Elowen’s 2 month update

Elowen’s 2 month update

I can barely believe my littlest lady is already two months old. I think the time seems to go by even quicker with subsequent babies and I’m oh-so aware of how quickly they grow up. I only have to look at her big sister to remind myself of that. I’m really enjoying being a mummy to two girls and whilst it is challenging (understatement of century!) I wouldn’t change anything. Not one thing. I am so, so lucky. :)

Anyway, enough rambling – let’s get on with Elowen’s two month update… *sobs*

General:

Today Elowen had her first set of immunisations and took them like a champ. She’s calpol’d up and snoozing on the sofa beside me as I type this. She had a fussy period for a while this evening where she was crying inconsolably (normal behaviour for her at that time of the evening) but thankfully it didn’t last long. A boob cures all that ails her!

Elowen’s developed quite a mild case of cradle cap over the last week or so and her head is really quite dry. I haven’t tried anything on it yet but I might give some coconut oil a go at some point.

I’ve introduced a dummy over the last few days (we never used one with Jasmine). She’s not overly fussed about having it and most of the time only keeps it in her mouth for a few minutes before spitting it out but I do find that, on occasion, it helps to settle her if I can’t feed/cuddle her as soon as she starts to create (which is often the case when you also have a clingy two-year-old to deal with).

Weight: 

I took E to the weigh-in clinic on the 11th January and she weighed 11bs 2oz! She’s in 0-3 month clothes and wearing size 2 nappies.

Milestones: 

Elowen gave me her first gummy smile at 4 weeks and 4 days old. Her smiles are adorable (not biased at all – HA!) because her whole face lights up. At first they were few and far between but she’s definitely getting more smiley by the day. In fact, she grinned at me from the pram the whole way home on the nursery run yesterday. She’s also started making little cooing noises with her smiles too.

E has had pretty good head control from the get-go but she’s fantastic when it comes to tummy time. She totally looks like a little turtle, though. :)

Feeding:

I am so, so pleased to be able to say that I am still exclusively breastfeeding Elowen. It’s not been without it’s difficulties (and I’ll try to get round to writing about my breastfeeding experience in a separate blog post soon). But we’re two months in and things are going well. Elowen is gaining plenty of weight and I’m finally starting to enjoy feeding her a lot more than I did – it’s hard not too when she stares at me with her big blue eyes. :)

It’s weird to not be able to talk about how much milk Elowen’s ‘taking’ because I don’t know! And I can’t even really go into how often she feeds because I feed her on demand and don’t really take much notice of how often that is. It varies from day to day anyway. All this has made my approach to feeding her quite relaxed (with Jasmine I would note down every oz of milk she took for the first 6 weeks or so!)

Sleeping:

Whilst E is still waking up 3-4 times a night for feeds (the downside to breastfeeding!) she does sleep well between them. I pretty much wake up as soon as I hear her stirring in the next-to-me crib, slide her over and nurse her back to sleep.

Elowen had been sleeping in the bed with me up until recently as it was the only way we’d get any sleep as she just wouldn’t settle in her crib. She’s now a lot happier to sleep in there during the night (thanks to our Purflo nest) although she always end up in our bed by the morning! I think that’s as much to do with me wanting her close as it is the other way around. ;)

I *think* that’s all for now. Let’s face it – at two months old, babies are still pretty much just eating, sleeping and pooping! I’m sure the next month will whizz by as quickly as the last two. Meanwhile I’ll be finding every excuse possible to not get rid of Elowen’s outgrown baby clothes…

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  1. January 20, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    It’s lovely to have them so close at night so you can feed easily and breastfeeding does mean no getting up to warm bottles. I love that smile too.

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 20, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Oh yes, I am loving not having to get out of bed at night! She has such a cheeky smile, makes me melt! :) x

  2. January 20, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Oh my that first photo, her smile is just gorgeous :) So pleased you’re feeling better about feeding, you’ve done so well. R had pretty bad cradle cap but oil and gently brushing the flakes worked for us. Love her little tummy time turtle impression! xxx

    • Jenna
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      January 21, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you, Jess. She’s such a smiley baby – cannot get enough of her gummy smiles. I’ll give the oil and brushing a go to see if I can get rid of the cradle cap. :) x

  3. January 21, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Such a gorgeous smile and yes, time does fly quicker with your second child

    • Jenna
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      January 21, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      And there was me thinking it went quickly the first time… nothing compared to how fast time is flying now. *sob*

  4. January 22, 2017 / 11:37 am

    2 months already! Flown by. She gorgeous and what a brave little lady doing so well during her jabs x

    • Jenna
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      January 22, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      It really has gone so quickly! x

  5. January 22, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Aw loved reading this, look at those smiles! I can’t believe it’s been 2 months already! These leaps will seem to fly by in these next 4 weeks! I can’t wait to read the next update hun!

