have also unfortunately found out that you have a herniated umbilical cord. It's not a BIG deal, and it is common in preemies to have this. It just means that your belly button is sticking WAY out and it looks a little funny right now. It should fix itself by the time you are one or two, but if it hasn't by the time you turn five, we will have to do surgery in order to fix it. Again, not a BIG deal, but I really hope it goes back to normal on it's own!

You are following things alot more with your eyes this month, and you are doing AMAZING with holding your head up! We are going to focus on "tummy time" alot more this month, and continue to learn to put weight on your legs, which you ALSO love to do! You have also started to "talk" a little bit, and I think it is absolutely ADORABLE when you do this with your binky in your mouth (which you LOVE by the way!) and am currently trying to get you to do it so I can record it!

You have also started to smile a little bit, but it's mostly when you are falling asleep or when you have just eaten. You scrunch up one side of your face in this looks that says "what THE?" and Mama cracks up every time! You have also started to find your hands, and I have caught you a few times with your thumb in your mouth! I think you MIGHT be a thumbsucker, even though you LOVE your binky!

You are just so cute I can't stand it! You have grown so much in just one month, and I'm a little sad at how fast it's going by! But I am enjoying every minute with you, and Mama and Daddy love you more and more every day! We hope that you love us just as much! We can't wait to see what this next month brings, especially because you seem to be developing quite fast! I can't wait to decorate for fall and start to dress you in your cute little long sleeve outfits, and start planning our Halloween costume!


Cari said...

I just love her! she is so cute and getting so big!!!

Sean Marie said...

Hi there, I wanted to stop by your blog and say hi from Little Miss Nerd Girl! The name of your blog intrigued me since I have an 8 week old daughter named Natalie too. Your baby is so cute!

PS, my daughter also has the same boppy pillow in that first picture.

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