Monday, January 10, 2011

Two Months

Mommy felt lucky to stay home with Audrey for 7 weeks, but had to return to work the Monday after Thanksgiving. It was rough, but not because she had to leave her baby. Audrey was staying with Grandma Deb and Mommy knew she was in good hands! Mommy just didn't miss her job at all! However, winter break this year was almost 4 weeks long and Mommy only had to work for 3 and 1/2 weeks before that 4 week break started. :)

Audrey's two month doctor appointment fell in Mommy's first week back to work, so Daddy took her to visit Dr. Larson.

We started Audrey on formula at 6 weeks. She really just seemed to prefer it to breastmilk. She slept through the night for the first time shortly after starting formula (only once though, but the sleeping hours definately started going for longer stretches). At her appointment, she weighed 11 # 8 oz, and was 23 1/4 inches long. Daddy said this put her in the 50th percentile for weight and 75th for length. Her head circumference was only in the 25th! We need to balance out here, Audrey!

Audrey continues to be pretty fussy. Daddy and I decided to ask to try the medicine for her reflux. Dr. Larson prescribed her Prevacid. We were very frustrated trying to figure out how to give these solutabs to her, but finally figured out that a syringe worked the best.

Audrey received several shots. She had to drink one and Daddy said she SCREAMED as soon as it was administered. He didn't want to leave her at Grandma's after that, but she gave him a big smile before he left. Grandma said she slept most of the day.

Mommy doesn't get much done in the evenings now. She picks Audrey and Gavin up from Grandma Debs right after school. If Audrey takes a nap when everyone gets home, Mommy runs around trying to get everything (laundry, homework, clothes pick out, pajamas on, etc.) done before baby wakes up so she can hold her the rest of the night. (That would be the reason this blog is just now getting updated!)
At two months, Audrey still absolutely LOVES bathtime! It really calms her down when she is upset....however, she is not at all crazy about getting out to dry off and get dressed.

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