Yesterday was an emotional day. I cried a little… because yesterday, you have been outside my tummy for two whole months.
You are a beautiful little girl and your personality is starting to come through.
We ended up celebrating your 2 month birthday with a trip to the Doctors for your 8 week immunisations. You’ve been feeling pretty rubbish since then and this morning you frightened Mummy because you wouldn’t feed at all. Throughout the day though you have gradually picked up and seem much better now.
Your last appointment with the cardiac team went as well as could be expected and everything seems to be just the same.
I am still struggling to come to terms with the way you arrived and everything that happened in the days and weeks that followed. It will take me time but I will stop worrying about every breath and every sneeze and every cough. (Although, I’m dreading winter to be honest!)
How have you done this month?
Weight/Length – As of last Wednesday you weighed 10lb 4.5oz. You were 57.5cm long. You have gained 3lb 1oz since birth (wow) and grown 3.5cm.
Clothes Size – You are longer than you are wide… You wear 0-3 month baby gros and your toes touch the end. You are still wearing a mixture of First Size and 0-3 month clothes otherwise though.
Feeding – You still don’t feed that well. You take 4oz or less per feed and on average have around 18oz a day…
Sleep – You sleep well at night – from 8.30pm – 11.30pm and midnight to 6/7am. During the day you are more alert and for longer periods and your favourite place to sleep is cuddled up on my chest.
New Tricks? – This month you have started to smile… Mostly when I’m trying to feed you and you would rather just look at me. You recognise Boyo, Princess Pants and Comma and follow them around the room.
As much as I struggle on times, I love you with all of my heart, Rainbow.
Lots of Love, Hugs and Squishes,