Ellie Jane is 2 months old now! Even though I know she's growing and has gotten bigger since she was born, I still feel like she is so small. Whenever we are out and about, people will come to gawk at all the adorable-ness that is Ellie (obviously) and are always surprised when I say that she is 2 months old. I think they expect me to say something more like 3-4 weeks. She is petite and tiny, that's for sure.
But she is getting some more fat on her and slowing moving out of her newborn clothing. She is an excellent eater as well! :)
We are so happy to have Ellie as part of our family. I know I say this all the time, but she is just SO sweet! Having a second child is a whole different experience than with the first. Things are so much easier. And of course it helps that Ellie is so easy-going and is an A-MAZ-ING sleeper (at least compared to her big brother).
I am truly enjoying every day with her- her soft skin, sweet baby scent, the way she looks at me and tells me how much she loves me with her eyes, her tiny hands that grasp my finger, and her fuzzy head after a warm bath. I feel so blessed that she has such a good disposition. Don't get me wrong. She is still an BABY. She cries, she poops, she wakes up in the middle of the night. But overall she is an easy baby. It allows me the time and patience to be a good mom to our toddler, too (and made our move a lot easier!). Luke is so much fun, but he is at a hard age right now and demands a lot of attention. Ellie is just what we needed. I have no doubt, though, that some of Luke's feistiness will rub off on her as she gets older. :)
As we are settling down into our new home and city and I'm getting the hang of having two kids, Luke is starting to adjust better to all the new changes and we have had significantly less meltdowns in our house. Thank goodness for that! We really love living here and I will write more about it in another post.
Here is a little about Ellie at 2 months old:
-Sleeps anywhere from a 5 to 7 hour stretch at night and goes back to sleep after nursing (usually goes to bed around 9PM or 10PM and wakes up around 3:30AM to 5:30AM to feed). She even slept 8 hours one night!
-Smiles all the time now, especially when she first wakes up and I come to pick her up.
-Naps for a long stretch in the morning.
-Eyelashes are getting longer and darker... maybe they will end up as long and luscious as her brother's!
-Hair is growing back on the top where she lost it all. ;)
-Is starting to get a little fussy in the evenings before conking out for the night- usually around the time we are trying to put Luke to bed.
-Finally fits into some of her 3 months size clothing. Still wearing some newborn stuff, too.
-Not sure of her height/weight and percentiles yet, until we have her 2/3 month doctor's appointment.
-Makes the cutest noises.
-Starting to grasp/grab things. I see a haircut in my near future.
-Usually falls asleep really easily and without a lot of assistance (with the exception of some fussiness in the evenings around 8PM).
-Has a "stork bite" (small, reddish birth mark) on the nape of her neck, just like her brother and daddy.
-Loves looking out the window, at the TV or at people's faces.
-Still hasn't lost the dark, fuzzy hair on her ears that she was born with. Hopefully that goes away before she's a teenager. ;)
-Was an angel at my brother's wedding on the 2nd and basically slept through the whole thing in my Aunt's arms.
I am trying to savor every moment with my kids, but I can't wait to see how Ellie (and Luke!) changes and grows in the next month.