This past week our Genevieve turned two months old!
As you’re reading Genevieve’s update, keep in mind that she was born six weeks early and think about her milestones accordingly.
At her one-month appointment, Genevieve weighed six pounds six ounces, measured 19.5 inches in length, and had a head circumference of 13.5 inches. Then at her two-month appointment, Genevieve weighed eight pounds five ounces, measured 20.5 inches in length, and had a head circumference of 14 inches. All of these numbers are at or below the first percentile.
Obviously, Genevieve is still tiny for her age. But she’s healthy and making good gains month over month. Her doctor has had zero health concerns.
During the day, Genevieve tends to be pretty chill and still sleeps a lot. She usually eats around seven or eight in the morning. Then I’ll let her sleep in the bassinet for a few hours while I get ready and then start the day downstairs with Tommy and Olivia. After that, she usually hangs out near us most of the day, either in her pod or one of her rockers. Genevieve is starting to do better with diaper changes, unless there’s poop, and is still not a fan of baths at all.
A lot of Genevieve’s eye movements remain pretty random. But she’s starting to make more conscious movements, especially when people are close to her. You can see her focusing on someone for seconds at a time.
Tommy remains the sweetest with Genevieve, always wanting to give her hugs and kisses and bring her toys. He tells her how cute she is multiple times a day. At least once or twice a day, Tommy will bring the Kindle over or set up some sort of toys right next to her.
Olivia’s general awareness of and interest in Genevieve has increased so much over the past couple of months. She gets a smile on her face when Jake or I bring Genevieve over to her. I’ll talk more in Olivia’s update next week about how her second word is baby. She’s started saying baby about Genevieve and our baby dolls as well as other baby items, such as baby bottles and baby shampoo.
The entire last month, Genevieve has been holding steady eating three to four ounces every three hours during the day and two to four ounces every three hours at night. She’s very focused on her eating, and it’s very rare that she’s not ready for a good feeding every three hours.
Genevieve outgrew her preemie pajamas and tops. The pants still fit. Most newborn pajamas and tops fit her well now. Some pajamas and most pants are still too big on her. She’s also able to start wearing some of Olivia’s 0-3 month dresses (although not tights yet, so with pants).
Genevieve still has all of her dark hair. For now, her eyes remain hazel. They’ve never been brown and are darker than blue.
We’ve had exactly two nights the past month in which Genevieve didn’t have a huge meltdown at some point during the night. I actually got seven hours of sleep total those nights. I stress total. The rest of the month was pretty rough. Genevieve has done a lot better letting us put her down when we first go to sleep and not flipping out immediately, which has been a big improvement. I’m still getting up a lot most nights.
You can find all of my baby/toddler updates for all three kids as well as general family updates and other family-related posts in the family section of the blog.