Time is flying by.
Part of me feels like she was just born and part of me feels like she's been here forever.
This month she has become much more alert and interactive.
She started cooing a few weeks ago. It's so cute! We love to hear her "talk" and talk back to her.
She is becoming more expressive too. One of my favorite things to do is stare at her and make different faces and then watch her try to copy them.
She loves to eat. My mom calls her a "chow hound." She eats every 3-4 hours, but from about 5:00pm-9:00pm she likes to cluster feed, sometimes eating every hour. We gave her a 5oz. bottle of pumped milk and she chugged it in 10 minutes. And then she wanted more! She gets this really intense look on her face when she eats. It cracks me up.
June is a great sleeper. She has been sleeping through the night (7-9 hours) for a few weeks now. Paul says she takes after her mama-loves to eat and sleep :)
Unfortunately, her naps aren't as good. Most days she wants to be held and jiggled/rocked to sleep and the second I put her down, she wakes up. Sometimes she even cries if I'm only holding her with one arm. This definitely makes it hard to get anything done during the day, but I'm trying to soak up all this cuddle time with my baby while she's still little. She will take a good nap if we're out and about and she falls asleep in her carseat. I've even had to wake her up a few times to feed her.
She spent her first night away from home this month. We went up to Boulder to visit my parents and she did great!
She also started sucking on her hands this month. I wonder if she will be a thumbsucker.
June likes to lay on her play mat and look at all of the hanging toys. (Please note her hand in this pic. She does this a lot-puts her thumb in between her pointer and middle fingers)
She also likes being on her changing table and likes baths, but doesn't like it when we take her out of the bath. She does not like her swing and she HATES tummy time! And she can go either way with the pacifier and carrier/wrap-sometimes she likes them, sometimes she hates them.
She is a pretty mild-mannered baby, but she definitely knows what she wants and will let you know if she doesn't like something! And just when I think I have her figured out, she flips the switch on me.
She keeps us on our toes, but we absolutely love life with this little lady.
I can't wait to see what the next month holds :)
2 MONTH STATS:
weight: 11 lbs. 2 oz. (50th percentile)
height: 23 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
diapers: size 1 (at 7 weeks)
clothes: 0-3 and 3 months
nicknames: June Bug