The above picture is Elli at 12 weeks old. Just to give you an idea of the difference in size….Elli was 10 pounds 12 ounces at 3 months of age. At Emery's 2 month check up, she was 11 pounds 11 ounces. It's crazy the difference….Below is Emery at 9 weeks in the same outfit as what Elli wore….
Emery is officially 2 months old as of October 5th. I'm not sure where the last 2 months have gone, as it feels like she was just born. She is growing and changing everyday!
We had her 2 month Dr. appointment this past Wednesday. She is within the 50th to 56th percentile for weight, length and head circumference. The Dr. said developmentally she's doing great. She was impressed with how well she is holding her head up and said she was doing a skill that they hope to see at 4 months (bringing her hands midline to her face). She has an umbilical hernia that we're hoping goes away on it's own within the next few months. I'm skeptical though as the Dr. said 'well, it could go away on it's own, but hers is really big.' If it hasn't gone away in 3 to 5 years, then she'll get it surgically removed. The appearance doesn't bother me, but it's a little frustrating that this thing could potentially become very dangerous to her health (although this is rare). We have to make sure it doesn't turn red and that it can always be easily pushed in and will come back out.
At 2 months this girl's sleep is so inconsistent! She has given us nights of 6, 7, and 8 hours of sleep; however, we have seen some major regression in the sleep department. The first 2 nights of this week we got about 4 hours of sleep. It is starting to get better, as she's going about 5 hours….will wake up and eat…..and then go back to sleep for a few more hours. This is totally doable. The whole eating/back to sleep process takes 15 to 30 minutes which isn't bad! Emery is still in our room and I won't move her up to her bed until she's is consistently sleeping 6 or 7 hours because our rooms aren't on the same floor of the house!
I'm afraid she might have some constipation issues like her big sis used to have! She went 1 whole week (7 days) without going poo! (yes, remember Lindvalls' how we joked that she'd have a blow out on our way home last Sunday….um…no….just went yesterday!). We had to put an ounce of water in her milk and 13 hours later she finally went.
Emery is really starting to coo and smile more at us! She is fussiest in the evening. Emery loves, loves, loves taking a bath! As soon as she hears the water run, she calms right down! The Dr. told me to go ahead and start to try getting her on a schedule….so we're attempting one currently!
We made a last minute decision and decided to put the kids in AWANA at our church this year. They go every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 and love it. They have to memorize a new bible verse each week after we go over a lesson at home. They've earned their bags, numerous stickers and their vests so far this year. They are both in the same classroom and love being together.
On September 9th, Elli began Pre-K (last year of preschool) and Connor started 2-day preschool. It's so crazy to me that Connor is old enough to go to preschool and if wasn't for my friend's at Spark, I probably would have broken down at drop off. Both kids were so excited for school. Elli is still enjoying it and goes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays every week. Connor goes Tuesdays and Thursdays and the newness has gone away. When we woke him up on the 11th, he kept saying that he already went to school and didn't need to go again. He definitely didn't understand that he would be going each week. I think he still likes it, but isn't as eager to go as Elli. Connor has Elli's teacher from last year, Mrs. Grimm. She's so sweet and I'm so glad he's in her class. We are also really enjoying Elli's teacher this year.
Hanging up his Batman backpack. (He loves his bag)….
Waiting in line to go in. This is where I almost lost it. Mrs. Grimm told me that he came up to her and told her he was nervous!
We have two young children. Elliana was born on January 26, 2010. She was 6 pounds 11 ounces and 18.5 inches long. Connor entered our family on August 16, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. We also keep busy with our yellow lab, Bella.