Two months!

The second month was better than the first, but with new and different challenges – which I feel like is going to be a common occurrence month after month.  Baby A is still eating and sleeping fairly well.  Still about 3 hours in between feedings, though we are trying to stretch a few of those out at night if she isn’t already awake.

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She is all in 0-3, and 3 months clothes now. (Carters 3 months fit her the best with a little room to grow)  She is now in Size 1 diapers which seemed so large at first, but when you look at the weight guides on them she should’ve already been in them.  Maybe she is just longer and leaner than many babies so they large at first even though according to her weight they should’ve fit her? We have tried a few kinds of diapers and I think Pampers are what we are sticking with now.  None of them seem to be able to 100% contain her giant poopy diapers, but those seem to do the best job.

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She started to smile this month! She particularly enjoys it when people are talking to her, and she also will smile just randomly when she is having fun hanging out on her activity mat, or in her crib.  She also is awake a lot more. Fortunately when she is awake she is usually happy – unless she is hungry – which is nice.  She really likes to just hang out and look around at things.

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She is getting more and more interactive by the day.  People, toys, everything around her is interesting and she loves to just look around and take everything in.


It has been over two weeks now since giving birth.  Sometimes it feels like months, sometimes it feels like just yesterday.  Either way, as I continue to heal and get my body back up to normal speed, there are some things that I am grateful to have back after 41 weeks of being pregnant.

  • Sleeping on my back.  Well, really, being able to move around easily while laying down is an amazing feeling.  Those last couple of weeks of pregnancy I felt like I was gigantic and it took all of my strength to roll myself over in bed.  Even though I’m still not getting a whole lot more sleep than those last two weeks for other baby related reasons, I am happy to say it is much easier to get comfortable when I do get to sleep.
  • Deli meat.  Deli meat sandwiches were always an easy meal option for us – until I got pregnant and deli-meat was out of the picture.  I’m so happy that deli meat sandwiches are back in rotation.  I may have missed them so much that I requested a sandwich for one of my first post-birth meals while still in the hospital.
  • Bending over.  It is really nice to be able to bend over, put on socks and shoes, get up off the couch, and generally move around with less hassle now.
  • I’m still waiting to go out to eat, but I can’t wait to have a deliciously medium-rare cooked steak.  i feel like a Valentine’s Day dinner out might be a good opportunity for this…or really any other day, because I can’t wait.  Some tasty wine and dessert would go great with that steak as well.  (Hey, Madison, where is your favorite place to get steak??)
  • Non-maternity clothes.  I still can’t fit into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes (which is to be expected) but I can definitely wear more than those last couple of weeks.  I swear weeks 39-41 I wore the same 4 things over and over again.  Now that I have a few more options of things to wear – even if they are just larger t-shirts and tank tops that I had bought at the beginning of the pregnancy, I feel like I have so many more options.  Oh, and wearing sweatpants pretty much all the time is pretty great too.

As much as I felt pretty good through almost the whole pregnancy, those last couple of weeks really did me in.  I’m so happy to have baby on the outside now, though that does have its own stresses too of course.