Our little Ellie May is TWO months old!
And what a doll she is. <3
Can I tell you a little secret? So, immediately after giving birth to Jack I didn't feel a strong connection and bond. I mean there was love and SOME connection, don't get me wrong. It just didn't run as deep as I thought it would...it didn't encompass me and engulf me and fill me with joy. Before I had Jack though I had read blogs and stories of other mothers who felt the same way. I know myself well enough to realize that I am not highly emotional. I was thus a little prepared for this possibility. I kept telling myself in the hospital as I sat holding my newborn, "It will come. Just wait." And by golly it sure did.
So, Eloise at two months...
This girl gives smiles freely (but not to the camera...she just stares and frowns at the camera) All you have to do is talk nice to her. ;) She better grow out of this before she hits her dating years. Ha! For example, I was getting coffee and I had her and Jack in the double stroller. I was putting cream in my coffee and she started to fuss a little. I was just going to let her cry a second while I finished getting my coffee ready when a darling old lady saw the opportunity and started to talk to Ellie. Ellie immediately stopped fussing and gave her the biggest coo and smile. Love it!
It's funny to have a boy first and then to have a girl. I really don't remember Jack cooing. Like ever. Eloise started doing it right around the time she started smiling. She actually rarely smiles without letting some sort of noise exit her mouth. So fun.
Nursing is going well. She seems to handle my fast let down much better now. We just went through a pretty good growth spurt where she was nursing close to every 1.5 hours (during the day). That's over though which is nice.
Still sleeps like a champ at night. Girl loves her sleep. She has slept through the night probably 3 or 4 times recently but for the most part will wake up around 4 am to nurse. I tried letting her not be swaddled last night (well just her arms free) and she woke up at 12:30 soooo...back in the swaddle she went. Weaning Jack of the swaddle was SUCH a big deal last time so I was thinking maybe it would be nice to not let her get too attached to it. She still has a pretty strong startle reflex though so I think I will just wait until that goes away to try again. Cause mama loves her sleep too. ;) She is still sleeping in our room. We are going on a trip to SLO and I figure I won't move her into the crib until we get back. Once we do though...I think into the crib she goes. She sleeps so well that I think if I use the monitor to hear her I can get to her before she wakes Jack up. She grunts for a good long time before she will let out a cry and usually the grunting is enough to get me up. :)
And there we have it. Eloise May at 2 Months! <3
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