She’s getting more and more alert, sleeping longer stretches, and really starting to develop a personality. It’s amazing.
She’s getting bigger too, she’s outgrown ALL her preemie clothes, and some of her newborns are even getting a little tight. We have our two month check up next week Friday, and I’m excited too see how much she weighs.
We are LOVING our gDiapers, although I discovered that I didn’t need to buy 8 covers. I went a little bit crazy because they are just so darn cute. When she grows out of these I’m only going to buy a couple of the next size up. They stay SUPER clean, and I love that they keep her butt from getting all red. I’d use them again in a heartbeat, and when we go the next size up I’m planning on getting the cloth inserts for nighttime.
Speaking of night time, her sleep schedule is still fairly erratic, and we had a pretty sleepless (I don’t want to call them bad) night the night before M left for training, but she’ll sleep for 3-4 hour stretches. She sleeps in her cradle next to our bed, but if she’s really fussy I have no problem cuddling her in our bed until she falls into a deep sleep. I think that she just needs the closeness, I’m happy to provide, moreso now that big Daddy is gone.
Breastfeeding is going really well. I’m a pro at wipping it out just about anywheres, and we just nurse away. M is still a little on edge about me nursing her in public. He doesn’t want to make a scene and then have to jump in to resuce me. Breastfeeding in public is entierly legal, and I do cover up for my own modesty. I found that it’s easier to use just a regular blanket than those stupid nursing covers. It attracts more attention when you’re swearing at the thing because it’s choking you so hard you think your eyeballs are going to explode out of your head and hit the bald guy at the next table over. I wear tank tops under everything so nobody can see my ‘excess’, and off we go. Easy peasy!
We spent her 2 month birthday running around. I had a doctor’s appointment and we went and hung out at the barn for a while, since it was such a beautiful day.
Willow is getting ridden for the first time tomorrow. I’m wicked excited! I exchanged her bridle for the next size up, and she got a new bit. We’re going to try her in a 5 1/2″ 3 piece (french link) loose ring and see how that goes.
On our walk I learned a new skill that may or may not come in handy some day.
Leaping 10 feet in the air mid-stride while shrieking, compliments of this thing…
I hate, hate, hate snakes. Dixie and I were just running along, I wasn’t paying attention, then all the sudden… this thing. I screamed and lept into the air. Like really lept. Over the dog, into a ditch. My husband would say ‘you got ups.’
Cereal ups husband. Cereal.
If you don’t read this honey… I just said cereal (twice!) and anybody who reads this thinks that I’m freakin’ nuts…but you understand it. 🙂 Love you!
We also passed the ‘haunted house’.