Thursday, July 16, 2009

2 month check up

Vivi had her 2 month appointment on Tuesday. She didn't do a lot of growing since her last appointment, she now weighs 9.12 lbs and is 22 1/4 inches long. She's back down to the 5th percentile for weight but the doctor wasn't too worried. She suggested that it may be Vivi's sleep habits that are a factor. She currently sleeps for two 4 hour chunks at night, and then three 2-3 hour chunks during the day. Her doctor said at her age she should be sleeping for longer periods of time, and that when she does, her brain releases growth hormones. Since she won't sleep longer than 4 hours, she may not be getting enough growth hormones to get bigger. She said it would be good if she would start sleeping longer, but if not, she might just be petite. Her problem is that she wants to be looking around all the time, she doesn't want to miss anything! 

Another sleep issue is that she is such a night owl. She doesn't go to bed until around 12:30-1:30 am, and then does two 4 hour chunks, usually with some play time in between then is up for an hour, and sleeps for 2-3 hours before she's really up and ready for the day. I'm not too worried about it now, but when school starts and we go back to working early days, we may be in trouble.

The doctor also said again that she is very strong in her neck and leg muscles, and that she is very healthy. She was also impressed at how she loves tummy time. So, I'm happy with that.

She has been a lot more active this past week, she has started babbling more and still LOVES to stand and look around. She is more smiley more often, which is fun. She's still working on her giggle, sometimes she says "aha, aha" and other times it sounds more like a giggle, but its all breath noises and no voice. She's also showing a lot more personality and making her preferences known. She is a mama's girl at night, she doesn't like to go to anyone else (including daddy) and doesn't like to be out of the house late. She also hates shirts that go over her head and having her hair rubbed (which makes bath time and hair milk time so much fun!) But for the most part she's a really good baby, she doesn't really fuss, and is easily amused. 

She loves her swing, and the color red, and her Elmo doll. Her favorite book is still Black on White, which is a contrast book, and her favorite page is the butterfly. She loves to sleep while holding my hand, which is so sweet!

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