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Charlotte’s Two Month Update

Charlotte’s Two Month Update:

at birth: 20 inches
at one month: 21 inches
at two months: unsure because she hasn’t had her two month doctor’s appointment yet, but I know she has grown!

birth weight: 6 lb 5 oz
at one month: 7 lb 11 oz
at two months: again, unsure, but she’s at least 9 lb based on weighing her at my mom and dad’s house!

Clothing Size:  
She can wear some of her bigger newborn clothes (why are Target’s newborn onesies so huge?!?). She’s fitting into a few 0-3 month clothes now too!

-She went to the zoo and had a great time!

-She turned her head towards me when I said her name! Plus, she’s starting to recognize voices and look for people who are familiar to her when she hears them talking.

-My husband and I took her somewhere on our own! That’s a huge deal because every other time, I’ve had at least my mom with me!

-I went back to work temporarily. More on the reason why in another upcoming post.

Likes: eating, being nakey (ha!), baths, being outside (when it’s not extremely hot)

Dislikes: tummy time still – she either cries or falls asleep! 

Sleep: She has started going to bed for the night around 8 o’clock. She gets up 1 or 2 times to eat but falls back asleep pretty quickly. She’s still sleeping in our room, but I want to start laying her down for at least one nap in her crib so she becomes more used to it.

Best Moment: One night when we were snuggling on the couch, I told her that I loved her so much, and she grinned at me! It was so sweet, and I melted and cried!

Worst Moment: She had a diaper blowout in a restaurant with no changing table! It’s funny now, but at the time, it was pretty bad!! Also, she had an epic spit up one night while I was changing a poop diaper. Things like that should be filmed and distributed to high school health classes as a form of birth control…

Eating: Around every 3-4 hours. Some days she’s ravenous and will take 4 (or 5!!) ounces at a time, and some days she’ll barely finish 2. It’s such a guessing game!

Mommy Body Update: I’ve lost a little bit, but I haven’t been as on top of things as I would’ve liked. I’ve been trying to walk more often, and I’ve started walking with a friend at work. It makes me more accountable because I know someone else is waiting for me. I also went to a Pilates class at my old gym, and I was sore for days! I know the eating side is where I need to make a lot of improvements but, well, Starbucks.

Overall: Things have gotten a little easier as we’ve started getting to know her better. But, it seems like when we figure out one thing, like how to comfort her before bedtime, she decides to change her mind the next night! Stubborn like her daddy! 😉 She’s still such a good baby though and is almost always in a good mood! It’s been a year since we lost our first baby, so even though I get tired and frustrated sometimes, we don’t take her for granted.

We love you, baby girl!

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    • I dread the first time I lift weights again because I know it’s going to be sad…or maybe not after lugging her around! Congratulations on your little one! Also, I’m going to buy a bottle holder immediately. Genius!!


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