Saturday, August 18, 2012

Savannah- 2 Months

Weight: 11.2 lbs (75%)
Height: 23 1/4 in (90%)

Savannah is 2 months old already! It's hard to remember what life was like before our little girl. She is coming more and more alert everyday. I was looking forward to the sweet baby coos and she started doing them around 6 weeks. She is a strong little thing! When I'm burping her she pushes off my legs and tries to stand up! She also has good head control to be so small. We did hit a bump in the road with nursing when I started showing signs of thrush. I was having some pain in my breast and some other symptoms and I knew something was up. She didn't have any signs of it but we went ahead and treated her with an oral medicine to prevent us from passing it back and forth. I had to take a prescription pill for 2 weeks and use a topical treatment after every feeding plus give her meds after. This got old really fast since she eats 8-10 times a day! We are all better now and I pray it will never come back. I'm taking a probiotic now and that seems to be helping. I thought by eating a lot of greek yogurt that it would help but it has sugar in it and that can make it worse. She is eating great and gaining really well so this Mama is pleased. I sometimes have to pump in the morning since I am full from going longer stretches at night so she will get one bottle a day or I freeze it. She isn't a big fan of the bottle and I have yet to find a paci that she will take. It's so crazy that I'm trying to take Sawyer's paci away and trying everything to get her to take one when she gets fussy from being tired!
I haven't tried to put her on any type of schedule yet so just seeing how she does on her own with eat, play, sleep cycle. We do have a good bedtime routine going and it seems to be working out well. She will cluster feed from 5-8 and throw in a little cat nap in there then it's bath time, nurse, then swaddle. She fights the swaddle sometimes but if we don't she will wake herself up with the startle reflex. She is sleeping in the bassinet in our room too. She goes down around 8 and will wake up between 2-3 to eat, back down until 6-7, eat, then wake up around 9. After her 6 or 7 feeding she will snuggle beside me and go back to sleep. This is my favorite time of day. I just stare at her and take in every moment. That is until big bro wakes up and I have to leave her there while I feed him breakfast and we watch cartoons. I love our mornings! She is such a sweet girl and we love her more and more everyday!

1 comment:

  1. She is adorable and sounds a lot like Carter in a lot of ways! He refused a paci and still does to this day and he fought his swaddle too but, like you, we had to force it because startle reflex robbed him of good conistent sleep. She is seriously so adorable Lindsey! Hopefully I can meet her one day soon!