Oh Zoe, I can’t believe you are two months old!!!
Nicknames: Little Z, Cheeks, Sweet Cheeks, Kiddo
Loves: mat time on your back, crib and swing mobiles, anything that lights up, Violet (your Leapfrog dog that sings and has a collar that lights up), chewing on your hands
Hates: tummy time, waiting for your bottle to warm up
Milestones: On 2/2/17 you moved around your first rattle with assistance from the chair, on 2/6/17 you grabbed your first toy and moved it up to your mouth and proceeded to chew on it. And so it begins! You started smiling before your first month, but this month you really recognize everyone and smile when you see me come get you in the mornings or from a nap. Around the 7 week mark, you started going to bed for the night between 10pm-11pm and sleep until 5am-7am. It has been glorious!!! You have also been staying up longer stretches during the day, and taking less naps in general.
Clothing: I started packing away your newborn sized things around 7 weeks. You are getting to be too long for the items that had feet in them. You still fit in to two or three pairs of your newborn pants without any feet. Mostly you are wearing 0-3 month sized items, and a few 3 month things. Most 3 month things fit you length-wise but you are swimming in them otherwise.
Feeding: You take anywhere from 3 to 6 ounces when you have a bottle. Usually it is 6 ounces when you wake up in the morning, and mostly 4 ounce bottles every 2-3 hours during the day if you are awake. If you happen to take a long day nap, it is 5-6 ounces when you wake up!
Looks: Your eyes keep getting a lighter and lighter shade of blue, and your hair has gotten a little lighter too.
There are so many things I want to remember from the last month!!!
–How much you love laying on the changing table and having conversations with me. After I get your diaper changed and get you dressed again, I give you four kisses. One on your right cheek, then your forehead, then your left cheek then you always open your mouth real big like you are kissing me back! It is the sweetest thing!!!!
–The most dramatic way that you grunt when you are stretching, or eating, or sleeping. It is adorable.
–The way you loudly suck on your pacifier when you’re mad that it isn’t your bottle. Sometimes you even give me an angry look while doing it and furrow your brow.
–How you play with your hair when you are falling asleep.
–The huge smile that spreads across your face when you recognize me when you wake up in the mornings and I am coming in to get you. Melts my heart every time!!!!!
–When you try to talk to us and you sound like a little owl with a “who” sound.
–How you smile and give almost a little giggle noise when I open your diaper and find poo.
–The way you scrunch your shoulders when you smile real big.
–The way you tap your fingers on your bottle while you drink.
–When you lay down for mat play, you become obsessed with your dresser drawer handle and get frustrated because you can’t figure out how to move your arm to reach for it yet.