Kai turns two months old this week! It is pretty strange to think about, as on one hand, she is intertwined in our lives like she has been here forever. On the other hand, it seems like she just arrived.
We had a few firsts this month.
- We got cleared for Kai to ride in the jogging stroller (in her car seat) and we did our first run together.
- She allowed us to endure a roundtrip flight to New Jersey.
- Kai started daycare when I returned to work.
Kai is getting much bigger, weighing in at 9 lbs 6 oz now, 3 lbs over her birth weight. I can’t believe how big she is now, although she still looks tiny compared to the other kids in her group of infants at daycare. She is also a lot more alert than she was a few weeks ago. I think that we are starting to communicate with an occasional smile, a bit of cooing, and many eyebrow raises. Her favorite expression seems to be “you’ve got to be kidding me”.
One of the best things that has happened over the past month is that her neck has become significantly more stable. We still have to be cautious about the occasional “slinky neck” incident, but they are becoming much more rare. It is far less stressful to hold her now and she has become very good at holding her head up during tummy time, on and off the bathroom floor.
In the past few days, I have finally packed up her newborn size clothes and she has just begun wearing the 0-3 month ones. In retrospect, I am glad that we went against the advice of many people and bought some newborn clothes as she wore them exclusively for seven weeks.
Since starting daycare, she has started taking a nightly bath. Chris is usually in charge of bath time as he seems to get a far more positive reaction from her. For some reason my bathing efforts seem to result in an angry baby.
This month we also attempted our first road trip with a baby, but it did not exactly go as planned. Between Kai insisting on eating every two hours and us encountering a snow storm near the Indiana/Michigan border, we ended up turning around and going back home. Road trip – FAIL. Not to worry, I’m sure we’ll get this one nailed sometime soon.
All in all, we had a great month. I’m excited to see which huge changes we have during month number three!