Tuesday, April 18, 2017

{Two Months of Luce}

For starters I feel like I should clarify...you pronounce Luce's name, loo-see. I know it's an untraditional way to spell the very traditional name, Lucy, but she's named after my mother and that's how hers is spelled. Seemed like a waste to name her after her and spell it differently. I still get frequent questions about her name and mispronunciation, which I expected because my mom always has. :-p I like that it's different though and she's named after one of the best, so it's worth it. 

Now, onto Luce at 2 months! 

First, homegirl is 11 pounds and 13 ounces!!! Hers a good eater lol. She's also 23 inches long, putting her in the 73rd percentile for her age! She's a big, healthy girl!

The smiles have been poppin'! They're becoming more and more frequent. She smiles so big and it puts an instant smile on my face. I can't help but be happy around her. Her smile literally lights up my life. Cheeeeese.

Little mama loves a warm bath. She's really starting to kick and giggle while she's in there. 

Sheeeee's a talker. This girl already loves the sound of her own voice. She loves when you get up close to her face and chat with her, and if you're far from her she'll make sure you're still listening to her. She's been practicing her squeals and seeing how loud she can get. It's actually super cute, not the annoying kind ;). 

She's already outgrowing 0-3 month clothes, so we're going to be in 3 month clothes a month early. She's so chunky and getting longer too. 

Hopefully her chunkiness isn't a reflection of my diet, because I've been trying to eat healthier. At this point it seems as though we will exclusively breastfeed for a while. Girlfriend refuses to take a bottle. She doesn't care if it's formula or mama's milk, she doesn't want anything to do with it. She only wants mama. 

She likes to be swaddled and nursed to sleep. 

Which is the opposite during the day, she's already outgrowing the stage where she falls asleep at the breast during every feed. Which I'm actually kind of sad about.

Knowing that she is my last baby it definitely makes me cherish the little things and makes me sad to watch her outgrow newborn habits so quickly. 

It's weird to think about where I was as a mother at this point with Henry and where I am now with Luce. The first time around is just.so.hard. Plus sis seems to be a little bit easier to figure out and is really pretty happy most of the time.

You guys, I have bonded with this girl in ways that I never could've imagined. Maybe it's the stricter breastfeeding relationship? Or the co-sleeping? Or maybe I did have a little postpartum depression with Henry? OR maybe the first time around is just significantly harder. Either way, I've gathered my bearings sooner with my sophomore babe and I can't help but swoon over her. It's incredible. I am undoubtedly thankful for these babies of mine! 

Side note: the number of shows I've started and completed on Netflix in her first 2 months of life is slightly embarrassing. Pretty Little Liars. Gossip Girl. 13 Reasons Why. One Tree Hill. Why had I never seen any of these?! I won't lie I am OBSESSED with Gossip Girl (wish it was still on) and I am definitely addicted to Pretty Little Liars. I consider myself a Liar Lover and can't wait for the beginning of the end tonight! Pathetic, I know lol.

Finally, some of my favorite photos of what Miss Luce Colette wears!
Melissa Loren


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