Monday, 18 October 2010

Penelope is 2 Months!

Today marks’s the 2 month birthday of Miss Penelope Grier!  
 She enjoys tummy time only when she is sleeping and it usually is on you.  She was sleeping peacefully in her bassinet when I moved her to the couch to get a photo of the heart on her bum as it was much easier then doing it in her bassinet.  I love these pj’s.  I bought them at Once Upon A Child in Saskatoon when I was pregnant with Finley.  I am so happy that P fits into them now!
 She is a very happy baby!  The only time she cries is when she wakes up and wants to be fed and when she wants to be held.  She is content to lay on her play mat for a little while before demanding to be held.  She spends alot of time in her bouncy chair and being held – mostly out of fear that Finley may accidently kill her. 
 For the most part, she is sleeping through the night.  She goes to bed between 10 + 11 most nights and sleeps for anywhere from 6 – 8 hours which is just fabulous.  She is still anti-routine and eats every 3 – 6 hours during the day and 6 – 8 during the night.  She has a bladder the size of her pupil.  We already have her in the “big” liners for her cloth diapers because she pees through everything else.  I certainly hope she is not a small bladder person for life!
She is starting to make all kinds of cooing and laughing noises which is just pleasant to hear.  Finley also enjoys it when she makes noises.  Finley loves to feed Penelope and have caught her a few times grabbing the bottle off the counter and trying to feed her.  She also likes to test the formula on her arm like we do.   I don’t think she knows why we do this but she likes to regardless.  She also loves to give Penelope hugs + kisses.  One of these days I will get the kisses in a photograph but so far I have been unsuccessful.
Penelope has recently discovered a love for the TV.  She is drawn to it immediately after waking up and won’t move unless we move her.  Finley has never been a TV person and rarely will stay still for 15 minutes watching the TV and it is usually only for the Doodlebops, Yo Gabba Gabba + more recently Sesame Street.  I certainly hope that P’s love for TV does not continue as she gets older.
She is also trying very hard to roll over.  She can roll to her side but hasn’t yet figured out how to get to her tummy or to her back. It will be exciting when she starts rolling around – not sure what Finley will think of that!
She has moved from being semi-swaddled while sleeping to her gro-bag.  She loves her gro-bag as it keeps her warm + allows her hands to be free.  My only complaint is her freezing cold hands (much the same with Finley) + her refusal to wear the scratch mittens to keep them warm.  She still sleeps in her bassinet beside our bed unlike her sister who moved into her own room 4 days after her 2 month birthday.  Finley was a much more consistent sleeper throughout the night by now and I didn’t need to worry about waking another child in the house with her cries.  I am hoping to start the transition to her own room at the end of the month.
All in all, we are still slowly adjusting to a family of 4.  It definitely has its ups and downs but in the end it is definitely worth it.

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