Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2 Month Well Visit

Giana, you had your 2 month well visit today! And with that well visit, came your first set of vaccinations :(. Mommy was not aware of this, for some reason, I thought vaccines where at 3 months...but I think you knew all along that this visit wasn't going to be fun. As soon as I took your clothes off so the nurse could weigh you, you started crying...and from that moment on, you never stopped! You are one smart cookie!!!

Your 2 month stats:

Length: 21.75 inches, 25th Percentile

Weight: 10.10 lbs. 41st Percentile

Head Circumference: 14.50 inches, 8th Percentile (you get that tiny head from daddy)

The vaccines you received today were: Hepatitis B, Polio, Hib, Pneumococcal, and Rotavirus.

Dr. B also wants to start you on a new formula. Because you were somewhat fussy and your skin was a little dry in places, and because you had the tiniest speck of blood in your stool (which only a mother that observes the poo closely would have seen, lol)we are trying out Enfamil Nutramigen. This formula is for babies who may have a cow's milk protein allergy. Are we certain that you have this allergy? No. But it may be a little easier for you to digest. You definitely are not a "colicy" baby, but you do like to be held most of the day (to prevent crying). So, we are going to give this a try to see if goes over better with your digestive track :). Mommy and daddy think you are a wee bit spoiled, but Dr. B says he's not ready to say that you are spoiled just yet :). And so far, he has proven to be an excellent pediatrician, so for now, we'll do what he says, hah!

After the visit, we went to Apple Bee's to eat, a quick trip to Orange Leaf (a treat for mommy!) and Wal-Mart to get some infant's tylenol for your vaccines. Then home it was! We had planned on doing a little shopping, but the day proved itself to be somewhat stressful. On the way to the doctor's visit, your brother threw-up 2 times, his clothes were covered...the car seat was covered...and it wasn't the most inviting scent either! Then we found out you had vaccines. So we decided to call it a day and head home early. You slept most of the afternoon and mommy and Gav were able to squeeze in a quick nap!

And this is how we ended the day! I have a feeling you two will be the best of friends :).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Werewolf and Punkin' 2011

My little spooks...2011. How adorable are they???? Oh, I could just eat you two up! Happy Halloween!!!

Trick-or-Treat 2011

This year we went trick-or-treating a week in advance at a park nearby. I was so glad that the campgrounds was hosting this early, because daddy will be gone to a training for the next 3 weeks (TEARS!!!). So, daddy was able to go with us, which made it even more special :). I loved the feel of the place...so fallish and halloweeny...I know that's not a word but that's exactly what it was! There were decorations everywhere and tons of little kids walking around decked out in their costumes. We had a great time and Gavin...you did an excellent job, you said "trick-or-treat" and "thank you" every time. And I must say, you were the cutest little monster there!!! We love you baby boy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2 months old!

Happy 2 months baby girl! Mommy, Daddy, and Big Brother love you more than you could ever imagine!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Make note of...

A few things I need to make note of...then some pictures :)

Giana, you were 8 weeks old as of Saturday...and on Monday, you rolled over from stomach to back! Unheard of, right? Except...even better and more unbelievable is that your nana witnessed you roll from belly to back when you were around 6 weeks old!!! I'm not sure if you are just that impressive or it was just by some crazy chance that you were in the perfect position, which made it easier for you to roll.

Also, something I failed to mention in your 8 week post is just how strong you are! You've been raising your head up like a champ for weeks now. When you are on your tummy, you can bring your entire head/neck up off the floor and turn it from side to side. You're a very stout little thing :). And now for a few pictures....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

8 weeks old...baby Giana

Your hair!
Wearing brother's gown
Our babies :)
Giana, you are 8 weeks old today! WOW! Such a big girl already :). It's a beautiful fall day here and at the moment, you are laying on mommy's lap sleeping away as I type. You're brother is watching Scooby Doo, we had to watch something Halloweenish since it's just around the corner!

Some stats on my baby girl:

You eat 3oz. ever 3 hours, or 2oz. every 2 hours

You are bottle only now, as of 7 weeks, mommy stopped nursing (you just weren't gaining as much weight as you should)

You wear a size 1 diaper

You wear a size 0-3 months clothes, they fit pretty well now :)

You LOVE to be held! Actually, you won't have it any other way really, you cry as soon as we lay you down. But you're only little once, so we give you your way...and we ENJOY it too!

You sleep through the night already! Wanna know why you did so early vs. your brother? Well, because currently, mommy let's you sleep in bed with us. Bad habit, I KNOW...but mama just needs her sleep these days. Between you and your active brother, I don't get as much rest as I would like. So, picture this, you, mommy, Gavin, daddy, all piled in the same bed and a QUEEN size at that! It's quite comical to see the positions we get ourselves in.

I'm thinking you must weigh close to 10lbs. now, but I haven't weighed you. Your 2 month check up is soon.

You smile often. It's the cutest little thing, sometimes it's this crooked grin...melts mommy's heart everytime.

You try to talk, already cooing, and you have been for sometime now.

Sometimes you smile/laugh in your sleep, it's so precious

You love to sleep with both hands above your head :)

I plan on getting some pictures of you today, because at 8 weeks I took photo's of your brother. I'll post that later :)

We love you so much baby girl! Your presence has made our family feel so complete. We have the perfect balance...a sweet boy and a sweet girl. We are so blessed to have you and enjoy you every single day! Although I hate to see you newborn stage leave, I am so excited to see you grow too!