Ava was delighted to share her two month birthday with Christmas Eve yesterday. She spent the evening being passed amongst grandparents, her aunt, and her great-great aunt and uncle. She seemed to appreciate the gift part of the holiday, watching wide eyed as Kevin and I tore into her stack of presents
Two months old! It feels like she has been with us so much longer and yet she still seems so little. She is the sun that each day revolves around. She is beginning to discover her voice and makes the sweetest little cooing sounds. She gets this little smile on her face like she just thought of the best joke ever. She eats every 2 to 2.5 hours, except overnight. We were waking her up every four hours for a meal through the night, but at her two month well check we got the go-ahead to let her sleep for as long as she wants through the night. She has celebrated that milestone by sleeping around 6 hours straight each night. Kevin and I feel so rested and downright lazy after 6 straight hours of sleep!
Her two month well check went great. She weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz, and she was 21 1/2″ long. Still a little gal, but growing at the rates she needs to be growing at, per our wonderful pediatrician. She was NOT happy about the shots (that was the loudest we’d ever heard her cry and it broke our hearts right in two), but handled them well that night and in the days that followed. Seemed to sleep a little more than usual and her nose seemed a little more stuffy than normal and her eyes seemed a little red and watery. But overall, she seemed to feel fine!
We do tummy time each day and she seems to be working hard on holding her head up on her own. She loves to sleep with her arms up over her head – maybe she’s picked up that “touchdown” signal from all the football she watches with her dad. Her eyes are still blue, and her hair is still brown. She has a little bit of a receding hairline and her hair seems to be getting thicker in the back. A nice little skullet look, but she totally pulls it off.
She is a busy, busy girl. If she’s awake, she’s usually moving, her little arms and legs stretching, reaching, punching, kicking. We waited until she was around 5 weeks old to introduce the pacifier and the bottle. She was a little reluctant about each at first, but she seems like she’s good with the world of fake nipples now.
She has discovered her hands and the little toy that hangs over her head in one of her rockers. It is fun to see her focus on something and you can almost see the little wheels in her brain turning as she tries to fit together the pieces of her world.