Believe it or not, Bella turned 2 months old on the 17th of this month. Where in the world does time go?! It truly seemed like the longest 9 months ever leading up to her birth and now it seems I can’t hold on to the days tight enough! Yesterday I took Bella for her 2 month checkup with Dr. Alligood.
Here is a picture of Bella with Dr.Alligood at her 2 month visit.
She is doing great and now weighs in at 11 pounds 6.5 ounces and is 23 inches long! She is wearing 0-3 month and some 3-6 month clothing, size 1 diapers and drinking anywhere from 3 to 4 ounces of breastmilk (when measured in a bottle). She is on a 3 hour schedule with her feedings around 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, and 2:30am. During the day she feeds, has 1-1 1/2hrs of wake time and sleeps the rest of the 3 hour cycle. She has bath time at around 9:15pm every night and starts smiling as soon as she hears the water running! Her hair has grown little curls on top of her head and she is still donning her itty bitty bows stuck to the top of her head with a dot of KY jelly ( Thank you Heather for making her those and filling me in on the trick!)
She can follow an object with her eyes, turn towards voices she recognizes, and can lift her head up for short periods of time. Bella loves watching Mickey Mouse Playhouse, smiling and cooing at her sisters, talking to Mommy and Daddy, and her Wubbanubs (Thank you Tara for your post on that. I never would have known about them!).
Of course it was not all fun at this appointment. She recieved her 2 month immunizations and I’m not sure if it hurt her or me worse! Poor thing was feeling under the weather all day and still a little this morning. Overall, she is growing like a weed, chubby, happy, and in the words of her pediatrician “she has the sweetest disposition”. And I have to agree with that of course!:)