Happy 2 months Amaya! You are like a new baby this month…actually just over the past 2 weeks! You are making good eye contact, starting to talk, and smiling lots. You are sleeping better too, and mommy and daddy are super thankful for that. Mostly, your presence is bringing out the best in me – a slower, patient, more relaxed side that is learning to let go and cherish every moment. I’m so thankful for you every day!
You Like: bath time, napping in your swing, reading, sitting on mommy’s lap while you poop, walks outside, working out with daddy, sleeping on our chests, sucking on your hand, and yoga!
You Dislike: tummy time, being gassy, going to bed early, the hours between 9-11pm, and being cradled
Stats: Weight – 10 lbs 6 oz (36%) Height – 21.5 in (19%) Head – 39.2 cm (86%); Weight-for-Length – 73%
This last month has truly flown by. While it started off rocky, I have gotten so much better. My confidence has increased, I’m able to to relax and trust myself, and mostly I’m learning to listen and respond to Amaya’s cues. With Amaya sleeping 5 hours at night now, I’m able to get enough rest and rarely feel tired enough to nap during the day. Breastfeeding has also gotten so much better; Andy hasn’t had to give a bottle since she began sleeping longer which has regulated my supply and keeps me from waking up and feeling full. I’m also finally pain free after diligently using home remedies and switching holds.
Andy and I are in much better sync, and we are both taking big strides to take care of ourselves and look out for each other. We’re both working out at home, trying to meal prep so we can eat healthier, taking individual time out for ourselves, and just enjoying watching our baby grow. It feels like she changes each day. I buy clothes only to pack them up after a couple wears, which makes me sad. Her newborn clothes are stored, and she’s in 3 months and size 1 diapers now.
Most notably, I’m trying to put myself out there and face my fears. I’ve been able to celebrate little wins like changing her for the first time in a public restroom on my own, going out with her solo, and even attending yoga class without any issues! Each little step makes me hold my head a little higher and trust that I am capable. Our next endeavor is a roadtrip to Houston this weekend. I’m a bit nervous but mostly so excited to see family and have them meet Amaya. It won’t be an easy trip, but we got this! I only have one more month of maternity leave, and I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone. I really hope to make the most of this next month with her!
- First smile
- Making eye contact
- Starting to talk – making “air” and “eh” sounds and responding to us
- Sleeping 5 hours straight and then another 3 hours at night
- First play date with other December babies
- First mommy and me yoga class
- First mini roadtrip to Driftwood
- First date night out with mommy and daddy
Mantra: All you need is love; love is all you need.