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Update : {Three & Four Months}

Oh sweet little one of mine, I suppose these are the pitfalls of being a second child. Life got in the way… The holidays were busy from start to finish – packed full of holiday cheer. So here I sit, just now writing down some of your milestones from the past two months – as month 5 isn’t far behind.

But please know little one, it isn’t that you were thought of less. Quite the contrary! We were busy making memories and sharing memories with you! So many firsts for you this holiday season, for us as a family of four!  We love you!

Baby Girl – {Three Month Update}

  • October marks your first Halloween! You looked adorable in your ladybug costume!
  • Saturday, October 22nd was your first trip to the Pumpkin Patch! I wore you in the Solly Wrap and you loved it!
  • Sunday, October 30th was you first trip to Boo at the Zoo. We went in the later afternoon and got in right away. The weather was nice and you were as happy as can be for your first train ride!
  • Monday, October 31st we joined your big sister for your first trick-or-treating experience. The weather was surprisingly nice, as I pushed you through the neighborhood.
  • You have become quite the chatter box, as you consistently mumble throughout the day. You definitely want to be heard!

Baby Girl – {Four Month Update}

  • Saturday, November 19th were your first Christmas and 3 month photos. You were all smiles – a far cry from your newborn portraits!
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, you and I spent the morning at Tiny. You giggled and smiled as we bonded!
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, your first visit with Santa! You sat their without a care in the world!
  • Thursday, November 24th, was your first Thanksgiving. We left after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and headed to my parents home. You were in good spirits! Daddy had the task of put you and big sister to bed while I went Black Friday shopping. You slept beautifully!
  • You have found your hands! You love to look at them!
  • You nap off and on, on your play mat throughout the day.
  • My sweet baby, you are still an excellent sleeper. You typically sleep solid from 1am to 9am.
  • Saturday, November 26th, you spent the morning singing with grandma Sue while we took your big sister to a play.
  • Friday, December 2nd, you spent the evening cuddling with my parents while we took big sister to a holiday event!

Monthly Stickers: {AppleEyeBabyShop}

Personalized Swaddle Blanket: {Audrey’s Bear}

Update : {Two Months Old}

Here we are baby girl, you and me in a little coffee shop while your big sister is burning off some energy at preschool. You are all wrapped up in the Solly, sleeping peaceful on my chest. What are you dreaming about little one? Are you dreaming about climbing the highest mountain? Are you flying high above the clouds, heading straight for a shooting star? Oh little one, how I wonder what your dreaming about.

As I still here, quietly tucked away in a corner, I can hear the soft sound of conversations buzzing all around us. Whenever I come here with you baby girl, you steal the show. So many compliments on your adorable little self. Your adorable little two month old self! Time is so bittersweet! You are constantly growing and changing. I just want to bottle it all up and keep it forever, but unfortunately, thats not how it works. Luckily, I can at least capture those memories through photographs, video, and writing.

So my sweet little babe, here is a

Baby Girl – {Two Month Update}

  • Friday night, September 16, you slept from 12:30am until 5:30am. This was the longest stretch you have ever slept! I woke up Saturday feeling great!
  • Sunday evening, September 18th was your first time in the 4moms infant tub. You loved it much more than the sponge baths!
  • Wednesday evening, September 28th you slept from about 11:30pm until I woke you about 8am the next morning. Since then, you have been sleeping long stretches through the night.
  • You often rustle in your bassinet throughout the evening. Its usually because your pacifier fell out.
  • Sunday evening, Oct 2nd was your first time on the play mat. You loved kicking the piano!
  • Tuesday evening, Oct 4th was your first tummy time experience! You have great head/neck strength!
  • I love when you get those little bubbles on your lips!
  • I love when your eyes widen and you give the big smiles when I pick you up!

{Monthly Stickers} : AppleEyeBabyShop

{Personalized Swaddle Blanket} : Audrey’s Bear

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Kids and Sleep

We broke our golden rule… No kids in our bed.

Every family does it differently – some co-sleep from birth, others have a bassinets setup in their room. For us, our daughter started out her in crib from day one. When she would wake through the night my husband and I would take turns in the rocking chair, ensuring that she never left her nursery.

I have several friends who co-sleep and I think that’s great! But as a new mother, the idea of placing our five-pound peanut in our bed made me too nervous. We briefly considered a bassinet, but we were lacking space. So, the crib it was! I will admit, there were times within the first few weeks where I was reconsidering my decision. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any extra space to consider another option. So, we forged head with our original plan and it went just fine.

21 months later…

We were preparing for the BIG move into our first home. It was exciting, nerve racking, busy, and exhausting. During this time, our daughter came down with a cold. This meant lack of sleep, not only for her, but for us as well. So one night, we broke our golden rule. She woke somewhere between 11 and 1. We were so exhausted by that point I don’t remember which one of us went and got her, but neither of us said anything when she was placed in our bed.

I bet you think I am going to say something like, “It was nice to finally get some sleep.” No. No, I’m not. Because what I didn’t know about my daughter was how active she is during her sleep. I don’t mean small movements every once in awhile. I mean, it can seem like hours of constant moving around. I have woken to find her body completely sideways across all three pillows with her head and legs on top of us. I have been slapped and kicked in the face during her very active periods. I have even woken up to her sleeping on top of my face. Not only that, but somehow she still manages to fall off the bed even though she sleeps in between us… Luckily, after a few months in our new home she began sleeping most nights in her crib again.

BUT…

I. LOVE. THE. CUDDLES.

When she wakes up in the morning, she is so happy! She gives me hugs and talks with me in her sweet, happy, high-pitched voice as we snuggle together! These precious moments make all those sleepless nights so worth it!

Do you have an active sleeper? I would love to hear you experience! #tired #parenthood #love

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