    • Jenna
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      January 23, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Lucie – I really can’t believe it’s been two months either. xx

  6. January 23, 2017 / 9:21 am

    What a little cutie! Her gummy smile is just the cutest!
    Well done for sticking at the breastfeeding! I hope I will too be able to do so! x

    • Jenna
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      January 23, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      She has gotten so smiley over the last week or so – love getting gummy smiles. :)
      Very best of luck with the breastfeeding. It’s tough but very much worth it. xx

  7. January 24, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Ah, what a little cutie!! I get so broody looking at little babas again (even though my baby days are long gone) xx

    • Jenna
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      January 24, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Haha, I’ve got a feeling I’ll be exactly the same. :) x

  8. January 24, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    oh my word so adorable. The photo of her holding her head up is just SO cute! My two were never very fussed about a dummy, even if I wanted them to be! x

    • Jenna
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      January 24, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      I’m starting to give up on the dummy as she’s just not that taken with them either. Ho hum! xx

  9. January 24, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Sounds like things are great. I’m glad the breastfeeding is going well. I really hit my stride about four months

    • Jenna
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      January 24, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you – I still don’t think we’ve nailed it but we’re getting there. BF is such a learning curve! x

  10. January 24, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Such a lovely update! In 14 weeks time I’ll also be a mama to two girls, I can’t wait! Xx

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 25, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thanks Sarah. Eek, that’s so exciting! :) xx

  11. January 25, 2017 / 7:53 am

    It sounds like things are going pretty well and Elowen is coming along leaps and bounds… Her little face when smiling, I can’t even!!

    • Jenna
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      January 25, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thanks Jade – she has the most gorgeous smiles. :) xx

  12. January 25, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Well done for continuing with breastfeeding – I miss those days. it really is so much more convenient than formula feeding and amazing for bonding. What a beauty you have there x

    • Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Thank you, Katy – I love not having to get up in the middle of the night to make bottles. Anything that means I get to stay in bed is a good thing. :) xx

  13. January 25, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Oh bless. She’s so adorable and has the biggest eyes. Cutie.

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Her eyes are HUGE! :) Thanks, Jodie. x

  14. January 25, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Wow 2 months already? Time goes by so fast. She is absolutely gorgeous! My first pretty much slept in our bed all the time but L likes her own space! ox

    • Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Funny how different they can be, isn’t it? Jasmine was always quite happy to sleep in her bedside crib. Elowen definitely prefers to be in bed with me. Although, she is getting better at sleeping in her own bed. x

  15. January 25, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Oh look at those big blues, she seems to be doing so well and what a trooper with her jabs.

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 11:25 am

      She has such gorgeous blue eyes. :) I know, she did so well with her immunisations – brave girly! x

  16. January 25, 2017 / 11:20 am

    She is gorgeous! Well done on the Breastfeeding, you should be proud of yourself!

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Thank you so much – I am very proud of myself. I never thought I’d get this far with it. :) x

  17. January 25, 2017 / 11:54 am

    These pictures are amazing don’t worry about her not wanting the dummy because it means it is one less thing for you to wean her off. I am glad that the breastfeeding is going well because I know so many people who have struggled recently

    Charlottte x

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 11:23 am

      That’s very true – I’ve pretty much given up on the dummy now. Breastfeeding is very tough – I think most people struggle with it one way or another. x

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 10:46 am

      It’s lovely having them close, isn’t it? x

  18. January 26, 2017 / 10:19 am

    There is nothing better than those first gummy smiles! Glad to hear the breastfeeding is going well! I can’t believe Elowen is two months old already, such a beautiful girl though. xx

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 26, 2017 / 10:45 am

      There really isn’t – first smiles are so special. :) Thank you, Vikki. xx

  19. January 27, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    She is just so so beautiful!!! Her little grins made me smile :)

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 27, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Aw, I’m glad she made you smile. :) xx

  20. January 27, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Oh how I loved writing these updates. I wish I did with my first born too. She is thriving. Cutie pie.

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 27, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      They are so lovely to look back on, aren’t they? It all goes far too quickly. xx

  21. January 27, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    She has excellent neck control for 2 months! My 4m old HATES tummy time! Lovely pics. I feel your pain re the night feeds too! I usually tweet during the wee hours with #nightfeednatter! Thanks for linking up #littleleaps

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 27, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      My eldest was the same re: tummy time – absolutely hated it. Ohh I will definitely keep an eye out for that hashtag during night feeds! xx

  22. January 27, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Gosh, what a sweetheart! I loved reading this, it sounds like E is doing so well. Those first weeks of proper smiles are so special aren’t they? #LittleLeaps

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 27, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      She is doing great – I’m so proud of her. :) Yes absolutely, they are special. She’s such an enthusiastic smiler too, doesn’t take much to get one out of her!

  23. January 30, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Shes so cute! Great head control, and good on her having her injections so well. Enjoy those squishy cuddles

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 31, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie. She was such a trooper. x

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      January 31, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you, Bex. xx

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