Riley at 2 months
- Wearing size newborns, 0-3 months or 3 months, although the newborn clothes are getting pretty snug at this point.
- 3-6 months clothes fit with room to grow.
- Naps are a gamble. There are days that she’ll sleep anywhere from 40 minutes 3 hours and then there are days where she’ll sleep for 20 minutes.
- Goes to bed anywhere from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. and sleeps for about 4-5 hours. Once she slept 8 hours straight! Holy miracle!
- Smiling a ton. It’s the cutest thing ever.
- Cooing and babbling so much, especially to her daddy. (I think they’re going to be best buds.)
- Loves her car seat. I think she already knows that anytime she’s in it, she’s going out.
- Loves, loves, loves her swing,
- We just started tummy time. Honestly, this is a hit or miss.
- Reading! We’ve had an off again and on again reading schedule. We only had one baby book (provided by her hospital) and it’s been hard trying to keep a reading schedule. Up until yesterday, I’ve been reading “American Like Me” by America Ferrara (great book for kids like her and me who are kids of immigrants living in two cultures), but now we have more kid friendly books. Last night we read “Green Eggs and Ham” and it was a blockbuster hit!
- She is now eating anywhere from 5 to 6 ounces.
- Two month medical appointment and shots
- Great Grandma’s 80th birthday bash
- Grandma’s 47th Birthday
- Her cousin’s gender reveal extravaganza
Day to Day:
We’re starting to have the makings of a schedule. There are days where she takes her naps on time and then there are days where she is not cooperating at all. On the days that she does nap for long hours, it’s where I cook, clean, write blogs posts, make videos, watch TV shows & YouTube videos or just sleep. It just depends on what mood I’m in and for how long she sleeps.
We recently took her to the Oyster Bay Festival in Oyster Bay. The Oyster Festival is the East Coast’s largest waterfront festival with more than hundreds of attendees and fun activities. Entertainment includes live music, ships, one of kind artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, petting zoo and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. Oh! Let me not forget about the food! They have your fan favorites such as zeppoles, cotton candy, steak & chicken on a stick, clam and other seafood concoctions. Oh and Pupusas! El Salvador’s traditional cuisine. We got to experience what it would be like to take Riley in a huge crowd and honestly, it was not that bad. We even got her a We got a little Halloween costume! Below is the video I made documenting our day there!
I’m honestly not ready to speak about this. Its been hard and I’ve been hard on myself because of it. I guess I had a different expectation of the type of mother I would be and I feel like I’m not living up to that nor to what others want of me. At times, I feel that I’m being judged for not being this overprotective and extremely doting mother. When in reality, I love my baby. I do have a draft of my experience with postpartum, but I can’t seem to open it, let alone write about it without crying. Maybe somewhere down the road, I’ll be courageous enough to actually sit down, write and post it.
On a lighter note, there have been no signs of hair loss (which was a small issue before hand). I guess I can attribute it to my ritual of still taking my prenatal vitamins. Breastfeeding has been on and off. I still have a small amount of milk so every now and again, I do provide some breast milk. Weight wise…it’s been up and down. I’ve been cleared to go back to the gym and I’m planning to go back starting next week. So stay tune for that!
It’s been so fun to watch my family transform into what it has. I can’t wait for the holidays this year the most.
Thanks so much for sticking around and reading, friend. It means the world to me. 🙂