My sweet baby girl is 2 months old today yet I feel like she has been in our lives forever. She has grown so much in the last month and is becoming such a little lady already (a little madam that is).
Amelia has come on so much in the last month. She is so much more alert and and happy within herself. She loves to smile and coo at us. At her 6 week check up the doctor booked us in for an ultrasound on her hips. She said they were a little clicky but most babies are and not to worry, she just wanted to make sure. I think she had missed a bad hip on a baby once and didn’t want to do it again. Her hips are PERFECT by the way!!! I take Pregnacare Breast-feeding supplements everyday so I can make sure that Amelia is getting everything she needs including 300mg of DHA to help promote her brain function, signalling and learning ability in later life.
Oh my…! When Amelia hit 5 weeks she turned into a mess of a baby. She became clingy tearful night and day. I knew right away what the problem was …SLEEP REGRESSION… I knew about this from when Luke was a baby but I didn’t remember it being so bad with him. On a good night we would go to bed at 10pm, I would change her and feed her and shush her to sleep and then it would hit…the cry,the cry of all cries. I would feed her again (maybe she just wanted a little top up), she would soon fall asleep again but wake as soon as I moved. I would feed her again and again and AGAIN…only after being at the boob for lets say…4 or more hours would she finally go to sleep and stay asleep. No amount or rocking, cuddling, shushing, singing to would get her to rest her little eyes. So I would get to sleep at about 4am in the end. I’m so thankful it’s over now but I bet it will be back with the next growth spurt.
She has started feeding a little more frequently now. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s getting bigger or if she has just been having back to back growth spurts for the past 2 weeks. She always plays with my boobs while she eats now which I think is just so sweet.
– She still also really loves watching her brother playing, she can keep her eyes on him for so long.
– Being close to us…she loves it when Will wears her (I think he likes it too – I’ve come in to find him bobbing around and singing to her when she’s been strapped to him)
-My boobies!!! She will hold my boob on both side while she feeds, it’s so cute and looks like she holding a bottle. She loves to snuggle into them after she eats too and I love that.
– She like to sit up and look around, mainly at things with contrasting colours but also faces.
– She still wont take a pacifier but I don’t really mind this although I do think it would help to settle her at times.
– Sleeping without a blanket over her. She always wakes up after 5 minutes if she isn’t covered up.
She wants to take everything she can in. She’ll watch everything and everyone and she gets frustrated when she can’t see anyone in the room with her (which makes it a little difficult to do things – like pee for example).
She LOVES to smile…this girl is becoming one hell of a smiler and it just melts my heart every time. She will be looking up at me after feeding and all of a sudden there it is. This huge beaming smile. It’s just so captivating. I LOVE IT!! I even caught a little giggle on camera and I mean a proper little laugh.