Thursday, September 12, 2013

2 Months Old!

Amaya turned 2 months old on Sept. 3rd.  These past two months have flown by and we are finding our new normal!  This month was full of firsts.  She started smiling and cooing.  She loves to be on her changing table and will always smile and coo at the wall.  This might be her favorite place in the house!

Amaya also started sleeping in her room when she was 5 weeks old.  She has been a rockstar at night! At the end of her 2nd month she is sleeping through the night till 6 am.  Brett, Amaya and I took a weekend trip up to Duluth for my class reunion and those were the first nights that she slept until 5am both nights!  She must have known Mommy was out late and needed her sleep!  In Duluth she met many of my close high school friends and we stayed with the 3 boys I babysat.  They were like my own kids growing up and I have know their family for 20 years now!  It melted my heart to see each one snuggle with my own baby!  Their family watched Amaya so Brett and I could enjoy the class reunion.  I knew they were in good hands and Jodi owed me :)  Amaya was also a very good traveler!  She was patient to eat when we were finding ok places to stop and nurse.  She was a champ!

This month Amaya also started to get a little more personality.  Right at the end of her 2nd month she would wake up happy and Ahnie loves to crawl in her crib.  Amaya will give her big smiles when she does this.  She has started to like her new floor mat and even her bouncy seat some days.  She even pulled the lion ring (a big milestone in the Williams and Hoffert households).  Tummy time has gotten much better and she now can lift her head up to a 90 degree angle.

Amaya started to fit into her 6 month clothes and is now in size 2 diapers.  I forgot to schedule her 2 month check up at her last apt so we will not see Dr. VanSickle until the end of the month :(  I think she is around 13 lbs but we will see when we go to our apt.  She eats every 3 hours and takes bottles very well.  She will eat anywhere from 4-5 oz if she is having a bottle and nurses for around 20 minutes.

Amaya is such a fun addition to our family and I love to see her grow.  This month I also had to go back to work.  This has been a harder transition that it was with Ahnie.  Ahnie was 4 months old when I had to go back and Amaya was only 6 weeks.  This has caused me to hold her a little longer and love that cuddle time when the two big kids are in bed!  I hope that that saying "You can't spoil a baby" is true.

Tate holding Amaya
Josh holding Amaya
Kale holding Amaya