Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rowan: 2 Month Updates

Last weekend, our little Rowan turned 2 months old! I have been so fortunate to spend these first two months with her (one of the many perks of being a teacher)! 
At her 6 week checkup, she weighed 11 pounds and measured 23 inches long. Unlike her sister, she is in the 90th percentile for height and the 75th percentile for weight. Blakely is still ranging in the 20th percentile for both. 
Kevin got Rowan's first smile at about 6 weeks. Never mind the fact that I'm the one who feeds her, bathes, her, carried her for 9 months, and gets up with her every night. Those apparently aren't important things to consider when giving someone your first smile. But I'm not bitter or anything! :) However, I did get a smile the next day so I guess I'll forgive her this time. She hasn't really started cooing yet, but every now and then we'll hear a little peep from her so I'm guessing it's coming soon. 
She is still a pretty easy going baby, but is definitely wanting to be held more. I'm not complaining or anything but it is becoming a little more difficult to get household chores done. Oh who am I kidding! Any excuse to not have to do laundry, vacuum, or clean pretty much anything is fine by me. 
She is sleeping very well at night and has started to average about 10-11 hours without waking. She usually goes down around 7:00 pm and sleeps until 5:30 or 6:00 am. This trend just started last weekend so we'll see how long it lasts. 

Blakely is definitely adjusting very well and is an awesome big sister! She always wants to hold Rowan and kiss her. It will be so much fun to see how they play together as Rowan gets older. Blakely is also a really huge help. It could be in part because she gets stickers on her chore chart for helping mommy. But she does a really good job of putting Rowan's bottles in the sink for me and putting Rowan's dirty clothes in the hamper. She also likes to help with laundry and she always reminds me that Rowan's clothes were her clothes first. Yes my dear, that is the beauty of hand-me-downs!

All in all, having two kids hasn't been as big of an adjustment as I thought it would be. But I also haven't gone back to work yet, so I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune in about 3 weeks! Life with 2 girls is so much fun and I thank God every day for my sweet blessings. 

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