Eleanor just had her two month checkup last week. I decided to switch her physician to the one that our sons sees, too. Even if its a further drive for their checkups. She now weighs 13.9lbs and is 24" tall, which means she is in the top 95% for her age! She is growing and is very healthy, as you can more than likely tell by her little double chin and chunky thighs! I am so thankful that her little heart has healed since her birth. I always wrestle with myself on whether to vaccinate or not. I have weighed both the pros and cons, discussed with my husband, and decided to go ahead with vaccinations as we did with Ezra.
Eleanor is right on track and a little advanced in some areas with the milestones she should be reaching. She loves her sensory toys that hang from her baby swing and her car seat, grabbing, holding, and cooing at them every time we go somewhere. Eleanor is the happiest baby girl I have ever been around! She is always full of smiles and coos as soon as she awakes in the mornings! She loves to cuddle and to be held. And she absolutely adores her big brother, Ezra. He is so good with her; gentle when touching her face and arms, holding her (with assistance of course), and he constantly talks to her. If she cries he rushes to her side and says, "It's ok, Eleanor. You don't have to cry." Melts my heart every single time!
Her looks change from week to week. Sometimes I think she looks absolutely nothing like me, other times I see glimpses of myself in her. I think she looks a lot like the Hodges side of the family. Her eye color is also changing. It has changed from bright blue to a darker blue/ light green. We think she might end up with green eyes.
little, but significant, 2 month milestones: holds head up for long, extended, periods of time- especially during tummy time; reaches and grasps at objects [her toys] and can hold onto an object with a strong grasp; uses hands and eyes together when looking at a toy and reaching for it; she still scoots and crawls on her stomach during tummy time and while lying on her stomach when being held. also, does those little baby "push-ups" during tummy time; Eleanor can stand upright on both legs, pushing downward, while being supported by us holding under her arms, for 3-5 seconds; still smiles at us (so precious) and smiles spontaneously, especially at other people ; can calm herself, for a short period of time, by sucking on her fist; follows objects/people with eyes; pays attention to faces and coos and "talks" during interaction; she also still loves to look at herself in the mirror, she "talks" to herself, too; turns head toward sounds and voices (especially Ezra's voice) and pays attention to them; she becomes bored with most activities, she likes change; she also recognizes people by voice and their face; cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired (my mom says her cries change every time she sees her).
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