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!
Baby Girl is a growing machine! She nurses like a champ, spits up a lot, but still continues to gain weight. A few days ago she weighed just over 11 lbs. She’s still in size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothing fits her well. A few onesies are getting snug in length and belly, but that’s probably just the brand. The onesie in the picture is one of the snug items!
7 weeks old (January 21)
On the weekend I ended up having to go to the ER in Deep River for mastitis. My right breast had a swollen, hot, red patch that was incredibly painful. The night prior, I had suffered from headache, chills, fever, and sweats. I thought I was just getting sick but a friend tipped me off that it could be mastitis. The doctor took one look and said, “Yep, that’s an infection!” and wrote me a prescription for clindamycin. I have been taking the pills all week and only have another two days to go. Some of the antibiotic does enter the breastmilk, but I was assured not a significant amount. By Sunday night, poor Khloë had suffered from diarrhea all day. I only realized that’s what it was after changing the ninth dirty diaper and looked it up in a book. I quickly called TeleHealth and the nurse advised us to take her to see a doctor. So back to the ER at 9 o’ clock at night–but we were the only ones there so it was a fast trip. The doctor wasn’t worried as Khloë was still drinking and wasn’t getting dehydrated. She said just to keep an eye on the poop to make sure there’s no blood.
Pretty in pink
Dressed for church
Khloë still sleeps a lot during the day. When she’s awake we play hand games or go on her play mat. She gets excited when we put her on the change table and she is definitely starting to smile at Mommy and Daddy. For such a happy girl, a few evenings a week she gets really fussy with gas pains and cries constantly. It’s hard to handle seeing her in pain and not being able to make it all better.
I don’t know how long baby acne lasts, but her face is always covered in little red splotches.
I can hardly believe that I have a six week old baby! She is growing and changing so fast. Thanks to a neat idea I found on Pinterest, I’m going to take a photo of Khloë with her Hello Kitty doll each week to show her growth.
6 weeks old (January 14)
Her cheeks have definitely filled out and she’s getting a double chin. She nurses very well and always lets me know when she is ready to eat. I’m so happy that breastfeeding is going well for us. All her newborn clothes were packed away about a week and a half ago and now she’s wearing 0-3 month clothing. Some of that size are still a little large, though.
She is becoming more alert and loves to stare at her sensory toys, sometimes accidentally grabbing at them. She isn’t always a fan of tummy time but she does tolerate it. Jordan and I try to read her a book each day. I think her favourite activity is watching Mama and Daddy’s faces and listening to Daddy sing her songs.
Wrapped in her hand-made bath towel
Checking out her surroundings
Our church is having a baby shower for us on February 1st. Originally it had been scheduled for December 7th but had to be rescheduled due to Khloë’s early birth. My mom, two sisters, and nephew will be down that weekend (yay!).