I can’t believe my baby girl is (almost) 2 months old! It’s amazing how much my life has changed in two months. I went from having a big ol’ preggo belly to a nursing mommy and more in love than I ever thought possible. MacKenna is the light of my life – I simply can’t imagine my life without her now!
Accomplishments + Milestones
We had one very big accomplishment this past week: MacKenna rolled over for the first time! We were doing tummy time and all of a sudden, she was on her back! (Don’t worry, she was fully supervised when this happened – it just happened so fast!) While I am so proud of my little girl, it scares the heck out of me that she can do this now. Guaranteed it was just that one time so far, but having a quasi-mobile baby is scary. Stop growing up so fast, baby girl!
That night, she also slept 8 full hours before waking up to be fed (at 4:30 AM)! She also hasn’t done that since, but let’s hope we get a few more of those nights soon!
What We’re Working On
MacKenna has really adjusted well to the “schedule” I have he on right now. I set up a feeding schedule based on the times I want her to go to bed at night and when I get her up. I am still concerned that maybe this isn’t the best approach to take with her, but it has made my life a little bit easier knowing when exactly she’ll be eating (about every 2.5 to 3 hours). Plus, she is going to bed wonderfully and Matt + I are actually able to get a few things done in the evenings now that I’ve moved her bedtime up a little bit.
I know there is a lot of controversy with putting a baby on a schedule, but please know that I am still watching her hunger cues – if she is hungry before our “scheduled” time, I feed her. If she’s not hungry, I let her go longer. The schedule is not set in stone and I am more than willing to be flexible with it. Plus, she’ll be going to a babysitter the majority of the day in a few weeks (WHAAAAA!) so that schedule will only be lasting us until then. We at least have a morning + bedtime routine down though.
We still don’t have concrete naptimes. Right now, I am just letting her call the shots on when she wants to sleep or be awake. She’s so inconsistent right now that I think it’d be pulling her non-existent teeth to get her to go down for a nap when she clearly doesn’t want to. I think she’s getting plenty of sleep still and we are enjoying our playtime together.
I had a great training week last week. I actually started going to the gym in the morning to get my run in and it has worked out so much better. It gets my day off to a great start and wakes me up a little bit (even though I’m getting up at 5:30 AM). When I get home, I don’t have to worry about having to sneak out later and I can still usually fit a Body Rock workout in sometime during one of her naps!
It was also my last week of any run/walking on my training schedule. Thankfully, I ended the week on a high note with a great run that has boosted my confidence that I can start doing my runs without walking breaks.
Monday: 2.75M run/walk on treadmill (10:43/mile pace)
Tuesday: 2.75M run/walk on treadmill (10:18/mile pace)
Wednesday: 2.25M run on treadmill (9:59/mile pace – including 400m warmup + cooldown)
Thursday: 2.75M run/walk on treadmill (10:18/mile pace)
Friday: 30 minutes elliptical
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: 2.25M run (8:33/mile pace)
Total miles: 13 miles (10 miles running + 3 miles walking)
I still have yet to actually trim MacKenna’s nails. Amazingly, she’s only scratched herself once and that was just this past weekend. Her nails will pull up a little bit on the sides and I can just peel them right off, no pain or tears from either of us. Maybe I can get by without having to cut her nails until she’s a toddler…
(She’s not always happy, but I refuse to take pictures when she’s screaming…)