We're rapidly coming up on Lily's 8 week and 2 month markers, what a change in that girl :) We've made the move in the last week to exclusive pumping, and my goodness that girl eats! She's had a content couple of days recently which is such a relief. Colicky inconsolible days are hard on the nerves and break your heart.
In the last month she's rolled from front to back, smiled and gained ALOT of control over her head, if only I didn't have yet another unpleasant experience with attempting to get a bumbo off of Kijiji for her :( She's still very much a bath girl, she can be screaming but as soon as that bottom of hers hits the water she's in heaven. She has no fear of water like her brother...you can dump it on her head, although that prompts her to try to lick it up and that's just gross ;) As much as I love itty bitty babies, I'm really looking forward to the upcoming month when she really starts to get interesting. In the back of my mind is that Angelina Jolie quote where she referred to her daughter as a 'blob' in the early months and got alot of flack for it. I can relate, although there are probably 'warmer' ways to say that. Lily is amazing but it's hard knowing there's sooo much personality coming really soon.
Thankfully she's having more good days of getting sleep and hopefully the growth spurts or what I think were partially at least feeding issues are going to be a bit less frequent. In most of the growth spurt literature there are alot of little spurts in between months 0-2 with larger gaps...I could deal with that. I'm interested to see her weigh in this week. She might catch up to her brother's birthweight on his birthday ;) Although I think she might have even surpassed it, she is really growing and changing. I feel a little better knowing how much food is going into her system. They keep telling you mother nature takes care of things when you are breast feeding but I'm the kind of person that needs to see numbers and not rely on diaper counts to know everything is going ok.