|Look who's turning 2...|
months that is!
|Month 1 to Month 2|
|A little bit of spit up made its way into the photo shoot.|
Here's another fun one from the photo shoot:
|I love her little segment arms.|
Also this week Avery had her first play date with her new friend Karadyn, who is five months old. Avery was pretty mesmerized by her and mainly just watched her the whole time. Towards the end though, she started to reach out to her, as you can see in the picture below. Thanks for the fun time Karadyn!
|This is my friend Karadyn.|
Here are some pics I took after our walk, on my back porch:
|"That walk sure was fun!"|
|Her stroller that I know now how to open...yeah for me!|
As for other areas of Avery's development, she is sleeping like a champ! Here's an average schedule of her sleep one night:
9:00-9:30 PM: swaddle her in her Miracle Blanket (read more here), feed her one more time and then she'll sleep until about...
3:30 AM: she wakes up and eats, then back to sleep,
5:30 AM: she wakes up and eats, then back to sleep,
7:30 AM she wakes up and eats, then I un-Swaddle her, and we get up to start our morning!
That may seem like a lot of waking up and eating from 3-7 AM, but to get that first initial chunk of 6-7 hours of sleep sure is awesome for all of us! Besides, she only nurses for about 10 minutes during these early feeds, so it really isn't too bad...let's just say I have no problem falling back asleep after a quick feed!
Another cool thing she's been doing lately is really focusing her eyes/attention on people and things. She loves to look at faces, as you can see in the pic below where's she's got her eyes locked on Grandma Karen. She will also follow me with her eyes and head if I move away from her or walk past her, which is great for her development, but bad if I'm trying to get her to go to sleep for a nap!
We're still rocking lots of Tummy Time here as she continues to hold her head up for longer periods of time. We've even used some props like pillows and a Bumbo seat to have her begin practicing sitting up, and even standing up with lots of support (mainly just to give her a chance to push with her legs). Aside from this, she's started chewing on her hands some...as well as other things that happen to be near her mouth, like a blanket or someones shoulder if she's being held. This tends to usually be a sign that's she's hungry, and that I better feed her soon or she will start to get upset. Sometimes though it just seems like she's just exploring.
|Tummy Time with some pillow support.|
Well that's about for our 2 month update. Until next week, we'll just be here...relaxing!