Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Evie Jane

Our little Evie is already nearly eight weeks old!  I can hardly believe it, especially since I'm ridiculously behind in posting updates about here.  Without further adieu, here's the scoop you've all been waiting for...

  • Not sure what her current measurements are, but at her last pediatrician appointment two weeks ago she was 9 pounds, 13 ounces.
  • Size one diapers are fitting her perfectly as are newborn clothes.
  • Her personality is clearly very different than Elise's already.  She's very serious - frequently scowling while awake - and is also likes movement and fussing more than Elise did.
  • Unfortunately, we discovered at about two weeks that Evelyn has reflux like her sister.  Due to the aforementioned more frequent fussing than Elise, you would actually get the idea that her reflux is worse; however, she doesn't spit up like Elise did.  And her Prevacid is definitely helping a ton.  (On Sunday morning she spit out part of her dose and I didn't worry too much about it.  But by the next feeding and for every feeding until her next dose that night she screamed and writhed in pain.  No fun.)
  • Dairy, soy and home-cooked beans are not her friend.  So now I'm eating a ridiculously healthy diet since most of the less healthy foods that I like have dairy or soy in them.
  • On average, she wakes up once per night; however, she sometimes wakes up twice.
  • She's now on a fairly rigorous daytime routine.  I had been trying to do the whole feed on demand and follow her cues thing, but she was fussy and cranky most of the time when she was awake, finicky about eating and sleeping completely unpredictably throughout the day.  The day I started a 3-hour feed, play, nap schedule, she became a much more content baby.  She eats better, plays happier and naps more restfully.
  • She has been smiling more and more in the past week or so.  It's absolutely precious!  She loves it when people sweet talk her and sometimes rewards said talking with smiles.  Yesterday she locked eyes with Elise for the first time and gave her a huge smile.  Elise responded with a big smile herself and Evie smiled at her again a few more times.
  • She Loves playing for brief periods (5-15 minutes) on her play mat and frequently coos when she kicks or hits one of the rattle toys that hang above it.
  • She enjoys being outside.  She's quite calm when we go outside and enjoys looking around.
  • Her little hands and feet are just precious.  She has long fingers and toes.  And her big toes have this adorable little crease on the bottoms.


melissa said...

I love that picture of Evie screaming in the background and Elise looking happy with a touch of nervous! And then that onesie in the bottom! Darling! :)

Unknown said...

Boston had a BLAST looking at these pictures...especially when she got to Dad-Dad! hehe. She screamed, "Hey, that's Dad-Dad at Nana's house!!!" and started clapping:)

Claire said...

Oh I love those little feet!


Emily said...

Melissa, I've been trying for weeks to get a picture of her in the onesie! But I would never think of it when I first got her dressed and she'd inevitably have a blow out before I'd remember.

Kirsten, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh she's so cute! and looks JUST like elise! you should definately post some side-by-side photos of elise and evelynn at the same age (or actually adjusted age for elise maybe?) cuz that would be so fun to compare :) congrats again on your beautiful babies :) *Megan from WI*

Susan Carson said...

What great shots! (But I don't think Evie Jane could take a bad picture.) My favorites are the ones of her all swaddled up. It was so nice to get to hold her the other day. She waved her little fists, looked right into my eyes and said...something! And Ellie is very gentle and loving toward her "Sissy". These two are going to have a lot of fun together!