Friday, November 20, 2009

Brienna: 2-month checkup

I told Brienna that Christmas was right around the corner.
This was her reaction:

Brienna had her 2-month checkup yesterday; she's doing great!
In fact, the doctor called her "Chunker."

  • 12 pounds, 2 oz. (81%--from 58% 6 weeks ago--a gain of 3 pounds!)
  • 23.75 inches (92%--a gain of just over 2 inches!)

Doc was impressed with how quickly she's been growing and developing. I was pleased to inform her that Brienna falls asleep on her own, rarely uses her pacifier, and eats very efficiently. She generally sleeps from about 9:30 p.m. until 8, with one quick feeding in the wee morning hours. The pediatrician kept saying, "She has great sleep hygiene!" She definitely thrives on her little routine of eat/play/sleep.

The only cause for concern was an ingrown toenail that has become infected. Not surprisingly, the doctor immediately prescribed an antibiotic. Being the difficult--er, cautious person that I am, I'm going to try a couple natural things first. Hopefully we can resolve the issue quickly and avoid antibiotics.

It is so fascinating to watch Brienna's little personality come through. She's incredibly sweet and sensitive (in a good way!), and she's starting to get quite responsive, with her little squeaks and squeals. She's an absolute sweetheart.

We're adjusting wonderfully! Brienna has just eased right into our daily schedule; in fact, she's the easiest of our three little women at this point!


Stacey said...

So sweet....yes she looks so much like your husband.

She sounds perfect. So happy you have a good sleeper on your hands.

Hey how did you get Happy Thanksgiving on the side of your page. I need a face lift on my blog, I'm so bored with it;-)