21 July 2017

Isla Rose Grows, 2 months with our sweet girl.







I was so good about Sawyer's updates, because I only had one kid ;)

What is it about 2 that makes you feel like you didn't add one person to your family, but an entire army? Not only do the days feel like they're going ten times faster than they did the first time around (how is that even possible) but I find Isla's "newbornness" fading so quickly it sort of breaks my heart!



She is so different from Sawyer in so many ways. For some reason, I really thought that they would be the same kid, but they're polar opposite. Sawyer loved to be worn, Isla screams bloody murder if you put her in any sort of carrier. Sawyer would.not.sleep, Isla started sleeping through the night at 2 weeks old (praise!)

She is our easy going, happy as can be baby girl. From the day Isla was born, she has just been the most content little thing. We call her cry pathetic because it almost sounds like a little squeal, and it's so darn easy to get her to calm down again. She is such a dream baby!


At her 2 month check up, she weighed 11.9 pounds, 23 inches long, our petite little girl! Now, I recognize that is a perfectly normal size for a baby her age, but compared to her tow-truck of a brother, she still seems so tiny in our arms.

Isla is still EBF and due to a craaazy oversupply this time, I have almost 1000 ounces of stored milk in our deep freezer for when I return to work. I really struggled with supply once I wasn't nursing Sawyer on demand when I returned to work, so I know i'll be grateful for the stash to fall back on.

We aren't quite sure what color our girl's eyes will be. They almost look like they could be green! She has the most insane eyelashes for such a little lady! They curl around her eyebrows and mama is certainly jealous.



I have got to say, as Isla grows up I want her to be told how smart she is, how funny she is, how kind she is. But there is no denying it...this girl is GORGEOUS. I don't think you're supposed to say that about your own child, but I can't even try to be humble. I stare at her in awe of that perfect button nose and those sweet lips that I kiss 400 times a day! If I had a dollar for every time someone has commented on her olive skin, we could pay for her to go to college-inflation included. She really is strikingly beautiful, and she has the most beautiful little personality to match.

We call her SMILE-A because she is always full of these precious grins! She opens her eyes in the morning with a smile on her face and is content as can be all throughout the day.

She has been so alert from the day she was born, and she absolutely hates to be held like a baby. She wants to be up on your shoulder at all times so she can see what's going on. I have no doubts she will be keeping up with big brother in no time. :)


Speaking of big brother, he absolutely adores her. Sawyer could not be any sweeter with his baby sis. He gives her kisses 100 times a day, and always wants to hold her hand when she is in my lap. Toddlers are something else. Sour as all get-out and then they do something like hold their sister's hand and i'm in a puddle on the floor.

Isla is a rockstar sleeper, she really always has been. She started sleeping through the night at around 2 weeks old, and I thought she was some sort of unicorn baby, because Sawyer woke up every 2 hours until 7 months old!

She goes down for the night about 9:30, and will wake up between 4:00-5:00 for her first feeding. From there, she nurses every 2 hours-ish through the day until bedtime. She is still sleeping in our room so I can't report out on how the shared situation between her and Sawyer is going yet...i'm just not ready to move her downstairs!

#notimpressed 



This month I just don't want to forget her "newness" She is moving from newborn into baby, and developing a little personality that is so exciting to witness, but also a bit sad to see her newborn self fade away. The time really just zips by. I don't want to forget that first morning smile she gives us, and the way she sticks her little behind out like a stinkbug when she wakes up. I hope to always hold onto those little cooing conversations we have, and the way she looks like a little monkey perched up on Jake's shoulder looking around.




 I took an extended maternity leave this time, and I am so grateful for the extra 4 weeks with my kids. I'll be headed back in 6 weeks and my heart already aches thinking of leaving them. I am soo not ready. I will be soaking it in, that's for sure!

Isla Jane, you're a missing puzzle piece to our family, we just love you so!

Until Next Time,

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