So I have decided to condense my 1 and 2 months updates into one post, as in the first month Emelia didn’t change too much. I often get asked if it makes me sad seeing her grow and get bigger, and not being the tiny newborn she was at the beginning, but I am loving all the little changes in her and the new things she is starting to do. Im sure when she gets super big I may change my mind on that question though!
1 month old
At 1 month old Emelia is holding her head up so much more as she has a lot more strength in her and is what I describe as more robust. She obviously is still fragile but not like a fresh newborn is. She has found her grasp and grabs hold of our fingers when we put our hands near her and has started smiling at me and reggie. They are not that regular but the cutest things ever! She literally melts me when she smiles. She is also loving bath times and has never cried during a bath. and I do tend to bath her everyday just because she enjoys it so much. I like that its part of her bedtime routine and it seems to work well in relaxing her before bed. At 1 Month old she wakes roughly 3 times through the night.
In Emelia’s second month I have noticed so many changes. Her newborn cry has changed, and I can hear a massive difference in her cry for different things. She seems to have a hungry cry, a shouty "Come back mummy!" cry, and a pained cry. I would say yes, this makes knowing what she wants easier but to be honest sometimes she will just cry (as baby do!). Emelia has been poorly twice this month once with a cold, and second when she had her 8 week vaccinations. I was so nervous for her having them but luckily she coped really well with them and was back to herself the following day. Toys have became a big thing! I tend to have to prop her up when she is exploring them with pillows as she hates being laid flat, which I do think this has a lot to do with her reflux (so its uncomfortable for her to be laid too flat). I can pass her something and she will take it, so she won’t actually play with the toys but she knows that we are giving her something and she smiles at certain toys! I found it really difficult at the beginning to know what toys Emelia would want to play with for the first couple of months (I am going to write a separate blog post about what toys seem to suit what age) but there are defiantly some that catch her eye more than others. We’ve been taking her on so many walks lately, trying to get out whilst the weather isn’t too bad, and one of our favourite places is the woods. Emelia loves looking at all the trees above her and coos and talks as we walk around. She’s always shattered by time we get home! The smiles have been coming thick and fast, although she does seem like quite a serious baby! She tends to save most of her smiles for me and reggie and makes everyone else work a lot harder for a little smile! Usually she just stares people out, so when I do get a smile she means it if you know what I mean. She has had her first giggle! But only the once and it was honestly the funniest thing! The sound just came from no where!
At 2 and half months she weighs 11lb 13oz so has gained about 5lb since birth. She tends to stay awake for a lot longer now and her attention span is defiantly increasing. She also is a lot more interested in whats going on around her and who she’s with. She loves music and loves it when daddy sings to her !! She tends to lay with her head to the left or the right and so her hair has rubbed off a little on each side but she has kept the rest of it. We always get comments on how much hair she has and its starting to curl up a little too. I just hope it doesn’t end up as crazy as mine when I was younger!
During this month at 9 weeks we took her swimming for the first time. I was slightly nervous she wouldn’t like it and scream the place down, but just like her baths, she loved it! We stayed in for about 20 mins until she started falling asleep, but she did kick her legs around in the water and had a good look around, taking it all in. She didn't smile whilst swimming but, we’ve taken her every week since, so hopefully she will start to get more used to going soon. At 2 months old she wakes around twice each night.
This months favourites:
- Smiles when we sing to her
- Lamaze Octotunes toy
- walks in the woods
I hope you enjoyed reading this little update on Emelia !