Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another Month

Well our precious Makenzie is two months old! It is getting easier every day to have two kids at home. Aiden is so good with her and wants to help all the time. He will gladly go get pacifiers, diapers, or whatever I need. It's nice having him around! lol
In the last month, Makenzie ...
*has gained about 3 pounds and weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces (70th percentile) and is 25" long (90th percentile).
*has gone from sleeping 2-3 hours at a time to 6-8 hours when she goes down for bed. It's wonderful! Sometimes she wakes up twice in a 12 hour period at night, but mostly it is just once. She usually sleeps from 9-9 (or 10). I love that my kids sleep in!
*has learned to hold her head up really well and can roll from her tummy to her back.
*nurses every 3.5 to 4 hours instead of every 2.5 to 3.
*still sleeps on her tummy and likes to be warm at night. I have a space heater going at night and I put a fleece sleep sack over her pjs.
*cooes and smiles a lot!
*still wears 0-3 month clothes but some of her 3-6 month clothes are beginning to fit. She wore newborn diapers for the first month of her life and is now in size 1. However, when we are not out of town, she wears cloth diapers. I love the cloth diapers! They are soooo cute.
*goes to sleep easily with just a little rocking. Sometimes she'll want a pacifier to fall asleep, but usually she spits it out once she is asleep. This is good because I don't want her to become to dependent on it. The easier it is to break her, the better. I'm not a fan of toddlers with pacifiers.
*has become a really easy going baby. She loves to be held and doesn't care who is holding her. She tolerates her swing and bouncy seat for short periods of time.
*loves when I carry her in the sling. She will go right to sleep so I usually "wear" her when I am out running errands.
*made her first trip to Hot Springs. She got to meet all her great uncles, great aunts, and great grandparents.
*she continues to nap at the same time Aiden does every day so I have a chance to rest, do housework, or relax.
I have to say that at this point in time, life is good!!