Our Monkey Update: 1 & 2 Months Old

It’s hard to believe that our little one is 12 weeks old today. It’s been a busy few months and I’m just getting around to finishing this post that has been drafted for a while now!

Hilary @ Day 1

7 lbs 14 oz and 19 1/4 inch long

Hilary Elise

Hilary Elise


Hilary @ 1 month Weight: 9 lbs 11 oz Weight – unknown

Hilary 1 month old

Hilary 1 month old

Feeding: Nursing every 2-3 hours during the day. We’ve had a hard time nursing but nothing compared to our challenges with Lilly who was born 4 weeks early. We’ve been seeing the lactation consultant at the hospital who’s been nothing but amazing along with seeing an Osteopath. It took a while but we figured out I have Reynaud Syndrome (I’ll let you read more about that) but basically nursing has been extremely painful. I’ve tried all the tricks treatments and am slowly getting better. Let’s just say I can’t wait until warmer weather.

Sleeping really well; seems to be awake more in the afternoon.


Hilary @ 2 months   Weight: 11 lbs 7.5 0z  Height: 22 inches long

Hilary 2 months old

Hilary 2 months old

Sleeping: Really well at night (I can’t even bring myself to tell you how long but we are VERY lucky). She is napping throughout the day: 2-3 times.

Feeding: Nursing every 2-4 hours during the day and has taken 4/5 bottles from Daddy 🙂 She seems to be getting into a good routine with her feedings and I have managed to figure out her “signs”.

Diapers: Mainly disposables but using newborn Bum Genius cloth diapers when we can.


We’ve introduced a dummy (soother) at 5 weeks. She doesn’t love it like her sister but will take it here and there.
Started smiling around 5-6 weeks and now smiles all the time.
Started saying “ah-goo” and what sounds like “hi” around 6-7 weeks.
Looking around at different objects in the room and turning towards people (Mommy, Daddy, Lilly and even Grammy).
She’s working on lifting her head when on her tummy.
Trying to hit objects that are in her way (toys or my face!).
Moves her eyebrows if she finds something interesting (I think).

Clothing: She is starting to not fit into 0-3 month clothing. I’ve had to take out 3-6 month pj’s and onesie’s!!!!


Getting in her car seat.
Burping when extremely hungry (Mom, how rude of you to stop me to burp).
Too much tummy time.


Colours and Contrasts.
To sleep on her back when wanting to sleep.
Bath time with Mommy, cries when Daddy baths her.

Laying on Daddy’s chest.
Looking at her sister.


That’s my girl(s)

Lilly and Hilary February 2013 - so much love, xo.

Lilly and Hilary February 2013 – so much love, xo.

The poor Monkey still doesn’t have a name and that’s okay. I think we’ll wait and let her name it when she’s old enough to do so. We’ll see.

See you at 3 months (next week)!