Being Brickner : Avalon Elle: Two Months

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Avalon Elle: Two Months

Another month of our littlest & life just keeps getting better everyday.  Happy two months sweet girl, you have made these last eight weeks some of the best ones we have ever had!
 
Headband & Monthly Update Cards
 Avalon's personality is showing more all of the time, she smiles, coos, and makes the best eye contact now, all of which we are absolutely addicted to!  She loves baths, a tight swaddle, & more than anything, cuddling close & being held.  She really is such a snuggler, it's my favorite & I hope she never, ever loses that!  At times we are starting to see a little more spunk than the first few weeks, but overall, she is a happy, laid-back baby, with the sweetest demeanor that we just can't get enough of.

Sleep is going great, Avalon has been sleeping in between 8 & 10 hour stretches at night for the last few weeks, something that didn't happen with Waverly until she was at least four months old.  We are thrilled, it's definitely made the transition to two kids so much easier, I don't feel near the exhaustion that I did the first time around & am so, so thankful for that!  With that being said, naps during the day are much less consistent.  She sleeps on & off but mostly in the solly, she has a hard time falling (and staying) asleep anywhere else.  We are working on it, & hoping to make some progress soon,  but ultimately will take issues with daytime sleep before nighttime sleep no doubt. :)

Breastfeeding has been so much easier this time, we are going strong & my supply continues to be way higher than it was with Waverly.  I really love it, it's so nice to have that time with her, especially since life is a little more chaotic these days.  In other good news, Avalon is starting to tolerate the car seat a little bit better, in the sense that she doesn't sound like someone is cutting her arm off back there. ;)  She still cries, but not nearly as much, she is getting better at holding her pacifier in to calm her down so that helps.  Now if only I could figure out how to get Waverly's arm to reach across the seat to hold it in for her, we would really be good to go.  For now, we are totally the parents with the wife in the backseat attempting to calm the chaos, it works & is totally worth it when the hubs is with us.
 
The girls still look a lot alike (looking at newborn pictures of each of them is crazy, I can't even tell them apart!).  Yet we think Avalon looks a little more like my husband, especially as she gets older.  Her eyes are getting more blue by the day, her hair seems to be a strawberry-blonde, & her coloring seems to be more of a darker shade than Waverly's (or mine!).  She is still a peanut, at her two-month appointment she weighed in at just over ten pounds & was only in the tenth percentile for height.  We are in a weird stage for clothes, the newborn stuff is getting small but the 0-3 mostly swarms her, especially in length.  So excited to put her in some of her sister's old clothes soon, as she grows & can fit into them, having comparison pictures will be so much fun!

Waverly is so, so in love with her little sister, as are we, & life as family of four is just the best.  We love to love you, Avalon Elle, here's to many more months of happiness with you!


Wishing you all the happiest weekend!
XO

20 comments:

  1. So cute! Great to hear she's sleeping well at night! And I love how you dress her... Especially that plaid outfit (second from last)!

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  2. I love the new name! I was wondering what you would change it to! Love!

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  3. So cute! Have you ever heard of the Wubbanub? Best pacifier ever, it has a little beanie baby attached to the pacifier so it helps to keep it in the kids mouth. Go Amazon it, but BRU has it too if you want to see one in person.

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  4. Happy 3 months, sweet girl! So nice about the sleep!! My first was an amazing sleeper, but my second was the complete opposite, and it was rough. Us mamas need our sleep. ;-)

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  5. Happy 2 months, sweet girl! So nice about the sleep!! My first was an amazing sleeper, but my second was the complete opposite, and it was rough. Us mamas need our sleep. ;-)

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  6. Happy two months sweet Avalon Elle! You are just too precious!

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  7. I positively ADORE her. She is so, so sweet!!

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  8. so jealous of the night sleep! my 11-week old is still up every three hours!
    she is gorgeous. when i had my second i noticed that all of her monthly updates mentioned her brother -- similar to how you mention waverly. i think that's great, it shows how you all are growing and changing as a family. beautiful.

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  9. She's so adorable! Happy 2 months, sweet Avalon! It's so funny because, like you mentioned above, when I see pictures of her, I think she looks SO much like Waverly - who is your mini - but at the same time, I see her daddy in her. Such a mixture:) Can't believe it's already been 2 months.

    And side note - loving the new look and blog name, sweet friend! I saw your post about it a few days ago, but never got a chance to comment:)

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  10. Oh my gosh, she is seriously the cutest! How is she two months old already?! Time is flying! Happy 2 months sweet girl! xo

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  11. What a cutie! I think your girls look so much alike too, but with just a hint of a difference to make them their own!

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  12. Avalon is so precious! I'm so jealous about the sleep. Emmy is almost 7months old and still gets up once a night. Ugh!! But her brother was the same way. It's amazing the love you see between siblings at such a young age!! Love it!

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  13. She's so cute! What a little peanut!

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  14. PRECIOUS! and i am just L O V I N G your new name and design. :)

    hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. Gosh, I just can't get enough of her!!! And 8-10 hour stretches? Go girl!!!

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  16. Yay, yay, yay! I hope breastfeeding is easier this time around on me as well!! You give me such hope each time I read about your girls that baby #2 will be a smooth transition for us! Praying and crossing my fingers, ha ha!
    Also, I forgot to say but I am LOVING the new blog name! It's perfect!

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  17. Ahh, she's the cutest!!! I am so glad everything is going well for you! The sleeping makes everything easier. :) xoxo

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  18. If you don't have any onesie extenders, you might want to check those out. I have a long, thin little guy and he always outgrew in the length first. The extenders made the transition from one size to the next a lot smoother for us.

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