Two Months Old

Two Months Old

Two months old! Time has flown by!

Some stats: At her last doctor’s appointment, she was 10 lbs, 11 ounces, and 22.5 inches long. She has grown two inches since birth! She’s 30th percentile for weight and head circumference, and 50th for height.

This month, she moved up to 0-3 clothing and wears size 1 diapers.

She’s eating 4 ounces every 3-4 hours during the day, but we average 5-7 hours of sleep at a time at night! Her record is 8 hours!

Some Remington facts this month: She LOVES when Pippin is near her. He licks her hands (which we discourage, but he’s a wiry little thing that doesn’t listen) and she smiles big.

She has started interacting with us SO much. It’s so fun to make her smile.

She is loving her bouncer. It’s how I manage to get ready in the mornings.

She is doing better at napping. She is napping on the go quite well, and a swaddle makes daytime nap come easier. She also sleeps amazingly in her Ergo carrier. We use it for Wednesday night church Bible study and walks.

She likes getting dressed now. Big change from last month. She is all smiles during clothing time now.

She loves lights and movement. She cranes her neck to see the Christmas tree, lights on the TV or anything that lights up.

She still sleeps swaddled. Much quieter at night now.

Right before she falls asleep, we get the sweetest smiles and a little bird chirp. It’s awesome.

She is much more calm and chill now. Not as much crying outbursts and fussiness.

She loves her paci. However, sometimes she makes a game of spitting it out and is putting it back. She will smile big, so she thinks that’s fun.

She loves the Yoeebaby tickle toy. Big smiles when being tickled.

She rolled over halfway! It was a fluke thing, but it happened!

She is VERY vocal. Lots of talking to us.

Tummy time has served her well. During the day, she holds her head up about 50% of the time.

In the mornings, we snuggle in the big bed together. She loves that. She will nestle her head in my arm when we do that.

She loves bath time, but HATES having her hair washed. We are going to try a different method this week and see if that helps.

Sometimes she WAILS in her car seat. It’s usually because she needs a diaper change mid-ride, but sometimes it’s just because we’ve stopped at a stop sign. I wish I had a crystal ball to see the end of the car screaming. It can be rough.

Super stinky diapers. ‘Nuff said.

Her nicknames include baby girl, big girl, Rem, Remi Roo, “girl” (from daddy), sugar plum, and sugar dumplin.

Still on reflux meds, but we aren’t upping the dose as she grows (for now. Unless she starts to be in pain, then we will). We’re trying to slowly wean her off of them in the next couple months.

The most common thing strangers say about her is that she’s bright eyed and observant. We hear she’s beautiful a lot (we agree!) and lots of “That’s interesting” about her name – but I think it’s positive comments about her name. I just think they haven’t heard it as a name before.

She’s such a joy. Every day is more fun than the day before. We are loving life together. I dread going back to work only because I will miss our family time. Tyler’s schedule means we only spend full days together on days one of us takes off work. By evenings together will be magic.

Happy two months, baby girl!


Santa! I Know Him!

Santa! I Know Him!

Well, we saw Santa again.

Last week, we went to NWA so Tyler could use his Cabela’s points and to eat sushi. Yes, after 9 months of no raw sushi (and 3 months of none at all, thanks gestational diabetes), I was craving it. Our favorite sushi place is up there, so we spent the evening up north.

I had heard there was a great Santa at the mall near Cabelas. I asked Kelly about it, and she confirmed and told me that a Thursday afternoon would be ideal for a visit.

We went and there were only a couple kids in line. So she got a bottle to make her happy and then she met the big man in red again.

I was IN LOVE with the pictures.

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Meeting Santa!

Meeting Santa!

The police department had a fun little family Christmas party over the weekend and we got to meet Santa for the first time!

We will get an official copy of the pic soon, but I snapped one while she met him!

She was happy and just chewed on her new favorite toy- her hand!

Before we met Santa, we snapped some pictures with our girl.

Sweet Tyler put on this shirt to coordinate with me since he knew I would love that.  I love that man.

The moms went with us to watch her meet Santa.

Remi with her Grammy.

And with her Gigi. 

It was a fun night, even if we just showed up, talked to a couple people, saw Santa and left. She was too little to enjoy the cookies and punch or run around with the other kids.

When we got home, I had to snap some pics under the tree since she had on her Christmas red.

I love this one. That sweet face.

Merry Christmas, sweet baby. You’re the best present under the tree!


Week 8 highlights 

Week 8 highlights 

Holy moly! Another week has gone by. You’re almost two months old! (Right? She turns 2 months on the 8th, right? Even though she is 8 weeks at the end of this week? I think that’s right)…

Anyway, this was a quieter week with some more home time. Tyler worked 1.5 weeks straight until Tuesday, so once he was off work, he was home on his days off to spend some time together. It was nice.

I decorated for Christmas, and I was able to get our stockings personalized! We’ve had these stockings for years. I actually have two more (probably for dogs…but just in case of another baby), but I never put our names on them. I wanted to wait for a child. Well, here they are! I love them!

This girl is LOVING her playmat. BIG smiles.

She wore her first Christmas jammies. Not impressed! ha!

One day we went and had lunch with Tyler while he was working. It was fun to see him, even though he couldn’t really hold her. Too much equipment on his vest. Too many sharp/hard things so not baby friendly.

Other than that, we had lots of playtime, snuggle time, and another great week together.

I’m so thankful for our family and for this time together.