On Wednesday, Charlotte turned 2 months old. I'm not sure where the time has gone, but the calendar tells me it has. I thought time went by fast with Samantha. But, it does not even compare to how fast it feels like it is going now. I cannot even describe it in words.
In one word, Charlotte, is amazing. She's the kind of baby that makes you think you could handle 5 more. A great sleeper, easy nurser, quiet disposition and a smile that melts your world.
Charlotte has blended into our family really well. Kaitlyn likes to hold her, talk to her and get her to smile or calm down. Samantha loves to "hug" her, which means hold her, steal pacis from her (which is funny since she hasn't used one since was 4 months old) and shove the same pacis in her mouth.
Charlotte had her 2 month appointment on Wednesday. Charlotte's up to 11 lbs and 5 ounces. She is in the 49% for her age. Her length on the other hand is out of control. She's 24.25 inches long, which puts her in the 99% range. Her head circumference is 38.5 cm, which is at 56%.
She had both injections and oral vaccines. For the oral vaccine, she did awesome. She nursed it like it was delicious milk. She cried when they took it away. She absolutely cried during the injections, but got over it quickly once it was time to eat.
During the day, she is nursing every 2 hours or so. Our days begin at about 7:30. I take a shower, get out and nurse her around 8. We get everyone ready, Kaitlyn goes to school, when we get home, it's just about time for Charlotte to nurse again. She likes to lay flat, laying in the middle of the couch is one of her favorite places. She's started to like her swing a lot. It can sometimes get us a nice 2 hour nap. That is, if Samantha doesn't insist on running over and stopping the swing.
Nights are going great. She normally goes to bed around 10:00 PM and sleeps in her little bassinet until 4 AM. She nurses, then goes back to sleep by 4:30 and sleeps until 6:30 or so. Sometimes until 7. Sometimes she sleeps from 10 to 5, but not as often as the 6 hour stint.
She's growing. She's 9 weeks and 2 days old. She makes the most darling little noises and has the sweetest little feet. She acts like a sweet princess but you can hear her pass gas in another room. She's just absolutely amazing.