Just about at the three month mark! Here is Khloë’s 12 week photo with her Hello Kitty doll.
12 weeks (February 25)
I love taking these weekly pictures! Seeing her every day, I don’t realize how big she is getting. Every Sunday at church the ladies remark about how much she has grown!
I have packed up more clothing that she has outgrown. Some 0-3 month pants continue to fit, however some are way too short so I packed those away. She has some adorable jeans and other cute pants in 3-6 months that I can’t wait to dress her in. Size 0-3 sweaters are put away as well; the 3-6 month sweaters are a little big but she will grow into them quickly, I’m sure!
When we “talk” back and forth, mimicking each other’s sounds, is one of my favourite things. Her eyes light up and she looks so excited and happy.
Khloë weighs approximately 13 lbs now. I stepped on the scale with her so it’s not completely accurate, but gives me an idea.
The above are some of my favourite pictures from the week taken on my Canon 60D.
Two and a half months old!
11 weeks (February 18)
We seem to have the cradle cap under control now. All it took was a jar of coconut oil. Every day I warm some and slather it over her scalp and then use a fine tooth comb to gently scrape off the scales. Now the battle is with a flaky, dry scalp that leaves dandruff on her clothes and blankets and makes her hair look kinda gross. By the way, my darling girl has almost no hair on the top of her head and longish hair along the sides and back, kind of like Friar Tuck.
Wearing her new head band
Modelling her head band and Aristocats romper
This week Khloë started mimicking me when I made sounds or stuck my tongue out at her. She finds that really amusing! I get a kick out of her silliness. I can’t wait to hear her true laugh; right now she makes a funny sound that is almost a laugh.
This might be on the TMI side of things, but she only poops once a day now. That saves on diaper changes! Still in Pampers size 2s. I’m not sure what she weighs now. Her next doctor’s appointment is March 12th but I might just hop on the scale with her and get an estimate.
First tobaggan ride
With the weather warming up a bit, Jordan took Khloë and I on a tobaggan ride around our yard!
By the end of this week, Khloë started wearing 3-6 month sleepers and, as of today, 3-6 month onesies. Sweaters and pants in 0-3 months continue to fit her. She’s growing so fast! I think I say that every week, but it’s so true!
10 weeks (February 11)
I can say for certain that she’s now giving us true smiles! I discovered yesterday that stroking the bottom of her feet must tickle because it makes her smile even when she’s fussing. Khloë still loves being on her change pad. When it comes to wanting milk from Mama, as soon as she’s on the nursing pillow she begins to fuss because she knows what’s coming and wants it NOW.
Posing in her very snug romper
Big blue eyes
My girl is sleeping very well through the night, at least 6 to 7 hours in between feeding. During the day she needs a few naps, but these naps are generally 1-3 hours long. If she doesn’t take her naps, then she can get pretty fussy late in the evening.
She loves her bouncy chair but still isn’t overly fond of being in her cradle swing. As for tummy time, she still doesn’t like it; she either cries or just lays there and makes no effort to lift her head. She does hold up her head when she’s held against my chest or if I sit her on my lap with my hand on her back. She’ll figure it out!
Unfortunately, she has a very bad case of cradle cap! I have tried using olive oil and baby oil to loosen the scales, but they come back full-force by the next morning. I will be trying coconut oil next. The baby acne has disappeared, thankfully!
Khloë is growing so fast! This week, during her two month check-up, she weighed in at 11 lb 13 oz and 23 1/4 inches long. Wow! I swear she has outgrown the majority of her 0-3 month sleepers overnight! There’s still a few in that range that fit, but we will be moving on to the next size pretty soon, I think. Our almost 12-pounder is in size 2 diapers now. Her 0-3 month shirts, onesies, and most pants still fit.
9 weeks (February 4)
I’m loving her weekly photo with her Hello Kitty doll. It’s going to be amazing to look back at them when she’s a year old and see how fast she changed.
Eyes on Daddy
Play mat time
At her appointment this week, Dr K was concerned that Khloë wasn’t holding her head up well enough. Now, she’s only two months old and hates tummy time, but I agreed to increase her time on her belly so that she can develop more strength in her neck muscles. Personally, I’m not concerned as Khloë can hold her head up when I’m holding her against my chest. Our doctor isn’t a pediatrician, the closest would be in Ottawa, and she said that if there’s no improvement by mid-March she would refer us to CHEO. Later in the appointment she asked if I would allow another doctor to quickly examine the baby. I said yes. The other doctor thought Khloë was fine but that we should continue to help her develop her muscle strength.
The big item for the two month check-up was Khloë’s first needles. She was given the oral rotavirus vaccine, and while I nursed her she was given two other needles. The first needle only caused a whimper, but the second must have really hurt because she started wailing! And then got choking on her milk, which upset her even more. My poor girl! I felt awful and did my best to comfort her. She was upset for quite awhile, too. For the rest of the day she would cry randomly. She slept quite a bit, but didn’t develop a fever.
My oh my, 8 weeks old!
8 weeks old (January 28)
This post is a little late in the week but I don’t always have time to get on the computer. Not much new in development. Khloë is getting better at holding her head up but still dislikes tummy time. She loves to stare at faces. There are always plenty of grins when we put her on the change table; she knows she’s getting a clean diaper to poop in! She continues to sleep in a bassinet in our bedroom.
Diapers are still size 1 and clothing size 0-3, although some 3-6 month pants fit her. She has SO much clothing!
She’s getting big!
Aunt Crystal meeting her niece
This weekend my mom, two sisters, and nephew came up for a visit. Crystal met her niece for the first time and fell in love. 🙂 She brought a suitcase full of clothes and other items for her, too. My mom and other sister brought gifts as well. My girl is so spoiled! Also, our church threw a baby shower for Khloë and I on Saturday. Yes, SPOILED!