Today Amelia is 8 weeks old! She won't officially be 2 months until the 22nd which is next Friday. Time is going by so fast, yes I know I say that every week but it does! Amelia has changed again so much in the space of a week. These weeks phase is sticking her hand in her mouth instead of using her dummy! She's getting better in the night too and sleeping longer stretches, usually 3-4 hours now so that's good. We also put her in her crib the other night for the first time and she stayed in it all night! So I can finally have my bed back, yay!
It's fathers day today and Andy's first as a father, Andy is currently at work but finishes at four so he can spend some time with Amelia then. Amelia bought him a card and a few daddy pressies. We have Amelia's two month check up tomorrow so we will find out how much she weigh's then. She is starting to fill out much more now, considering she was a big baby at birth she hasn't put much weight on but is still high on the growth chart. She has outgrown pretty much all of her newborn clothes and some of her 0-3 month onesies :( Such a shame as some of them we're really cute. She is pulling facial expressions more than ever too, she already did a fair few but now they're non stop. I could sit there and watch her all day. We have started giving her tummy time too, she has never really had any before now, as she would always start winging so we gave up. Although she has been able to hold her head up well from birth so we're hoping she'll get use to it now.
Breastfeeding is still going well. I mentioned how Amelia is sleeping longer stretches, but it isn't coming without a price. It seems like every other day, she has taken to massively annoying cluster-feeding sessions in the afternoons and evenings. It's gotten so bad that getting in my blogging (cooking dinner, relaxing, spending time with Andy, etc., etc., etc.) is difficult. I'll skip upstairs to get ready only to come back downstairs to a hungry baby.
My current struggle is scheduling my life. I've always been a planner, so it's been difficult to live day-to-day only having a loose understanding of what I'll be able to get done. Yesterday, for example, I had a few things on my to-do list: Post on my blog, cook dinner, change the bedding and do the laundry, hoover, and sort through my clothing. From the items on that list, I accomplished doing the hoovering and laundry (they are still in the washing machine!), I cooked dinner . . . but left the kitchen a disaster in its wake. And I hardly got online for more than a few minutes here and there.
I realise I'm being hard on myself. But now that Amelia is almost two months old, I feel like I should have at least some control over my days. Not just for my own mental satisfaction, but also for the good of the household. I'm home. I should be able to get at least a few things done! I need some sort of routine! Which is why I've decided to try and stop feeding Amelia on demand as such and try feeding her every 3-4 hours instead. We shall see how it goes but maybe that way I can get things done. I will also try letting her nap in the swing for her morning nap but in the afternoon put her in her crib upstairs that way she will get use to being in it.
Over all it seems like every day is something new with her. I'm excited to see what she learns next. Trust me - the camera will be near by to (hopefully) capture it all.
I see her every day so I don't always see a big change, but here you can really see it! These were taken from our weekly photoshoot.