I got lucky and she had her 2 month checkup on the day she turned 2 months old (August 13) so her stats are prime fresh. She weighs 14 pounds even and is 23-3/4 inches long. That puts her in the 95th for weight and the 89th for height. Holy chunkers! When Molly was that age she was just shy of 11 pounds lol. I commented to the nurse that I'd never seen numbers that high before! These girls are certainly going to be built differently.
Continuing size-wise she's in 3-6 month, and 6 month Carter's brand clothing. She outgrew newborn stuff before she was a week old and basically bypassed 3 months. I'm actually thrilled to bits about it because all of Molly's 6 month stuff is summer, and she has LOADS of 6m outfits, and I was worried I'd have to buy a bunch of 6m winter stuff but now I don't have to! That big box of clothes is getting lots more mileage than I thought and with the way things are going it'll be fall when she's in 9m stuff, which also works out beautifully. She wears size 3 diapers (Luvs) already and there's a good chance she and Molly will be in the same size soon which I'll love.
She finally started smiling a couple weeks ago! I was worried because it took her longer than Molly to smile but she was also born about 3 weeks earlier. She smiles a lot now and is getting more aware of her surroundings which is great. She is very good at holding her head up now and is starting to work on holding up her upper body. Like Molly, she doesn't mind tummy time and is cool to sleep on anyone who holds her both on her tummy and her back. She loves to look around at everything now that she can finally focus her eyes.
She loves to be held and walked around and gets mad if we set her down unless she is really tired. I usually set her in her Rock n Play to sleep but am starting to use the baby swing for her naps too. She gets fussy at around 8-ish every night and sometimes cries for an hour or so but she tires out from that fairly quickly and falls asleep. I go to bed at about 9:30 since I have early work (BUT NOT ANYMORE STARTING MONDAY WOOHOO!) and she sleeps in the bed with me propped between two pillows so she can't go anywhere. She wakes up a few times but knows that dark means sleep so she just lies awake quietly until she falls back asleep and has gotten much better about staying asleep. She nurses at least once but no more than three times, usually at 4am. Because she's my second baby I wake up when she stirs and can nurse her before she cries. I leave her in bed to go to work and she gets up around 7-9 and lately not long before I get home from work at 9:45. She dozes on and off throughout the day with a fairly large nap and a couple small ones thrown in.
She nurses about every 3 hours although she is cool with not nursing for up to 6 hours between her 4am feeding and when I nurse her at around 10. Thankfully she takes a bottle with no problems so I pump for her in the mornings and have a frozen milk stash for when I'm away. I was able to get a free electric pump through my insurance although I vastly prefer my hand pump because I can choose how fast to pump but hey, it was free and it does both sides at once which is nice. I don't think I'll have to pump at work unless I choose to pump on my break on Monday. Something interesting is she has to eat on her terms only. If she's done she'll spit my nip out and won't take it back unless she fell asleep at the boob, then it just slips out. She won't dream feed because of this.
She still only poops once a day but thankfully hasn't had too many blowouts. What a good girl :-) She toots all day long though lol
Molly LOVES her sister and is all up in her space a lot but Emerald just rolls with the punches and goes back to sleep without a fuss.
That's about it for this month!