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Sunday, November 21, 2010

2 Month Appointment and a Few Pics

Jenna went to the doctor for her two month check-up on Wednesday.  She is now 23" long and weighs 12 pounds (we started at 19" and 6 lbs, 11 oz).  She got her first round of vaccinations, which wasn't actually that bad.  The doctor asked about how much milk Jenna is taking in on a daily basis.  We told her that she is getting anywhere from 40-45 ounces every 24 hours, and she looked at us kind of funny.  She followed up the funny look by telling us that about 26 ounces every 24 hours is considered to be normal/average at this point.  I guess that explains the chubby cheeks!  :-)

We finally got the disk with her 1 month photos.  There are a few below, as well as some of our maternity photos taken by the same photographer four days before she was born.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Month Two

It's hard to believe that I haven't posted here in almost a month.  Things have been busy, and most of my posting efforts went into Gracie's blog during October.

All is going well so far, but unfortunately, she has completely mixed up her days and nights.  For the last week she has been wide awake from midnight until 4 a.m.  Not fussy (as long as we occupy her)...just awake.  But all things considered, she is still pretty low maintenance for an infant.   She goes for her hearing screening tomorrow (the hospital's machine was broken when we were there, so now they are catching up all the infants that missed it before they went home) and she goes back to the doctor for her 2 month checkup next week.

I had my postpartum follow-up last week, and of course Jenna had to go with me to make an appearance.  I thought I was going to have to fight the midwife to get her back.  :-)   Last weekend we participated in our town's annual Halloween parade.  The fire company decided to put a float together for all of our kids to ride on with the adults walking beside it.  I didn't get her a costume, primarily because she had 11 Halloween outfits to wear, so we put her in her little fuzzy bear jacket (it has little bear ears on the hood), wrapped her up in the Moby and walked with her.  It was fun for us, but she slept through the entire ordeal.  (Pics to come later when I steal them from someone else - we left the camera at home.)  This weekend's excitement was sitting down and figuring out what cloth diapering supplies to order now that we are settling into a regular routine and not feeling overwhelmed by the newness of having her here with us.  If any of you are cloth diaperers and have tips or suggestions, I am open to any input you might want to send this way!   For now, I think I am going to order 3-5 different pocket diapers to try out and some prefolds to use with our g-pants.

We had some professional pictures taken by an acquaintance 2 weeks ago.  I have one of them (pre-removal of my hand) posted below.  It is the only one the photographer emailed to me - I am getting anxious to see the rest!

Here are a few pictures of the relatively comical faces that she makes.  They come and go so quickly that it's hard to catch them with the camera!

These were taken on the day she turned a month old - October 15th....a bittersweet day, to say the least.

And last, but absolutely not least...