Tuesday, August 11, 2015

LC : 2 M0NTHS!

doctors appointment: 8.5.15 on her two month mark. she grew 2 inches in length so she is now 22inches long. her head also grew and is now 15". howeverrrr her weight gain is slow :( she weighs 8lb 11oz so she definitely has gained but apparently not enough. our pediatrician thinks she's not getting enough calories because her head and height have been growing just fine, though her weight is not. we've been supplementing with syringes and she absolutely HATES that. she takes them better from isaiah than me and prefers them to be room temperature rather than straight from the fridge. we go back in a week (8/13) to re-weigh her and see what happens. if not much, the doctor thinks we need to do a metabolic work up.

diapers: honest brand / newborn size

clothes: newborn and a few 0-3! 0-3 is still fairly baggy, but they are mostly bubbles and rompers so they still do the job :) 80% of our clothes are baby gap which seems to run a little big in my opinion anyways. 

eating: the boob juice. exclusively! whenever wherever. we still haven't introduced a bottle. i am seriously too terrified for her to reject the boob after that. would make my heart soggy. she absolutely loves nursing, and nurses often so i have no idea why the slow weight gain. we have seen 3 lactation consultants and they all have said she's got a great latch and were doing things perfectly. i wish i knew what our missing link was?! :( breastfeeding is HARD. even when you think its going great.

sleeping: two 4-5 hour stretches at night. this past weekend my husband had his alarm set for 630am rather than the usual 430 and i thought oh she will wake us up for sure by then!… well she didn't! so she slept longer 6-7 hours straight and we woke her then to feed. then she went back down. all weekend she slept 12 hours with one wake up right in the middle. still working on that weight gain so i still wake her to nurse. i can't say that i mind those peaceful moments when its just her and i.

napping: she naps every day with crue and i! usually between 2-4 we are all down for a nap and it is heaven! most days i can expect a nap in the morning and in the evenings too. mornings tend to be in her swing somewhere between 11am-1pm while i do the dishes, make lunch and get some things done. the evening naps are a bit shorter and unpredictable (which is okay, because most weekends thats the time were out running around town)!

loves: being tickled, looking at silly facial expressions, bath time and eating.

hates: being hungry and being ignored.

mama: getting the hang of this 2 kids under 2 deal! it really is not as bad as people try to scare you into thinking. & at 8 weeks post partum i got my first work out in!

dada: is the best dada around. he is SO hands on and i am so thankful for him. 

extra news: in my last update i mentioned we were getting ready to head to milwaukee, we went and she did SO well. it was an absolute dream to have her along with us! she even went to her first concert and saw lady antebellum :) it turns out isaiah got invited to another work event so we'll be heading back to milwaukee in september! the zoo was so fun and we got a caricature done which she slept through the entire drawing. hopefully the second time around goes as well as the first time! week 8 // 8.1.15 my mom took all of us to mall of america so we could go to sea life for crues birthday. of course she slept through most of that too but really liked looking at the jelly fish colors in the dark room! week 9 // 8.8.15 we went to canterbury park for the horse races. it was a first time for all of us! i love that bringing her out is so easy. she's such an easy going babe. 8.9.15 we took her to target field where we watched a play on the jumbotron and on 8.13.15 we are going back for the babies first twins game! next weekend we have crue's birthday party and she has a cute outfit to go along with the theme. and after that THE STATE FAIR BEGINS! i love having summer babies.

ps. i don't think her tears have come in yet! sometimes out of her left eye we will get a single tear or two, and nothing from her right eye. i don't suspect she has clogged ducts since they are never goopy? but i forgot to ask the ped at her 2 month check up so i'll be doing that in a few days when we go in AGAIN for her weight. google told me sometimes tears don't come in until week 12, so we shall see!

thank you for joining our family lakely girl. you're the absolute best :)


  1. Breastfeeding is hard, I'm with ya! She is adorable!

  2. Ugh. Breastfeeding. Such a wonderful, yet stress inducing thing!! Hopefully you get it all figured out. She's PRECIOUS!!!

  3. She is so cute! I am glad to hear that two kids isn't as bad as people make it out to be!!

  4. I heart her so hard. Those spit bubbles are the best ever.
    We're exclusively boob juice (thus far), too! Such a different experience than with Marcus, already! Keep up the awesome work momma.
    Sure do hope that little lady starts gaining some weight. Such a little peanut she is!
    And, when can our babies all meet? I feel like they really need to do that at some point. :)

  5. Oh, goodness! What an adorable little girl, and such a good sleeper, holy cow!!!