10 weeks have passed since Gemma arrived in our lives, and it’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that it has been that long. It was FREEZING that morning when we left to go to the hospital (negative wind chill temperatures) and now spring has sprung and it is nearing 80 degrees today. Not only has the 10 weeks brought changes in the weather, but Gemma has changed so much too.
She’s gone from being a little eight pound newborn to a more “full figured” baby. I don’t know what day it happened, but she went from a newborn to a baby in a blink of an eye. At her two-month appointment she was already 12.5 pounds, and I think by now she is at 13 or more. She was still swimming in the three month sized clothes she had for a while, and then BOOM! Now I am thinking she might need the six month sized items I had been saving because it would be a “long time” before she would need them. I forgot how quickly time passes with babies and how fast they grow. **insert sobs**
Not only is her size changing, but her personality is really starting to come out too. She is smiling and cooing so much. She is SUCH a happy baby, especially in the morning when she wakes up. She loves laying in her boppy pillow while her brother has breakfast. She looks around at the ceiling and decorations like they are the coolest things in the world. She can really “see” things much more now, and it is fun to watch her look around. She’s close to laughing, and I have heard her giggle just a bit in her sleep every once in a while. It’s just the cutest.
She is sleeping like a champ, yippee! Nighttime is the hardest right now, it takes a little time to to soothe her to sleep. But, she usually is out by 9pm-ish. Around 10 or 10:30 I get her up to eat (sort of a “dream feed”) and then she goes to bed and sleeps for eight hours or so.
Around 6:30am she gets back up to eat and then goes back to sleep until after 10am. I’m not complaining ONE BIT! Those sleep-deprived days/nights are hard, but they do pass quickly. I can hardly remember them now. I am trying to remember that in the evenings when she is a little fussier… it will pass in a blink of an eye.
As for eating, Gemma is on all formula. I was able to nurse for about 7 or 8 weeks, and then decided it was for the best to wean off of it before her 2-month vaccines. The Similac Sensitive has been working really great for her (we started using the sensitive formula when she was having some “spit-up issues” early on) but now that her digestive system is much more developed, I’ll probably start seeing how other formulas work.
Gemma loves going for walks in the stroller. And by love, I mean she falls asleep as soon as we start moving (she also sleeps when we take her on car rides). I am so glad that both of my kids enjoy walks, because I LOVE getting out and walking in the fresh air… it does everybody good! 🙂 We have also been doing Mom & Baby yoga classes. It is more just a way to get out of the house, but it is nice to be around the other mamas with new babies.
That about wraps it for Gemma at 10 weeks. I get excited to see what she will start doing next, but at the same time I just want to freeze time and keep her this little. We love you, little girl! ❤️❤️❤️