Somehow, two months have flown by. This next week will be my last week off work, my last chances to spend hour after hour, day after day in a row with Mags. I’ve always looked forward to the weekends, and once I go back to work I know I’ll look forward to them more than ever.
Maggie has such a personality. She likes to “talk” really really loud–so loud that it drowns out the TV if it’s on. She’s becoming more and more aware of her surroundings and is getting more control when she moves her arms and legs. I’m starting to understand her a little better and am able to read her “signs”.
She’s a very happy baby. But when she’s hungry, it’s typically not a gradual progression. She goes from extremely happy to violent meltdown in a matter of seconds. Anyone who was in the post office in my area last week may have witnessed one of those meltdowns. It was so quick and so extreme that we left without mailing the packages just so that she could get fed as soon as humanly possible!
She’s such a good sleeper. She rarely WANTS to fall asleep (she’s very nosy and would rather look around than go to sleep), but once she does, it’s for long periods of time. She’s usually asleep by 8:00 or 8:30 each night and stays in her crib until at least 6:30 or so. She started doing that 3 weeks ago and at first I thought it was a fluke, but then it happened night after night. She’ll wake up in the middle of the night a few times, although she rarely cries. We’ll wake up because we hear her “talking” or moving around and go in and put her pacifier in and she’ll drift right back to sleep. Even when she wakes up in the morning, she’ll lay in her crib and “talk” to herself until we realize she’s awake and come in and get her. She’s even started sleeping during the day now. She used to only fall asleep for longer than 20-30 minutes if we went somewhere in the car. The 3 days we were home during the day in the past week I was able to lay her down in her crib and she took a 2 1/2 -3 hour nap each time. She still takes a 30 minute catnap in the morning and one later in the day.
She’s also a good eater. A REALLY good eater. She usually averages about 32 oz of formula in a 24 hour period, 6-7 ounces at a time. We go to the doctor tomorrow for her 2 month checkup and I’m anxious to see what she weighs. We went to our baptism class on Thursday night and there was a couple that had their 11 week old baby there. He was a smaller baby at birth, around 6 lbs, and is now over 8 lbs. I couldn’t get over the differences between the two of them; Maggie looked like an Amazon next to him! When the mother pulled out a 4 oz bottle to feed him, I almost laughed out loud–we gave up on the 4 oz bottles 2 weeks ago!