Katie is 2 months old today. I can't believe how fast the time is going.
She had her 2 month appt today. The doctor said she was doing fantastic. She weighed 11 lbs 6 ozs and was 23 inches long. Both in the 75%. Her head was 39cm, 50%. We asked the doctor about her refusing to take a bottle and she said to keep trying and she would take the bottle when she got hungry enough. I sure hope so.
Her cradle cap is still there and the doctor said it will eventually go away. She seemed really pleased with how Katie was picking her head up and smiling. She said she was right on schedule and that Fred and I were doing an excellent job with her.
Katie also had to get her shots. She got a DTaP, Hib, Polio, PCV and a rotavirus oral solution. I gave it a lot of thought about weather or not to do the vaccines but if the doctor recommends it then I trust them. I also think the benefits outweigh the risk of the vaccines.
Her next appt is at 4 months old. I just can't believe how fast she is growing. She is smiling a lot and holding her head up very well. She follows us around the room with her eyes. I am also so proud of myself for reaching the 2 month mark of breastfeeding.
Katie is now 10 weeks old and we have thrush. I noticed a white spot on the side of her cheek on Saturday and her tongue was more white than normal and then yesterday it was not any better. It had more white spots on her cheeks and her tongue looked worse so this morning I called the doctors office and we went in. One look and she said yep its thrush. So now we are doing nystatin 4 times a day for Katie and nystatin cream for me 4 times a day. I hope that it gets better quickly.
I have to go back to work in 2 weeks and I am so sad about it. On a happier note, Katie is smiling more and doing tummy time more. She is getting her strong with holding her head up. I think she will roll over soon. She is also starting to make baby sounds and it is so cute. She was 12 and a half pounds at the doctors this morning. I can't believe how big she is getting.
Katie is 2 and a half months old. Her thrush is better, it only took a few days but I am going to keep doing the medicine until tomorow. The big news is that she slept for 8 hours last night. She went to bed at 9 and slept until 5 then she ate and slept until 8. I am so proud of her and I hope it keeps up. I had some huge boobs this morning though but its worth it for the sleep.
Katie is 2 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old and she laughed for the very first time today. It was just the sweetest sound in the whole world. She giggled at me when I was making faces at her. I even called Fred at work so he could hear her. Oh my goodness I never knew someone laughing could bring me such joy. This little girl has got my heart.
I went back to work on Sunday night, it was hard to leave her. Of course I am just leaving her with Fred but it was still hard. I was not at all worried about leaving her with him, I was worried about me. They did great and Fred called me when he got her to sleep and when he got up to feed her. It made me feel a lot better. I had never been away from her that long since she was born.
I thought that the thrush was gone but it looks like it is back again. We have been doing the Nystatin but it does not seem to be looking any better so I am going to try a little different treatment.
So I have been back at work 2 weekends now. Katie is still not doing very well with the bottle but I have come to the conclusion that she will eat when she is hungry. She is sleeping very well too. She slept for 8 hours lat night, woke up to eat and slept another 3 and a half hours. I am so proud of her and happy for me.
I started giving her probodics for her thrush and it seems to be helping a lot. The white spots in her cheeks are almost all the way gone.
She is giggling and making baby sounds a little more. I can't wait until she laughs a lot. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. We put her in the walker for a few minutes the other day and she seems to like it. She is not really big enough for it yet but it will not be long.
Katie had her very first Christmas. She got lots of toys and clothes from everyone. We went and saw Freds side of the family Christmas Eve since I had to work Christmas night. Then we went to Mimi's house Christmas morning.
We put her in her jumparoo for the first time today and she really liked it. She is holding her head up so well now. She is laughing and smiling all the time. Her schedule is kind of getting messed up when I have to work because she is still not taking the bottle very well. I hope since I had to work three nights this week we can get her back on track. She slept for 8 hours the other night again. It was great. She had went back to sleeping 6 hours so we will see what happens. I don't really mind at all getting up with her because she just eats and then goes right back to sleep.
She is just the sweetest thing in the whole world and she just makes me so happy. Fred said the other day that he doesn't know how I get anything done during the day while watching her. I think since I have been working nights he appreciates what I do way more. He said he is so busy taking care of her he can't do anything else. It made me feel really good.
So I am depressed. I cleaned out some of Katie's clothes that don't fit anymore and took some out of new clothes that are 3-6 months. I was so sad to put the little clothes away. I can not believe how fast she is growing. The little onesies are so sweet and I hate boxing them up. Don't get me wrong I love that she is healthy and growing but it is so sad to me.
She is 14 weeks already. I just don't want her to grow up to fast. I want to enjoy her at every stage of her life. I just don't want time to go to fast. 2007 is the year of Katie. I just don't want to miss anything that happens in her life. I feel so special that she is our daughter and I want her to have everything she wants in life.
I just love her so much. Words can not explain this love I have for this child. She is just the sweetest baby in the whole world. Fred and I are just in love with her.
So I have been trying to make good sleep habits at night. I have been putting her in her crib while she is awake but drowsy and it really seems to be working great. I also have been trying to move her bedtime up a little from 9 to closer to 8:30. Last night I feed her at 8 and then changed her and wrapped her up in her blanket. We don't put her arms in it anymore but I like the way it wraps around her bottom half so she can't kick it off in the night. I rocked her for about 3 minutes and she was really awake and I thought I would try to put her down. So I put her in her crib and walked out. I could not believe it, she went to sleep. About 45 minutes later she was fussing a bit but we did not go in her room and in a few minutes she went back to sleep. I am so proud of her and I hope it keeps up.
She is just doing so well. All this week she has been waking up after 6 hours to eat but thats alright. She always eats and then goes right back to sleep. So I have been getting up at 3am and then around 6am for another feed and then she sleeps till 9am. I think that is really good.
Her skin is not so good though. Her chest has such dry skin and sometimes it is red. So I tried to just wash her in plain water with no soap to see if that would help. Now her skin is just flaky. I didn't put any lotion on it either. I am going to try that for a week or so and see if it changes any. I am going to ask the doctor about it when we go for her 4 month appt too. It doesn't seem to bother Katie at all but it looks just awful to me.
One year ago today I found out I was pregnant. Wow how things can change in a year. I am so blessed with a beautiful healthy baby and a wonderful husband. I can't believe it has been a year since I found out we were going to have a baby. Its a day I will never forget. Now Katie is almost 4 months old and is just the sweetest thing ever.