Height: 23.75" -90th percentile
Weight: 11lbs 11oz- 75th percentile
Clothes: Charlie is now finally all into 0-3 month clothes. In fact, she is starting to grow too long for her 3 month sleepers. I switched out the dresser to add 3-6 month clothes which was actually a little sad. That is until I saw how many adorable 6 month items she has to wear once it's warm and my heart did a little flutter of girlie happiness.
Nicknames: Puds, Baby Bear, Le Charles, Squirts, Chunk, JoeMar... Nothing has changed.
Milestones: Charlie has started smiling back at us and sticking her tongue out in response to our tongue out at her. It's so fun interacting with her now! Charlie also has been spending awake time under the activity mat and she likes to swat at a bird that hangs from the top.
Sleep: We are following the BabyWise schedule and Charlie seems to do very well with having some structure to her days. While not every day is by the book, we are usually only off by 30 minutes or so.
Here is the 0-3 month schedule we follow:
Usually Charlie goes to bed at the 7pm time and then we allow her to wake whenever she is hungry after that. That time can be anywhere from 10pm-1am. A typical pattern lately is bed 7pm, feed 12:30am, feed 5:30am and then awake for day between 7am-7:30am.
Best Moment: Having Joe's parents, Uncle Mario and my parents come down to visit from Ohio. They all got good cuddle time with the baby. Also, getting to a point where Charlie is smiling more and more. That is just the best.
Worst Moment: Realizing that we were probably doing more damage to Charlie by trying to self diagnose her symptoms. She was so unhappy and seemed in pain for weeks. It was the hardest thing to witness as a Mom, especially a new neurotic Mom. Also, watching her get her first shots was heartbreaking. She screamed bloody murder and I cried in the corner while Dad held her.
Dislikes: diaper changing, snot sucking, hiccups, anything digestive going on, burping in the middle of feeding, being too sleepy
Health: Baby girl is SO healthy! She went from being 1 month old and in the 40th percentile for everything, to jumping up to 75-90th percentiles in all categories. Doc kept calling her "Mommy's pudgy ballerina" at our 2 month appointment today. She has rolls for days and it makes Mom so proud that she is doing so well.
Eating: I think we have finally figured out how to make our little girl happy. After trying breast milk, Nutramigen (formula for milk protein allergies), combo of breast milk and a Similac Supplment formula we are now feeding Charlie exclusively Gerber Soothe formula. This formula is designed for babies with colic and has a probiotic in it to help with digestion. She takes this down like a champ and in the past week we have had her on it, it has made a world of a difference in her disposition. She is taking 4 oz every 2.5-3 hours during the day. It was a sad sad day when I put the pump away but I know it's what is now best for Charlie.
The first months were tough but we are starting to see a change in Charlie and her little personality coming through and it is amazing to watch. I am soaking up every moment with her as I head back to work on March 23rd. We have our first road trip home to Ohio scheduled for the next two weeks so we will have many more 1st for Charlie coming up in the near future.