Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Months

(By Aubree)

So this post is a couple of weeks late, but I really like to have this information written down so I have it to remember and refer back to. Ashlyn is now 2 and 1/2 months old now. I took her to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and here is where she's at:

12.6 lbs (95%)
23.1 inches long (90%)
Head 15.2 inches (50%)
BMI (50%)

I was looking back at when Clara was 2 months and she was over and inch taller than Ashlyn and they weighed about the same at this point. It's kinda weird because I feel like Ashlyn doesn't need to eat quite as often as Clara did at this age. There are also a lot of opposites about them at this age as far as personalities. Clara was pretty good at night. She had a pretty good bedtime but she probably got up about the same amount as Ashlyn does. Clara didn't nap pretty much at all at this age. She would fall asleep in my arms and when I'd lay her down or move or anything she would wake up. Ashlyn has had a really late bedtime ever since she was born. The last couple of nights have been pretty close to 10 or 11, but I'm not holding my breath thinking this will last. She usually won't go to bed until at least 12, sometimes 1 or 2 am. However, she is a great napper! She doesn't really have a set nap routine, but when she's tired she will fall asleep with a little bit of coaxing and sometimes will wake up when I lay her down, but will a lot of times fall right back to sleep by her self. If not, she will usually go right back to sleep if I bounce her.

Clara was really high maintenance as far as she wouldn't be content unless she was nursing or being bounced standing up. Ashlyn will actually sit and be content and she really loves her bouncy seat. She will pump her legs to get the spider toys to move and bounce herself. This has been really nice because it would be impossible to have 2 kids this close together if I had another that had to be held/nursed constantly.

Another thing is that Clara HATED baths. Ashlyn however LOVES baths! She will smile and just relax in the warm water.

I've tried to decide between the two of them, which one would I rather raise as a baby again. Good thing I don't have to decide that, because sleep is really important to me, but it was really draining not having any time to be by myself during the day let alone not be able to get a thing done (not that I have all that much time to get stuff done now). So I think it's sixes.

Ashlyn is really a sweet baby and it's only getting more and more fun as she gets older. She loves Clara and will smile at her when Clara is sitting next to her trying to entertain her. However, Ashlyn will flinch when Clara makes sudden moves because of past experiences of Clara laying on her face, or leaning her elbow on her neck, etc.

It will be so much fun to see my two girls grow up together! I just know they'll be great friends.


Mark 'n Mindee West said...

Funny how babies are all so unique!!

April and JJ said...

I love that smlie! What a doll!

Anna said...

What a sweet smile! How funny that they are so different. Amaya didn't sleep well at night either until just recently. It's so hard... I don't do well on little sleep either but somehow we all manage, right?