So, on to my sweet Sarah Kate...
She has really turned into a little sweetie pie. While the first 10 or so weeks of her life were pretty tough - I had to hold her all night long and she was very fussy, especially in the car - she seems to have mellowed out.
First, by the grace of God, I got a sleeper! She is such the polar opposite of Emma. Listen to this general sleeping routine.
- To bed around 8pm.
- I wake her up around 5am to eat.
- She goes right back to sleep until at least 10am (yesterday, it was 11:15am)
- Down for a nap around noon, which can last up to 4 hours.
- And finally a short "cat nap" in the PM
She's also a lot less fussy. She still has an ear piercing scream that she graces us with right before she falls asleep. But she usually will ride in the car without crying, which makes driving a whole lot less stressful.
Not sure about her size...she was right around 50% in everything at her 2 month check-up, though most people comment that she looks to be on the small side. She is definitely less sturdy than Emma was, meaning she has a floppier neck and just generally a newborn body. I've just started putting her into some 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers at night (since she sleeps so long, she was peeing out of her size 1).
Kate is a smiley baby and is pretty content to lay on our playmat while awake. We put her in the Bumbo seat some, too. She is quick to grab onto stuff within reach, be it a toy on her mat or my bra strap or hair while I'm feeding her. She has also become a finger sucker - her ring and middle finger - and I attribute her calmer demeanor to this now that she has something to soothe herself with.
We'll see how life changes as I head back to work on Monday. Yep, today is my last day of maternity leave. My sister-in-law will still have Emma three days a week but I'll keep Kate home with me (I work from home) for as long as I can. Pretty much until she gets too mobile for me to handle while juggling work. I feel very blessed to have the best of both worlds - stay-at-home mom and working mom - though sometimes it gets to be a little bit more than I can handle.
So, there you go. Consider yourself up-to-date on both of my precious girls. You're welcome!