Monday, July 15, 2013

Arya - 2 Months Old

Weight: 12 lbs

Height: 21 inches

Sleeping Habits: It seems one miss Arya Hope has "woken up".  She takes about 4 naps a day and they are only lasting 45 minutes on the dot.  You could set your watch by that kid.  On occasion I can get her back to sleep for another hour or so, but rarely.  She is rocked to sleep, then swaddled, and she naps in her rock and play.  She usually naps pretty easily and she's only up 1-2 hours between naps.  Every night she gets a bath, massage, nurse, and then off to bed.  Ah, if only it were that easy.  Sometimes she drifts sweetly off to sleep and other times (most times) she fights her bedtime like a bear.  It can take sometimes an hour to two hours to get her to go to sleep and stay asleep.  It's so frustrating and bedtime is probably the worst time of my day even though it is much anticipated.  She goes to sleep between 7:30-8:30 wakes up once to eat around 4 and then goes back to sleep from 4:30 to 6 or 7.  Twice this month she's gotten up more than once at night, but usually she'll either sleep straight through or only get up once so I'm definitely not complaining since Isabella was up 3 times a night every night for months.  

Eating Habits: We are still exclusively breast feeding.  She eats a lot, sometimes it's annoying how frequently she eats, but I feed on demand.  I'm learning her cries so I know that sometimes she wants to nurse for hunger and other times for comfort.  She won't take a paci so I'm it.  Once in a while she'll take a bottle of expressed breast milk, about 3-4 ounces.  She cluster feeds at night like crazy.  

Milestones: Slept through the night!  She's done it a handful of times this month.  Can't wait until it's a consistent thing. 

Best Thing This Month: She's smiling and cooing up a storm.  She's usually so serious and grouchy looking so when she smiles her whole face lights up.  

Challenges This Month: Getting her to go to bed at night.  I hate bedtime battles and it is so beyond frustrating to get her to sleep and have her wake up, nurse her, swaddle her, reswaddle her, walk with her, rock her, leave her be.  It pushes me to my breaking point.  

Looking Forward To: Getting rid of that damned swaddle because I hate it.  


Tamara Camera said...

She's adorable.
My first baby was just so..easy. She ate, she fell asleep at will, she grew - that was that. With my second, I truly understood why parents agonize over decisions about eating and sleeping and playing. I never had to do it the first time but I sure did the second time.

Jessica V. said...

My son is almost 3 months and he has never slept through the night. Ugh. I want it so bad!

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