Tera Evelynne: Two Months

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Wait, who let my baby grow up to be two months old? The last two months have literally passed by in a fog. All of a sudden, I find Tera so alert and so active, and she doesn’t act like my little, tiny newborn anymore.

Also….how do I measure her age? Is she two months old when she is 8 weeks, or is she two months old on the 8th of October? I couldn’t figure this one out, so I decided I would do her monthly blog posts on the first Friday of each month (she was born the first Friday of August). And shhhh, there is no need to point out the obvious….the first Friday of the month has already passed us by. Whoops.

Weight/Length: I don’t have Tera’s two month check-up until later this month, but the last time I weighed her using our home scale, she was 10 pounds. I have absolutely no clue how long Tera is, but everyone that sees her says she is really long. We compared her to  her friend Sophia, and she is slightly longer, even though they are the same age. Of course, Sophia is a little chunkier than Tera! Lol.

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Eating: Tera is eating so well. She still eats every 2-3 hours, and seems to enjoy it! She has a great latch (with the shield), and we have had no trouble at all with breastfeeding. What a blessing!

I pumped a couple ounces of a bottle, just to see if I could do it, and if she would take it. Theo gave her the bottle, but she had a really hard time learning how to suck from the bottle. She kept choking and gagging, so I’m not so sure that is going to work out. We will keep trying, but it’s not a big deal if I have to be completely physically present for allll of the feedings for the next 6 months. Right?

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Sleeping: When we first brought Tera home, she slept through the night for the first week. Then she started waking up every 4-5 hours. Now, she wakes up every 3-4 hours, but always goes back to sleep for 3-4 hours. Every night I hope it will be the night that she starts sleeping through the night…but so far, that isn’t the case. Oh well. I’ll take four hour stretches of sleep, as long as I can still get in my eight hours!

She also hasn’t quite picked up a pattern of sleeping throughout the day. She will take a morning nap and an afternoon nap, but they range anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours. I think it’s hard to get her on a schedule because our schedule as parents is so different every day. Theo only works 3 days a week, and on the days that he works, he has to leave at 4 am. On the days that he is home we do NOT get up at 4 am, ha!

She NEVER sleeps in the evening, bless her soul. No, bless my soul. Gah, the evening is the hardest time of the day for me! But I’d rather have her stay awake all evening and then sleep at night, then sleep all evening and be up all night.

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Clothing/Diapers:

Oh, sad, sad day…Tera is officially out of newborns clothes! There are a couple things that I can still squeeze onto her, but it involves a lot of arm bending that Tera doesn’t particularly enjoy… so I will be putting away all those newborn clothes. On the bright side….it’s like a whole new wardrobe! I love it! SO CUTE!

Cloth diapering is still going great! I wrote two posts on it that you can find here and here.

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I have also discovered that Tera gets a rash whenever I put a disposable diaper on her. Once I put her back in cloth, it clears up in a day, but this means that I am really shying away from disposable diapers. Diaper rash is no fun!

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Personality:

Oh my word. This girl is SO social. She absolutely thrives off of people. She loves to be wherever there is people, and usually stays wide awake when anyone is around. But it doesn’t matter to her if it’s a crowd of people or one or two visitors. She loves it. I have also noticed a couple times that when she is fussy, if I will just take the time to talk and talk and talk to her, she will stop crying and just listen. She loves talking back, too.

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Theo says, “I think she is going to be a talker!”

He has no idea what he is in for.

Loves:

  • Eating- I mean, what kid doesn’t?
  • Daddy
  • People
  • Bath Time
  • Bouncy Seat
  • Driving in the car

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Dislikes:

  • Sleeping through the night
  • A dirty diaper
  • Having no one to talk to/no one talking to her
  • Tummy Time

Daddy and Mommy:  Daddy and Mommy are doing great. There are great days, there are good days, there are bad days and there are HORRIBLE days. But overall, we are all doing well adjusting to life as a family of 3.

Theo is hands down the hardest worker I know! He works 48 hours a week at his job, then mows 15 lawns on his days off. I am so proud of him and all the hard work he puts into sustaining our little family just so I can stay home with Tera. Since Theo puts in a lot of hours working, we try to be really intentional about getting family time in.

I’m adjusting to life being a stay at home Mom. I love so many aspects of it- being able to manage the household, keep my house up to my own standards, have pets and be with my precious all of the time. As much as I love it, is is an adjustment, though! It’s hard to be at home with only a tiny, demanding human.

This week we are taking our first trip! I am driving up to Michigan while Theo puts in 3 long days at work. Then, Theo will join us and we will have the long weekend to be with family and attend a wedding. I’m sure there will be lots of pictures to come!

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