Friday, November 14, 2008

2 months old!

Well we're at 9 weeks and counting! :) Lorelai had her 2 month b-day this last Tuesday, and Erick and I can't believe how fast the last two months have gone! She is amazing though, and becomes more and more fun to take care of as the days go by. She smiles full on now, and it's awesome to talk to her and have her bust one out on you. And she coos back to you when you talk to her now, telling you all sorts of her thoughts. She's fairly predictable too with her eating and sleeping schedule, she has set her own rhythm, and she takes little one hour naps all day long in between her feedings which occur about every 3 hours. She sleeps most of the night now, usually getting up at 2 and 5 for feedings and then waking up for the day at 8am. Her Dr. said that she just needs to gain one more pound and then I can start trying to phase out that 2 o'clock feeding, as she will be able to sleep 8 hours without eating. I don't see myself being very successful with that until probably February, as December and January are going to be full of changes with us visiting family for Christmas and then moving to our next duty station, but who knows...maybe she'll surprise me and phase it out herself! :)

Her Dr. appointment went great. She is 11 lbs even, 23 and 1/4 inches long, and her skull circumference is 38.25 cm...which puts her in the 90th percentile for height, 50th percentile for weight, and 25th percentile for her skull. She's beautiful and healthy and happy, and the Dr. said that I was doing a great job....lol which of course I hear from my mom and sisters and friends all the time, but it was nice to hear the Dr. say it...lol made it a little bit easier to believe as she is unbiased towards me personally. I don't know that she is going to be a very shy child, she was so great at the appointment, charming all the nurses and her Dr. with her smiles and her cooing! She let them poke and prod her and do all sorts of things to her without a fuss, that is until the shots, which of course were painful, but she calmed down pretty quickly with a little love. She's very curious about everything and is always looking at things and people, and it's great because she's so alert, you can see her working everything out behind her eyes.

Anyway...enough bragging about Lorelai! :) Erick and I still don't know where we're going to be stationed, we're hoping to find out next week, but we'll see. I promise as soon as we find out I'll let y'all know. A little over two weeks until we head to Utah, and we're excited to see my family, though not looking forward to leaving Erick. So thats a little update on out lives for the moment.

Posted a few pictures from this week so you all can see her. Enjoy!

love,
Jen

2 thoughts:

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

It is alway good to brag about our wee ones! She is a doll. Long and skinny. I can't wait to see you guys, only 5 weeks to go for us. :) Yea! I am soooo excited to see everyone for christmas. Keep up the great blogging. Love ya Stacie

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

I can't get over how wise she looks! It is amazing to me how special these new spirits are. LOve you Stacie