Another four weeks have passed and Ever is growing at warp speed. She has taken a liking to florals and may have started to look a little more like me and less identical to the boy. She went through a single extremely fussy week and ended it with a huge smile and complete attitude change. Now she can’t smile enough and seems extremely pleased with the most mundane things! Addiction to sleep must be heriditary because Ever sleeps like a champion two month old. I must be the only Mommy that gets to sleep in until 10:30am and is actually the one to wake her baby up when it’s time to rise and shine. I know there are a million different stages and things can change in a snap so for now I’m enjoying the peace.
Products we couldn’t live without this month.
Graco Countour Electra Travel Cot: This pack and play is probably too heavy to actually use for travel but it’s Ever’s new napping spot. I am not partial to the nanny co-sleeping with Ever so she spends a lot of time here while we are out. It has a few dangly toys to keep her smiley face occupied and plays music to lull her to sleep. It also has a slight swinging motion which she loves and a little night light. Perfect for daytime playing and napping.
Pigeon baby lotion and Mustela Hydra Bebe Facial Cream: We have started using products on Ever and she loves both of these. They make her smell delicious and keeps the dry skin at bay. She has experienced a few very mild rashes since birth but nothing that a little bit of breastmilk wont fix. It’s my favourite trick of the trade. Rubbing breastmilk on rashes consistently makes them dissapear instantly.
Breast Milk Storage Bags: There are tons of brands out there and they all do the job. We have started going out at night so I pump in the day to make sure she has enough to drink while I’m out. I have also started storing bags of milk in the freezer in case I have to leave her on any overnight trips. Always better to be prepared.
Playgym: We had this from the first month but her interest in it did not appear until now. She can spend a lot of time staring up at those toys and is mesmerized by the mirror. It’s a sure way to bring out her smile and a perfect way to spend the time between feeding and sleeping. Also works for tummy time or a soft mat to place her on and dress her after a bath. I love Mamas and Papas’ selection as the colours aren’t too much of an eyesore. It won’t be long and she’ll be due her first dental appointment (I think it’s in 1 month!) which will be an experience, I hope she keeps her amazing smile to show the practitioners at Dentist Santa Monica.