Only in the beginning do months matter. With that said, Cate is two months old, as of yesterday!
She went to the doctor today and weighed in at 11 pounds 3.2 ounces. (Precise, I know!) And she measured 23 1/4 inches long. That means she’s gaining weight and growing taller.
The best about her right now is how she smiles and coos while completely focusing on our faces. She’s a happy baby. And she recognizes our voices and faces.
And, to really celebrate, Cate slept through the night!
OK, so maybe the three shots and the Tylenol that followed had something to do with that. But maybe she’s just learning that if she fills up in the evening she can make it from midnight to 7 a.m. without eating. That’s our hope.
This is how it happened last night: She ate at 6:30ish and then went to sleep about 8:20 p.m. I woke her up at 11:45 p.m. for a diaper change and to eat. Both those feedings she ate really well. So I put a sleepy baby in her crib about midnight, and she slept almost continuously until 7 a.m. Greg did give her a pacifier somewhere around 5 a.m. But that takes less time than feeding her. And apparently is satisfied her sweet little sounds — they weren’t “feed me” sounds but rather “what am I doing awake?” sounds.
So we’ll just have to see what happens tonight. But if she wants to eat at 3 a.m., at least we have those beautiful eyes and sweet smile awaiting us.
Katy Gorrell says
She’s starting to look less like a newborn! I can’t decide if I should have put an exclamation point on that or not, because at least for me, it’s exciting to watch Megan grow, but kind of sad at the same time. Do you feel that way with Cate?