I am a bit overdue with this post, but wanted to share an update on our little two month old Claire!
Two months has definitely been a sweet spot for Claire, she has become a bit more laid back & is a pretty happy baby for the most part! She is smiling, making all sorts of sweet little baby sounds & loves tummy time. She weighed over 12 lbs. at her two month checkup. Claire is in the 75th percentile for both height & weight. This is just about where Eloise was if I remember correctly, Harper was 99th percentile at this point, that sweet little chubby thing!
Sleepwise, Claire is all over the place, but for the most part is a good sleeper. She is noisy, and while still in our room, means we don’t sleep very soundly as she is squirming, grunting, and cooing in her sleep. Most nights, she goes to bed at 7:30 and sleeps until about 3:30 am, eats and then goes back to sleep until about 6:45am. But once or twice a week, she will still wake to eat by 1:00 am, or wake multiple times early in the morning between 4:00-5. I just keep telling myself it could be worse. And at least there aren’t two crazy toddlers begging for attention while I am feeding her at those times! 😉
Nursing has been going surprisingly well for us, we had all of the normal struggles (latching, pain, milk supply, etc.) for the first few weeks, but it truthfully got much easier after that six week milestone. I supplemented occasionally with a bit with formula, and she had no issues with that, until about three weeks ago when she started completely refusing a bottle. I have tried probably ten bottles, different nipples, formula vs. pumped milk, warm vs. room temp, me feeding her vs. someone else feeding her, and they’re all a no-go. I need her to take a bottle, mostly for an upcoming road trip that I am dreading attempting to pull over every 3-4 hours to nurse for 30 minutes. Not to mention the fact that I currently cannot leave her for more than two hours. Any tips? Advice?
She loves her big sisters, the sound of their voices always make her eyes light up. She loves to be outside, loves to be held & snuggled. She loves the mamaRoo, it was really great when she was a newborn & then for a while she wasn’t a fan of it, but now it’s one of her favorite places to be again, as long as it is turned on a higher setting so she can rock with enough motion. I also love the loud white noise settings on it which helps drown out a lot of the other noise in our house so she can take some cat naps during the day throughout the commotion. During tummy time, she loves looking at these Black & White Art Cards, we actually have these from when Harper was a newborn, they have always been a favorite for all of our girls! Bath time is her favorite, especially if Harper & Eloise are in the tub with her. We love it too, there is something so sweet about having all of your babies in the tub together.
We still think she is looking more and more like Harper each day, what do you think?
Quite the little trio, these girls! 😉 Happy two (and a half) months to our little Claire Vivien!! XO
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