So, I stink at blogging! I have all these ideas about blogs to write about babies, and having 2 kids, but Sweet P has had some challenges so I haven't exactly had time to write. You'll read more in the update. :) Thanks for still following me!

Well, the second month of Sweet P’s life was a lot harder than the first. By the end of her second month it seemed like we were in full-on colic and reflux. Not fun for anyone. Although pediatricians don’t seem to diagnose colic (in our pediatrician’s case, I think it’s because there’s nothing he can do about it), we definitely had at least 3 hours of screaming at least 3 days a week for more than 3 weeks in a row. I mentioned in her 1-month update that she didn’t sleep well from about 5pm-11pm, and in her second month many nights that fussiness extended to 2am! So, needless to say we’ve been exhausted around here. BUT, in the past couple of weeks we have tried several things to help, including starting Zantac and having a tongue and lip tie release, so we’re hoping we start to see some improvements in the near future!

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Weight & Length: Despite her reflux, this girl is not having issues gaining weight! At her 2 month appointment she weighed 10lbs 4oz, which was almost twice her birth weight! She was in the 30th percentile for weight, which we never saw with Little P, so we’re new to any area above the 5th percentile on the growth charts. She was 21″ long, which is closer to the 5th percentile, so we have lots of cute, chubby rolls.

Sleeping: I already talked about this in the introduction, but honestly, she sleeps pretty well except for that 5pm-midnight (or so) stretch. We follow the Baby Whisperer method of cycles of Eat, Activity, Sleep and thankfully that has provided for a fairly predictable schedule during the day. After eating and some “play time” she will usually sleep in stretches of 1.5-2 hours or so during the day (very often waking up at the 45 minute mark and either letting me soothe her back to sleep or just starting a new cycle again), and then after she finally falls asleep for the night (between 10pm and midnight usually, but sometimes later) she will sleep at least 5 hours straight, which is a blessing after that difficult late evening time! She does sleep in the Rock and Play due to her reflux and I don’t foresee us transitioning until we have her reflux more under control.


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Eating: Oh, the poor girl and her feeds! She’s obviously putting on weight, but she was uncomfortable during about half of her feeds and had a very difficult time with burps and spit-up (hence the reflux). We actually took her to an extremely reputable lactation consultant, even though I’m not breastfeeding, because she is known for helping babies with tummy issues. She recommended we give Sweet P a digestive enzyme and Gerber Soothe (one specific strain of probiotic) and we did notice an improvement within a couple of days, but not a 100% turn-around. She also pointed out Sweet P’s tongue and lip tie, but we weren’t able to get into a specialist for 2.5 weeks after we decided to proceed with the frenulectomy, which didn’t happen until after she turned 2 months. Due to her tongue tie she takes in a lot of air during her feeds, which we assume is what gives her gas and discomfort in the evenings.

Clothing: Why are baby onesies so much smaller than the same size in other clothes? She is in 3-6 month onesies, but size 0-3 months otherwise and when she wears her cloth diapers some of her pajamas are getting a little snug!

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Personality: When it’s not late evening or during uncomfortable feeds, Sweet P is true to her name and so sweet! She absolutely loves looking around and taking in her surroundings. And with those big, beautiful eyes, she’s just as cute as can be! She loves smiling at us, especially when she’s on the changing table for some reason. It’s so sad to see her uncomfortable during/after feeds and at night, so hopefully we can get that settled so she can let her sweet personality shine all day long!

Milestones & Firsts:
She had her first stuffy nose, which was not fun, but thankfully short lived (just a few days).
She started lifting her head during tummy time.
This one is pretty funny- she had a bath where she managed to pee, poop and spit up all in one bath. Ha!
First trip to the grocery store and grandparents’ house (and out at all anywhere beside the doctor)
She noticed her hands and started putting them in her mouth.
She started cooing and making sweet communicative sounds.