Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Heidi's History: TWO Months

Both dress and headband were crocheted by my Mother-in-Law!

Heidi's Favorite Things: Heidi really likes to pay attention to her surroundings. She loves seeing the world and watching everything. She loves her swing (and so do I!) Heidi also likes to play with her jungle gym and bats her toys for long periods of time!

Most Memorable Moment(s): Our pediatrician called the day before Thanksgiving because he wanted to see how Heidi was doing. She had not been on oxygen since the beginning of November sometime (I don't know a date because I didn't pay attention to it. I had no idea the last time she used it because I didn't know it would be the last time. He decided she was fine to come out of isolation and instead keep her in seclusion. The timing was perfect because we were able to enjoy Thanksgiving with all my family instead of just staying home. She met a lot of extended family for the first time this month. Also, coming out of isolation meant that we were able to attend church all together as a family of four the very last Sunday in November. 

Nicknames: Missy Moo, Sweet Pea.

Dislikes: She is such a calm, mellow baby. There are few things that really bother her. But having her nose suctioned would definitely be one of them. Unfortunately, she has a stuffy nose naturally because of the way her sinuses are and suctioning happens often or she can't drink her milk.

Clothing Size: 0-3 months

Diaper Size: One

Personality: Heidi is starting to become more opinionated about life and her surroundings. She has thrown a few tantrums where she cries and cries. It is almost funny. Thankfully, these outbursts are far and few between. She is such a gentle, happy baby. She is quiet normally and observes everything. She smiles regularly and is so happy.

Milestones: I make sure Heidi gets her exercises in each day. She is building strength and can do great baby push-ups! She pretty much likes to have her head up no matter where she is so she can see better. And she is so close to rolling over! She rolled by accident once (possibly twice--though the second time could have had help from her big brother...) but it won't be too long until she's a rolley polley! 

Sleeping: For the most part she sleeps through the night. She still struggles with self-soothing a bit but its getting better. She is awake a lot during the day time, playing and smiling (and being smothered with kisses from Devin).

Eating: She is up to about 4-5.5 ounces of pumped milk. I don't know how many times she eats during a day because I have not kept track--whenever she is hungry. She normally likes to eat on her side (really a weird position but that is the only way she could eat in NICU).

Communication: Heidi smiles and grins so much--this would be her biggest form of communication. She has three distinct cries but doesn't use them much. One cry is for when she is hungry. One cry is for pain/ nose suctioning. One cry is her tantrum.

The hardest part: Devin has been working on potty training this past month and it has been so hard for me to be there for both of them. One tends to get ignored while I am helping the other and I just feel torn between the two at times.

My favorite part: I love dressing her up. I love her sweet baby smell. I love knowing how to help her calm down. I love wearing her in our Ergo carrier and keeping her right beside me.

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