Miss E reached 2 whole months yesterday! Despite all of the sadness lately, E is one consistent bright spot for all of us.
So, what has the last month brought us with our sweet little human?
Smiles! Lots and lots of smiles. she mostly smiles in the morning hours, but if she’s otherwise content, she’ll gladly smile at anyone who wants to talk to her and smile big at her.
Sleep! (knock on wood) In the last week E has slept for a solid 8-8.5 hours at least four or five times! It’s insane, and I’ve definitely gone in there to make sure she’s still alive at least once. Her pattern has been to go down between 7:30-8:30 (it varies), sleep for the 8-8.5 hours, wake up- BUT NOT EVEN FUSS OR CRY! I am having to go in there without any indication from her to change her and feed her. I guess I could start to wait and see if she goes back to sleep, but I’m not comfortable with that just yet. She’s only 2 months old. Kid has gotta eat. After a feeding, she goes back down for about 3.5 hours, sometimes 4, and even then sometimes she won’t cry or fuss and I’ll have to make the executive decision that, geez, it’s 8 or 8:30am and it is TIME TO GET UP, so I go in there and she’s laying there, wide awake, staring at the glowing light behind her blackout curtains. Just chilling. And staring. No complaints. It’s the craziest thing, and it kind of freaks me out on occasion. I mean, isn’t she hungry?! Why wouldn’t she complain?! When I pick her up to feed her, she eats readily and plenty, but it just boggles my mind that she would just lay there for who knows how long without so much as a squeak.
So that’s been happening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful she’s a great sleeper so far. I’m just a tad freaked out because it was such a sudden change. We’ll see if it becomes a continued habit. In the meantime, I’m doing my best to fill her up nice and full all day long since she’s taking such long stretches at night.
Tummy time! We do some tummy time every morning. I should probably do more in the afternoons, but she is much more agreeable in the morning, so I try to do it then. She is getting better and better at lifting her little head and shoulders high up off the ground and looking all around. I found it helps if I lay on the floor on my tummy right next to her and read her a book (placing it out in front of us so she has something to look at when she looks up).
Grabby hands! Girl has got some busy hands, all the time. And the other morning while I was changing her clothes, I caught her staring at her fist. Just laying there, holding it out in front of her face, staring at it. Her crude grasp is getting better and better (much to my hair’s dismay).
I just can’t believe how much she’s changed already in the past month, and how much she’s grown. She doesn’t have her 2 month appointment until next week, so I don’t have any official measurements, but just looking at pictures it has become quite clear that she is indeed growing. Makes my heart feel all bursty-like, really.
Time is flying, and I’m soaking up every minute.