Hibou - 2 months

 Or, officially 9 weeks today.  2 months was on Saturday. 
It's hard to believe that it's been 2 months already, but what is harder to believe is that Hibou is neck and neck with Papillon for weight gain.  Check out Papillon at 2 months.  At that point, Papillon was 10lbs 3 oz...she had gained a whopping 1 lbs. 

Here is Hibou at 2 months...officially weighing in at 10lbs 2 oz. She has gained almost 4lbs.

Oh the joys of a baby that knows how to eat! Eventually I may stop marveling at the miracle of a growing baby, but for now, I am still in awe every time I think about it.

I also continue to be amazed at how well she sleeps! She is generally a once-a-night-snack kind of baby.  And these days said snack only last about 15-20 minutes. I keep telling Mon Amour the she is the sleepiest baby in the world. He reminds me that Papillon was the Sleepiest...but Hibou is the Best Sleeper.  A slight but crucial difference.

Here are some pictures from our 2 month photo shoot. Papillon had to join in - she will be 22 months on Thursday.   
Hibou and her Dollie

Happy as can be!

Just chillin on the sofa.

Going in for the kiss!

Full on tackle-hug and kiss. That's sisterly love for ya'! Papillon very dutifully comes up from every hug and says "no squish" in order to assure me she knows that she can hug as long as she doesn't "squish". Occiasionally squishing does happen...

Awesome socks!

Totally bored with the photo shoot.

Also not a huge fan of the bows....I love them though, so they stay :-)

Papillon thought a little kazoo playing would help Hibou feel better...

At 2 months Hibou...

....weights 10lbs 2 oz.  25% for weight.  She's 22 inches long.

...she nurses like a champion.  Usually every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Occasionally an extra bit of sadness will have us nursing more often than that, but not often.  She is also getting quite efficient - most of the time nursing doesn't take more than 20-25 minutes.  The night time being the exception.

...likes to nurse non-stop in the evening. Sometimes from 7:30 or 8 until 10pm. With only small breaks.  But I don't mind, cause she sleeps great after that. 

....is usually asleep for the night between 9 and 10pm.  Get's up once (usually) between 2 and 3am. And then gets up for the day between 6 and 7am.  I call that super-sleeping!  One night she even went from 10pm - 5am without waking - phenomenal! 

...is pretty good at napping. A lot of her naps are in the car, or sling, or bouncy seat. But there have been some excellent crib-naps.  One day, I was in particular need of a nap, so I fed her and put her in her crib, wide awake but happy.  I heard her wiggle around and make sounds to herself for about 45 minutes or an hour, then it got quiet. I went in to check on her - sound asleep! She entertained herself, and then put herself to sleep. Love it!

....loves her mobile a ton.  Next to watching her sister give her kisses and hugs, her mobile is her favorite form of entertainment. 

...loves her vitamin D drops.  Papillon hated them, but Hibou seems to enjoy strange tastes. She even enjoyed her rotovirus vaccine (an oral vaccine) today. Weird.

....has a "herniated umbilical cord".  Which is a fancy way of saying she has a really ugly outie for a belly button.  Apparently it should heal on its own by the time she is 1.  

... turns red as a tomato when she cries. Its very sad. Fortunately she does not cry often. (When she does, Papillon is right there telling her "don't be sad, Hibou. It's ok. We love you. No crying" or some combination of those phrases) She is generally a very laid back baby.

...wears 0-3 or 3 month clothes. 

Happy 2 months Hibou!  We love you so much!


Suzie Sunshine said...

The girls are so sweet. =D Papillon looks so grown up! So glad to hear that everything is going so well with Hibou!!!

Adrian and Meredith said...

Kieran had a herniated umbilical cord, too! And rest assured, at 4 months, it already looks better. It's still a bit of an outie, and it's still a little brownish, but it's definitely not ugly anymore.

Other than that, hooray for growing and sleeping! We should come see you guys soon.

Beth Anne said...

Will always liked the rotovirus vaccine too :-) not so much the vitamin D drops though, that's crazy!

Maura said...

What a fun couch! Sweet sisters!