The Tegan girl is two month old, already. I can’t believe how quickly the time is passing. Maybe it’s because the first month and a half was spent in the NICU and that all seemed like such a blur, or rather it’s because kids do grow up so fast!
Our early bird is getting so big although, when I take her to her doctor’s appointments, everyone comments that she’s the tiniest baby they’ve ever seen for her age. To us, we think she looks huge so it’s kind of funny when people think she’s a little peanut.
Every day we can see more and more personality shinning through in our little girl. When she’s hungry, SHE’S HUNGRY. She can be perfectly happy one minute and then without warning, she’s wailing at the top of her lungs to eat. She makes the funniest lion roar face over and over again until she’s happily eating. When she wants attention, she just lets out a little cry or bats those long lashes of her’s and we’re putty in her hand. Her funny little squeaks and coo’s, smiles and pouts keep us laughing all day long.
We can see her curiousity increasing as she’s more alert and constantly looking around. She loves to play, kick up her feet and stare at her black and white books. She’s also taken a liking to yanking my hair which has resulted in this momma chopping her locks (it was just too long). She has such a firm, strong grasp and she loves grabbing anything she can- her rattle, my hair, my shirt. She’s a strong little one. And, I’m sure it’s just me being a proud mom but I swear the other night, she was reaching her arms toward me to pick her up.
Since baby girl is a preemie, we’re on a bit of a lock down upon the advice of the NICU’s neonatologists. It’s RSV/flu season so it’s not wise to take Tegan out in public or for her to be around large groups of people. In some regards it’s kind of a bummer because we can’t introduce our girl to friends and family and we’re confined to the house. However, we do manage to go for walks in the stroller each day and she’s even dipped her toes in Grammie’s pool. (Got to love February’s 80 degree weather in the desert) We spend most of our day sleeping, eating, reading books, enjoying kangaroo care and trying our luck at tummy time. Of course, we have taken her to doctor’s appointments so she has been briefly exposed to the public but we shield her from curious, well-intentioned people who want to touch her.
Here are Tegan’s 2 month highlights:
- 3 days old, adjusted age
- 6 pounds 3 ounces
- 17 1/4 inches long, head circumference is 13 inches
- Still on her monitor
- Working on breastfeeding every day
- Finally been held by both of her aunties
- Gone to the pediatrician twice
- Had her 2 month shots and took them like a champ
- Listening to Bach, Mozart, Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux
- Dancing with Daddy
- Pulling Mommy’s hair
- Walks in the stroller
- Kangaroo care with Mommy
- Sleeping on her back
- Tummy time
- Getting dressed
- Diaper changes