We had another great month with her! Her outings included the Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, the Louisville Zoo, Independence Day celebrations, trips to the grocery store, the library, church, and various cookouts. She stayed home with Daddy and Eliana for almost two hours without me when I went to a meeting for work.
At her two month check up, she weighed in at 11 pounds 15.5 ounces. The scale kept going back and forth between 12 pounds and 11 pounds 15.5 ounces, but it finally settled on the latter number. She was also 22.75 inches in height and her head was 16 inches (insert wide-eyed shocked face emoji here). These measurements put her in about the 80th percentile for weight, the 60th for height, and of course the 97th for head size. I looked back at Eliana's measurements from her two month (which was actually closer to 10 weeks because of the schedule getting thrown off with her NICU stay), and she was 11 pounds 15 ounces and 23.5 inches long- so the girls are pretty similar so far.
Coraline is such a social baby! She does not like being left alone (unless she's sleeping) and just absolutely lights up when people make eye contact and talk with her. She's very vocal as well and her coos just melt my heart! I've heard a few little giggles from her, but no full-blown laughs yet. Like her sister at this age, she has several different distinct smiles, and we love each and every one of them!
She is still a great sleeper so far, although it was right after two months that Eliana stopped sleeping so well and became literally the world's worst sleeper. So I'm a bit nervous for that stage, as well as worried about how we are going to handle room sharing. But at this point, Cora takes a shorter morning nap in her crib, is up for lunch time, and then generally takes a long afternoon nap (either in her swing or her bassinet). She is up for a bit in the evening, generally takes a small cat nap in the evening while I cook dinner, and then cluster feeds until she retires between 11 pm and 12 am. She's slept as long as eight hours, but that is the rarity- it's typically between 4 and 6 hours before she wakes up to eat again and promptly falls back asleep for a few more hours.
She is starting to roll, and although she still isn't the biggest fan of tummy time, she definitely has great head control thus far. She is starting to do more push up-like motions during her tummy time, and she can hold her head up for a few minutes without setting it back down again. She also loves to bear weight on her legs! Eliana never was a big fan of that until she started actually pulling up on the furniture, but Cora loves to stand!
She still refuses all pacifiers and has not taken a bottle yet. We might need some help from Aunt Jen the NICU nurse to get her to accept the bottle- there will be a few times she will need to since I will be meetings with students beginning in August. Coraline has discovered her hands and sometimes will suck on them (not her thumb so far, hooray) or chew on her fingers. She's pretty drooly at times too, so I'm praying she's not already teething!
Next month we are looking forward to seeing her continue to grow and develop (although she is growing like a weed and I keep telling her to slow down), a visit from Mor Mor and Mor Far, and maybe some more outings (although Mama is starting to get a little stressed about the semester starting).
Here are a few more photos from Cora's second month:
Oh my heart!
Coraline for President.
All of her length is in her torso!
Finally getting a non-sponge bath...
Enlightening conversation with Aunt Jen.
Tired of the photo shoot...
A little unsure of her froggy towel!