Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2 months.

Whaaaaaat, Devin can't be two months already! It makes my heart hurt. People always say time flies by when you're a parent and that you'll be surprised, but I'm not surprised. I knew going into it that time would fly by even faster, which almost makes it worse because I try and try to grasp onto things to slow them down. But alas, that is not possible.
2 days old
4 weeks.

So here we are, with a two month old baby that brings more joy than I ever thought possible. I believed everyone about time going faster, but I didn't believe everyone when they said it changes you in a way you can't even describe. I expected some change, but oh lord was I not prepared for what a positive light in my life this baby would be. She is amazing and her love makes everything in life so much less important. As Vince said, we'd rather have a glass of wine and watch her instead of TV!
1 week old
5 weeks
Devin started smiling a couple weeks ago and that send my heart SOARING. Like a kite flying 40 miles over the earth. It is so wonderful when she gives me a big smile, with her chunky cheeks almost closing her eyes because the smile is so big! Of course she smiled for Vince first. He keeps saying she loves me more now because of the whole boob thing, but I keep reminding him that when she's older, he will undoubtedly be her favorite. He plays with her in ways I would never think to do!
4 week appointment for my 'son'.
Last week.

At her two month check up that we had this past week (really 7 1/2 week checkup, but who's counting?) she had gained over 3 1/2 pounds since birth and was 10lbs2oz, and was in the 70th percentile for height at almost 23 inches! The nurse joked that momma was clearly feeding her well. That I am, all day and alllll night.
Hand conveniently hiding The Boob.

I've been avoiding putting away her newborn clothes that she hasn't fit in for a couple of weeks now. How is it possible that she's already way too big for them when it seems like we just brought her home in newborn clothes that were big on her?! That went by way too fast. There's some 3 month clothes that don't even fit her.
1 month. Those pec muscles have only gotten bigger.
Like 3 days old? She's gotten into a routine of falling asleep around 7:30ish swaddled up in her crib with the sound machine on, and sleeping until I bring her into bed with us around 10:30-11. That is the longest stretch she sleeps, and then continues to wake up every couple hours during the night to eat. People always comment about how it must suck to be up so much, but it really doesn't! Cosleeping makes it a million times easier since I can just side nurse and rest while she eats, or lay back propped up with a bunch of pillows. Plus, I love knowing that she is getting all the nourishment that she needs from me without having to wake up crying to summon me. I have no idea how moms get up to get their baby from a crib at night, feed them in a chair, burp them, put them back in the crib, then go to bed. No thanks!

I keep a little basket of supplies next to the bed to change her as well, so we never need to get out of bed. Super thankful we decided to splurge on a king sized bed instead of a queen. Our bed will be a family bed, indeed! (Her schedule was obviously thrown off when she got her vaccines, but hopefully we'll be back to the usual soon. Very very soon, please.)
Devin loves being wrapped up when we go places, and I love it as well. I said many times during my pregnancy that I couldn't wait to wear her, and it is definitely one of my favorite things. It's so great to have her close to me and see her look out at our world while we're doing things, or snuggle close to my chest to doze off while I shop.
Soon after it arrived around 4 weeks.
Roxi has adjusted well and likes to snuggle up in bed with us all night long. I halfway hate it because she always lays directly on my legs, but I halfway love that she just wants to be close to us. Sometimes I get frustrated and kick her out of bed and she'll just stand at the end of the bed, wait until I've adjusted myself, then climb back up and find a spot! Sometimes I'll wake up and see that she has cuddled up next to Devin and is resting her head next to Devin's feet. Again, heart soaring to the moon.
Yesterday at 8 weeks old.
Her reflux is pretty much nonexistent now that I'm doing the Dr. Sear's Elimination Diet! (Again, until She got a vaccine with egg that made it worse.) We've been able to add back enough foods (I'm up to maybe 20 foods I can eat?) that I can maybe branch away from eating the same thing for every meal, which is nice. She is still spitting up some, but I consider it normal baby spit up. No projectile spit up, no painful cries with it, etc. Her hiccups aren't as often which is really good since they keep her awake, but she has them every day still.
7ish weeks

Overall, I feel like everything has gone smoothly. I know we're only 8 weeks into this whole parenting thing, but we're both pretty confident that we're capable of raising an awesome little girl!
Weeks 1-8 left to right, top to bottom.


  1. Just you wait, one minute you're tearing up when she takes her first steps and the next thing you know she's running away from you into Kindergarten and you're stuck in the car crying like a total nut job. I was working on Olivia and Jackson's scrapbooks for school and it dawned on me that next year? I will have a FOURTH grader, a SECOND grader and an infant. I mean, I can't even. I can't even figure out where it all went.

  2. Two months? Wow, that zipped by! She's so adorable - those cheeks! I was so sceptical about cosleeping but wouldn't have it any other way now. Especially since babies are such boob fiends!

  3. So inspiring to read how motherhood is so perfect for you.

  4. She is such a beautiful baby!
    I love the week-by-week collage.
    I have thought she looked just like Vince in almost every picture I've seen... but the one of her smiling in that fish bib looks so much like you to me!!