<Keeping with the tradition - taken on the 21st when Farrah is 2 months old!>
We just passed Farrah’s 2 month birthday! There is a BIG difference between Month 1 & Month 2 in terms of handling her!
<Look at that neck and legs! HAHA!>
Our chubby little baby is now over 12 lbs, and we can certainly feel the difference while holding her from time to time. I don’t know how we are going to manage when she grows heavier, but I guess it is just a way to “work out” our arms!
<Farrah is very nosey nowadays. She likes to stare at stuff.>
Between 1.5 months to 2 months (around week 6 to 8), she becomes very cranky out of the blue once or twice a day. There does not seem to be any real reason to it - not that she needs food, or seems to have gas stuck in her tummy. Nor does she seems tired (sometimes, she was sleeping, and then bursted out crying!). Nothing can stop her from screaming - tried holding her, bouncing her around, put her in the swing, etc etc… and normally, it will stop between 15 mins to half an hour. And you better believe me when I say that would be the longest 30 minutes everyday you would have experienced! Luckily, this started to fade away as she is approaching week 8, and weird enough, it seems to have stopped the day she reaches 2 months! Hopefully, the condition is not coming back!
And funny enough, on her 2 month birthday, we realized she started to try to “coomunicate” with us more! She tends to smile everytime we talk to her. And we can feel that she is paying more attention to what we said, and sometimes try to respond with a “coo” or “errr”, and then start giggling. It is such a sweet and welcoming reaction that we are loving every moment of it!
<Need to do more push ups to keep fit!>
As per the doctor’s instruction, we would now put her tummy down so that she will do some “push ups” to strengthen her arms and neck. When Farrah is happy, she doesn’t mind that. But she would only try for a short little while, exhausted herself, and give up lying flat face down! Then she will start crying for help! Need to whip her more NOT to be a quitter I guess! HAHA!
<Farrah playing with Auntie Yvonne>
The first month flies by, and compare to the second month, the first 4 weeks is relatively easier. When the baby is first born, she only eat, sleep, and shit. It is the frequence of the feeding and diaper change that we were trying to get used to, but otherwise, baby just sleeps most of the time. This second month becomes a new game, which she is more awake and wanted to play and need your attention.
<Happy mommy and baby!>
The positive side is that we have managed to stretch the feeding time to 4 hours during the day, and fed her extra at the last meal before midnight and most of the time, she will sleep through around 6 to 7 hours at night. There are still stressful moments, and juggling between work, housework, the baby, and trying to find some personal time on our own (including finding time to keep up with this blog) can be a lot of work! Suggestion to new parents and parents to be - take it easy on things. House might be messier. You might not be able to get things done immediately anymore coz baby is calling. When the stress level become high, always take a deep breath, and relax, before you try to scream like your baby. This is the new path of life, and you better get used to it! Someday soon, you will get an extra helping hand for those stuff that you need to do around the house! But first of all, we gotta raise this little fellow! HAHA!