Monday, January 20, 2014

Natalie: 2 Month Update



Name: Natalie Claire

Weight: 8 pounds 12 ounces at last check-up - my guess is you are a little over 9 pounds by now.

Health: Very good health! You got two shots at the doctor and cried your first actual tears! It was a very difficult doctor visit! You breathe very loudly sometimes, but this article explained this nicely for me: 6 Reasons Why Newborns Have Stuffy Noses

Sleep: Much Better! Sleeping on your own (in the pack n' play in our room). You wake up about once a night (somewhere between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.) to feed for 15-20 minutes before you're back asleep until somewhere around 6 or 7 a.m. I never really know what to expect when I go to bed each night. But for the most part, you are sleeping really well and I don't feel like I'm not getting any sleep.

Social: Not so great for our social life. You attended your first dinner party and it didn't go so well!
You ended up non-stop crying after dinner...but of course as soon as we left, you were fine! We tried again the following weekend, hanging out at the same friend's house and things went MUCH better! I'm finally starting to get comfortable taking you out places. I finally feel like I know what makes you tick, and how to calm you down (which is usually to just start feeding you.)

Diet: EBF (Exclusively breast-feeding) - You take a bottle of pumped milk a few times a week so daddy can feed you too!

Clothes: Exclusively in newborn clothes. You are JUST about transitioning into 3-6 month clothing.

Baby Gear Love: I love the bottle sanitizer and bottle warmer. You love the boppy pillow and the SWING, which we FINALLY set up! You pretty much always fall asleep in the swing...which is good, but I wish you could just stay awake and calm in it at the same time!

Crying: I've learned that 95% of the time you're crying, it's because you're hungry. Or at least pretending to be because as soon as I start feeding you, you're fine.

Likes: Pacifier, being swaddled at night, driving in the car.

Dislikes: Not being fed

Nicknames: BUG, little bug

Postpartum: Finally into a routine. The holidays totally delayed us, like a lot. I've started to do work-out dvd's in the morning which has been great! You like to sit on the floor or in the swing and watch me while I do crazy, funny moves in front of you:


Milestones: First social smile. You've started to smile and take notice of facial expressions a WHOLE lot more! This interaction with you has made things so much more fun and exciting!
*Went out to your first restaurant: Tony Roma's in honor of the 2 month anniversary of Mommy and Daddy eating there the night before you were born! You slept through the entire dinner. Success!

*Took your first trip to Manhattan to meet Mommy's boss and coworkers. You were a gem and totally turned on the charm. Everyone loved you!

*Made your first Baby friend. This is a fried of a friend's baby who we had lunch with last week.

*Closed on a house and you pooped all over yourself at the closing! (more on that later this week...but yes, we closed on our first house!! Woot!)

*I can't believe how much you're growing. I sometimes feel like I can actually feel and see a difference in you each and every morning when you wake up. You are definitely starting to get your own little personality and it's so fun and exciting to watch unfold!

And just so you don't think taking these weekly and monthly pictures is a piece of cake....



18 comments:

  1. Aww she's beautiful!!!!!! I love the smiling pictures :) Congrats on closing on a house-- can't wait to hear more!

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    1. thanks, I can't wait to share more about the house with you!

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  2. They do grow up so fast. Taking pictures of Natalie isn't easy, I'm sure, but I'm also sure that modeling is an exhausting career for her as well. ;-) I also noticed Natalie had her first glass of wine at her first dinner party! Lol.

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    1. Lol oh yes- a bottle of their finest red! Only the best for Natalie!

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  3. I can't believe she's already 2 months old! CONGRATULATIONS on the house! Can't wait to hear more! :)

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    1. thanks, I can't wait to share more about the house with you!

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  4. Whew new baby and a new house?!!??? You have lots of exciting stuff going on. Natalie is totally adorable and I love the picture of her yawning by her 8 week sign. So cute!

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    1. I know- talk about a lot going on all at once right?! This was a house in our neighborhood that we couldn't pass up, so we jumped on it while we could. I didn't want to say anything until it was final for fear of jinxing us! That picture of her yawning cracks me up too!

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    1. Yes and yes!! I didn't want to say anything about the house before it was finalized because i was convinced I would jinx us, but I'm excited to share details about it...plus the extensive renovations we are undertaking before moving!

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  6. Wow can't wait to read about the house! Congrats to all!

    The picture of Natalie's first smile is adorable. Def bringing on the baby fever lol

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  7. I cannot believe she's 2 months old already! I'm so anxious to meet our little girl, today is my due date but so far no signs of labor :( hopefully she makes her arrival soon!!!

    I love those polka dot pants in the one picture, so adorable!

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  8. Aw, happy two months to Natalie! She is so beautiful, and I love all the super cute headbands you dress her in. I hope I get to do that with my little girl someday. Congratulations on closing on your first house, too! I can't wait to read more about your experience with that.

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  9. Love your two months post. I can't believe its two months already. Where does the time go???/ I still am working on getting some two months photos! Hopefully sometime tonight. Love all of the pictures. Natalie is so adorable.

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  10. 2 months?! These babies are all getting too big! Congrats on the house! And I love that montage at the end! That's how our monthly pictures look, too!

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  11. Love this update. She's such a doll!

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  12. Gosh she's looking more like you! Shed so beautiful. It's crazy how fast they grow though (oh and I LOVE that grey blanket!)

    Haha you should see all the outtakes from the photos I try and take of Liv - they are mostly blurry!

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  13. Trying to get caught up on your blog, but oh my gosh she is freaking adorable! I can't believe she is already 2 months old! And congrats on closing on your first house! How exciting!

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