Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Leah Amari Santoro - 2 months old!

just a quick note!  leah is officially 2 months and 4 days old.  she is 10 pounds and 11 ounces, up from 8 pounds and 9 ounces at birth.  she is doing amazing!  we are so blessed!!

yesterday we had our first round of shots.. boy was it sad for all of us.  i think daddy even teared up!  she's doing ok now though.

breastfeeding is going ok.. she's requiring more and more and i'm trying to keep up with her but we're giving her 3-4 ounces of formula with each feeding too.  i'm sticking with the domperidone for another few weeks to see if it can help my supply, i would REALLY love to exclusively breastfeed but i'm doubting it.  

leah's sleeping 6-8 hours a night and we're loving it!  we're following the EASY method to get some type of routine established.  Eat, Activity, Sleep, You.  She's having about an hour or more of activity and taking great naps throughout the day.  She never really got the day/night confusion.. maybe for a day or two.  

While I'd like to think we've settled into a routine, Leah really calls the shots still.  It's all about her and I don't think you can spoil a newborn.  :)

Another thing that has worked wonders for us is the Happiest Baby on the Block (we watched the DVD.. who has time to read!) and the 5 S's.  WOW!!  Leo and I both found that Leah loves to be swaddled, shhsh'd, swung.. she loves to suck and loves to be on her stomach/side too.  What a brilliant man that guy is :)

She is a lot of fun these days!!  She has the cutest zombie eyes and sleepy smile as she falls asleep.  

she also has the cutest sneezes!  she's starting to socially smile more and more.. very smiley in the mornings and crabbier in the evenings!!

she is starting to be more vocal and is enjoying her play time more.  some of her favorite "words" are "a-gah" and "a-goo".  she also likes to say "ow-ah" and "ow-oo".  she loves to listen to herself!

I have to go back to school in a week and it's breaking my heart!!!  Leo was able to work his schedule around so that he will be watching her which is perfect!  I'm worried about the workload along with the high maintenance of having a newborn but I'm sure it'll be fine!

Leah's fighting sleep tonight.. our last resort.. her swing.  Hoping she falls asleep, I've been trying for 3 hours now!  She's over tired.  Wonder where she gets this stubborness from??  


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