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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Darcy | 2 Month Update

Time is absolutely flying by at the moment & I think I said something
fairly similar in Darcys 1 month update but seriously she's 2 months old now! 8 weeks, it's crazy.

A lot has changed since Darcy was 1 month old, she has turned in to such a happy smiley and content baby and she is just simply such a pleasure to be around. She obviously has gotten bigger and the only time it really hits me and I realise it is when I look at photos of when she was a newborn. 

So one of the biggest changes with Darcy is me trying to implement a routine, nothing has been established as such during the day, I am always reading her ques and can definitely tell the difference between her feed me cries, hold me cries and her i want to sleep cries. We have however got bedtime down to a tee. It goes a little something like this

  • 9pm I'll take her up for a bath
  • 9.30pm she'll have her last bottle and settle down
  • 10pm she'll hopefully be asleep (most of the time she's pretty easy to settle.
  • 3-4am she'll wake up for her night time feed and settle back down
  • 9am she'll wake for the majority of the day apart from nap times.

I know some people won't agree with the routine I've implemented there in particular the waking at 9am part as it gets them in a bad habit but to be honest it works for us! She sleeps in our room still in her moses basket and I plan on continuing that until she is at least 4-5 months old. She is getting slightly long for her moses basket now though and I did consider getting a longer crib but I guess she'd curl up wouldn't she..

Darcy is still in 0-3 month clothes however she is getting long for her sleep suits so I might have to put her in 3-6 month for those (wowzers) she is tall like mummy, she is still in size 2 nappies and I will finish off those but next time we buy more I will get her size 3 as  size 2 are getting a bit snug.

She is playing with her toys more now and really focusing on them, she has a bright spider that hangs from the ceiling your can pull it and it will bounce around and she absolutely loves that! It is so lovely to see & I really enjoy playing with her. 
She has become very vocal and chatty so we have little chats which she also always ends up smiling at, adorable (though I would say that, wouldn't I?)
I don't know how much she weighs at this stage but 2 weeks ago today at 6 weeks old she weighed 9lb 12oz so i imagine she weighs around the 10 lb mark. I do get her weighed at 12 weeks so I'll be sure to add that in her 3 month update. She is on the 50th centile line though which is good and I'm happy about.
We did cave in and give her a dummy because we found her difficult to settle, although she doesn't really take to it, so i'm not sure it will stay around. I really didn't want to give her one purely because I know they're difficult to take away again. 
That's probably the main changes with Darcy this month.

Do you have any tips on implementing routines?

Thank you for reading


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