Happy two months little Camille!
A few stats at 2 months:
Weight: 12 pounds even (60%)
Height: 23 inches (65%)
HC: 15.51 inches (77%)
BMI: 15.96 kg/m2
Diapers: size 1
Clothes: size 3 months
A common scene these days. . .
Camille chilling with mommy while Clara pushes every bottom possible on the TV/DVD/Stereo.
Favorite things: Smiling, cuddling with mommy and daddy, and milk
Not so favorite things: Baths, being put down once asleep, when the car or stroller stops moving, when her diaper is wet or dirty (who can blame her on this one?)
Working on her tummy time
Eating: She eats every 3-3.5 hours. She nurses or takes a pumped bottle. So thankful that she can switch back and forth depending on the day & what we have going on.
Sleeping: She sleeps well. . . as long as she is being held. I/we are trying to embrace this for now, but man. . . this can get tough. She still takes multiple naps a day and will NOT stay asleep if I put her down. She might sleep 10 -15 minutes on her own max, but then will wake up crying. I feel like I am either 1-holding her all day long or 2-have a crying baby all day long.
**I know from my experience with Clara that stages like this won't last forever, and that the days are long but the years are short and all of that but man, this is h-a-r-d. This is especially hard when you have a toddler that still needs so much assistance during the day. Honestly, I am one big emotional wreck, on a crazy non stop roller coaster, wanting to scream and/or cry at any given moment, but that is not the point of this post. That can wait for another day. You're welcome.**
That said, she sleeps well at night (only if with us) so that is what we are doing for now. Not our first choice by any means, but at least we are all getting some night sleep.
**I know some choose the cosleeping method and that is great for you & what works for your family! No judgement from me whatsoever. It is just not our first choice.**
She goes to bed around 9pm, will sleep until anywhere between 3-5am to eat, then (usually) goes right back to sleep and will sleep until anywhere between 7-8am. Once Brandon gets up for work, we sometimes have some luck putting her down in her swing to sleep for a while.
Most naps end up like this. . . and yes we have tried every seat possible and wearing her around the house. Never lasts long.
Schedule: At 2 months, she is getting a tad more predictable, but I wouldn't say she has a "schedule" just yet. Her last feed of the day is between 8-8:30pm and then by 9pm she is usually asleep, so I call this bedtime. I try to "start" her day by 8am at the latest, so that we have some sense of order to our day & so that bedtime can remain (mostly) consistent.
Development: Lots of social smiles, lots of eye contact and cooing (makes me melt!), mimics opening mouth wide and sticking out her tongue (as seen in the two pictures below). Her head control is getting quite strong, and she is starting to kick and bat her arms a lot.
Adventures: She attended her first birthday party last weekend! She thoroughly enjoyed the pigs in a blanket and chocolate covered Oreos (Ok. . . I did on her behalf). Below is a picture from that party. Clara's little friend, Eden, wanted to hold Camille. How cute is that???
Happy two months, little one. You are such a blessing and we love you so much!