Friday, March 9, 2012

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March 9: Today I am grateful for a beautiful day.
For pj adorned snuggles.
For Tilly having a 2.5hr day sleep in her cot... Blow me down!
For afternoon walks.
For banana, cocoa and peanut butter smoothies.

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March 8: Today I am grateful for a catch up with Jo & Jem, Raya & Winton. :)
Also that Tilly went down in her cot for a day sleep!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Matilda @ 2 months

She is two months old today! The days, weeks and months are flying by. I can't believe that she is this age already. And boy oh boy has she grown and changed this month...

At 2 months Matilda...
  • weighs 6170g / 13lbs 9oz (90th percentile)
  • is 57.25cm long (60th percentile)
  • has a head circumference of 39cm (75th percentile)
  • still wears newborn/0000 clothes (except for full onesies which she wears 000). She is starting to wear some 000 and 0-3 month clothes but they do look bigger on her.
  • wears infant nappies (one size up from newborn).
  • is usually called Tilly, Tilly Bear, Darling or Matilda.
  • copies sounds and facial expressions. She coos back, smiles (especially in the morning) and pokes out her tongue (cute now... maybe not so much when she's bigger!).
  • thinks that the change table is a fun place to be. She loves to look at the photos of Toby and I or at her reflection in the mirror during nappy changes... and is always smiling!
  • seems happiest when she get up in the morning (around 9am) and in the afternoon (around 5pm).  
  • has gone right off of the bath! :(
  • can get scared or cry if she hears a sudden sound.
  • unfortunately likes to fall asleep at the breast when feeding or on the shoulder (a side effect of having to be patted and upright for 30mins after feeding when she was very refluxy). 
  • is over the worst of her reflux.
  • waits longer between feeds during the day- around 2.5-3hours.
  • naps more regularly during the day. She is up for 1-1.5hours at a time and sleeps for between 30-90mins usually.
  • typically is fussy and refuses sleep after 8pm until she sleeps for the night (around 10:30-11:30pm).
  • sleeps through the night! Since her 7th week she usually sleeps for 5.5-7hours before waking for a quick feed and sleeping for another hour or two.
  • went to her first wedding and reception... and was much admired!
  • has gone from a regular 7 poos/day to 1 poo/week... much to the dismay of our noses! (smelly farts... ahem!) But when she goes, she makes up for it!  usually at mothers' group! :(
  • moves her arms and legs around a lot when on her tummy and back.   
  • had her first vaccinations. She screamed! :( For a baby that still isn't a crier, it was very hard to see it and to not be able to make it better.) She then slept from around 3-7:30pm when she woke screaming again just like she had when the needles went in. She was inconsolable and appeared to be in a lot of gut pain. She was given her first dose of Panadol and the maternal health hotline was very reassuring.
  • went on her second holiday- to Shoreham again before daddy went back to work.
  • falls asleep straight away when picked up by mum (if she's been allowed to grumble in her bassinette for a while).
  • tried the bottle for the second time and  drunk around 20ml of expressed milk from it (given by daddy)... but she is still not keen on the bottle.
  • sometimes accepts a dummy when going to bed at night (when she just wants to suck and mum has had enough!).
  • has BIG cheeks! They've just arrived out of nowhere and lots of people comment on them!
  • is loved to bits and makes mummy and daddy laugh every day.
  • is VERY used to being photographed and videoed on the iphone (images and videos are often emailed to dad at work or sent via sms to grandma and grandpa).
  • has 2 new little girlfriends to meet! Sarah and Shane's little Leah and Jenna and Jay's little Millie!

Here she is... filling the basket more at 2 months old!

Here she is month by month...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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March 6: Today I am grateful that I got to chat with my friend Sarah and that we are sharing this motherhood journey together.

I'm also grateful that my mother in law, Lois, and Tilly got to share some good snuggles today when we spent some time there after Lois' morning surgery.

And this new skill of Tilly's is priceless.

kicking my heels this morning

I can poke my tongue out too mummy!


And 2 months old today.

Update coming soon.

Monday, March 5, 2012

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March. 5: Today I am grateful for family. I had a great day.

Tilly slept really well.
Rachel and Ty came over for morning tea.
Anthea came after lunch for some scrap booking. Tilly's sleep meant I got some pages done too!
Tilly copied me and poked her tongue out!

Just now, Tilly finished a feed and fell asleep. I gestured for Toby to come have a look. When he peered over the couch, she opened her eyes, smiled and chuckled. Priceless!

talking to mum this afternoon
change table- my favourite place
da dah!

mum likes taking photos with me

Sunday, March 4, 2012

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March 4: Today I am grateful for new life! Congratulations Jenna and Jay on your new little teammate! We can't wait to meet her!

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March 3: Today I am grateful for lunches out. It was a very wet day so we decided to drive to Kangaroo Ground and have lunch at Weller's. Originally we planned to go for Sunday lunch, but we were glad we changed our mind when we got there as it was beautiful and quiet (and they actually have a big booking for tomorrow).
We drove past the church we were married at and where Toby went as a kid. They've just finished building thr hall that Toby's dad dreamed up many years ago. It looks great and makes much more sense than the previous one.

I'm also grateful that Mary came over last night. It had been too long between catch ups! We scrapped... Well she did and I mainly fed Miss Matilda who ended up staying awake until 1:20am... Not so grateful for that! ;)

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