Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fiona at 2 Months

Fiona is 2 months old today. We had a doctor's appointment today to try and find a way to manage her 'colic', and she weighed in at 11 pounds 1 ounce. She's gaining at more than an ounce a day, and that puts her in the 60th percentile. So different from Bella's growth that had her off the charts, finally beginning to climb back on in the 2nd percentile. Besides her problems with 'colic' (to be further discussed later-) she is perfectly well and happy. About a week ago she started rolling over from her back to tummy several times, which seems pretty early. She;s more and more alert, although fortunately she still sleeps a significant portion of the day. Because of the reflux she still eats every 2 hours, and about every 3 or 4 at night. 4 hours is kind of a stretch.
She is a snugly little girl. I love to hold her while she nestles into me, finding ultimate maternal comfort. I try to take advantage of this fleeting time of infancy and her willingness to cuddle with me while it lasts. We finally brought out the swing and despite it's hideousness, works wonders for her calming and my productivity. She still sleeps in her bouncer next to our bed, when she;s not sleeping in our bed! The inclination of the bouncer is good for her reflux, so she probably won't be sleeping in her crib for a couple few months yet... Lately with her discomfort she is only comfortable sleeping cradled in my arm in bed with me. This is not my favorite situation, but my sleep is important to me, so I sacrifice a little bit of comfort for a night's, albeit disturbed, sleep. Hopefully once we get this colic/reflux/discomfort under control we can wean her away from us. In a little while she'll be old enough to sleep through the night so we can let her cry for a night, hopefully doing the trick to getting her to sleep on her own in her crib. That worked with Bella, anyway...
She still has a sweet demeanor, and her diminishing episodes of crying are clearly from pain and not personality. She is starting to make more and more little baby noises besides cries and wails, and I can't wait until she starts to 'talk'.
I devise many inane songs devoted to 'Little Fi.' She's still referred to as 'Fi Fi Kate', 'Little Fi', or 'Fi Fiona Fi Fiona Kate' in song form. She is a great audience and seems to genuinely enjoy my drivel. For that she has my affection.
All in all, life with a baby is fun and full of cuteness. What other creature can cause you to coo over their every bodily function, utterance and facial expression? Loving life with our newest addition and our family feeling in it's completion, at least if just for now.
Pictures to follow...

6 comments:

Susan said...

Sweet post. Now for the photos!

Linda said...

My sweet Jessie, I didn't know you were struggling with colic. Although I must admit the last time we were together I did have a bad feeling that this might be coming your way. I can tell you based on my experience with Sophia it is like living in Hell! I am here for you anytime day or night so call me.

Jill said...

I love this, "She is a great audience and seems to genuinely enjoy my drivel. For that she has my affection."

michelle said...

She's gained a lot of weight! Go, Fi!

Sweet comment from Linda, it's so good to know she's there.

michelle said...

p.s. your new blog warning gave me a laugh.

Hannah said...

She is growing too fast! I love that you have a sing song-ey version of her name. That is just cute.

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