Mollie arrived to us on July 6, 2010 at 10:42 AM. She weighed in at 6 lbs, 6 oz and 19 inches long!
We could not be more in love and can already see the start of our little family blooming!
Thanks for your continued love and support ~Leigh Ann, Matt & Mollie

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy 2 months, Mollie!

How could so very much happen in just 2 short months?! Our lives have been changed forever and we're so grateful for that:) I figured now would be a good time to recap things that have happened this month & see Mollie's progress of growing up to be a big girl! It really is amazing how quickly they develop and learn!!

Here are some basics to catch you up to speed: She is 21 1/2 inches long (was 19 at birth) --she is stretching out!! We have no scale, but I'm guessing she is pushing 10 lbs (was 6.6 at birth)...also heard that was the magic number to help her sleep through the night:) Wooohoooo! We also go to her 2 month pediatrician appt next week to do vaccines..I think I'll cry as hard as she will!
Look how long I am!
Mollie has grown out of 'newborn' sized clothing and into 0-3mths. Some of those are even too big on her, but as I've learned real quick with a baby girl, there is never a shortage of clothing. Isn't that with all females?! Thanks to spit up, etc we have multiple outfit changes a day, so we do get to wear everything! She also moved out of newborn sized diapers around week 7 and into size 1. I did a pretty darn good estimate on diapers when couponing and only had to buy 1 extra package of newborns! I just restocked a pack of 1's on the changing table and have 2 more packages..can we make it with those until she reaches 12 lbs?! Haha, I think no, but they are big packages, so we'll see. I also got a TON of wipes (or so I thought a ton) on clearance at CVS months ago. Matt sort of laughed at me at the time, but he knows I love having back-ups of things..and especially those must have items like diapers & wipes!!

Her bedtime routine consists of given her a bath around 6:30ish, which she LOVES, then lotion and massage time, then pj's--we then chill for a bit and maybe read a book and then have our bedtime milk between 7-7:30. She is usually asleep around 8pm. We are not doing a 'dreamfeed' with her, although I know it works for sooo many people, but rather letting her wake on her own in the night and it's usually just once around 3am. Last night was 4:30!! I figure if I have to get up around then to pump regardless, I might as well do everything at one time.We still swaddle her at night, as her arms would still most likely wake her up..actually I don't know, but not willing to take the chance quite yet! When she wakes up, she has somehow inched her way down to the other end of the crib. I guess the girl can move- Eeks, may have an early crawler and walker, we shall see:)

She has gotten so strong, too! She will really push her legs and put pressure on them, which feels so funny for being so small! We've also been having daily tummy time and she's getting awesome at holding her head up-- we're so pumped for that & cannot wait to sit her in her Bumbo seat at the table & elsewhere with us to chill. She already wants to know what's going on & not miss a beat.
I'm getting so strong!
 She and I have been getting out and about a good bit & each time gets a bit easier. We do daily morning walks in the neighborhood, usually after her morning cat nap, so she is wide awake and looking all around at the trees, hearing the birds, etc. I've been laying her flat in the stroller, but a few days ago I sat her seat up and she did great! Matt had his first solo excursion with her this weekend. They ventured to Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond and World Market. They both survived just fine:) Sunday, we took her to her first Riverdogs baseball game and then today we had an awesome picnic at the Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park.

My mom and dad left Charleston about a week ago. It was so sad, as they've been here since the middle of May! They'll be in Point Clear for September, October & November, then on to Boone, NC for December. That's also where we'll all do Christmas so that should be super fun! They bought a VERY cute cottage just around the corner from our house and have spent every minute of free time fixing it up. I'm not lying when I say every free minute. The place looks amazing and has so much charm & character. I'll need to post some pics once they get back up here. Guessing come January they will be here for a bit. I mean, who can stay away from Charleston or your only grandchild?!

Now the bittersweet part...I start back in the office tomorrow. Just 2 days a week however in September, then full-time in October. I said the other day, just as I'm getting the hang of this & getting into my groove, time to go to the office! But hey, my time with Mollie has been amazing and will make weekends with us 3 that much more special I think. At least that's what I'm telling myself:) We have a great lady that will be watching Mollie out of her home & we are thankful for this arrangement- we also have a friend who's little boy will be there starting in January, too! So fun:)

That's us in a nutshell these days. Matt and I are just in awe of Mollie each & every day. We've been having such fun with her! Her coos and smiles get us every time and just make us smile that much more. Cheers to 2 months Mollie and cheers to us surviving and thriving- it's been a wonderful ride thus far!

1 comment:

  1. Love the new blog look lady!
    So glad you are doing well. I need to meet Mollie!! I will be thinking of you tomorrow as you start the work transition. Hope it goes well!