2 Months Old. Wow! She's two months old already! I take that back. Technically she turned two months old on February 20th. Today she is now 11 weeks old. Time is really flying by. My baby is changing so much! She's no longer a newborn but an infant. It's so exciting to see her grow.
On Monday, the 28th, we had Aubrey's doctor's appointment. She was weighed, measured and had her first vaccines. My peanut weighs in at 11 pounds 2 ounces and is 22 inches long. She hasn't quiet gained a pound since her last appointment almost a month and a half ago. Her shots were terrible! Or her reaction to them was. She screamed bloody murder and had tears running down her cheeks. It broke this momma's heart! The photo above is her numbing patches for her shots. Thankfully, she had no adverse reaction to the shots. Not even a fever so Praise the Lord for that!!
Aubrey is now cooing, smiling and "talking" to us. The best thing is in the morning when she's making noise and you look down into her cradle - when she cathes your eye, there is that killer smile. It melts my heart every time and makes the groggy wake-up feeling worth it.
On my birthday, the 21st, I put a toy in Aubrey's hands and she promptly brought it up to her mouth. It was the first time she actually held a toy! What a milestone! Soon everything will be going into her mouth but it's been fun these past few weeks playing toys with her.
Aubrey is still sleeping through the night. Our evening routine is a bath at 8. I have the lights in our bedroom off with just a night table lamp on. Her blanket is laid out on the bed with her pajamas, undershirt, brush, diaper and lotion. After her bath I bring her into the room and put on her diaper. She's usually pretty fussy at this point because she knows dinner is coming! But then we move on to a baby massage and she usually stops her fussing. I dress her, comb her hair and wrap her up in the warmest blanket she owns. Then I turn on a lullaby cd and she nurses until she falls asleep. I say prayers over her and just enjoy the quiet moment with my precious girl. Thankfully she sleep from around 11 pm/midnight until 6 or 8 in the morning. It's lovely!
The week Aubrey turned 2 months old, she officially grew out of her newborn outfits. She still fits best into clothes that are 0-3 months. Three month items are generally way to big on her.
We finally ventured to church. I hesitated for awhile until she was older because I was afraid of the germ factor. I knew a lot of friends would want to see Aubrey and I just wanted to make sure she was a little older first. Plus, I was still getting used to being a mom so I think the Lord gave me a little break on the no church thing. Our first trip Aubrey slept through the worship. Then woke up for the sermon. She started to get a little fussy and had a wet diaper so we scooted out and missed the entire service. Funny, there were so many moms and dads in the foyer.
We made it to church again two weeks later and what a difference those two weeks made! She was smiling at everyone. She loved the worship and sat in my arms just enjoying it. During the service she slept in her daddy's arms and afterwards enjoyed being held by a number of our friends. She was such a champ! I was really proud of her.
And finally, last night, we removed the netting out of Aubrey's bathtub. Her tub came with this little net that a newborn sits in. It's such a nice feature for a baby bathtub as the mom or dad can be hands free while washing their little peanut. Aubrey loved her net but was getting a little scrunched in it. So last night, I took it out. And oh did she love it!! She was able to splash, and kick, and trash about in her tub. She sat in there for half an hour!! I wish I had a video of it because it was so entertaining. But I suppose I will have to do as Mary did and treasure that moment up in my heart. I can't wait for bathtime tonight!
Happy 2 Months little girl!!