Vera's 2 Months Old...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Our precious little lady is 2 months old now and she is growing and changing everyday.  We just love her SO much...words cannot express.  She fits perfectly into our family and it is already hard to remember the day she wasn't part of our gang.  We almost have a routine going.  She is a great nighttime sleeper but has come back into our room in the bassinet.  The crib was just too big for our peanut and she would wake up several times in the night.  In her bassinet she will sleep from 11pm-5am, do a quick feeding and then back to bed she goes until about 8-8:30AM.  Daddy and Solon do their morning breakfast as "man" time so that means mommy can sleep until about 7:30 and then have time to get ready for the day before daddy leaves at 8...
She is more and more alert everyday.  She loves to stare at her brother and watch what he is doing, loves to sit looking at you and talk to you or be sung to and she wants to be a part of dinner, reading books, and socializing.  This is where the routine kind of hits a snag, Vera does not like to nap and will hold out until she is overly tired and then want to be held for her nap (as I am typing she is in the Bjorn snoozing away :)....So the doctor said to start putting her down following a schedule of some wake time and then after an hour lay her in her swing or bassinet for a snooze and then if she wakes up after 20 minutes to let her cry for a bit and see if she goes down (tried that but she was stubborn and worked herself into a tizzy hence the Bjorn) SO we will continue to work on sleeping during the day (but I would rather work on that than the night time sleep so I am thankful!)
Vera now likes tummy time most of the time and will turn her head from side to side and her neck is getting SO strong too.  She can really hold it up when you are holding her or when she pulls it up while on her tummy.  She also smiles ALL the time.  She eats about every 3 hours and we go through about 6-8 diapers a day.  She is still in size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes but her legs are long and her pants are already getting short but she doesn't have a big enough tum-tum to hold the bigger pants up :)!  She currently has not pooped in 48 hours (Sorry TMI) but the Doctor said that is very common for breastfed babies at this age....so we will wait it out :)!  She still has not had a bottle but we are going to work on that ASAP as Scott's Christmas party is coming up :)!
She is such a sweetheart and melts our hearts so much.  She is all I ever desired in a daughter and making bows is all I hoped it would be (Wink!).  She wears lots of pink and I am currently working on her next size up wardrobe...oh the choices and the expense :)...good thing I am good at sales, coupons, and Christmas is right around the corner!!!!  Right honey??? 

We are so thankful to God for our precious daughter, we snuggle her close, give lots and lots and lots of kisses, praise God over every cute little detail from her sweet blue eyes to her teeny but long fingers and her oh so cute toes.  She is a true gift and we could not be more thankful!!!!

Here are her 2 month Stats:
10 lbs. 13 oz. (45th percentile)
**Have to laugh as I was 10 lbs. 7 oz when I was born :)
22.5 inches (41st percentile)

Everyone says her and Solon look so much alike...what do you think?  We think they are both perfect in God's image :) 
1 comment on "Vera's 2 Months Old..."
  1. She is getting so big and is just so sweet!! I am so so excited for you guys that she is sleeping so well at night!! I am sure she will get the days figured out soon too!

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