Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Two Month Update Sprinkled with Pictures

Our Jayney Joy is TWO MONTHS old! Actually two months was on Saturday, but I have been waiting to post this until we had the newest stats from her doctor’s visit today. Jayney is growing like a weed right now, and I can’t believe how much she changes every day! Here are her new numbers: JJ is 11 pounds 1.5 ounces, putting her in the 50th percentile for weight. That is down a little from the 75th for weight at her one month but it is quite possible that she had been putting a lot of her energy into growing taller as she is now 23 and ¾ inches. That lands her in the 95th percentile for height and means she has grown almost 4 inches longer than when she was born! Wow, can you say long and lean?

St Patrick's Day dress up!
Getting suited up for a walk

Hanging with Dad on his lunch break
As far as sleep goes, we continue to be impossibly blessed! At 5 weeks JJ started giving us at least six straight hours of rest at night. After the first few nights of sleeping six plus hours I thought we were just getting lucky and was afraid it wouldn’t last, but it has continued to get better with each night! I am thrilled to say that now at 9 weeks and a few days old Jayney regularly sleeps between 7.5 and 9 hours at night! I am so thankful to have a baby that loves her sleep as much as I do!
Still happy after a full morning of shopping
Pretty good at sitting up against the couch without the Boppy
Walking in the SUNSHINE
Daddy's Girl for sure!
All that sleep at night means lots of energy during the day. I am excited to have her awake, alert and playful more every day. She is getting to be quite proficient at holding up her head on her own! She clearly prefers practicing this in her Bumbo seat or Boppy, over her play mat. She is doing okay with her tummy time but not a huge fan of it unless she is face to face on someone’s chest. Jayney loves the toys above her play mat when she is on her back though and likes to bat at them wildly.

We may have quite a little ham on our hands!
Enjoying play mat time now
In the last month Jayney has learned another new trick thanks to her dad. Dusty taught her how to stick out her tongue! It is pretty cute to watch her see Dusty make a face, think about it really hard, then out comes the tongue. It pops out slow at first but as soon as she realizes she has done it it pops in and out faster. JJ will repeat this little trick over and over with less of a pause in between each time. Usually we end up giggling hysterically and Jayney just starts grinning from ear to ear. We are seeing more of her funny little personality every day!

Say cheese!
I know a baby holding up her head or sticking her tongue out may not sound that fantastic but I still think it is amazing to watch her learn a new skill, even if it is a silly one! It is so amusing to sit with her and listen to her new little coos, while watching her make adorable faces! I could just sit and stare at her all day. Although the hour and a half milk comas she has each morning and late afternoon are rather helpful in letting me get caught up with things around the house. 
Ready for Spring flowers
Bunny Baby
Bunny kicking up a storm!
Sweeter than Chocolate
Hoppy Easter!
 In between her feeding induced sleep, Jayney is a very smiley girl! She is nursing every four-ish hours but is just as happy taking a bottle if we are out and about. Whenever we put JJ in the car, she is snoring within a few minutes of hitting the road. It makes traveling super trouble-free! It still seems like she doesn’t cry that much. When the rare occasion does arise to make her upset, she is quick to calm down. She has some very consistent “tells” that simply let us know what she wants.

All ready for Easter!
Miss JJ in her Easter dress
I honestly don’t think we deserve to have such a great baby. I know her patience is not a product of our parenting; Jayney is just easy all on her own! I know all parents think their child is the most perfect thing to hit the earth’s surface but we really think Jayney might be an angel. She is a blessing in our lives in every way and I know her cheerful, easy-going nature is truly a gift from God! 
I love our new definition of a family picture
Our sleepy girl

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