Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cate - 2 Months

Cate turned 2 months old on Tuesday, which happened to be Cole's birthday too. It was a big day for everyone! We haven't gone back for her 2 month check up yet, so I will have to update this with her stats next week after we go. She's just a growing girl though! Update: at 9 weeks, 6 days Cate is 24 inches long and weighs 13 pounds 4.5 ounces. Both are the 92nd percentile. He head circumference is 40.1 cm, 74th percentile.
She is wearing 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diapers (probably the last order of those). She's eating 6 or 7 times per day. She's definitely dropped one of the night feedings and will occasionally only wake up once to eat.
Sleeping has been a little bit of a challenge at this point. She's doing well at night, getting up once or twice and then going back to sleep pretty easily. She wakes up for the day between 7 and 8:30 depending on if she wakes for a second night/early morning feeding or not. Naps are another story right now. We are having trouble staying in a tight swaddle and she's working her arms out and getting herself all worked up. She tends to nap well in the morning, but then naps get shorter and shorter as the day goes on and she has trouble staying asleep more than 45 minutes or so. We've been trying short sessions of crying it out (10 minutes or so), and she's fallen back asleep at times. So it's just a work in progress right now. With her short naps, she and Cole don't have an overlapping nap right now, except maybe 30 minutes. It's making for a busy day, but I know it won't be like this forever.
Cate has become much more alert and aware the past few weeks. You can definitely tell what she's looking at and when she notices us. She's started making little talking noises, and she's holding her head really well. She likes sitting in her rocker chair and looking around on her play mat. We catch her watching Cole running back and forth or zooming his cars or airplanes around. When we eat dinner, she wants to sit on someone's lap and watch what's going on. She also loves taking a bath. That's a guaranteed calm, relaxing time for her. Cate has started to relax and like being read to before bed and naps, as long as it's a short one!
Of course, Cole has to get in on the picture taking. He loves his little sis!

Our favorite milestone of the past month is the SMILE! She has a cute one and we love getting her to smile as much as we can!

Here's Cole at 2 months for comparison. :) Cole had started losing his hair at this point!

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