Friday, March 27, 2009

2 Months

Ok, this was really hard to pick pictures, so this is a picture packed post!! Abbi is 2 months old! I keep saying that it seems like the last 2 months of my pregnancy took SO long, but the first 2 months of Abbi's life have just gone by so quickly!

At 2 months, Abbi:
  • is quite the big baby!! She is weighing in at 12 pounds 14 ounces and is 24 inches tall. That puts her in the 90th percentile for weight and 96th percentile for height!! But she has a small head that only comes in at the 30th percentile.
  • has found her fist and loves to suck on it! Sometimes she will even get so carried away trying to stick the whole thing in her mouth that she will gag herself!
  • still loves staring at the ceiling fan and staring out the window. She loves for you to walk her around the house, with her facing out so that she can look at everything. She is quite curious!
  • smiles like crazy, and has even started half laughing. She has the cutest dimples (that are soo hard to catch in a picture!) but they make me smile every time I see them.
  • is a really strong girl. She has great neck/head control and has for quite some time now. She also has strong legs and loves to stand up. In fact, her favorite thing to do is to have you hold her standing - facing out, of course, so she can see the world around her!
  • loves to watch tv. I think she just loves watching the movement, but the tv will keep her attention for quite some time.
  • is becoming a little bit more independent. I can put her in her bouncer or swing or laying on the floor for more time now than I could last month. She still loves to be held, though!
  • hates going to sleep. She will cry almost every time before she goes down for a nap or down for the night. Around 6 weeks, those crying fits would last quite awhile, but luckily it's not as bad anymore!
  • still eats like a champ! I guess you can tell that by her weight, though! (And by her double chin!)
  • still eats about every 2 hours during the day. The only time she will go longer is if she is taking a good nap, but she will usually wake up at 2 hours on the dot!
  • hates sleeping in her bed. This is our biggest struggle, lately. I'm trying to train her to sleep in her bed, but she's not having it. Any suggestions are welcome!
  • even though she hates sleeping in her bed, she still sleeps really well all night - usually in the swing. She'll wake up to eat every 3-4 hours, but always falls right back asleep.
  • wants to start rolling over, but hasn't quite got it yet. She'll get over onto her side, but hasn't rolled over yet.

  • loves her daddy! Whenever he gets home from work, she'll always turn towards him when she hears him. And she gets the biggest smiles on her face when he talks to her!
  • used to hate taking baths, but now will make it through without crying. But once I try to dry and lotion her, she hates it and will always start screaming!
  • has started eating from a bottle. Josh complained forever that he wanted to feed her, so I've started pumping for one of her meals every day and Josh feeds her. It's his favorite time of the day!
  • is very responsive. She'll smile when you smile at her, and she'll try to mimic your facial expressions. Such a smart girl!
  • speaking of smart, I think she is figuring out how to manipulate us! She has this little fake cry that she will do when she wants attention. It's cute, but I can see that we are in trouble when she gets older!
I had to include this picture, because although it's been a great month, we've also seen a lot of this face! But I still love her like crazy!
I also decided to start taking her picture in the Lazy Boy every month. I've seen a few people take pictures next to or on something every month so you can see how much they've grown. I can't believe how big she already is!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Fist

I think we're going to have a finger sucker. Right now, she tries to put her whole fist in her mouth, but I'm pretty sure once she's a little more coordinated, it's going to be all about the fingers!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from our little leprechaun!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Abby or Abi?

OK, I need some advice. And I realize this probably should have been decided weeks ago since my daughter is already almost 7 weeks old, but then again, we didn't even have her middle name chosen until she was almost a week old!

So we are debating on the spelling of her nickname - Abby or Abi. Before she was born, Josh was spelling it Abi, but I have always spelled it Abby. My mother in law also spelled it Abi in a text message the other day, and it got me thinking. Since Abi is the beggining of her name - Abigail - and since Abigail is a pretty popular name and 98% of them spell it Abby, maybe we should spell it Abi. What do you think?

In other news, usually Abi (Abby??) wakes up every 3 to 4 hours at night to eat, but falls right back asleep after eating - actually she usually falls asleep during eating! But last night, I fell asleep holding her in the Lazy Boy at about 10:30, and neither of us woke up until about 4am!! I guess we were both exhausted - that's the longest she's ever slept without eating. I had leaked all over (sorry - TMI) but we both woke up so refreshed!

I think we'll go with Abbi - what do you think of that?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

6 Weeks

I know I'll probably say this a million times, but I can't believe how fast time flies! It has been a great six weeks, but the last few days have been a bit rough. Especially yesterday evening. I think she cried for about 2 hours. I ended up going for a drive with her, and she fell asleep...until I got home, then she woke up and cried some more. I think she finally wore herself out, because she was good all night and she has been good today. Let's just hope that last night was a just one night and that it doesn't happen again!! But no matter what, I still love this little girl so much!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunday Walk

We had a hard morning yesterday - actually Abby did - so Josh suggested that we take a Sunday afternoon drive up the canyon. And since it was so nice outside, we decided to go for a little walk up one of the trails. It was sooo nice to get out and get some fresh air - and I think Max was the most excited of all!! Abby slept in her stroller the whole time, but it was nice to take a little family walk.

It also made me realize just how wonderful it is to live in a place that is so full of beauty. Even though everything was dead because of the winter, and all of the snow was brown and melting, it is still so wonderful to look around and see the beauty and majesty of the mountains. I can't wait to take more walks once spring actually hits!