I can’t believe baby Oaklee has been apart of our lives for two months (as of the 13th). Wow, time flies three times as fast with two kids now. I can’t believe how much she has changed in just a month!
Oaklee Shae turned two months yesterday, but had her two month check up a week ago. She weighed 13lbs 8oz (95%), 22.8in (77%) and head circumference was 39.7cm (93%). So by how a week later, she’s about 14lbs and probably 23in! I make big, healthy, chunky babies and I love it! This butterball is just about busting out of 3 month clothes and is onto size 2 diapers.
Her pediatrician couldn’t believe Shae had gained almost 5lbs in just 5 weeks and was so impressed. Oaklee is a breastfeeding champ! So proud of her and myself. Besides that, everything went really well. She didn’t cry or make a fuss during the little physical aspect. Poor baby was super upset during her vaccines and puked up the live virus. But as soon as it was over and I got her dressed, she went right to sleep and slept a majority of the rest of the day.
Baby Oaklee has been smiling so much now. She loves when you put your face in front of hers and talk to her. She gets so happy and excited. One of her favorite things to look at is a light above my moms kitchen island. She thinks it’s so cool. Her hands are her favorite toy, she still enjoys tummy time, and has found her voice and makes the cutest coo noises.
This sweet girl really is the SWEETEST. I thought Everlee was an easy baby… Oaklee is easier (somehow?). She is so laid back and doesn’t make a fuss about anything. No preference in who holds her, takes a bottle when we need her too, can be swaddled and put in her dockatot wide awake and she will go to sleep all on her own 75% of the time. Usually goes down for the night sometime between 7:30-8:30pm, wakes up once between 2-4 and then gets up for the day at 6:30 or 7. She also doesn’t have to be nursed to sleep or comfort nurse all the time like her big sister needed.
LOVES: being held, being talked too, baths, napping on someone’s chest, nursing, being in a ring sling.
HATES: being idle in her car seat, being cradled and pacifiers.
We aren’t really on much of a schedule. We are staying with family until we head to Alaska and it’s a little hard to maintain a schedule when every day differs so much. Thankfully, this sweet girl is very adaptable. She amazes me so much. She wakes up every day around 6:30/7am and from there I try to lay her down after being awake for an hour. If I catch her yawning, go swaddle her and lay her down, half the time she will go right to sleep on her own. It blows my mind because while Everlee was a great sleeper, she almost always had to be nursed to sleep. After we put Everlee to bed for the evening, we work on getting Oaklee down for the night. Sometimes that requires me nursing her into a coma and sometimes it requires dad just laying her down one or two times before she is finally out cold and sleeps for 6-7 hours. After that feeding she gets up about 3 hours later and is usually up for the day from there. She really is so easy.
Oaklee is still nursing about every 2 hours on the dot. I try not to go before that two hour mark if I can help it because she is known to projectile vomit every.where if she gets too full. She eats super fast and is full within a few minutes of nursing. The bottle has been going great too for the few times she’s had one. It is a huge relief knowing she will take a bottle! I’m not really pumping but if I’m engorged I will use my hakkaa or pump. There isn’t really any desire for me to pump because we will be flying to Alaska at the end of the month and I don’t want a huge supply of milk to worry about transporting.
I’m in love with the cooing, smiling, talking stage. She locks eyes with you and just smiles so big or makes the sweetest little sounds. She’s mostly soft spoken and kind of dainty but gets super excited and worked up at times and cracks us up. Grandma Tonya calls her “beak” because she’s so curious and always poking her little head up with wide eyes peaking around. You will think she’s dead asleep while holding her and you look down and there she is wide eyed staring at you. Everlee is our little wild child and I think Oaklee is going to be the softer, laid back, curious one.
Still loves baths. She could sit in the bath for hours and be happy. Still content with tummy time. I’m not exaggerating when I say she never cries. She will holler to let us know she’s awake from her nap or maybe if she’s starting to get tired. But she’s so easily content and happy. It takes no effort at all to fix the problem. I’m not quite sure what Shae and I did to deserve such an easy baby, but we could take a dozen more of you miss Oaklee Shae!