June 2, 2010

two months

I've been pretty busy lately, so I'm a little behind. Forgive me, and admire this adorable little girl please :o).

My big girl turned two months old on Saturday. TWO MONTHS! I can't believe it. She had her two month well baby visit yesterday, that was quite the adventure. Ryann is 10lbs 9oz, and 22.5 inches long. She is a growing girl! Poor thing must have my metabolism though... she is eating around 22 ounces of formula a day, the doctor said she should really be eating 25 at a minimum, so how the kid is shooting up on the growth charts is beyond me. She is now into size 1 diapers, and actually fits into all of her 0-3 month clothing.

The two month shots were horrible. Ry was already ticked off as soon as the nurse pinned her legs down. When the first needle went in she was screaming. It killed me. I know it is for her own good, but can't they develop something other than an injection? Seriously, it can't be that hard... :o) She has been a little more fussy than usual, but nothing crazy. I'm hoping by tomorrow she will be feeling back to her normal self.

she was absolutely not into my photo shoot this time

I am in love with this smiling thing. My day is 1000 times better now that I receive some serious interaction from my daughter. Not that is was horrible before, but when that gummy smile pops up, I can't help but be grinning myself. She is also cooing and 'talking' all the time. It is too funny and so cute. Chris is pretty sure that when she learns to talk she won't ever keep her mouth shut.

It isn't her full on smile, but it sure is cute!

Max still isn't 100% positive about this little human.

I'm probably going to jinx myself, but the past two nights have been amazing. Both nights we have gotten at least a six hour stretch of sleep. Monday night Ry went down just before 11. I woke up in the middle of the night and saw that she was sleeping, checked the time, and probably did a triple take when I realized it was 5:40. I got so excited that I couldn't get back to sleep. :o) She finally woke up at 6:15. I believe the key to our new sleeping success, is trying out the swaddling thing again. I won't lie, she doesn't like it. She struggles as soon as she is swaddled. But after watching Happiest Baby on the Block, (it is available through Netflix!) we decided to give it a try. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this trend continues! And that it isn't completely miserable when we have to ween her from the swaddle not that long from now...


Ry loves to take everything in now. She tracks people and sounds around the room, and she always wants to be able to see. She gets bored pretty quickly if you aren't talking to her or there isn't something to watch. When new people hold her she just stares at them, like she is sizing them up or something.

It is so fun to see her little personality develop. She is a girl who knows what she wants, and is perfectly content as long as she gets it :o). Ry really is a good baby, even if she is kind of particular sometimes, she is pretty happy go lucky all the time. It is mildly funny though, she can be extremely happy, and then the tired bug hits and she is just a mess in 2 seconds flat.

she was pretty amused to be sitting on my bed

We took Ryann on her first little vacation this past weekend. My cousin who lives in Colorado got married, so Ry enjoyed her first plane ride and her first wedding. She was an absolute dream baby on the plane ride (minus the part where she puked in my hand, but I can forgive her for that, it was a lot to take in). On the way to Colorado she was just awake and checking everything out. She slept the entire flight back. We could tell she was a little stressed the whole weekend, but she handled it really well.

completely wiped after her first plane ride

at my cousin's wedding

Random side note? Thanks to some memorial day sales, Ry made out pretty well in the shopping department this weekend. The Carter's outlet in Loveland had 30-60% most of their clothing (I'm addicted to Carters), and she may or may not have more than a few pairs of Babylegs coming in the mail. Shopping for babies is so much more fun than shopping for me.

I can't wait to see what Ry will accomplish in the next month!


Chloe said...

Your baby is so adorable!!! Just looking at her makes me more anxious to have mine soon! Four months seem too long.


She is just the cutest, I love all her clothes and accesories. :)

Aja said...

She's too cute! Love that black headband on her.

Anonymous said...

I have seen that dress in a few pictures and I absolutly love it... Could you maybe share where you got it from?

Ashley said...

I'm not exactly sure which dress you are referring to... the white one and the polka dot one are from BabyGap, the watermelon dress is by Carters, and the blue and white one is from Janie and Jack. Hope that helps!

Whitney said...

She's beautiful! I just can't get enough....I really love the photos on your bed. Glad you guys made it back safely from Colorado!

Ashley said...

Anonymous- or were you referring to my dress? I got it at a store called Style and Grace. I'm not sure what the brand is...