Last Friday Edith turned 2 months old. It's so hard to believe she's already that old but at the same time it feels like she's been here forever. Being two months old calls for another update and she's changed so much in the last month. Edith is now a proper little character and is so happy all the time. Her smile can make you happy even if you're feeling low and can make you forgive her for poo explosions and being sick all over you in the night. Mama life huh?
In her last update she would only go for 2 hours at a time. That's all changed, thankfully, She now has a feed between 7:30 and 8:30 and falls asleep. She usually goes until 10, sometimes she will wake up for a small feed and then go back off. If she goes until 10 she will then feed and go until 2. I feed her, change her bum and then feed her again and she goes back off at 3 until 5 or 6. The other night Edith slept 10:30 until 3:45 which is the longest stretch she's ever done. If she was bottle fed I'm pretty sure she would be sleeping through the night but she still needs that feed in the night.
She still loves to feed. She's had no problem what so ever and is gaining weight so well. My fast let down has started to sort itself out and she's not struggling as much with it which is great as it means far less milk is being spat out over me. I have noticed over this weekend that I've got a blocked duct which means feeding more from that boob to make sure it's drained properly. I'm hoping it doesn't turn into mastitis so I'm keeping an eye on things. I have been expressing a lot recently as Edith's new sleeping routine means she's not feeding as often as she did. This means that I wake up in the morning with rock hard boobs full of milk. It's so uncomfortable. Some mornings I've woken up with my top covered in milk even with breast pads on. Expressing lots of milk has meant that the Mr is able to feed Edie. Which meant that for the first time in 9 weeks, on Saturday I left the house by myself. Only to get my eyes tested but still. I thought I would enjoy the break but I hated every minute. It made me realise that I need her by my side.
She's still a chunk and long too. She must get her tall gene from my mum because it's certainly not from us. I've not had her weighed in 3 weeks (I'm going this Thursday) but the last time she was weighed she was at 12lb 14oz so I imagine she's now at 14lb. She's starting to grow out of some of her sleepsuits which is sad. I hate packing things away, although it does give me an excuse to go out and buy lots of new pieces. I enjoy shopping for Edith a lot more than I do for myself. I never thought I'd say that.
Big smiles. They are most definitely not wind anymore.
Her first jabs (not a good milestone). She screamed but calmed down quickly once I fed her.
Edith's holding her head up so well, she then forgets.
She now laughs.
Things Edith Loves
Having her chin tickled.
Music and being sang too.
Wind up musical toys or anything that sounds annoying.
Baths and kicking her duckies.
Chewing her hand.
Happy 2 months Edith!